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2016-07-26

Small businesses feel pretty good about their future. U.S. economy not so much

Here’s a a bit of a puzzle: Small businesses in the U.S. are far more optimistic about the future of their own companies than they are the American economy as a whole.

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Economic Report: Consumer confidence holds steady in July

An index that measures consumer confidence held steady in July, suggesting that Americans are cautiously optimistic that the U.S. economy will continue to grow.

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Mobileye ends partnership with Tesla as it turns to fully autonomous driving

Mobileye shares plunged after the company said it would not provide new self-driving technology to Tesla.

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Capitol Report: Red flag or false alarm? Businesses still hiring but invest less

One of the biggest worries about the U.S. economy is a slowdown in business investment and for good reason: hiring and job creation usually falter when companies retrench.

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Economic Report: New home sales power ahead, rising to 7-year high 592,000 annual pace

Demand for new homes remains robust, and sales ran at the fastest pace since 2008 in June despite high prices.

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In One Chart: Where have all the foreclosures gone?

Data provider Black Knight Financial Services reported Tuesday that first-time foreclosure starts were the lowest not just since the housing bubble burst, but since 2000.

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NewsWatch: Priest and 2 attackers dead after hostage situation at church in France

A priest was killed and another hostage was seriously wounded in an attack on a church in a town in Northern France on Tuesday, police said.

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Economic Report: City-by-city look at U.S. house prices in May

Here’s a city-by-city look at U.S. house prices, as the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city composite saw a 1.2% gain in May to stretch the 12-month advance to 5%.

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The Wall Street Journal: What to expect from Nintendo earnings

The company is scheduled to report earnings on Wednesday.

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Who’s smoking (legal) marijuana?

New data profiles the industry’s growing customer base.

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The Wall Street Journal: Yen makes biggest jump vs. the dollar since Brexit vote

The yen logged its biggest surge against the dollar Tuesday since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union last month.

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Tax Guy: Want to be a landlord? Here’s what it means for your taxes

The most important tax issues that current and prospective landlords need to understand.

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