Freeport Pays Its Dues As Icahn Arrives

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

The Real Reason the Fed Should Go Slow

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

Stock Market Investors Should Watch the Credit Canary

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Heard on the Street: The corporate bond market could give vital clues to equities investors about the outlook for growth and inflation.

'Alternative' Mutual Funds Providing Limited Protection

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As the U.S. stock market tumbled in the past three months, so-called alternative mutual funds didn’t provide a lot of shelter.

CEO of Ashley Madison Parent Steps Down

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Avid Life Media, parent company of infidelity website Ashley Madison, said Chief Executive Noel Biderman left the company by mutual agreement.

Fund Reaps Windfall Investing in ETF 'Minefield'

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A small mutual fund has returned 42% so far this year with an investment strategy involving exchange-traded funds that have been criticized in past years as a “minefield” for individual investors.

'Craft' Bourbon Is in the Eye of the Distiller

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“Craft” distilleries have mushroomed in the U.S. to 588 from 51 in the past decade. Feeling the heat from the new competition, global liquor conglomerates are getting in on the act, and not letting definitions get in the way.

Mylan's Holders Approve Perrigo Purchase

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Mylan NV shareholders voted Friday in favor of the company’s $35.6 billion bid for Perrigo Co., handing the generic-drug maker ammunition for an attempted hostile takeover of its rival.

Judge Rules for Thornburg Mortgage in Suit Against RBC

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A federal judge found that Royal Bank of Canada shortchanged the failed mortgage lender when it seized and subsequently sold some of its assets.

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.

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