NewsWatch: Stock investors can’t relax when news is likely to bite even in the dog days of summer

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In the dog days of summer investors are more likely to react to headline news, waking the otherwise sleepy market from its torpor See full story.

Hey Elon Musk, where’s the funding to take Tesla private?

It’s now been three days since Elon Musk roiled the U.S. markets with a tweet contending that funding was secured to take Tesla private at $420 a share in what would be the largest corporate private buyout ever, and his silence since is deafening. See full story.

Housing market has hit a ‘significant slowdown’ in recent weeks, Redfin CEO says

The housing market hit a sudden and “significant” slowdown in the past few weeks that could continue in coming months, Redfin Corp.’s chief executive said Thursday afternoon. See full story.

Monsanto hit with $289 million verdict in cancer case linked to Roundup weed killer

A jury has ordered Monsanto Co. to pay $289.2 million in a landmark lawsuit over whether exposure to two of its powerful weed killers caused cancer. See full story.

The mistake both liberals and conservatives keep making with their money

Americans have increasingly made investment decisions based on feelings, not fundamentals. See full story.

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Variety isn’t always beneficial, a review of nearly a decade of scientific literature finds. See full story.

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