Irish voters flock to the polls for historic referendum on abortion, with exit polls favoring liberalization

Emotional scenes at airports and ferry terminals as thousands of eligible Irish voters go #hometovote.

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Key Words: Steve Kerr expresses dismay with league management — not the NBA’s but the NFL’s

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is whistling a foul on those using professional athletes’ behavior during the playing of the national anthem as a litmus test for patriotism, and it’s one reason he’s glad his defending champions play in the NBA rather than the NFL.

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FA Center: Why mutual fund managers on a hot streak may be too good for your money

Investment success for a fortunate few can lead to disappointment for many, writes Mark Hulbert.

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Mark Hulbert: Here’s the stock trading secret that market timers won’t tell you

It’s easier to beat the market when it’s down than when it’s up, writes Mark Hulbert.

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Snap Spectacles review: Nothing to see here

Snap Inc.’s latest iteration of its Spectacles glasses probably never should have seen the light of day.

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Commodities Corner: Rising angst around global politics doesn’t move gold like it used to

The recent drop in gold prices to their lowest level of the year may have come as a surprise for some, especially given that geopolitical risks have intensified since the start of the year, but the yellow metal still lacks a good reason to break free from the tight trading range it’s held for months.

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Qualcomm will gain more than its rivals do, as artificial intelligence grows at the ‘edge’

Qualcomm will have a first-mover advantage in ‘edge computing’ — the application of AI in smartphones and laptops, says Ryan Shrout.

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Your Digital Self: The future of shopping will include body mapping, robot assistants and ‘just walk out’ stores

Convenience and speed will be central to the shopping experience.

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Europe Markets: European stocks unsteady as political crisis brews in Spain

European stocks swung between small gains and losses on Friday afternoon as traders weighed up a brewing political crisis in Spain against better-than-expected sentiment data from Germany and measured comments from North Korea that calmed nerves about geopolitical tensions.

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Futures Movers: Oil drops to multiweek low as OPEC, Russia mull output increase

Oil prices plunge Friday as reports say OPEC and Russia are considering lifting production by as much as 1 million barrels a day to meet the shortfall in supply from Iran and Venezuela.

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