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Fed's first hurdle in 2020: Dispensing with 'QE Lite'

The Federal Reserve's bond portfolio is swelling again at a pace not seen since the "quantitative easing" heyday in the early 2010s. Prices for stocks and other risky assets are also rising at a fast clip - a state of affairs that a growing chorus of investors, economists and former Fed officials say is no coincidence, and potentially a problem.



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EU to rule on $120 billion United Technologies, Raytheon deal by February 28

EU antitrust enforcers will rule by Feb. 28 whether to approve United Technologies Corp and U.S. contractor Raytheon Co's bid to create a $121 billion aerospace and defense giant, a filing on the European Commission website showed.



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The week in business in five graphics

Wuhan in central China is the size of London. But flights to and from the city are canceled, highways are shut and soldiers guard the railway station, as China tries to quarantine the center of a virus outbreak that has killed 81 people and infected thousands, spreading to more than 10 countries including the United States and Japan.



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Cash, Plastic or Hand? Amazon Envisions Paying With a Wave

WSJ | AnnaMaria Andriotis | Jan 19, 2020 Tech giant plans terminals to let consumers link credit card information to their hands Amazon wants to make your hand your credit card. The tech giant is creating checkout terminals that could be placed in bricks-and-mortar stores and allow shoppers to link their card information to their

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Analysts are now starting to downgrade some stocks because of the coronavirus

Bank of America downgraded shares of Wynn Resorts to neutral from buy and Oppenheimer downgraded shares of cosmetic company Estée Lauder to perform from outperform on Monday.

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Tax season is here! What you need to make it easy

Dust off your calculator and sharpen your pencils: Jan. 27 is the first day of tax season. Here's what you should do to make the process as speedy and pain-free as possible.

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J&J CEO to testify at trial for first time on Baby Powder risks

Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky was set to be called as a witness on Monday in what would be his first appearance in a jury trial over allegations that the company's Baby Powder causes cancer.



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The secret to financial success: Paying off debt

U.S. households with credit card debt owe nearly $7,000, on average. If you made the minimum payments on that balance, it would take 21 years to pay it off. Here's how to pay down debt far more effectively.

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Oil drops below $60 as China virus stokes demand concern

Crude prices extended declines on Monday, dropping below $60 for the first time in nearly three months, as the death toll from China's coronavirus rose and more businesses were forced to shut down, fuelling expectations of slowing oil demand.



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Wall Street opens 1% lower on growing China virus fears

U.S. stocks opened more than 1% lower on Monday, on concerns about the financial fallout of a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak in China.



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This is How You Achieve Greatness. 5 Essential Lessons From Kobe

LA Times | Jan 27, 2020 Kobe Bryant, the NBA MVP who had a 20-year career with the Lakers, was killed Sunday when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames in the hills above Calabasas. His daughter Gianna, 13, was also on board and died along with seven others. For live

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GM to spend $2.2 billion to make electric trucks and SUVs at Detroit factory

General Motors Co will invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build a variety of electric trucks and SUVs, the No.1 U.S. automaker said in a statement on Monday.



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Casper IPO valuation dwindles from peak of $1 billion

Casper Sleep Inc, the online mattress retailer whose investors include actor Leonardo DiCaprio and rapper 50 Cent, expects its initial public offering valuation to be well below the roughly $1 billion it commanded in the last funding round.



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These US stocks have the most exposure to China's consumer market getting hit by coronavirus fears

Wall Street analysts are issuing warnings about retailers, restaurants and hotels that have high revenue exposure to China.

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Travel, tech stocks lead Wall St. lower as China virus fears mount

U.S. stocks fell more than 1% on Monday as investors worried about the economic fallout of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak in China that has prompted the country to extend the Lunar New Year holidays and businesses to close some operations.



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