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Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
Wall Street opens flat as tech earnings awaited - Reuters

Reuters


(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened little changed on Monday, ahead of Google parent Alphabet's earnings report and a two-day Federal Reserve meeting, which kicks off on Tuesday. Analysts have raised their expectations for S&P 500 earnings to 9.6 ...
US stocks fluctuate as Wall Street awaits big tech earningsCNBC
Stocks Mostly Lower as Wall Street Preps for Earnings From AlphabetTheStreet.com
Stock Futures Soft Ahead Of Google, Fed: Dow Name Gets UpgradeInvestor's Business Daily
Markets Insider -London South East (registration) (blog)


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Dow slumps as Wall Street focuses on earnings; Fed ahead (MarketWatch MarketPulse)

NYTimes BusinessJul 24, 2017
K.K.R. to Buy WebMD and Take Majority Stake in Nature's Bounty
The private equity giant will buy WebMD through one of its portfolio companies as part of two deals focused on health and wellness.

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KKR to Buy WebMD and Take Majority Stake in Nature's Bounty - New York Times (Google Business News)

Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
KKR confirms it will buy WebMD for $2.8B in cash - TechCrunch

TechCrunch


Some consolidation is afoot in the world on health-focused online media properties. Today, WebMD, one of the biggest sites in the world for health-related information — announced that it would be acquired by Internet Brands — the company that is
WebMD To Be Acquired By KKR's Internet BrandsPR Newswire (press release)
WebMD has agreed to sell itself to a private-equity firm for $2.8 billionBusiness Insider
WebMD Agrees to Be Bought by Buyout Firm KKR for $2.8 BillionBloomberg
VentureBeat -Nasdaq -24/7 Wall St. -


Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
Didi and SoftBank are investing $2 billion in ride-hail company Grab - Recode

Recode


China-based ride-hail player Didi Chuxing and SoftBank are investing a combined $2 billion in Grab, the dominant ride-hail startup in Southeast Asia. The startup also expects to raise an additional $500 million from other investors as part of this round.
Grab Builds Out War Chest in a Fight for Car-Share DominanceU.S. News & World Report
Ride-hailing firm Grab to get $2.5 billion as firms pump funds into SE Asia startupsReuters
Uber competitor Grab has raised $2.5 billion from Asian tech giantsBusiness Insider
Fast Company -Bloomberg -


MarketWatchJul 24, 2017
Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks search for direction as busy earnings week gets under way
Wall Street stocks look set for a slightly lower open on Monday, with future easing as investors brace for an important and busy week for earnings, and global markets pull lower.

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Pandora Media shares gain more than 4% premarket after upbeat analyst note (MarketWatch MarketPulse)
Arconic shares surge 6% premarket after company beats on profit, raises outlook (MarketWatch MarketPulse)

Private Equity Breaking NewsJul 24, 2017
KKR bolts on WebMD to Internet Brands in $2.8bn take-private deal
US buyout major KKR has agreed a $2.8bn take-private deal for online health information business WebMD through portfolio company Internet Brands.

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Buyout firm Mayfair Equity Partners completes two deals in quick succession (Private Equity Breaking News)

Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
Ride-hailing firm Grab to get $2.5 billion as firms pump funds into SE Asia startups - Reuters

Reuters


SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Grab expects to raise $2.5 billion to spend extending its lead over Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and expanding into financial services, in the latest injection of funds into Southeast Asia's burgeoning tech scene.
Grab is getting another $2.5 billion to fight Uber in Southeast AsiaFast Company
Uber competitor Grab has raised $2.5 billion from Asian tech giantsBusiness Insider
Sensing Weakness, Uber's Asian Rivals Make $2.5 Billion PlayNew York Times
TheStreet.com -VentureBeat -Fortune -


Wall Street Journal US BusinessJul 24, 2017
KKR to Buy WebMD in $2.8 Billion Deal
KKR has reached a deal to buy WebMD Health Corp. for $2.8 billion. The New York-based health-information provider had been running an auction after publicly putting itself in play earlier this year.

MarketWatchJul 24, 2017
NewsWatch: Black swans? Here's why the recent global breakout in stocks should NOT be trusted
If the trend is, indeed, your friend, then more gains are on the way, because everything is breaking out around the world. Last week, nine key indexes busted through to record highs on the same day, including the Value Line Geometric Composite, maybe the broadest global gauge of them all.

