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Asia Markets: Asian markets mostly higher, boosted by stronger dollar

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:52:26 GMT

Global shares were higher in Asia-Pacific trade Tuesday, lifted in part by a stronger U.S. dollar, though markets in Australia bucked the trend due to declines in utility and mining stocks.(image)



U.S. says Syria preparing another chemical attack, threatens retaliation

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:14:39 GMT

The Trump administration late Monday accused the Syrian government of preparing another chemical weapons attack, and threatened the Syrian military would “pay a heavy price” if an attack was carried out.(image)



This is the most helpful thing you can do for your family before you die

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:14:30 GMT

Compile all your personal information and name a point person.(image)



J.K. Rowling’s first magic trick — becoming a billionaire by masquerading as a man

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:13:41 GMT

The first Harry Potter book was published on June 26, 1997.(image)



The Wall Street Journal: Sprint explores wireless deal with Comcast, Charter

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:18:43 GMT

Sprint Corp. has entered into exclusive talks with Charter Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. as the cable companies explore a deal that could bolster their plans to offer wireless service, according to people familiar with the matter.(image)



The Wall Street Journal: Corruption charges filed against Brazil’s president

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:58:05 GMT

Brazil’s top prosecutor filed criminal charges against President Michel Temer on Monday, marking a critical new phase for the corruption purge that has roiled Latin America’s largest country for the past three years.(image)



The Wall Street Journal: U.S. may add more duties to Canadian lumber tariffs

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:50:43 GMT

The Trump administration escalated its lumber trade tiff with Canada, adding a new layer of duties on imports from its northern neighbor, even as it said it still hopes to negotiate a settlement before the full bite of the penalties is felt.(image)



The Wall Street Journal: Ethereum plunges 24% as cryptocurrencies hit by massive selloff

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:43:41 GMT

Cryptocurrencies led by bitcoin and Ethereum were falling across the board on Monday as a massive run-up this spring has spurred some profit taking.(image)



The Margin: Elon Musk wants to whisk you from O’Hare to downtown Chicago at 125 mph

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:33:26 GMT

Tesla and SpaceX chief reportedly learned of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s abiding desire to speed a journey that can take 45 minutes via the existing CTA mass-transit train line and often even longer by taxi or private automobile and pitched him on a Boring idea.(image)



Key Words: American Medical Association slams Senate GOP health bill for violating ‘do not harm’ principle ‘on many levels’

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:26:33 GMT

One of the biggest criticisms of the U.S. Senate Republican leadership’s Better Care Reconciliation Act comes from the nation’s biggest doctors’ lobby.(image)