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Capitol Report: Only one out of 42 economists say corporate tax cuts will lead to big boost to GDP

Capitol Report: Only one out of 42 economists say corporate tax cuts will lead to big boost to GDP

Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveil legislation to overhaul the tax code. Just one economist who… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stock-market indexes post another round of records after strong earnings

Market Snapshot: Stock-market indexes post another round of records after strong earnings

U.S. stock-market indexes advanced solidly on Tuesday, trading above previous all-time highs, as technology shares led the way higher. Investors focused on a number of corporate earnings and positive economic… Read more »

Market Extra: Bitcoin bounces back from hack-induced weakness to notch another record

Market Extra: Bitcoin bounces back from hack-induced weakness to notch another record

Another cryptocurrency-related hack wasn’t enough to keep bitcoin down Tuesday, as it rebounded from early weakness to trade above $8,300 and notch the latest in a string of all-time highs… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Palo Alto Networks shares surge as earnings buck weak security trend

The Ratings Game: Palo Alto Networks shares surge as earnings buck weak security trend

Palo Alto Networks Inc. shares rallied Tuesday after the cybersecurity company’s earnings report bucked a trend of weakness seen by its peers, prompting several analysts to hike price targets. Palo… Read more »

Why Americans should brace for an internet where not all websites are treated equally

Why Americans should brace for an internet where not all websites are treated equally

People call it different things, depending on what side they’re on. “Net neutrality” sets out principles for regulators to treat all companies using the internet equally. Consumer advocates call that… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil logs a gain as traders look ahead to U.S. supply update, OPEC meeting

Futures Movers: Oil logs a gain as traders look ahead to U.S. supply update, OPEC meeting

By Markets/commodities reporter Oil settled higher Tuesday, as traders awaited an update on U.S. crude supplies that comes ahead of a key meeting of major producers next week. The U.S…. Read more »

Here’s something both Democrats and Republicans actually agree on

Here’s something both Democrats and Republicans actually agree on

We’re a politically divided nation, but standing up to student loan companies is a rare issue where Democrats and Republicans are starting to see eye to eye — at least… Read more »

‘League of Legends’ owner Tencent is closing in on Amazon

‘League of Legends’ owner Tencent is closing in on Amazon

Investors can’t brush off Tencent Holding Ltd. because its shares trade on the Pink sheets market. The Hong Kong-based messaging and gaming giant has climbed fast up the market-capitalization ladder… Read more »

In One Chart: Why the hunt for yield is so desperate for bond investors, in 2 charts

In One Chart: Why the hunt for yield is so desperate for bond investors, in 2 charts

The lot of a bond fund manager is a tough one. Asset buying by global central banks is blamed for pressing bond yields to historic lows, while leaving prices so… Read more »

Did you work your way through college? Here’s why your kids can’t

Did you work your way through college? Here’s why your kids can’t

Ramy Odeh and his late father Steve both attended the same college, but they had very different experiences. The elder Odeh started school at the University of Michigan in 1970… Read more »

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