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2016-04-17

45% of Americans pay no federal income tax

77.5 million households do not pay federal individual income tax.

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The Fed: Fed’s Kashkari says U.S. economy in ‘uncharted waters’

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said the U.S. economy is in ‘uncharted water’ suggesting he backs Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s cautious approach to monetary policy.

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Capitol Report: There’s no secret U.S.-China pact, economists say after IMF meeting

There is no secret deal between the U.S and China designed to calm global financial market volatility, economists say after a weekend of meetings in Washington.

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Outside the Box: Why ‘fallen angels’ may boost high-yield returns

Fallen angels are often higher quality than the average high-yield company and may have a better chance of returning to investment grade.

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The Tell: Meet the 30-year-old titan emerging as oil market’s new top dog

A 30-year old Saudi prince appears to be the driving force in Saudi oil policy-making him one of the most powerful players in the world economy.

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Capitol Report: Why Citi thinks U.S. economy is in for a bumpier ride

The U.S. appears to have endured a dismal first quarter and Citi doesn’t think the economy will show much more pizzazz in the rest of the year.

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The Wall Street Journal: Hillary Clinton’s lead narrows among Democrats, poll shows

Sen. Bernie Sanders has all but eliminated Hillary Clinton’s lead among Democratic primary voters nationwide, as her standing has eroded under fire from her primary opponent and GOP rivals, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.

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NewsWatch: Compared to most countries, we’re undertaxed

First, we really don’t pay much more than prior generations of Americans did, and second, we pay less—a lot less—than citizens of most other first-world nations.

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Economic Report: Home-builder confidence treading water just as sector counted on for growth

A closely-watched sentiment index was unchanged in April, signalling more of the same when it comes to housing construction.

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Market Extra: Get ready for an epic post-Doha battle for oil market share

The oil market had plenty of problems before Doha came along and added one more. Morgan Stanley says its bearish case has just gotten more fuel. Be ready for a battle for market share, they say.

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Bond Report: Treasury yields rise as equities shake off oil-related losses

Treasury prices fell Monday, leading yields to move higher after logging Friday their largest weekly jump in a month.

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People want a smart watch that doesn’t make them feel dumb

Trends in the wearable industry could benefit Fossil at the expense of Apple and Fitbit, according to a research note.

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