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2016-06-15

The Wall Street Journal: Wal-Mart cutting accounting, invoicing jobs at about 500 stores

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting some back-office jobs from hundreds of U.S. stores this week as part of the retailer’s continuing efforts to become more efficient and focus spending on store employees who interact with customers.

posted 2016/06/15 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

NewsWatch: Downgraded dot plot hints at longer-term Fed worries on economy

If the Federal Reserve’s “dot plot” reveals anything, it’s that the stewards of the American economy are even more pessimistic now than they were just a few months ago about how fast the U.S. can grow.

posted 2016/06/15 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

The Wall Street Journal: China’s Tencent nears $9 billion deal for ‘Clash of Clans’ maker

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is nearing a deal to buy Supercell Oy that values the Finnish mobile-games maker at more than $9 billion, said people familiar with the matter, a move that could thrust the Chinese internet giant atop the fast-growing…

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Earnings Outlook: Oracle’s licensing business could suffer as cloud grows

Oracle is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings after the market’s close on Thursday.

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The drone taking on ‘one of the hardest jobs on the planet’

DroneSeed created a drone with a device that fires seeds into the ground using compressed air in an effort to reforest the Pacific Northwest, replacing arduous manual labor.

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The Wall Street Journal: Cisco unveils network sensors to monitor data centers

Cisco Systems Inc. says many companies don’t know enough about what is going on in their data centers, but it has a plan to change that.

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The Wall Street Journal: A guide for purging self-doubt and negativity from your thoughts

A well-developed thought “is like a ski track in the snow. The more you ski down a path, the easier it is to go down that path and not another,” says neuroscientist Alex Korb.

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The Wall Street Journal: Exxon is seeking an injunction against climate-change investigation

Oil company wants to block a Massachusetts subpoena seeking documents dating back 40 years.

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Emerging Markets Report: China shrugs as MSCI snubs its domestic stocks for the 3rd time

MSCI snubbed China for a third time but Chinese investors took the rejection in stride, helping the benchmark index rally.

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MarketWatch First Take: By actions and words, Fed not a believer ‘full employment’ is near

The Fed thinks that full employment is between 4.7% and 5%, but even though the unemployment rate is now 4.7%, the Fed still thinks there’s slack in the jobs market. Something has to give, writes Steve Goldstein.

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Market Extra: ‘Brexit’ would leave Japan with an intractable problem

Just when Japan thought it was out, the looming “Brexit” vote pulled it back in.

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