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Morgan Stanley Warns Currency Traders Worst to Come for Dollar

The dollar is set to fall 5 percent in the next few months, the Federal Reserve isn’t raising interest rates anytime soon and U.S. economic data is …

Big Banks Turn Silicon Valley Competition Into Profit

In an annual letter to shareholders last year, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon warned in bold print that “Silicon Valley is …

Why Microsoft, With $100 Billion, Wants a Loan for LinkedIn

Microsoft Corp. has enough cash to buy LinkedIn Corp. four times over. So why is it taking out a big loan to pay for its latest purchase?<p>Maybe …

Everything’s a Buy as Central Banks Keep on Greasing Markets

Misery is making strange bedfellows in global markets.<p>At a time when risky assets including stocks, commodities, junk bonds and<br>emerging-market …

Stocks End Winning Streak as Optimism Ebbs; Bonds, Dollar Climb

A weeklong rally in global stocks ended as investors reassessed the outlook for global economic growth ahead of a series of events that could set the …

U.S. Federal Reserve Meeting Minutes for April 27

Following are the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meeting that concluded on April<p>27.<p>A joint meeting of the Federal Open Market …

This Could Be the End of the Tech Boom

Where have all the tech IPOs gone?<p>So far in 2016, just one tech company has gone public in the U.S. That is the fewest U.S. tech IPOs at mid-May of …

These Dates Will Be Crucial as the Fed Nears a Possible June Hike

Now that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her colleagues have laid out what conditions could pave the way for an interest-rate increase next …

Leaving Europe Is a Risk the U.K. Shouldn't Take

The British electorate does not need Americans to tell them how to vote in the June 23 referendum, and I wouldn’t dare try. I have always had great admiration for the British people -- and great respect for the country’s democratic traditions. But from across the Atlantic, we Yanks are watching the …

Great Britain

Fed Puts June Rate Increase on Table Provided Economy Says Go

Federal Reserve officials want to raise interest rates in June. Now, it is up to the U.S. economy to confirm their view that slow growth in the first …

Global Equities Sink to Six-Week Low as Dollar Rally Hits Metals

Global stocks slid to a six-week low, falling with commodities as markets braced for the possibility that the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. …

Free App Sweatcoin Pays People To Get Fit And Stay Active

After raising nearly $1 million ($890K), 150 million steps tracked and tens of partners signed up, new UK health app Sweatcoin launched in the Apple app store this week and has been an instant hit.<p>In the past 48 hours the app has gone to #1 in the Apple UK Finance store and has tapped into the …

Online lenders need more oversight, Treasury report finds

Online lenders require more federal oversight, according to a Treasury Department report released Tuesday as the rapidly growing industry faced increasing concerns about the quality of its loans.<p>While offering opportunities for consumers and particularly small businesses to gain greater access to …

Finance

GM Executive Credits Silicon Valley for Accelerating Development of Self-Driving Cars

Head of GM’s foresight and trends unit says timetable for autonomous vehicles likely moved from 2035 to 2020, if not sooner<p>By<p>John D. Stoll<p>John D. Stoll<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@johndstoll<p>john.stoll.12<p>Google+<p>john.stoll@wsj.com<p>A General Motors Co. executive credited Silicon Valley companies, …

Silicon Valley

French Power Company Takes Control of Silicon Valley Battery Startup

French energy giant Engie has bought an 80% stake in Green Charge Networks, a California-based startup that sells battery systems and software that …

With world watching, China steel mills take their chances

XIANGFEN COUNTY, China (Reuters) - When falling commodity prices and listless demand forced China’s Shanxi Zhongsheng Steel Co Ltd to close in October, it was sitting on roughly enough unsold steel to lay high-speed train tracks from San Francisco to the Mexican border.<p>Stacks of rebar await …

