Snubbed by NBA champ Stephen Curry, Trump takes back ‘invitation’ for White House fete

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Source: Market Watch Personal FinancePresident Donald Trump on Saturday “uninvited” the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and star guard Stephen Curry to a White House congratulatory reception, taking to Twitter to say that “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”That probably … [Read more...]

Parents favor their sons over their daughters in this one life-changing way

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Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceWhen it comes to their kids’ college costs, parents are playing favorites.Parents of all boys are more likely to have money saved for college than parents of all girls, according to a new survey from T. Rowe Price, an asset-management company. Some 50% of parents who have only boys have money saved for their kids’ college, compared with just … [Read more...]

Tensions escalate with North Korea as U.S. planes patrol coast, Pyongyang warns it will attack

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Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceIn a new escalation of hostility between Washington and Pyongyang, North Korea’s foreign minister warned in a United Nations speech Saturday that a rocket attack on the U.S. mainland was “inevitable” while U.S. warplanes flew off the east coast of North Korea in an explicit show of force.A total of eight U.S. aircraft flew close to the North … [Read more...]

This is (probably) how low Apple’s stock will go

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Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceTechnical analysis shows that the iPhone maker’s shares may decline further, writes Nigam Arora. See full story.Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Inc. investors got exactly what they wanted Friday with the surprise news that the company dropped its controversial shareholder plan, thanks to Wall Street’s love of Facebook stock. See full story.Wall … [Read more...]

Merkel’s government may get a fresh new partner

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Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceIt is virtually certain that Angela Merkel will get a fourth term as German chancellor after national elections next month, but that simple fact masks an important shift in German politics that could push her toward more business-friendly policies and a change of course on Europe.The right-of-center Free Democratic Party, under its young and … [Read more...]

Germany’s election promises to be a nail-biter — for the 3rd-place spot, that is

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Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceGermany’s general election campaign kicked off in earnest over the weekend and it promises to be a nail-biter—for third place.Chancellor Angela Merkel looks like a sure bet to win a fourth term as the head of Europe’s biggest economic power when the country votes in late September. Her center-right alliance has a 15-point polling lead over it … [Read more...]

Here’s one slim opportunity to play the German election

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Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceImagine having three children — two who are drama queens, and one who is calm and mature, as if there were another grownup in the family.The first two might represent recent United Kingdom and French elections that sparked outsize moves in markets. Meanwhile, Germany’s upcoming ballot plays the part of the “strong and stable” child — to borro … [Read more...]

5 things you need to know about the German election

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Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceThe Germans head to the polls on Sunday in an election that could dictate the future of the eurozone as Angela Merkel defends her position against Martin Schulz for a fourth term as Chancellor.The polls are pointing to a win for Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, with Schulz’s Social Democratic Party in second place, although support for th … [Read more...]

The German election could mean a huge shift for the eurozone

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Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceIt’s been called boring, predictable and a snoozefest — but the seemingly unexciting German election has the potential to drive big changes in the eurozone.The ballot, which takes place on Sunday, looks like delivering an easy win for Angela Merkel — giving her a fourth term as chancellor — as well as for her Christian Democratic Union party. … [Read more...]

Once German risk passes, China and the EU are waiting in the wings

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Source: Market Watch Personal Finance2017 held a clutch of potential political risks from the Dutch general election to the French presidential election to the U.K.’s surprise snap election. While voters have delivered their fair share of shocks for markets, the German general election this weekend isn’t shaping up to be one of them. Read: German election: Who’s Merkel up agai … [Read more...]