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• Dollar General may be in play
• Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
• Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar
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This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
• The risk after Fed begins tightening
How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map
New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
• Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app
• Hospira climbs while Danone shares are flat
How Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search
Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects
• Fastest selling cars in U.S.
• 5 cars the richest Americans are buying
• Falling in love with a car online
Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon
The medical bills that hit retirees hardest
Is this sounding the death knell for the desktop?
• Japan stocks rise | Australia stocks inch down
• U.S. stocks: Markets eke out small gains
• Sterling loses bid to block sale of L.A. Clippers
• How health care rules economy, in one map
• Darden chairman, CEO to step down
• Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal
• Micron falls 4% to lead S&P decliners
• Virgin America files for IPO
• Russia ordered to pay $50 bln to Yukos holders
• Doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infected
• To corporate U.S., even France looks inviting
• Swiss banks offer U.S. clients $5K to 'fess up
• Get ready for 48 hours of economic fury
• What to watch for in Twitter earnings
Obama says it’s now
President says Russia remains outside the Group of Seven after country was expelled in March over annexation of Crimea.
• New sanctions on Russia coming: White House
China raising minimum wage
Chinese city and provincial governments are rushing to raise the minimum wage, with the moves coming as the already-large gap between rich and poor widens.
• Japan retail sales fall | jobless rate rises
• Chinese officials visit Microsoft offices
• Yen likely to weaken as Japan eases on
‘3-D’ stocks retreat as Amazon joins fray
Amazon just joined the 3-D printing craze with a new store. Here's why 3-D printer stocks are down.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.
The Fed giveth, and oil taketh
Trading Deck: Mom-and-pop investors appear to be coming back into stocks in force, but oil prices suggest that any gains could ultimately amount to little, writes Michael Gayed.
When to see debt as a path to opportunity
Commentary: Debt is not a four-letter word — it’s downright American, writes Jeff Reeves.
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy
Housing still hasn't come around, as the pending home-sales index shows Monday.
• First drop in pending home sales in 4 months
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyber thieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.
6 ways to revive ‘Meet the Press’
Opinion: David Gregory’s Sunday-morning news show is in trouble, but it’s not all his fault, writes Jon Friedman.
Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Whole Foods Market shares are cheap, after investors were rattled by the grocer slashing its famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
• Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints
Everyone’s got a reason to love low bond yields
Here's where the forceful demand for bonds is coming from.
• Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate
• Spanish 10-year yield hits fresh record low
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
Jason Thomas is concerned that share buybacks are distorting per-share earnings and covering up weak sales growth.
• 5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
• What surge in M&A says about stock market
• Buy-and-hold investing is dead
Retailers are now the top target of patent trolls
There's little surprise that tech giants Apple and Google are among the top 10 companies most often sued by patent trolls. However, when it comes to sectors, retailers grace the top spot.
6 ways low-savers can save their retirement
RetireMentors: Lack of participation in pensions and savings plans will make it tougher, warns Henry Hebeler.
• Need income? Try a balanced fund
• 6 ways new tax law helps sustain retirement
• Brand-name retirement advisers aren't enough
Hong Kong H-shares index up 0.3% at 11,102.26
Hong Kong's Hang Seng opens up 0.4% at 24,526.63
Australia's S&P/ASX down 0.1% at 5,571.00 early
Japan's Topix up 0.1% at 1,287.76 in early moves
Japan's Nikkei Average opens 0.2% up at 15,564.79
Japan June retail sales down 0.6% vs. down 0.4% in May
Yen little changed immediately after data
Japan's unemployment rate rises to 3.7% vs. 3.5%
Japan household-spending drop less severe than forecast
Japan June household spending falls 3% vs. year earlier
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