Global Economy Week Ahead: Summits in Europe, Manufacturing Data

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The British vote to leave the EU is likely to dominate summits of European heads of government and global central bankers this week, as policy makers look for a road map following “Brexit.”

What 'Brexit' Means for U.S. Investors

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Britain’s vote to leave the European Union may have only a slight effect on U.S. economic growth, but it could shift investors’ focus on which stocks to buy.

U.K. Exit Is Different This Time

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The fall in the pound highlights a big vulnerability: Britain needs to borrow from abroad. If foreign investors curb the flow, that could hit the economy and the banks.

Will Elon Musk's Fans Save Tesla Deal?

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Don’t count out Tesla’s offer for SolarCity just yet. No major Tesla investor has weighed in publicly, but SolarCity’s share price is at a roughly 40% discount to the offer.

U.S. Economy Likely to Weather 'Brexit' Storm

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The U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union may rock the overall U.S. economy in coming months. But it isn’t likely to sink it.

Are There Bargains Among the 'Brexit' Wreckage?

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Not all stocks were equally hit when the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a buying opportunity.

'Independence Day' Sequel Fails to Catch Fire

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Hollywood’s big bet on sequels this summer continued to pay off poorly as ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ fizzled, with ticket sales of about $41.6 million in the U.S. and Canada on its opening weekend.

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

Raw Economic Data Is Just Noise That Needs to Be Silenced

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Seasonal effects drown out the actual trends. Columnist Jo Craven McGinty explains how adjusted numbers make comparisons between months, years or even economic sectors meaningful.

'Brexit' Expected to Rattle U.S. Economy, Shake Its Influence

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Britain’s exit from the European Union is expected to jolt the U.S. economy, likely rattling restive equity markets and driving up the value of the dollar. It could also weaken U.S. diplomatic leverage in Europe and upend the corporate strategies of U.S. companies based in London.

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