Economic Report: U.S. retail sales climb again in June after mammoth gain in May

Sales at retailers such as auto dealers, restaurants and Internet sites rose again in June after a mammoth gain in May, underscoring the strength of the U.S. economy as spring turned to summer. Sales at retailers nationwide grew 0.5% last month.

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The Wall Street Journal: China cozies up to EU as trade spat with U.S. escalates

China courts the European Union as an ally in its trade conflict with the U.S., offering to improve access for foreign companies and work with the EU on reforming the World Trade Organization.

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Economic Report: Empire State manufacturing index edges down in July

The Empire State manufacturing index fell 2.4 points in July to a reading of 22.6, the New York Fed said Monday.

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Market Snapshot: How the stock-market bull has powered past one obstacle after another

Wall Street investors find themselves facing off with a bull of their own, one that is in its ninth year and, despite being beset by a cavalcade of concerns, appears on the verge of resuming the second-longest run since WWII.

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Asia Markets: Asia stocks retreat on softer-than-expected Chinese data

Stocks in Asia are weak Monday following Chinese economic data which suggested that the economy may be losing steam.

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In One Chart: Steel, automobiles, chicken, and pasta: U.S. trade wars in one chart

By virtue of its economic prowess and global reach, the U.S. has engaged in a fair number of trade wars in its short history.

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CryptoWatch: Coinbase to explore the addition of 5 new crypto-coins to its platform, as bitcoin slips

Coinbase, the most popular digital-currency platform in the U.S., late Friday said it is exploring adding five new cryptocurrencies to its suite of offerings, which currently includes bitcoin and Ethereum’s Ether coin.

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President Trump reportedly gets the royal snub during U.K. trip

First there were the hordes of protestors decrying everything from his policies to his choice of hairstyle. Then there was that giant Trump balloon wearing nothing but a diaper. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the British media are now reporting that Trump had been given the royal snub.

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Disposable cups started as a way to prevent the spread of cholera and diphtheria

Before the humble straw, America had a long history of banning plastic packaging.

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