Countdown to Rate 'Liftoff' Could Be Disrupted

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If the Fed has last-minute doubts about raising rates, then Monday’s ISM manufacturing report could provide clarity.

'Mission: Impossible' Speeds to No. 1

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“Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation” opened in first place at the box office with an estimated $56 million, a terrific boost for the spy series and its star, Tom Cruise. Audiences, however, didn’t go with “Vacation,” the latest National Lampoon installment.

How Whipsawing Grain Prices Are Affecting ADM, Cargill

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Several of the largest agribusiness companies are set to announce quarterly results, providing insight into how whipsawing grain prices are affecting the farm economy.

Imports of Digital Goods Face Test

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Law Journal: The clash over protecting a free-flowing Internet while also fighting online piracy has shifted to an unlikely and largely unknown setting: a legal battle about teeth-alignment devices at a federal trade body.

'China's Airbnb' Raises $300 Million in Funding Round

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Tujia.com raised $300 million in its latest funding round, underscoring strong investor demand for Chinese startups despite volatility in the country’s domestic stock market.

Aid's Role in Rising Tuition Gains Credence

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More economists believe the federal government’s loose standards for student loans are fueling a vicious cycle of higher college tuition prices, similar to what some say happened with the housing bubble.

Fitbit's Valuation Puts It on the Treadmill

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Competition is growing in fitness wearables, and FitBit can’t afford to slip.

American Express, Discover to Pay Cost of Disruption

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AmEx’s and Discover’s ability to increase earnings may be held back by an evolving technological threat.

Deal Craze May Leave Investors Dazed

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Champagne corks are popping on Wall Street over the rising wave of M&A activity. Investors might not have as much to celebrate.

ECB Will Welcome Higher Core Inflation

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The ECB is watching closely for a turning point in eurozone inflation. July’s data mark a step closer.

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