MarketWatchJul 24, 2017
Metals Stocks: Gold tries to run up streak of gains to 7 sessions
Gold tried for a seventh-straight advance with Monday''s narrow gain, drawing technical support near the closely watched $1,250 line even as the U.S. dollar stabilized from last week''s sharp loss.

Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
Social Security and its purported death spiral — and a scam warning - Washington Post

Washington Post


Whenever I talk about retirement, inevitably I'll get a question about Social Security. The questions always come down to this: 'Will Social Security be around when I'm ready to retire?' It's a fair question because 'nonretired Americans have become
The Formula: How Much Will Social Security Benefits Increase In 2018?Seeking Alpha
Medicare funding: Problems and solutionsCBS News
Myth 1: Social Security is brokeMotley Fool
Omaha World-Herald -Madison.com -


MarketWatchJul 24, 2017
Need to Know: Black swans? Here's why the recent global breakout in stocks should NOT be trusted
If the trend is, indeed, your friend, then more gains are on the way, because everything is breaking out around the world. Last week, nine key indexes busted through to record highs on the same day, including the Value Line Geometric Composite, maybe the broadest global gauge of them all.

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Here's How Analog Devices, Inc. Makes Its Money (The Motley Fool)

Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
Greece readies first foray into bond markets in 3 years - Washington Post

Washington Post


ATHENS, Greece — Greece is poised to tap international bond markets for the first time in three years in a move the government hopes will signal the country is ready to emerge from its bailout era. In an announcement Monday, the country said it had
Greece makes first return to debt market in three yearsBBC News
UPDATE 2-Greece announces new 5-year bond issue after 3-year market exileReuters
Greece to Return to Bond Market After Three-Year HiatusBloomberg
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MarketWatch MarketPulseJul 24, 2017
PetMed's stock surges after profit and sales rise above expectations
Shares of PetMed Express Inc. surged 2.4% in premarket trade Monday, after the pet pharmacy company reported fiscal first-quarter profit and sales that rose above expectations. Net profit for the quarter to June 30 increased to $9.3 million, or 45 cents a share, from $6.6 million, or 32 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. The FactSet consensus for earnings per share was 38 cents. Revenue grew 10% to $79.7 million, above the FactSet consensus of $77.3 million, as new order sales jumped 14% and with online sales increasing 12%. The stock traded at $41.50 ahead of the open, above the July 7 record close of $41.29. The stock has rocketed 76% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 4.1%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.



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Illinois Tool Works tops profit estimates, raises guidance (MarketWatch MarketPulse)

FT.com - USJul 24, 2017
Greece hires banks for first bond issue since 2014
Sale of 5-year debt due to launch on Tuesday

FT.com - Financial MarketsJul 24, 2017
Daily briefing: EU ready to retaliate over Russia sanctions, IMF cuts UK and US growth forecasts, Tesla’s moment of truth
Brussels prepared to respond if European companies are hit by measures under discussion in Congress

Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
Euro zone business growth slows at start of second half - Reuters

Reuters


LONDON (Reuters) - A slowdown in euro zone business growth at the start of the second half of 2017, alongside declining inflation pressures in a key business survey, could put paid to expectations of a stimulus clawback by the European Central Bank
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your DayBloomberg
Euro Rally Pauses, But Dollar Still Can't Find A BidNasdaq
Eurozone recovery may have peaked, PMIs suggestMarketWatch
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Washington Post BusinessJul 24, 2017
The IMF cuts its U.S. growth forecast, citing Trump's unfulfilled promises


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IMF cuts UK growth forecast, Treasury calls for smooth Brexit - Reuters (Google Business News)

Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
Yep, It's Still Incredibly Hard to Build an Electric Car Startup - Greentech Media

Greentech Media


Despite Tesla's success, the high risks of mass producing an electric car from scratch haven't changed all that much. by Katie Fehrenbacher July 24, 2017. 1. In late 2008, a Silicon Valley blog posted a report on how an electric car startup that raised
For Tesla, Model 3 marks a big push and a big testThe Mercury News
It's the beginning of the beginning for the Tesla Model 3The Globe and Mail
Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment ResearchMarkets Daily
Financial Times -Teslarati -


Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
Euro zone businesses start second half with solid growth: PMI - Reuters

Reuters


LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - Euro zone businesses started the second half of 2017 with solid growth, though declining inflation pressures could put paid to expectations of a stimulus clawback by the ECB later this year, a survey found on Monday. Years
Eurozone recovery may have peaked, PMIs suggestMarketWatch
Euro zone private sector output loses momentum, still solidNasdaq
Euro Area Economy Grows at Slowest Pace in Six MonthsBloomberg
DailyFX -Daily Journal -Economic Times -


SEC.gov Updates: News DigestJul 24, 2017
8-K - CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP (0000861842) (Filer)


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Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS-High-flying euro pushes down European shares - Reuters

Moneycontrol.com


LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - The euro hit a 23-month high on Monday against an ailing dollar, weighing on shares of European exporters before weaker-than-expected German business activity took the shine off the single currency. The euro touched ...
Euro Area Economy Grows at Slowest Pace in Six MonthsBloomberg
Euro, US Dollar Trends Nearing a Turning Point?DailyFX
Zombie companies keep ECB policymakers awake at nightFinancial Times
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High-flying euro pushes down European shares - Reuters (Google Business News)

KiplingerJul 24, 2017
4 Ways the Fiduciary Rule Could Hurt (Not Help) Investors
The financial advice that retirement savers get going forward could suffer from some unintended consequences of the Department of Labor's efforts to protect them.

MarketWatch Breaking NewsJul 24, 2017
Key passages from Jared Kushner's pre-testimony statement
Key passages from Jared Kushner's pre-testimony statement

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MarketWatch MarketPulseJul 24, 2017
UPDATE: Hibbett Sports issues profit warning, citing 'very challenging sales trends', stock slides 16.5%
Sports retailer Hibbett Sports Inc. shares slip 16.5% in premarket trade Monday, after the company warned that it expects second-quarter same-store sales to fall about 10%, citing 'very challenging sales trends.' The company said the decline, combined with 'significant' pressure on gross margin, would push it to a loss of 19 cents to 22 cents for the quarter. The current FactSet consensus is for second-quarter earnings per share of 15 cents. The company said it is launching an e-commerce site, www.Hibbett.com, that will offer footwear, clothing and equipment. 'Despite the difficult retail environment, the company remains focused on improving its business for the long term,' Chief Executive Jeff Rosenthal said in a statement. 'Launching an e-commerce site has been a key strategic goal for Hibbett, and we took time to invest in our omni-channel infrastructure to do it the right way.' The stock has fallen 47% in 2017, while the S&P 500 has gained 10.4%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.



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Sports retailer Hibbett warns on profit amid 'very challenging sales trends' (MarketWatch Breaking News)

MarketWatchJul 24, 2017
The Wall Street Journal: Jared Kushner denies collusion with Russians as he reveals he did meet with ambassador
President Donald Trump''s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner releases details on his previously undisclosed meeting with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at an event at Washington hotel.

Reuters BusinessJul 24, 2017
Rebuffed Elliott wants urgent Akzo response on new CEO
LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Hedge fund firm Elliott Management on Monday asked the board of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel to respond urgently to its concerns about the nomination of a new chief executive.

MarketWatchJul 24, 2017
Europe Markets: European stocks pull back as auto makers, oil producers struggle
European stocks fell Monday, with shares of German auto makers and oil producers among those pushing the market toward a two-week low.

Inc.comJul 24, 2017
You Need to Hire Successful Women. Here's How to Find and Recruit Them
Many companies know exactly what it takes when it comes to recruiting the best female talent. Here's what you need to know.

Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
UPDATE 3-Australian regulator investigating Takata airbag recall after death - Reuters

CarsGuide


SYDNEY, July 24 (Reuters) - Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was investigating the recall of Takata Corp vehicle airbags, a day after police said the death of man in a Sydney car crash was likely due to a faulty airbag. The Australian ...
Safety of some replacement Takata air bags questionedCBS News
Takata scandal: Faulty airbags still used in refitsBBC News
Australian Regulator Probes Takata Air-Bag Recall After Man DiesBloomberg
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FT.com - USJul 24, 2017
China’s HNA reveals ownership details after stake transfer
Non-profit foundation has taken the 29.5 per cent of company held by mysterious shareholder

FT.com - Financial MarketsJul 24, 2017
Greece to tap markets with five-year bond; first since 2013
Brussels prepared to respond if European companies are hit by measures under discussion in Congress

MarketWatchJul 24, 2017
Polish president to veto 2 of 3 protest-inciting bills seen as moves on judiciary
Poland''s president announced Monday that he will veto two contentious bills seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system by the ruling party and which have sparked days of nationwide protests.

