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Europe Markets: Dollar steadies as investors await Fed's policy signals

The U.S. dollar is steady Wednesday, with investors largely expecting the Federal Reserve to say it remains on course to raise interest rates again this year and offer additional clarity on its intention to shrink its massive asset portfolio.

Outside the Box: A money manager fights the social pressure for 'more house'

Our house is unimpressive and I love it. says this Denver-area adviser. But would people think I was successful' if they saw it?

Bond Report: Treasury yields fall as investors await Fed policy statement

Treasury yields slip before the Federal Reserve's policy meeting, where investors could emerge with a better sense of when the central bank would like to start tapering the central bank's balance sheet, a move which could have consequences for pricing of government paper but also stocks and other ...

The ultimate contrarian investment awaits: coal stocks

U.S. coal companies have come back from the dead, and their prospects appear surprisingly good, says Michael Brush.

Contrarian investor: Reports of the internal combustion engine's death are greatly exaggerated

The U.K. has delivered the latest diss to gasoline-powered cars, but burying internal combustion engines takes a great deal longer to happen than people think,' says Bill Smead, Smead Capital Management's CEO.

NewsWatch: 'Stealth' Trump factors are lifting stocks, these strategists say

Markets realize that the likelihood of President Trump 'raising' taxes is nil,' say Voya Investment Management's strategists.

Capitol Report: What Republican health proposals remain after one vote failed | Ousting Mueller would be inappropriate: poll

Senate Republicans' remaining health-care proposals; voters say in poll that ousting special counsel Robert Mueller would be inappropriate; House to vote on cutting CBO funding; and more.

Elon Musk just burned Mark Zuckerberg in a tweet about AI

'Naysayer' versus 'limited understanding on the subject': Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg trade barbs on AI development.

Tesla Model S back at the top at Consumer Reports

Tesla's luxury sedan regains top safety marks with Consumer Reports after ADAS braking feature activated at highway speeds.

MarketWatch First Take: AMD earnings give investors what they wanted — now it must deliver on servers

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. came through on the first phase of its new product cycle Tuesday, but the next challenge is to deliver results in the $16 billion data center market to justify investors' continued optimism.

The Wall Street Journal: Amazon hosting job fair for 50,000 positions amid logistics hiring squeeze

Amazon.com Inc. aims to fill 50,000 new open positions in the U.S. by hosting a giant job fair next month, where it will be making offers on the spot.

Earnings Outlook: UPS earnings: How much will Prime packages cut into margins?

Analysts are expecting muted revenue growth as United Parcel continues to invest in infrastructure for more efficient deliveries to consumers.

Barnes & Noble stock jumps 17% after investor urges it to go private

Activist shareholder Sandell Asset Management says bookstore chain should go private and escape public markets that are currently hostile to retailers.

Earnings Watch: Verizon earnings: Can you hear me now? Verizon's search for success outside wireless

Competition in the wireless telephone industry has been increasingly stiff, and Verizon Communications Inc. has been doing what it can to keep up.

Asia Markets: Japan, Aussie stocks spurred again by commodity prices

As oil and metals prices rise, Australian stocks in particular get a boost on Wednesday. Nikkei also rises.

If you can buy only one stock or ETF, make it this one

With this investment, you're tapping into the momentum of the market, says Nigam Arora.

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures steady as market waits for Fed decision, earnings rush

U.S. stock futures indicate a muted open Wednesday, as traders brace for fresh signals from the Federal Reserve and another round of earnings reports from big names such as Ford and Facebook.

Outside the Box: The Apple Car could run traditional automakers off the road

Apple has an inside track to lead a radically new automobile industry, writes Vitaliy N. Katsenelson.

Who's brave enough to make the ultimate contrarian bet: coal stocks

U.S. coal companies have come back from the dead, and their prospects appear surprisingly good, says Michael Brush.

Stratfor: Russia's Putin faces off against America's Founding Fathers

Russia has inadvertently spurred a natural rebalancing of power between the executive and legislative branches, just as the framers of the U.S. Constitution intended.

Deep Dive: Health-care fund managers say a spike in drugs and devices will produce big returns

Higher-quality applications to the FDA could ignite health-care stocks, according to the managers of the Janus Henderson Global Life Sciences Fund.

Europe Markets: European stocks log gains as earnings roll in

Stocks across Europe moved higher Wednesday, as investors sifted through the latest round of corporate earnings reports ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.

Outside the Box: A money manager struggles with the social pressure for 'more house'

Our house is unimpressive and I love it. But would people think I was successful' if they saw it?

The Wall Street Journal: Ford hit by lawsuit over consumer complaints about faulty transmissions

An Australian regulator is suing Ford, saying it misled customers who complained about the dry-clutch PowerShift automatic transmission by telling them they weren't entitled to a refund or a replacement vehicle.

