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8/16/2017

The number of CEOs severing ties with the American Manufacturing Council has increased to five after Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and AFL-CIO CEO Richard Trumka resigned. Some CEOs, including JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon, have said it is important for them to guide President Donald Trump's pro-business initiatives but have expressed disappointment at how little progress has been made, particularly regarding tax reform.

8/16/2017

EU leaders have dismissed as "fantasy" the idea that Britain could negotiate trade deals with non-European countries while in a transitional post-Brexit customs arrangement with the EU. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said other issues must be settled before customs and trade matters are discussed.

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8/16/2017

Republicans' drive to reverse post-crisis financial regulation, particularly capital and liquidity requirements for large institutions, is "dangerous and extremely shortsighted," said Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer.

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Stanley Fischer, Federal Reserve, Fed
8/16/2017

Technical analyst Colin Cieszynski, CMT, writes that the recent progress of Home Depot is a classic case of expectations beating fundamentals, as its shares saw a sell-off last week despite better than expected second-quarter figures. Cieszynski forecasts Home Depot shares will fall below their 200-day moving average to around $144.

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8/16/2017

Technical analyst Chad Shoop, CMT, says his charts show a strong likelihood of an imminent boost for iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson. Referring in particular to Relative Rotation Graph lines on his chart, he notes an emerging divergence that indicates a rally of as much as 10% is on its way in the near future, which could prove sustainable in the longer term.

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Investopedia
8/16/2017

Technical analyst Lucas Downey sees nothing but positives in the current set-up of Momo, one of China's largest names in social media apps. Institutional investors are flocking to buy shares and Momo leads a booming sector in a bullish market, which prompts Downey to assert that it continues to represent a fruitful buying opportunity.

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8/16/2017

Personal finance site WalletHub compiled a list of the best and worst cities for retirement, reviewing the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the US based on factors such as cost of living, home health care and leisure activities. Orlando, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; and Miami took the top three spots.

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personal finance
8/16/2017

Wells Fargo has appointed Elizabeth Duke to become chairwoman Jan. 1, succeeding Chairman Stephen Sanger. Duke, a former Federal Reserve governor, will be the first woman to lead the board of a major US bank.

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CNNMoney
8/16/2017

Twin Voyager spacecraft took off 40 years ago carrying a map for extraterrestrials to find Earth. There was little debate in the 1970s about whether aliens would be friendly, but scientists are having second thoughts.

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8/16/2017

Private owners of projects and construction companies might need to increase investment in early construction-labor education amid a worker shortage. Concerns are increasing as the Trump administration seeks cuts from vocational education while cracking down on immigration.

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Bisnow