SEC.gov Updates: News DigestJul 24, 2017
N-PX - First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund (0001567569) (Filer)


SEC.gov Updates: News DigestJul 24, 2017
D/A - Aspetuck Global Macro Fund Ltd (0001632988) (Filer)


MarketWatch MarketPulseJul 24, 2017
Polish zloty rises as Poland's president plans veto for judicial revamp
Poland's currency gained on Monday following reports that Polish President Andrzej Duda said he will veto two of three bills revamping the country's judiciary. He had been poised to sign into law the bills that would expand government control of the judicial system. There have been mass protests in Poland against the move, and the European Union had threatened sanctions. One U.S. dollar was buying 3.6392 zloty, down from around 3.66 zloty late Friday.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.



Reuters BusinessJul 24, 2017
After $50 billion deal spree, China's HNA sets out to clear ownership questions
(Reuters) - Privately-owned conglomerate HNA Group, one of China's most aggressive dealmakers, is shaking up its shareholding structure with a new, charitable foundation, part of efforts to quash long-standing concerns over its ownership.

MarketWatchJul 24, 2017
Currencies: Dollar edges higher ahead of Fed meeting, but remains sharply lower for July
The U.S. dollar stepped moderately higher against its main rivals on Monday, regaining a little of the ground that it lost last week.

Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
OPEC moves to cap Nigerian oil output, boost compliance - Reuters

Reuters


Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Kuwaiti Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouq and OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo attend a meeting of the 4th OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring ...
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Saudis Plan to Tackle Lagging Compliance With Oil Cuts 'Head On'Bloomberg
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Private Equity Breaking NewsJul 24, 2017
Blackstone in talks to buy into secretive Francisco Partners mobile spyware business NSO at $1bn valuation
Buyout major Blackstone is reportedly nearing a deal for a stake in Israeli mobile device spyware business NSO Group at a $1bn valuation.

Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
Asian Shares Mixed as Attention Turns to Fed Meeting - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report


Asian shares are mixed as market attention turns to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. July 24, 2017, at 2:35 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Asian Shares Mixed as Attention Turns to Fed Meeting ...
Asian shares edge up, buoyant euro holds its gainsReuters
Stocks Slip Before Earnings, Fed; Yen Erases Gains: Market WrapBloomberg
Euro keeps 2-year high as traders await Fed guidanceFinancial Times
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Google Business NewsJul 24, 2017
Oil steady ahead of producer meeting; Nigeria, Libya output in focus - Reuters

Reuters


TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices held around a one-week low on Monday ahead of a joint OPEC and non-OPEC meeting later in the day that may address rising output in Nigeria and Libya. London Brent crude for September delivery was up 2 cents at $48.08 a ...
Oil prices steady with all eyes on OPEC meetingMarketWatch
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Inc.comJul 24, 2017
Want to Make Your Employee Training Better? Listen to Your Millennial Workers
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Automotive News Breaking NewsJul 23, 2017
Trump's NAFTA rhetoric yields to reality ahead of talks
The reality of NAFTA after 23 years of integration is that no single country can dictate new terms for the deal, because all have much to lose, from manufacturing in Mexico and agricultural exports in the U.S.

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MarketWatchJul 23, 2017
Earnings Outlook: GE earnings: Departing CEO Immelt's last chance to bring good things to investors
CEO Jeff Immelt has one more chance to bring investors an earnings report they can cheer, before he hands the reins over to John Flannery.

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Yahoo BusinessJul 23, 2017
Anyone getting a PlayStation 4 needs to know one crucial thing
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Wall Street Journal US BusinessJul 23, 2017
President's Sign-Off Deals Blow to China Inc.'s Global Spending Spree
China reined in one of its brashest conglomerates with the approval of President Xi Jinping—a mark that the broader government clampdown on large private companies comes right from the top.
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