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May 18, 2016

WSJ | Forex Closing on May 18, 2016.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on May 18, 2016.

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DealBook P.M. Edition - May 18, 2016: Top Story: Fed is Seriously Considering Raising Interes Rates in June, Meeting Minutes Say.

 
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Janet L. Yellen, the Fed chairwoman. Officials have repeatedly said that they want to get out of the business of telling markets when rates will rise, but they also appear unable at times to resist the temptation.
Fed Is Seriously Considering Raising Interest Rates in June, Meeting Minutes Say The central bank sent an unusually frank message to Wall Street, delivered in the official account of the Fed's April meeting.

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on May 18, 2016.

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WSJ | Most Actives Closing on May 18, 2016.

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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on May 18, 2016.

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FTC Press Release - May 18, 2016: FTC Adds Defendants, Charges in Ongoing Tech Support Scam Case.

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Amended Complaint Adds India-Based Defendants, Telemarketing Sales Rule Charges
The Federal Trade Commission has added three new defendants to an ongoing case against a tech support scam. The scheme allegedly bilked consumers out of tens of millions of dollars by pretending to represent Microsoft, Apple, and other major tech companies.

Wall Street at Close Report, by CNBC, on May 18, 2016: Stocks Close Off Highs After Fed Minutes; Financials Gain More Than 1.5%.

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Evelyn Cheng
 
U.S. stocks closed off session highs Wednesday after the release of the Federal Reserve's April meeting minutes, which said a June rate hike was likely if the data improves.

FRB Press Release - May 18, 2016: Minutes of The Federal Open Market Committee: the Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at ¼ to ½ percent at this meeting.

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Release Date: May 18, 2016

CMI Spot Prices at Close on May 18, 2016.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Bits | The Business of Technology on May 18, 2016: Facebook's Conservative Charm Offensive.

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Facebook’s Conservative Charm Offensive | Facebook keeps trying to take the air out of allegations that it is anti-conservative. Its latest attempt is happening on Wednesday.

RT News - May 18, 2016: ISIS not in Retreat, War in Libya Could Make Matters Worse - Professor Paul Rodgers, of Bradford University Security Expert of War and Peace.

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Claims that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is in retreat are mistaken and misleading, according to a prominent British professor of security studies.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - May 18, 2016: Doug Pollitt: Devaluing Dollar and Debt by Revaluing Gold is Getting Respectable.


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European Markets at Close Report by CNBC on May 18, 2016: Europe Finishes Mostly Higher; Oil Seesaws; Fed Minutes Ahead.

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Arjun Kharpal
 
European indexes closed mostly higher on Wednesday as investors reacted to volatile oil markets and awaited the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.

U.S. Stock market Future Indications Update, by MarketWatch on May 18, 2016: Stock Futures Point Lower Open Ahead of Fed Minutes.

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Victor Reklaitis, Joseph Adinolfi
 
U.S. stock futures moved lower on Wednesday, putting stocks on track to add to Tuesday’s drop, as investors avoided big bets ahead of a release that could hint at when the Federal Reserve’s next interest-rate hike might hit.

Bloomberg Politics - May 18, 2016: Clinton, Democrats Confronting Dangerous Divisions Within Party

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Margaret Talev:
 
Hillary Clinton’s claim of a narrow victory in Kentucky and Bernie Sanders’ win in Oregon illustrated a deepening rift among Democrats with the potential to hobble the party heading into the general election.

NYT First Draft on Politics on May 18, 2016: Sanders Wins Oregon; Clinton Declares Victory in Kentucky.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont at California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Carson on Tuesday. “We are in till the last ballot is cast,” he said Tuesday night.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont at California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Carson on Tuesday. “We are in till the last ballot is cast,” he said Tuesday night. Monica Almeida/The New York Times
Sanders Wins Oregon; Clinton Declares Victory in Kentucky
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The Washington Post - World Indices From Bloomberg - May 18, 2016.



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The Bloomberg European 500 Index is a free float capitalization-weighted index of the 500 most highly capitalized European companies. The index was developed with a base value of 120.33 as of December 31, 1996.

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DealBook Today's Top Headlines on May 18, 2016: A Tale of Two Silicon Valleys | I.M.F. Takes Firmer Stand Favoring Relief for Greek Debt | Bank of America Called 'Bro's Club' in Bias Suit

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By AMIE TSANG
A TALE OF TWO SILICON VALLEYS Lending Club's implosion is a tale of an Internet unicorn, valued at more than $8 billion at its initial public offering, grasping for growth and cutting corners. But it is also a tale about the good that an online lender can do, Steven Davidoff Solomon writes in Deal Professor.

Bloomberg View - May 18, 2016: Germany Is Very, Very Tired

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John Micklethwait
 
Over the past few days the Brexit referendum has taken a nasty turn, with Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London and a prominent “leaver,” comparing the European Union to Adolf Hitler and complaining about Germany’s growing power in the EU. He should visit Berlin, which I did last week. Far from wanting to rule Europe, Germany’s leaders seem increasingly worn out by its endless crises and, from their point of view, downright ingratitude. This growing fatigue in the continent’s already reluctant hegemon could spell as much trouble for the EU as Brexit does. 

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications, by MarketWatch - May 18, 2016: Wall Street Stocks in Holding Pattern ahead of Fed Minutes.

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Victor Reklaitis
 
U.S. stock futures on Wednesday showed little change, as investors avoided big bets ahead of a release that could hint at when the next interest-rate hike will hit.

Asian Markets at Close Report by MarketWatch on May 18, 2016: China , Hong Kong Stocks Fall After Silence on Expected Trading Link

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Chao Deng 
 
Stocks in China were down sharply Wednesday, with losses spreading across most of Asia, as investors worried about the nation’s tighter grip on its markets, which added to concerns about higher U.S. interest rates.

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Briefing - May 18, 2016: Today's Media Stories from the Papers.

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Top story on MediaGuardian

Sun editor defends ‘Queen backs Brexit’ headline as watchdog rules it inaccurate
Tony Gallagher insists monarch ‘strongly’ believes she wants to leave EU, despite Ipso saying headline was ‘significantly misleading’

The Guardian | Business | Economics | Global Economy - May 18 (00:01 BST): Worse Economies Threatens to Gains Against Poverty - ILO by Philip Inman

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Phillip Inman
 
Worsening economic conditions in Asia, Latin America and the Arab world threaten to undo decades of progress in reducing global poverty, according to a report by the International Labour Organisation. The UN agency warned that a third of workers earned less than the “moderate poverty threshold” of $3.10 (£2.10) a day, and many were in precarious jobs without basic social protections such as healthcare and welfare benefits.

The Guardian | World | Japan - May 18, 2016: Japan's Annaul Growth Rate Jumps to 1.7% on Back of Consumer Spending

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Japan sidestepped a recession with annualised growth of 1.7% in the first quarter of 2016, preliminary data showed on Wednesday. But the reading underscored how the drive for a firm recovery in the world’s number three economy is not gaining traction.