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Railroads Strike a $25 Billion Merger | The Wall Street Journal

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Canadian Pacific agreed to acquire Kansas City Southern in a merger valued at about $25 billion that would create the first freight-rail network linking Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

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Warren Buffett Would Say Do This With Your $1,400 Stimulus Check | MoneyWise

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The billionaire isn't getting a payment, but he has a strong opinion on how to use yours.

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A Fed With No Fear of Inflation Should Scare Investors | The Wall Street Journal

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Markets are only just waking up to the implications of an important shift in Federal Reserve policy.

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As Blackstone Barrels Toward Trillion-Dollar Asset Goal, Growth Is In, Value Out | The Wall Street Journal

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Jonathan Gray, Blackstone Group’s day-to-day leader, is guiding a shift at an investment powerhouse that made its name buying into undervalued companies.

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The New Stock Influencers Have Huge—and Devoted—Followings | The Wall Street Journal

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Today’s gurus aren’t defined by Wall Street bona fides. Many have appealed to their followers because of their disdain for financial-industry norms, and their followers often say they couldn’t care less about the depth of analysis behind a trade.

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A Year Without Student-Loan Payments | The Wall Street Journal

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The Covid-19 pandemic brought unexpected relief for millions of borrowers. Here is how some of them were affected.

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Short-Term Rates Might Be Better Long-Term Guide on Banks— Leverage | The Wall Street Journal

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Falling short-term yields could prove more relevant than rising 10-year Treasury yields when it comes to thinking about banks and the Federal Reserve.

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Intuit Needs Good Karma | The Wall Street Journal

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The tax-deadline extension shouldn’t hurt full-year revenue, but expectations are still high for an expansion of opportunities.

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Buying a Home in the Pandemic? Family Members Team Up on Bids | The Wall Street Journal

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With real-estate prices rising and concerns about Covid-19 lingering, more buyers are moving in with their parents and siblings.

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Why two former central bankers are talking about trust | The Economist

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Two books by Mark Carney and Minouche Shafik consider its importance for economies and societies

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Treasury Yields Remain Volatile After Fed Kills Capital Relief | The Wall Street Journal

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U.S. government-bond yields rose sharply after the Fed said it wouldn’t extend a temporary rule that encouraged banks to hold Treasurys, but then yields retreated as investors debated how significant the hit would be to debt markets.

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NFL Stops the Clock on Streaming Consolidation | The Wall Street Journal

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New distribution deals should help establish streaming entrants like Paramount+ and Peacock.

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Warren Buffett Would Say Do This With Your $1,400 Stimulus Check | MoneyWise

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The billionaire isn't getting a payment, but he has a strong opinion on how to use yours.

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Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide | Kiplinger

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Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.

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Bank of New York Mellon Invests in Crypto Startup | The Wall Street Journal

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The investment in Fireblocks comes as part of a larger funding round that the startup is set to announce Thursday.

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An ‘Affordability Crisis’ Could Hit Key Housing Markets | Barron’s

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One analyst says some key housing markets are “on a collision course with an affordability crisis.” Here’s what it could mean for home builder stocks.

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Visa Faces Antitrust Investigation Over Debit-Card Practices | The Wall Street Journal

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The Justice Department’s antitrust division is asking whether Visa, the largest U.S. card network, has limited merchants’ ability to route debit-card transactions over card networks that are often less expensive.

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NFTs: The Method to the Madness of a $69 Million Art Sale | The Wall Street Journal

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‘Nonfungible tokens’ could solve problems that have dogged the art world and other markets for centuries. Still, some buyers may be getting a bit too enthusiastic.

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JPMorgan to Buy $410 Million Stake in Chinese Bank’s Wealth Business | The Wall Street Journal

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The U.S. bank’s asset-management arm plans to take a 10% stake in the wealth subsidiary of China Merchants Bank, marking the first time a Chinese bank has opened up its wealth-management subsidiary to a foreign strategic investor.

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Sorry, Honey, It’s Not You, It’s Travel | The Wall Street Journal

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In a recent survey from trivago, consumers say they will give up just about anything—even sex—to travel right now.

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Inflation Might Hold Back Dollar’s Rebound | The Wall Street Journal

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As interest rates have shot upward, the U.S. dollar’s continued weakness is something of a puzzle. Fear of rising inflation is partly to blame.

