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Durable Goods Orders Strong in July

July durable goods orders came in much higher than expected due to a Boeing aircraft deal.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

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'Iron is hot' for Washington to act on inversions, Levin says

Rep. Sander Levin, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, says the recent spate of tax inversions like Burger King's deal to buy Tim Hortons is a further impetus for comprehensive tax reform - but that Washington shouldn't wait to head off what he calls unfair deals.

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MarketWatch's Kellner: Fed Policy Can't Cure Job Market's Ills

"It is always possible to rev up the economy to the point where it overheats," he writes on the news service.

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MarketWatch's Reeves: 5 Myths About Stock-Market Volatility

Ever since the CBOE Volatility Index , which measures expected volatility for the S&P 500 index, hit a seven-year low in June, market participants have taken notice.

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Why VMware (VMW) Stock Is Retreating Today

The company, which provides virtualized cloud infrastructure solutions, made the announcement at the VMware analyst day during the VMworld conference in San Francisco.

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Consumer confidence best since 2007

The U.S. consumer confidence index jumped to 92.4 in August, the highest level since October 2007, from a revised 90.3 in July, the Conference Board said Tuesday.

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Where will your portfolio be in 10,000 days?

I spent last week in San Francisco, meeting with Google Glass representatives, a few other tech company executives, and speaking at the MoneyShow in San Francisco.

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Wall Street Journal

S&P 500 Rises Above 2000 for First Time

The S&P 500 index crossed 2000 for the first time Monday, marking the latest leg in the U.S. stock market's historic bull run.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Five Good Things You May Not Know About Ferguson

You probably think you know Ferguson, Mo. after the media has shown it as a war zone full of tension, crime and poverty.

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Durable-goods orders might soar to record gain. Here's why.

Orders for big-ticket goods made in the U.S. may have leaped by a record high in July, but don't be fooled into thinking the economy is soaring as well.

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Dynegy to Buy Assets From Duke, Energy Capital for $6.25 Billion

"Dynegy Inc. has agreed to pay $6.25 billion to buy 12,500 megawatts of coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp. and Energy Capital Partners," reports MarketWatch , "a deal that would nearly double its power generation capacity.

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Related Topix: Oil & Gas, Dyn, Energy, Duke Energy, Startups

AmericanBankingNews.com

Mon., Aug. 25: Roche Among Stocks to Watch

Monday morning investors eye Roche, Burger King and Tim Hortons stock. MarketWatch's Victor Reklaitis discusses with Geoff Rogow on the News Hub.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

MarketWatch

The Fed: Fed's Lockhart not convinced economy ready to lift off

To find out where the silent majority at the Federal Reserve stands on an issue, it is a good idea to see what Dennis Lockhart, the president of the Atlanta Fed.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

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Fed's Bullard: Europe is biggest risk to outlook

For a few months now, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard has been saying the first rate increase by the U.S. central bank should come at the end of the first quarter 2015.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

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Family Dollar Board Rejects Dollar General Proposal Based on Antitrust Issu...

Family Dollar Stores Inc.'s board of directors has unanimously rejected the non-binding proposal made by Dollar General Corp., citing antitrust regulatory considerations, reports MarketWatch .

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AmericanBankingNews.com

Which Companies Have the Best Culture and Values?

Job search site GlassDoor.com revealed the results of its "top companies for culture and values" so which ones topped the list? MarketWatch's Charles Passey joins MoneyBeat with details.

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BofA's record settlement may leave homeowners disappointed

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

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The bio-pharma players that could benefit from ALS dunkings

MarketWatch's Jennifer Booton points out a few players in the bio-pharmaceutical space that may end up benefiting from a good dunking.

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AmericanBankingNews.com

Parents, Don't Pay Off Your Children's Loans

Today young adults graduate with more student loan debt than their parents had. But advisors say parents helping graduates pay off their debt is a big no-no.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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LIVE: Whitman cites PC industry - challenges'

MarketWatch technology reporter Ben Pimentel live-blogged the Palo Alto, Calif.-based technology company's earnings call from San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Startups, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Laptops/Notebooks

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