List/Grid Monthly Archives: July 2016

Harry Potter is about to upend the publishing business in a whole new way

Harry Potter is about to upend the publishing business in a whole new way

[Enter HARRY.] [After saving the wizarding world and selling more than 400 million books in 68 languages, everyone knows the story of the boy who lived. Now he’s an adult… Read more »

The ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ actually worked

The ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ actually worked

By Social media editor & Drone Reporter All those buckets of ice dumped on everyone — from celebrities to your mom — in 2014’s viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” craze were… Read more »

The Margin: Bradley Cooper is not a Republican — cue the outrage

The Margin: Bradley Cooper is not a Republican — cue the outrage

To those freaking out over Bradley Cooper’s appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday: Movies aren’t real. They’re just movies. And the actors, no matter how convincing, may not… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Clinton campaign hacked in breach similar to DNC cyberattack

The Wall Street Journal: Clinton campaign hacked in breach similar to DNC cyberattack

A data program used by Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked, an aide said Friday, as a broad pattern of cyberattacks on Democratic political organizations began to emerge. The Clinton campaign… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Dallas police say job applications have skyrocketed over past few weeks

The Wall Street Journal: Dallas police say job applications have skyrocketed over past few weeks

Dallas police have seen an “unprecedented surge” in people applying to become officers after deadly July 7 sniper attack, the department said Friday. Days after the shooting that left five officers… Read more »

Bond Report: Treasury yields log largest 2-month drop since February

Bond Report: Treasury yields log largest 2-month drop since February

Treasury prices ended July with a second straight monthly advance, leading yields to tumble by the largest amount since February amid worries over the U.K.’s vote to exit the European… Read more »

Market Snapshot: S&P 500 ends just shy of record; Dow limps lower

Market Snapshot: S&P 500 ends just shy of record; Dow limps lower

The S&P 500 barely missed a record closing high Friday, and the Nasdaq Composite booked its best finish in more than a year as Wall Street shook off earlier concerns… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar slumps on weak U.S. growth, BOJ stimulus disappointment

Currencies: Dollar slumps on weak U.S. growth, BOJ stimulus disappointment

The U.S. dollar slumped versus major rivals Friday, weakening in the wake of weaker-than-expected second-quarter gross domestic product data, while the yen rallied after the Bank of Japan delivered a… Read more »

The Tell: Emerging-market debt funds just had a record 4-week buying boom

The Tell: Emerging-market debt funds just had a record 4-week buying boom

Investor appetite for emerging-market bonds has pushed buying in debt-oriented funds tied to those regions to records. Roughly $14 billion has poured into emerging-market debt over the past four weeks,… Read more »

The Moneyologist: My brother stole my $110,000 inheritance by altering our mother’s will

The Moneyologist: My brother stole my $110,000 inheritance by altering our mother’s will

Dear Moneyologist, My brother had been staying at my mother’s home at the time of her passing in March 2000. Shortly after she died, he told me, “Don’t worry, you… Read more »

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