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Robinhood’s Vlad Tenev Talks Crypto Growth in ‘Fireside’ Chat | Bloomberg

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Robinhood is working to expand the capabilities of its crypto trading platform and repair the reputational damage it suffered in the wake of the retail trading frenzy over GameStop, the online brokerage’s CEO Vlad Tenev said in a video of what the company called a “fireside chat” posted on YouTube Thursday.

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Can Uber Eats, Delivery Hero and DoorDash Make Money in the Grocery Business? | The Wall Street Journal

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Uber Eats, Delivery Hero and DoorDash are all racing to deliver groceries, a notoriously low-margin and competitive business

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Stocks End Week With Modest Declines | The Wall Street Journal

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The Dow industrials fell 0.7% Friday, while the benchmark yield on U.S. government bonds slipped. The three major U.S. stock indexes lost ground on the week.

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Music royalties are proving a hit for investors | The Economist

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Apart from being fun to own, they offer steady dividends

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The pandemic could give way to an era of rapid productivity growth | The Economist

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Businesses have adopted new processes and technologies-and there are signs that they may pay off

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Universal Music buys Bob Dylan’s entire back catalogue | The Economist

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Investors are spending hundreds of millions to secure music royalties

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Covid-19 heightens private-equity investors’ interest in sport | The Economist

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As a business, sport has a lot going for it. Shame about the fans

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Joe Biden’s choice of economic advisers signals his priorities | The Economist

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The team stands out for its diversity, and its emphasis on climate change and labour rights

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Is a wave of supply-chain reshoring around the corner? | The Economist

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Experience and evidence suggests they are stickier than you think

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OPEC loosens up | The Economist

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Amid a cloudy outlook for oil, American frackers can no longer count on OPEC’s price supports

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Making sense of banks’ climate targets | The Economist

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A lack of data and differing methodologies will make measuring performance fiendishly tricky

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Retail investors often learn the wrong lessons from success | The Economist

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A study of Indian IPOs suggest investors confuse luck with skill

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Is China right to tame Ant? | The Economist

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Economic research on the impact of fintech credit suggests a lighter touch would be wiser

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The pandemic plus lockdown added up to deep recessions | The Economist

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Loose policy staved off financial panic, but the effects will be felt for years

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Wall Street’s latest shiny new thing: quantum computing | The Economist

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A fundamentally new kind of computing will shake up finance-the question is when

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What explains investors’ enthusiasm for risky assets? | The Economist

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There may be more sense to recent market movements than you think

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What if a gold standard were still in use? | The Economist

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A new study shows that the economy would be worse off

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Why stocks are still cheap relative to bonds | The Economist

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The expected return on equities has rarely been lower-yet still outpaces bonds

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Is the financial establishment coming round to bitcoin? | The Economist

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Some financiers see the cryptocurrency as a hedge against inflation

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Could the pandemic cause economists to rethink welfare? | The Economist

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At the American Economic Association’s annual shindig, Emmanuel Saez argues for change

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Is an infrastructure boom in the works? | The Economist

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Governments and investors have been terrible at making projects happen. Can this time be different?

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How quickly will America’s labour market recover? | The Economist

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Long-term unemployment is high, but pent-up demand could help bring it down

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What the Big Mac index tells you about currency wars | The Economist

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Could burger prices inform the Biden administration’s thinking on currencies?

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Investors start to pay attention to water risk | The Economist

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A host of data firms with whizzy methods are helping them divine it

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What is the economic cost of covid-19? | The Economist

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The pandemic could amount to $10trn in forgone GDP over 2020-21

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Why the crazy upward march in stock prices might just continue | The Economist

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Several things could get in the way of a market melt-up. But on a closer look, none seem all that formidable

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New research shows the robots are coming for jobs-but stealthily | The Economist

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Look beneath the aggregate economic numbers, and change is afoot

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Shares in emerging markets have hit a record peak | The Economist

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The price of the index is near its 2007 levels. But little else remains the same

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What is the economic impact of the latest round of lockdowns? | The Economist

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The rich world has become better at mitigating their economic cost

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What is the link between economic crises and political ruptures? | The Economist

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New research uncovers the subtle interaction between economic and social forces

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Have banks now got too much cash? | The Economist

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Some are in the bizarre position of shooing away deposits

