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2016-05-22

7 cruises for nudists, knitters, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fans, and more

There are now more than 700 theme cruises.

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Big Lots downgraded at Deutsche Bank on Wal-Mart threat

Big Lots, and other low-price retailers, are facing stiff competition, especially from retail giant Wal-Mart.

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The Fed: Why there could be a Laffer curve — for the fed funds rate

Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, is applying the Laffer concept to another market: the federal funds rate. He says maybe the conventional wisdom that the lower interest rates go, the stronger the economic response is wrong.

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The Wall Street Journal: Viacom CEO, director file suit to block changes to Redstone trust

Suit accuses Redstone’s daughter of manipulation. She has denied the charges.

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Economic Report: Markit PMI shows U.S. manufacturers stagnant

U.S. growth appears to have picked up in the second quarter, but the latest Markit survey of American manufacturers fell to a weak 50.5 in May and signaled little improvement in a key segment of the economy.

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Project Syndicate: Overconsumption is biggest threat to the American Dream

America is living beyond its means, and its overconsumption and lack of savings is the biggest threat to the American Dream, writes Stephen S. Roach.

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The Tell: Bayer’s $62 billion bid for Monsanto: 5 things to know about the record-breaking deal

The tie up would be biggest foreign takeover by a German company ever

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The Wall Street Journal: Tribune Publishing says its turnaround plan is better than Gannett’s bid

Tribune Publishing Co. on Monday rejected a sweetened takeover offer from Gannett Co., insisting its turnaround plan is better than Gannett’s bid, and said a billionaire entrepreneur would take a $70 million stake in the company.

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NewsWatch: The ‘scariest chart out there’ looms over pivotal week for markets

There's plenty of fear to grapple with in this market, but is it already priced in?

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Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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Metals Stocks: Gold’s slide begins a new week as Fed speakers could back higher U.S. rates

Gold futures fell Monday, stretching a two-week decline into a new week, as growing expectations for an increase in U.S. interest rates as soon as next month held precious metals prices at their lowest levels since late April.

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The Moneyologist: Can I sue my mother for changing my last name?

A stepson inherited his stepfather’s name, but has been disinherited.

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