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2016-07-28

Your Digital Self: Pokémon Go shows that augmented reality isn’t ready for prime time

If it were, the smartphone-based game would be able to interact with other devices, apps and websites, says Jurica Dujmovi?.

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Outside the Box: Why it’s twice as expensive to retire today as it was 25 years ago

Annuity factors explain why every $100,000 in your retirement pot buys you about $5,900 of annuity income a year instead of the $11,600 it did 25 years ago.

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Your Digital Self: This is how hackers create maximum damage

The Democratic National Committee got hacked, and you could be next, says Jurica Dujmovi?.

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Europe Markets: European stocks wobble as avalanche of earnings reports rolls in

Investors are sifting through a flood of corporate earnings reports, as Royal Dutch Shell shares take a hit after its update, while Adidas shares jump.

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The Wall Street Journal: Investors braced for letdown from Bank of Japan with expectations riding high

Trading has been whipsawed this week by conflicting reports about Japan’s plans, including talk that Japan is considering an arrangement viewed by many analysts as akin to “helicopter money.

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Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures edge up on earnings optimism, hopes for BOJ action

Stock futures pointed to modest gains for Wall Street Thursday as investors looked ahead to another batch of earnings on the heels of upbeat news from Facebook and others overnight.

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Outside the Box: It’s time for former Presidents Bush to take a stand on the Trump-Clinton contest

Former Presidents Bush have an opportunity to publicly denounce Donald Trump, marking him as too far outside the mainstream of America to be elected. They should do so now, writes Chris Edelson.

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London Markets: FTSE 100 tilts lower as Shell, Lloyds fall after earnings reports

U.K. blue-chip stocks slip, with Royal Dutch Shell and Lloyds Banking Group pushing lower while the prospect of a U.S. interest-rate hike reemerged.

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What investors fleeing U.K. properties are getting wrong

Record-low returns on government bonds and yields above 5% for real estate make U.K. property “historically” attractive, even amid fears the Brexit vote will hamper the sector.

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Currencies: Dollar pulls back vs. yen as investors await BOJ outcome

After the dollar rallied to as high as ¥106.54 Wednesday expectations for the policy announcements, investors Thursday were largely adjusting their positions to be more neutral ahead of the BOJ decision.

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Futures Movers: Oil prices catch a small break from weaker dollar

Despite the slight rise in prices, both benchmarks have lost nearly 6% this week so far, as a growing surplus of gasoline is fueling fears that demand for crude will languish in the coming months.

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The Wall Street Journal: Atlas Resource files for Chapter 11 to rid $900 million in debt

Atlas Resource Partners LP filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday evening after negotiating a plan to slash some $900 million in debt off its books.

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