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China’s economy zooms back to its pre-covid growth rate | The Economist

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Its success offers some useful lessons about how to confront a pandemic

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Why everyone is now an options trader | The Economist

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On average last year almost 30m equity options changed hands each day

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Can China’s long property boom hold? | The Economist

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The country is building five times as many houses as America and Europe combined

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China’s regional gap is worsening | The Economist

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While entrepreneurship flourishes in the south, a rust-belt malaise deepens in the north

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A Swiss money-laundering probe raises disturbing questions | The Economist

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We investigate the uncomfortably close links between the Swiss and Russian authorities in the Magnitsky case

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Property investment: some hard truths | The Economist

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New research suggests returns are not what they are cracked up to be

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Will India’s government act to save its public-sector banks? | The Economist

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Few options are palatable to both the government and investors

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What would a $15 minimum wage mean for America’s economy? | The Economist

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The large increase carries risks for jobs. But history suggests it could bring large rewards

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Why the WallStreetBets crowd are able to profit from predatory trading | The Economist

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Textbooks say it can’t happen. But there are times when front-running distressed traders pays off

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How the GameStop saga threatens Robinhood | The Economist

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The platform’s users are furious, and regulators and lawmakers are on its case

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How WallStreetBets works | The Economist

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The subreddit has already become a subject of study

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How should economists think about biodiversity? | The Economist

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A new report for the British government lays out a framework

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Chinese investors’ access to foreign assets expands-a bit | The Economist

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A new scheme will allow access to wealth-management products in Hong Kong

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Should governments in emerging economies worry about their debt? | The Economist

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As in the rich world, interest rates are below nominal growth rates in many places

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China leads in precision-guided central banking. Does it work? | The Economist

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It has helped during the pandemic but done less to cure deep economic problems

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A new epoch for retail investors is just beginning | The Economist

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Technology may soon make markets for all kinds of assets as liquid as the stockmarket

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Why SPACs are Wall Street’s latest craze | The Economist

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Blank-cheque firms appeal to everyone, from sophisticated financiers to sportsmen

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European banks need new chiefs | The Economist

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But headhunters are struggling to find them

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Lessons in betting against bubbles from the Big Short | The Economist

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Knowing for sure that something is askew may not be enough to make you money

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Bitcoin crosses $50,000 | The Economist

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But the real action on digital currencies is at central banks

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The WTO has a new chief. Is it time for new trade rules too? | The Economist

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is not alone in thinking the WTO could do more

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What a hot American economy means for the rest of the world | The Economist

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Trading partners will benefit. But the real uncertainty comes from the Fed

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Prices in the world’s biggest carbon market are soaring | The Economist

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Investors are paying attention; many see it as a one-way bet

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Why Cathie Wood is the fund manager of the moment | The Economist

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Her hunt for the big business winners of the future holds mass appeal

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Tether is fined by regulators in New York | The Economist

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A “stablecoin” is branded anything but, adding to jitters in crypto-markets

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What is the cheapest way to cut carbon? | The Economist

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Bill Gates is the latest to grapple with a thorny question

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What the SPAC craze means for tech investing | The Economist

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Signs of the craze are as common as sightings of unicorns in Silicon Valley

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Can China’s new carbon market take off? | The Economist

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A decade in the making, its emissions-trading system is now live

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Why the sacking of Petrobras’s boss spooked markets | The Economist

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It suggests that in Brazil liberal reforms are falling further down the agenda

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The pandemic has pushed working mums out of the labour force | The Economist

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American women have fared worse than those in other rich countries

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Why people are worried about the bond-equity relationship | The Economist

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Buried in the quant argot is a fear of a return to 1970s-style inflation

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Greensill Capital’s woes will reverberate widely | The Economist

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The supply-chain financier’s troubles highlight overlooked risks in the system

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Get ready for more bond-market scares | The Economist

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Anxieties about inflation, on which a constellation of asset prices depends, will persist

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China’s government is cracking down on fintech. What does it want? | The Economist

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The state is seeking to position itself at the heart of the industry

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The perils of asking central banks to do too much | The Economist

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Dealing with inequality and climate change is best left to politicians

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Warmer Arctic waters could turn the tides in LNG markets | The Economist

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Russia begins to ship gas through the Arctic all the year round

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The world’s consumers are sitting on piles of cash. Will they spend it? | The Economist

