U.K. Downgraded: Why Reasons Matter More Than Impact

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Post-Brexit, the U.K. has lost its triple-A rating from Standard & Poor’s. That matters more politically than financially.

LendingClub Keeps Giving Investors Reasons Not to Believe

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A batch of new revelations will set back LendingClub’s quest to regain investor confidence.

Quantifying the Brexit Shock

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Investors are facing what may be the biggest policy shock of their lifetimes. But past events give some sense of what sort of damage it may cause.

U.S. Gross-Domestic-Product Growth in First Quarter Is Revised Up

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The U.S. economy expanded more than previously thought in the first three months of the year, but the subdued pace overall suggests it remains vulnerable to a new round of global economic turmoil.

Altice's Big U.S. Cable Ambitions Begin With Austerity

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Altice’s strategy of drastically reducing costs as it expands globally will soon face its biggest test yet as the European telecom company digests the $10 billion acquisition of New York cable operator Cablevision Systems.

Fed Announces 2017 FOMC Meeting Schedule

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The Federal Reserve will meet for its 2017 policy meetings in January, March, May, June, July, September, October, and December, according to a tentative schedule.

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.

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.

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.

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