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The disclosure of a key part of Wells Fargo's exam rating is fueling speculation that further regulatory action may soon be taken against the megabank and raising renewed questions about its... regulator's oversight.
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The Right Rx for Income Investors

Barron's - 13 Jan 2018 05:30
The Right Rx for IncomeSix pharma/biotech stocks that should provide good yields in 2018.
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Fending Off an Attack,The smartphone-chip maker invades Broadcom's back yard, and makes the point that it still has the moxie to compete on its own
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With Just 1 Facebook Post,The smallest move Mark Zuckerberg makes now results in giant ripples in the digital economy.
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What Today's Crypto-Crash CanAs another nightmare crash hits crypto-currency investors, business owners can learn to take action (or not, as the case may be)
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Raw Water: A Dangerous Fad,Raw Water is gaining in popularity because people are nervous about what comes out of the tap. However, the answer is not raw water, which is dangerous, or bottled water, which is bad for the... environment. Filters are the way to go.
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Tim Cook says Apple told usersReuters Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday made his first public comments on last year's iPhone battery scandal, where the company admitted that it was slowing down some devices with older batteries.... Apple had informed customers of the practice before it became a controversy, but they weren't paying attention, Cook said. Still, Cook apologized, saying Apple could have explained more clearly what it was doing. Cook also commented on Apple's announcement that it plans to hire 20,000 new workers and open a second campus, saying that only some of its new investments are due to the tax law passed last month. From Tim Cook's point of view, Apple customers shouldn't really have been surprised that the company was slowing down iPhones with older batteries, because the company had already told them it...
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Burger King Just Released anThis is quite a message.
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Nelson Peltz hopes he can turnNelson Peltz is hoping his well-worn activist-investor playbook will bring good things to life at GE. Peltz's Trian Fund Management, which has seen its investment in the troubled General Electric... decline since when he bought into the company in 2015, is pushing the conglomerate to explore possible sales or spin-outs of many of its businesses...
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Judge seems OK with Ackman'sBill Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now. A federal judge in California indicated Tuesday that he would grant preliminary approval to a $290 million settlement... Ackman's Pershing Square and Valeant reached with shareholders of Botox-maker Allergan. "The Court has vacated the trial date and indicated its preliminary approval...
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Real Estate Investment Trusts,REITs and PTPs get special treatment in computing 20% business deduction. Will assets be moving under those umbrellas?
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Here's What Happened After aBut now customers are angry.
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Coalition formed to reversePresident Trump's statement about immigrants aren't solely responsible for the drop in international travel to the U.S. but they're not helping, according to members of a new industry coalition... dedicated to promoting international tourism to the country. The coalition, dubbed Visit U.S., formally...
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Not Every Business is anMost successful businesses adopt a scientific approach of test and measure. And with this approach, failure is a critical step towards every summit.
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Ripple Falls Below $1, DownWhat caused XRP's price to plunge below $1?
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A new analysis from the Legislature's nonpartisan Fiscal Bureau says the cost to taxpayers for a Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin could near $4.5 billion. The memo...
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It’s now illegal to payEqual pay became mandatory on Jan. 1, 2018, in Iceland.        
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Big banks poised to cash in onIt's three weeks after Christmas, but banks are still unwrapping presents. In addition to President Trump's tax overhaul -- a move that can add billions of dollars to the bottom line of the country's... major banks -- rollbacks on regulations could add even billions more in profits, thanks to fewer fines and less money spent...
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Financial data firmsThe crypto-race is on. As the bitcoin, ethereum, ripple and hundreds of other crypto-coins move from niche investments to more widely accepted ones, financial data companies are racing one another to... become the first major hub for the unregulated assets. There are about 2,000 "alt-coins" issued by companies riding the crypto-asset wave -- drawing billions...
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Greece Adopts New Austerity Measures to Placate Creditors

The New York Times - 16 Jan 2018 01:51
Greece Adopts New AusterityThe measures were demanded by international creditors and included cuts to benefits for large families and restrictions on trade unions.
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20 electric cars you'll see on the road by 2025

Business Insider - 15 Jan 2018 16:50
20 electric cars you'll see onAston Martin While electric vehicles aren't posting big sales numbers yet, auto companies are making significant investments in them. Both new and traditional car manufacturers plan to release... electric vehicles in the coming years. Some of the vehicles have specs and tech features that exceed most gas-powered cars. While electric vehicles still represent a very small percentage of global car sales, automotive companies have made significant investments in them. As governments move to increaseemissions standards, even traditional manufacturersanticipate electric vehicles playing a big role in the near future. These are 20 electric cars you can expect to see by 2025: Porsche Mission E Porsche Porsche's Mission E will hit the market by the end of 2019 and may start around $75,000. The car...
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Geniuses aren't born, they'reWe often use genius to imply someone was born great. Natural talent exists, but most people we consider geniuses still worked daily and put in considerable effort. Reflecting for 10 minutes, reading... for 20, and focusing for 30 minutes a day can help you get smarter at anything — even if you weren't born brilliant. The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history. While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth. We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we stopped assuming that those things arise from talent or inborn giftedness alone. In fact, more and more research is showing that while talent is indeed responsible for some...
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The Cities WhereMore blacks are finding middle-class success in these predominantly Southern metropolitan areas.
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12 Online Marketing Tactics12 Online Marketing Tactics You Should Be Using in 2018
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Bitcoin 101: Your essential guide to cryptocurrency

Business Insider - 14 Jan 2018 05:09
Bitcoin 101: Your essentialThomson Reuters Bitcoin is everywhere. The cryptocurrency is seemingly in the news every day as investors and businesses try to understand the future of this digital finance. But what is Bitcoin all... about? Why is it suddenly on every financial news program? And what does it mean to you? Find out the answers to these questions and more inBitcoin 101, a brand new FREE report fromBI Intelligence. To get your copy of the FREE slide deck, simply click here.
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