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Households look set to power the economic recovery-especially in America

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Oil markets prepare for lofty prices and restrained supply | The Economist

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A failed attack on a Saudi refinery is only the latest event pushing prices up

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America’s banks have too much cash | The Economist

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Abundant liquidity is meant to help markets. It might soon cause trouble

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Non-fungible tokens are useful, innovative-and frothy | The Economist

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The craze extends from digital art to sports clips and cat cartoons

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How America’s blockbuster stimulus affects the dollar | The Economist

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Stronger growth and higher rates should mean a stronger greenback

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China’s budget forecast is more informative than its growth target | The Economist

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The economy often grows more slowly than the Ministry of Finance expects

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America’s banks have too much cash | The Economist

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Abundant liquidity is meant to help markets. It might soon cause trouble

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Non-fungible tokens are useful, innovative—and frothy | The Economist

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The craze extends from digital art to sports clips and cat cartoons

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RateSetter savers claim investments are being sold off ‘on the cheap’

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Small investors say the ‘big boys are making the money’ as Metro Bank takes over their loans

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Growth vs Value investing – what’s the difference?

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The legendary investor Warren Buffett was once asked what he would do if he were a young man starting his career again.

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GameStop but without the rage – inside the world of British ‘meme’ investing

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We follow Britain’s online investor community who aren’t looking for revenge, just returns

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Richard Beddard: scoring two good long-term investments

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It’s hard to invest when trading is tough, but these businesses might have cracked it.

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Too early to think about PII renewals? Today’s Wills and Probate

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… where appropriate to continue to help our Wills and Probate community.
… Eye was insurers issuing a requirement for personal guarantees from the directors of … It is likely that insurers will ask to see a financial plan that illustrates how they …

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Will writing: a case of whodunnit or haven’t done it yet?

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… between my twin obsessions of detective fiction and personal finance.
… it comes to making our own wills, it’s often a case of “haven’t done it”.

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Learn the Personal Finance Habits of Wealthy Entrepreneurs

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Finally, you’ll explore wills, trusts, estate planning, and more — all financial topics designed to protect your wealth for generations to come so your …

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I’ve been shut out of my father’s will by my stepmother

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There has been an increase in legal actions concerning wills in Ireland … if successful, outweighs the financial and personal cost of pursuing it.

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What Is A Personal Loan?

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While personal loans can offer fast and flexible financing, they can be expensive—with origination fees and interest charged on the entire loan …

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Students loan interest scrapping proposals rejected by the state – alternatives proposed

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STUDENT loan arrangements came into focus this week as yesterday the vice chancellors of seven universities called on the Government to scrap interest on the loans for 15 months …

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Debt collectors want bigger role in recovering bounce back loans

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The banks who extended the loans will have initial responsibility for collecting any unpaid debts, and industry group UK Finance is attempting …

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UK households repaid £16bn on credit cards and loans in 2020

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British households repaid the most money borrowed on credit cards and loans in 2020 since records began almost three decades ago, as consumers cut back spending during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Council appoints a Risk, Policy & Compliance Team

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Financial reporter has published an article following the Council’s announcement…

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Should you consider Equity Release to strengthen retirement planning?

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FT Money published an article examining whether consumers should consider…

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Equity Release market to more than treble over next 10 years

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Following a recent report launched in partnership with EPPARG, EY,…

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Q4 and FY 2020 equity release market statistic

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Immediate release Summary Pent-up demand and low pricing boost equity release market recovery in Q4 Annual lending to new and…

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Railroads Strike a $25 Billion Merger | The Wall Street Journal

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Canadian Pacific agreed to acquire Kansas City Southern in a merger valued at about $25 billion that would create the first freight-rail network linking Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

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Warren Buffett Would Say Do This With Your $1,400 Stimulus Check | MoneyWise

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The billionaire isn't getting a payment, but he has a strong opinion on how to use yours.

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A Fed With No Fear of Inflation Should Scare Investors | The Wall Street Journal

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Markets are only just waking up to the implications of an important shift in Federal Reserve policy.

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As Blackstone Barrels Toward Trillion-Dollar Asset Goal, Growth Is In, Value Out | The Wall Street Journal

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Jonathan Gray, Blackstone Group’s day-to-day leader, is guiding a shift at an investment powerhouse that made its name buying into undervalued companies.

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