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2016-04-20

Market Extra: Guess the one country where negative interest rates may actually be working

Negative interest rates have stirred up quite a bit of controversy since they were first embraced by the European Central Bank back in June 2014. Critics say the measures have done little to boost growth and inflation, while placing a…

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Here’s one good argument for not washing your clothes

The household item you may not realize you should recycle

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Capitol Report: The only thing that worries this Harriet Tubman advocate about the $20 bill

The first hint William Jarmon got that Harriet Tubman’s image would be added to the front of the $20 bill came Tuesday from a late-night skit on the Comedy Channel’s Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

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These are the highest paying companies in the U.S.

The best paying companies in the U.S. aren't necessarily the most glamorous nor the biggest, but they do reinforce the belief that certain careers are more lucrative than others, according to Glassdoor, an employment services website.

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Capitol Report: SEC raises antifraud bar for private company ‘unicorns’

The SEC has jurisdiction over “unicorns” under the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws which apply to all companies, public or private.

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The Ratings Game: Yahoo’s looming sale keeps stock afloat

Yahoo reported a sharp decline in revenue, but the potential sale of its business is keeping analysts bullish.

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The Tell: Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 with $29 billion to her name

Not only has she already beaten the average U.K. life expectancy by nine years, she’s also among the top 25 richest people in the world.

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Economic Report: Home sellers sees strongest appreciation since the recession

Home price appreciation surges in March, tipping the balance of power in favor of sellers - including banks.

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Bond Report: Treasury yields tick higher following rising oil prices

Treasury yields pared earlier declines and titled higher on Wednesday, following a bounce in oil and equity markets, though longer-dated yields were hanging near their lowest levels of the year

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Capitol Report: Hamilton to stay on $10 bill, Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill and Alexander Hamilton will stay on the face of the $10 bill, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will announce later Wednesday, a Treasury official said.

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The Margin: Snapchat’s half-baked Bob Marley blackface filter gets slammed

The creative minds at Snapchat thought it’d be a good idea to allow users to transform themselves into legendary pot smoker Bob Marley, complete with dreads, the iconic cap and darker skin tone. The virtual PC police were all over…

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Capitol Report: U.S. still creating plenty of good-paying jobs

Consumers aren’t flocking to retail stores or spending as much as expected in light of strong U.S. employment growth, but it’s not because most new jobs pay poorly.

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