Americans Step Up Spending

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Americans continued to step up their spending in July amid a healthy pickup in wages, a sign the economy carried momentum into the third quarter.

Why the Fed Won't Raise Rates by Much

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While the Federal Reserve may raise rates in September, persistently low inflation would stay its hand from future increases.

Fed Urged to Press Ahead With Rate Rise

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After months of forewarning by the Fed that it is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials have a message: Get on with it already.

Soured Wagers Hurt Highflying Fund

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Market turmoil in China has further derailed the money-management industry’s flagship effort to bring more-sophisticated—and riskier—investment strategies to small investors.

Stanley Fischer Says Fed on the Fence for September Move

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The Federal Reserve’s No. 2 official, Stanley Fischer, told CNBC the central bank hasn’t settled on whether to raise interest rates next month, and the option remains on the table.

Freeport Pays Its Dues As Icahn Arrives

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Carl Icahn has taken a stake in Freeport-McMoRan, the copper miner which has recently been a hive of activity in terms of cutting costs and addressing concerns about its balance sheet.

How Do You Short China?

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Traders are scouring stock, bond and currency markets for ways to make money on the malaise afflicting China. Some are piling into insurance-like contracts that would pay out if the country defaulted on a small pool of its foreign-denominated bonds.

Big Oil Faces Prospect of Lower Refining Profits

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For much of the past year, the world’s biggest energy companies suffered through an oil-price rout with one silver lining: Their little-loved refineries were churning out big profits again. Now, that bright spot could be fading, even as oil prices sink.

Brazil's Big Bet on China Turns Sour

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Brazil’s big bet on China is turning sour as the Asian country’s once voracious appetite for Brazilian exports dims.

Brazil's Big Bet on China Turns Sour

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Brazil’s big bet on China is turning sour as the Asian country’s once voracious appetite for Brazilian exports dims.

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