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2016-05-15

A new class of investor can now invest in startups

With the implementation of Title III of the JOBS ACT Monday, average Americans can buy equity in startups.

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MarketWatch First Take: Putting Bill Clinton in charge of economic revitalization is a swipe at Obama

Hillary Clinton is finding that, on the economy, the Obama legacy is more a hindrance than a help, writes Steve Goldstein

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Outside the Box: Should you try a ‘smart’ electric meter?

Smart utility meters can save consumers money, but there are drawbacks.

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Buffett saved $460 million by waiting to swap AT&T for Apple

Warren Buffett bought a new stake in Apple, and dumped his AT&T shares, a year after the Dow Jones Industrial Average did the same thing; his patience may have saved him about $460 million.

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Earnings Outlook: What to watch for in Wal-Mart earnings

Wal-Mart is revamping its business with big investments underway, but competition is putting the company under pressure.

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Global warming record streak hits seven months in April

Last month was the hottest April on record, the data showed, with the average temperature 1.11 degrees Celsius warmer than average for the period stretching from 1951 to 1980, a period NASA uses as a base reference point.

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Outside the Box: Boycott Rio Olympics to defend Brazil’s democracy

The West should boycott the Rio Olympic Games to protest the antidemocratic coup taking place in Brazil, writes Thomas Palley.

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In One Chart: The reason for low Treasury yields may not be what you think

Treasury yields have remained stubbornly low so far this year even as global equity markets have recovered from the massive selloff seen in the early weeks of 2016—causing some to speculate that the concerns about sluggish global growth that triggered…

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Deep Dive: This is why Apple is a classic Warren Buffett value investment

Apple’s stock is cheap, according to two measures used by Buffett, writes Phil van Doorn.

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NewsWatch: Saudi Arabia’s bold and risky vision to diversify the economy

If Saudi Arabia succeeds in transforming its oil-based economy, other countries that face similar challenges will be inspired to follow suit, writes Mohamed El-Erian.

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The Wall Street Journal: Supreme Court sends Obamacare birth-control case back to lower courts

The Supreme Court on Monday dodged ruling on litigation brought by religious employers that objected to an Obama administration policy requiring contraception coverage in workers' insurance plans.

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