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Outside the Box: Fight over trade policy is like the fight over vaccines: there’s a lot of wrong information

To be honest, it appalls me how many good-meaning people misunderstand international trade. In normal times, it wouldn’t matter because the role of peaceful trade has been a largely settled intellectual consensus for close to a century. It is a background issue to most of our lives. Today, the consensus has vanished for all the wrong reasons. It wasn’t challenged ...

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Americans are spending like mad again

Americans are spending. A lot. And not just on Amazon. Retail sales rose 0.8% in May, the government reported Thursday — much better than expected. Spending was up 5.9% from a year ago. <p class="speaka… Latest stock market news from Wall Street – CNNMoney.com

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This explodes the myth that American men don’t like to shop

When they’re shopping online, men seem to have deeper pockets than women. Among online shoppers, 38% of men have bought an item online that costs $ 1,000 or more, according to a National Public Radio/Marist survey released Monday of more than 1,000 adults. Comparatively, only 19% of women had made a purchase that big on the internet. Overall, the survey ...

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JP Morgan sees Weight Watchers rallying more than 20% as it adds more 'influencers' like Oprah

J.P. Morgan added Weight Watchers to the firm’s list of “overweight” stocks, saying the weight loss company is poised for “outsized” growth as it looks to add more big-name celebrities through its partnership with Oprah Winfrey. “Management stabilized the trajectory … by revamping its points program, significantly improving the mobile platform, and recruiting pivotal social media influencers,” J.P. Morgan analyst ...

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