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Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

Mexico Border Closure

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. The closure between San Diego and Tijuana for work on a $741 million expansion project presents a monumental headache for border businesses,...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 22,364.31 Low: 22,299.58 Close: 22,359.59 Change: —9.64 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2502.22 +1.62 NYSE Index: 12,151.80 +18.18 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6426.92 +4.23 NYSE Amer Composite: 2613.13 +5.58 Russell 2000 Index: 1450.78 +6.60 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


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How major US stock market indexes fared Friday

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Friday as gains for energy, phone and industrial companies made up for losses elsewhere. Real estate and utilities companies were among the biggest decliners. Some health insurers bounced back as support dwindled for the Senate Republicans’ latest effort to...


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Stocks bounce, Treasuries rise on Korea tensions

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Stocks vacillated Friday before ending little changed and Treasuries gained with gold as investors reached for safe haven assets after North Korea ratcheted up its threats against the U.S. The S&P 500 Index, churning in one of the tightest ranges in its history, rose slightly,...


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Why neighborhood toy stores are thriving while Toys R Us goes bankrupt

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Ella Wiesenfelder has been coming to Barstons Child’s Play her whole life, so naturally it’s where she wanted to be on the afternoon of her 8th birthday. She had already picked out a Lego spaceship and a magic kit with 150 tricks for herself and was now helping her 6-...


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Amazon looks to deliver Shake Shack, Chipotle amid food push

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Amazon.com Inc. may soon bring Shake Shack burgers and Chipotle burritos to your door as it pushes deeper into the growing market for restaurant delivery. The e-commerce titan has been working to crack the code on food delivery for at least a decade. Now that Amazon has a major...


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Prudential's PGIM is said to explore entering ETF marketplace

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Prudential Financial Inc. is looking to get into the $3.1 trillion market for exchange-traded funds, according to a person familiar with the matter. PGIM Investments, part of the firm’s $1 trillion asset-management unit, is exploring steps to build an ETF business in the U.S....


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SEC's Edgar fails to display Goldman Sachs insider stock sales

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Several Goldman Sachs leaders have sold stock since February, and the details should be easily searchable on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Edgar website. They’re not. While Goldman Sachs makes such filings available on its website, the SEC’s dedicated web page for...


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Batman comic series to feature scenery from Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Holy hometown, Batman! A highly anticipated Batman comic book series will have some locations that might look familiar to Maine residents. The Portland Press Herald reports Portland City Hall, Old Port’s cobblestone streets and various red brick buildings will be a part of...


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Troops surround Rio's biggest slum to end six-day shootout

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Troops have started surrounding Rio de Janeiro’s largest slum to combat an escalation of violent clashes between police and drug gangs that has started affecting some of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods. Rocinha, which separates some of Rio’s wealthiest neighborhoods...


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