Stocks Notch Biggest Gains in Weeks as Oil Rebounds

All 10 sectors of the S&P 500 rise, though trading volume is relatively light<p>By<p>Leslie Josephs and<p>Leslie Josephs<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@lesliejosephs<p>leslie.josephs@wsj.com<p>Riva Gold<p>Riva Gold<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@GoldRiva<p>riva.gold@wsj.com<p>A broad rally bolstered by a rebound in oil …

Stock Markets

Why You're Having A Hard Time With Your Millennial Employees -- And What To Do About It

All three of my kids, their friends, and my daughters’ spouses are millennials (roughly those people born between 1981 and 1996). A great many of the employees in our client companies are millennials. These young employees now make up 35% of the U.S. workforce, and are predicted to be close to 50% …

Smartphone Makers Are Finally Moving Past Megapixels

Smartphone companies like Apple and Samsung have long trumpeted their devices’ megapixel count, which measures the size of a camera’s image when …

7 Easy Ways for Entrepreneurs to Boost Motivation Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my years as an entrepreneur, author and business advisor, I have seen others fail and had countless failures of my own. I have stayed up endless late nights working on a new project, only to rip it apart and start all over again. I’ve …

Motivation

Four Ways To Invest In The Eventual Rise In Oil Prices

As pertains to oil prices, I do not think we are at the bottom of the barrel just yet. In fact I firmly believe that crude oil prices are going to remain depressed for the foreseeable future. Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to pump oil at a fast pace, and I see only a small chance that other OPEC …

Poor Microsoft: Why Being Late Killed Windows' Future, Despite Recent Good Ideas

Microsoft recently announced it was offering Windows 10 on xBox, thus unifying all its hardware products on a single operating system – PCs, mobile devices, gaming devices and 3D devices. This means application developers can create solutions that can run on all devices, with extensions that can …

Windows 10

Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

If your landscape photography is leaving something to be desired, you’re not alone. Armed with a little knowledge about what’s going wrong, though, …

Landscape Photography

How Facebook Helped A Solo Entrepreneur Create Two Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses

Justin Goff, 31, has created two million-dollar businesses with no employees other than the owners—an eBook company and an online health supplements store. The secret of this entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio has been mastering Facebook marketing.<p>His skill at scaling revenues at these ultra-lean …

Customer Service

Canon Profits Down 21% as Mirrorless Cameras Cut Into DSLR Sales

Canon announced its quarterly earnings today, revealing that its operating profit for the quarter (~$665 million) has fallen 21% compared to last …

$1.7 billion of Apple’s revenue last quarter came from Apple Watch

When it comes to revealing Apple Watch sales figures, Apple has kept its lips more tightly sealed than a swimmer in a sewage tank.<p>One of the ways it’s done this is hiding the Apple Watch numbers under the “other products” category in its SEC filings — alongside the iPod, Apple TV, Beats …

Apple Watch

U.S. Stocks Edge Lower

Investors say the odds are rising that the Fed will raise interest rates in December<p>Stocks inched lower Thursday, pulling back from a sharp prior-day rally, as investors looked ahead to the prospect of an interest-rate increase later in the year.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 23.72 points, …

Stock Markets

How A Business School Student Used His Personal Network To Build A Startup Valued At $100 Million

Brian Pallas, 28, could easily have joined his family’s business in Italy, organizing events in the corporate and entertainment world. Instead, he enrolled in Columbia in 2012 to get his MBA, tapped into the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and started a business based on the power of family …

The World Owes Me Nothing

I am fortunate to live amidst incredibly smart, driven, hardworking people who care about making an impact. Sometimes some of them trust me enough to come to me for business and career advice (I refuse to discuss personal problems).<p>Before every such meeting, I try hard to configure myself to set …

This Is What Customer Satisfaction Looks Like When Retail Employees Have Options

As far as the folks who comprise the American Customer Satisfaction Index are concerned, US retailers have a big problem as we head into the holiday shopping season: customer satisfaction is at its lowest level in nine years, according to the latest ACSI score, which it just announced last …