Groundhog Day for Banks as Market Winter Extended

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“Brexit” will once again delay a return to normalcy for American banks.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves in June

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A gauge of U.S. consumer confidence climbed in June, suggesting that households were little concerned about a labor-market slowdown and some uncertainty about the economic outlook.

Online Shopping Forces Retailers to Rethink Inventory Strategy

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Retailers are trying to figure out ways to profitably serve online shoppers while making their network of stores less of a financial burden. Home Depot, for example, is targeting sales growth of nearly 15% by 2018, but wants to keep inventory levels flat or slightly down.

Brexit, Brazil and Oil Don't Add Up to Disaster For Santander

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The Spanish bank is exposed to a litany of pitfalls, but its share price fall looks overdone.

U.S. Home Prices Continued Strong Growth in April

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Home prices continued rising at a steady clip in April, a reassuring signal of strength in the U.S. economy amid global uncertainty.

Brexit: Deflationary Now, Inflationary Later

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Central banks’ efforts to revive economic growth and inflation suffered another blow with Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The vote has unleashed anxiety and uncertainty that will dampen investment, hiring, wages and prices. In the long run, though, Brexit could prove inflationary, Greg Ip writes.

Don't Expect Nike Shares to Grab This Rebound

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The coming Summer Olympic Games likely won’t be the positive catalyst investors might expect for Nike’s stock.

Dining Out Falls Victim to Economy

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Restaurant visit growth has completely stalled in the last three months, signaling that consumers, jittery over economic uncertainties, are retrenching.

Americans Sleeping More, Working Less, Survey Finds

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Americans overall are working less and sleeping more than they did a decade ago, due to an aging population and fewer people in the workforce. But those who have a job are spending more time on the clock

High Earners Face Steep Hikes in Medicare Premiums

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Nearly a third of Medicare beneficiaries could see a jump of as much as 22% in premiums for Part B coverage next year, thanks to a policy that puts the burden for rising costs on higher earners.

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