The Wall Street Journal: Why so many teens are clueless about money

Their need for financial knowledge is more urgent than ever, but they don't have the savvy to manage the responsibilities awaiting them.

Futures Movers: Oil rally continues, as optimism builds ahead U.S. supply data

Supplies are estimated to have dropped 10.2 million barrels, says the American Petroleum Institute. The industry group's figure is quadruple the projected drop to be seen in later Wednesday's weekly report from the Energy Information Administration

Asia Markets: Japan, Aussie stocks continue to rise, spurred on by commodity prices

As oil and metals prices rise, Australian stocks in particular get a boost on Wednesday. NIkkei also rises.

Don't have a college degree? These are the industries with the best-paid jobs

30 million jobs in the U.S. don't require a four-year college degree and pay an average salary of $55,000 a year.

What everyone can learn from Jared Kushner's unorthodox approach to meetings

Never take meetings with these troublesome co-workers.

Does your child have a question? There's a smart toy for that

New smart toys are increasingly doing the work of mothers and fathers.

House votes to prevent disgruntled customers from being able to sue their bank

A group of senators is trying to undo a rule that helps consumers bring class-action lawsuits against financial companies.

George Clooney and Angelina Jolie's directorial projects could be the most sought-after tickets at TIFF

The festival is a launch pad for awards-season contenders.

Key Words: John McCain gives Trump a win, then gives Senate an earful

Sen. John McCain, barely a week out from surgery that uncovered a brain tumor, returned to the U.S. Senate Tuesday with a key vote to allow debate to move forward on the Republican health-care bill. He then proceeded to skewer the entire process used to create and advance the bill, and vowed he ...

Bond Report: Long-dated Treasury yields jump most in 4 months as stocks, commodities rally

Treasury yields rise on Tuesday as traders sell government paper ahead of the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

Market Extra: Stocks are ignoring U.S. political uncertainty, but the dollar isn't

Wondering where political uncertainty is showing up on Wall Street? Don't look in the stock market—check the dollar.

Three biotech companies to watch ahead of earnings

Harry Boxer focuses on Exelixis, ImmunoGen and Impax Laboratories.

Market Snapshot: S&P 500, Nasdaq finish at records as investors cheer earnings

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed at records Tuesday, following better-than-expected results from bellwether companies, the latest sign that equity valuations may be supported by activity in American corporations.

Market Extra: Bitcoin, digital currencies retreat from records

Prices of the most prominent digital currencies tied to bitcoin and Ethereum networks fell sharply on Tuesday, further retreating from records set last month, even as the nascent market shows signs of maturing.

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says he's 'disappointed' in Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is disappointed' in Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation and hailed a big step' on the path to repealing and replacing Obamacare after the Senate took a key procedural vote.

Sect. of State Tillerson is 'taking a little time off'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is taking a little time off,' a State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Why you should avoid Jared Kushner's weirdly casual approach to meetings

'How about never?' Think twice about sitting in a room with these 10 co-workers.

Commodities Corner: Here's why oil just scored its biggest one-day rally of 2017

Talk from OPEC isn't the only reason prices for oil scored their biggest single-session gain of the year.

NewsWatch: Why oil prices scored their biggest one-day rally of 2017

Talk from OPEC isn't the only reason prices for oil scored their biggest single-session gain of the year.

Mark Hulbert: The shockingly subdued 'fear index' doesn't mean what you think it means

Contrarians are wrong about what this low VIX level means for the stock market's future returns, says Mark Hulbert.

Need to Know: Here's why Apple, Facebook and the gang are not going to take down this market

The next few days will see a slew of big name tech darlings report. And Alphabet is down in premarket after worries about higher costs. But our call of the day says this market is bigger than these stocks. So chill.

The Wall Street Journal: Michael Kors buying shoe maker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion in all-cash deal

Michael Kors on Tuesday said it has agreed to acquire upscale shoemaker Jimmy Choo for £896 million , as it looks to offset slower growth in its core handbag business.

Earnings Outlook: Chevron earnings: Wall Street is looking for updates on natural-gas projects

A project in Australia and another in the Texan Permian Basin will be a key focus when Chevron reports before the market opens on Friday.

Earnings Outlook: Facebook earnings: After a sudden change, Instagram is in focus

Facebook Inc. is expected to report second-quarter earnings after the market closes Wednesday, with a focus on Instagram and video.

Earnings Outlook: Boeing earnings: Management will likely make a big deal about its services business

Boeing is scheduled to report second-quarter results on Wednesday, before the market opens, with management commentary expected to focus on the outlook for the new global services business.

Blue Apron is a tasty buy opportunity, say banks that led IPO

The banks that served as underwriters on the meal-kit company's IPO initiated coverage on the stock Monday with many giving the stock a buy rating.