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Popular weed killer faces lawsuit over cancer claims

Woman who used "Roundup" backpack sprayer once a week among dozens of people alleging the product caused non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer

?Kellogg opening cereal cafe in NYC amid soggy sales

Bowls will cost $6.50 to $7.50 and combine cereals like Special K and Frosted Flakes with ingredients like pistachios and lemon zest

?World stocks up as worries ease over Brexit vote

Futures augured a positive start for Wall Street: Dow and S&P futures both added 0.5 percent

Lawsuit: Danger from weed killer ingredient is not flagged

One of the most popular weed killers on the market is now the target of lawsuits across the country. The legal claims follow a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which recently classified glyphosate -- the main ingredient in Roundup -- as "probably carcinogenic to humans." Mireya Villarreal reports.

UK, EU Talk Past Each Other on Brexit Negotiations

David Cameron and Nigel Farage both spoke at a previously-schedued meeting of the European Parliament yesterday. On the one hand, public posturing is always more aggressive than what a negotiator is willing to accept. On the other hand, EU leaders seemed generally well unified on some key, high-level rules of the role for Brexit negotiations. […]

Personal Income increased 0.2% in May, Spending increased 0.4%

The BEA released the Personal Income and Outlays report for May: Personal income increased $37.1 billion, or 0.2 percent... according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $53.5 billion,...Show More Summary

MBA: "Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest Weekly Survey"

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 24, 2016....The Refinance Index decreased 2 percent from the previous week. Show More Summary

Demystifying leaders

The search for a new England manager, new Tory leader and perhaps new Labour leader too brings an under-appreciated question into focus: what exactly can leadership achieve? In the Times today, Matthew Syed decries the “ludicrous idea that everything would...

Brexit bedlam

Brexit shook global financial markets so hard that some saw parallels with the financial crisis of 2008. Through all the economic and political uncertainties, the vote will fundamentally change Britain and Europe.

France's Near Stagnant Economy and Membership in the Euro are the Same Issue

The NYT ran an article on how France's far-right sees the vote in the UK for leaving the European Union as a boost its own efforts. After outlining the state of anti-EU sentiment in France, the piece tells readers: "Given the array of...Show More Summary

How profitable are pot shops? You'd be surprised

The legalized pot industry generates far more sales per square foot than traditional retailers, underscoring its economic clout

Markets hate uncertainty -- they should get over it

Despite all the cliché-mongering, nothing is certain but death and taxes -- and the word "uncertainty" in Brexit coverage

Brexit likely hasn't finished bashing the market

These indicators suggest that stocks remains vulnerable to further downside extension and bigger losses

Patrick Cockburn: How Neoliberalism and Cold War Obsessions Fractured the Middle East

How neoliberalism, the resource curse, and military interventions by Washington and its allies, profoundly destabilized the Middle East.

Fed Watch: Powell First Out Of The Gate

Tim Duy: Powell First Out Of The Gate, by Tim Duy: The first Fed speaker of the post-Brexit era delivered a decidedly dovish message. Confirming the expectations of market participants, Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell made clear that the Fed...

Tom Friedman on Thank You for Being Late

(June 29, 2016 02:15 AM, by David Henderson) Last Friday, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman gave a talk at the Naval Postgraduate School, where I teach, and I had a front-row seat. Here are some impressions and responses to his talk. First, I arrived with a bias... (0 COMMENTS)

The Brexit shock and its aftershocks

I just spent some time looking at stock market reactions around the world, over the past three trading days.  I’m too lazy to compute all the exact numbers, but I’ll give you a rough sense of what I found: 1.  The FTSE100 is down less than almost any other market, but I originally misinterpreted this […]

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