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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 12, 2016 in New York City. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average closed at all-time highs that day and did so again July 20. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Record Highs for US Stocks Not at All Irrational

    July 20 marked the seventh all-time closing high for the S&P 500 this month. The Dow’s nine-day winning streak is its longest in more than... Read more

  • FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock indexes crept higher in morning trading Wednesday, July 20, 2016, after companies reported profits that were stronger than expected, if not strong. Technology stocks led the way following an encouraging report from Microsoft, which helped offset weakness in the energy and raw-materials sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    A technology surge tips stock indexes to new highs

      NEW YORK—Stocks took another modest step further into record territory Wednesday after several companies reported profits that were stronger than expected, if not strong... Read more

  • Reclaiming beauty from discarded bullet cases and bomb shells: jewellery designer Lucy Georgeson and ethical fashion brand founder Taeko Ohyama (Si Gross/Epoch Times)

    From Bullets to Bling

    LONDON, U.K.—This jewellery is solid and strong – strong enough to carry an enduring story. At the same time it’s paradoxical: objects once linked only... Read more

  • In this undated photo provided by Macy's Inc., the department store's new mobile tool is demonstrated. Macy’s is testing a new mobile tool that uses artificial intelligence to help customers navigate throughout the store. It comes as the nation’s largest department store chain tries to improve customer experience in the wake of sluggish sales and stiffer competition. (Tristan Fuge/Macy's Inc. via AP)

    Macy’s Tests Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Service

    NEW YORK—Macy’s is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they’re in — like where a... Read more

  • People work at an offshore oil engineering platform in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on July 1.  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Citi Chief Economist Names China’s Three Problems

    The chief economist of Citigroup is not your average economist. Yes, Willem Buiter studied plenty of economic theory at Yale and Cambridge, but then he... Read more

  • The New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    US Stock Indexes Pull Back After a Strong 3-week Run

    NEW YORK—Stocks are mostly lower in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as a three-week rally that brought indexes to all-time highs loses momentum. Netflix... Read more

  • during a game of Pokemon Go, a mobile game that has become a global phenomenon, on July 15, 2016 in London, England. The app lets players roam using their phone's GPS location data and catch Pokemon to train and battle.The game has added millions to the value of Nintendo, which part-owns the franchise. (Photo by Olivia Harris/Getty Images)

    ‘Pokemon Go’ Doubles Nintendo’s Stock Price and Market Cap

    TOKYO—The stock price of Japanese game maker Nintendo Co. has more than doubled since the launch of the wildly popular augmented reality game “Pokemon Go”... Read more

  • Donald Trump speaks before introducing his vice presidential running mate Mike Pence on July 16, 2016 in New York City. A Trump presidency could be a significant macro risk factor. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    You’re Fired! Investment Implications of a Trump Win

    What do Brexit and the U.S. elections have in common? Primarily, they pit angry populists against the political establishment. It should be very clear by... Read more

  • FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, SoftBank founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a news conference in Tokyo. Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying British semiconductor company ARM Holdings for $31 billion. The agreement, disclosed Monday, July 18, 2016, underlines SoftBank's desire to expand in the Internet of Things, which refers to how almost anything these days has become a computer device that can connect online. SoftBank said ARM has a solid reputation as an innovator in the Internet of Things. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Japan’s Softbank to Acquire ARM of UK for $31 Billion

    TOKYO—Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying British semiconductor company ARM Holdings for $31 billion. The agreement, disclosed Monday, underlines SoftBank’s desire to expand... Read more

  • An employee of the German Federal Bank checks the core of a bar of gold during a press conference at the German Federal Bank in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on January 16, 2013. (FRANK RUMPENHORST/AFP/Getty Images)

    Citigroup’s Willem Buiter Says He ‘Would Hold Gold’

    In the books of most gold lovers, Citigroup’s chief economist Willem Buiter is noted down as the man who thinks gold is a “6,000 year... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2008 file photo, a Wall Street sign is shown in New York.  Stocks are rising modestly in early morning trading Friday, July 15, 2016 as the market extends a winning streak into a sixth day.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Stocks End Little Changed After Mixed Day

    NEW YORK—Stocks ended more or less where they started on Friday as a five-day rally ran out of steam. The market was down most of... Read more

  • Citigroup Chief Economist Willem Buiter at an interview with Epoch Times in New York on July 6, 2016. (Epoch Times)

    Citigroup Chief Economist Calls for EU and China to Use Helicopter Money

    Many say Ben Bernanke is once again responsible for stocks making new highs. According to Bloomberg, he went to Japan this week to promote the... Read more

  • A European Union flag is flown in front of the Elizabeth Tower which houses the Big Ben bell in the Palace of Westminster in London, England, on July 2, 2016. (Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images)

    Citigroup Chief Economist Explains Brexit

    The chief economist of Citigroup is not your average economist. Yes, Willem Buiter studied plenty of economic theory at Yale and Cambridge, but then he... Read more

  • A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, July 15, 2016. Asian shares were higher Friday after China reported steady economic growth in the second quarter of the year. Stocks also tracked a bullish session overnight on Wall Street, as strong earnings reports pushed the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P to fresh record highs. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    European Shares Drift Lower After Another Attack on France

    LONDON—European stock markets drifted lower Friday after another deadly attack in France that killed at least 84 people in the Mediterranean city of Nice. KEEPING... Read more

  • Line Corp. President and CEO Takeshi Idezawa speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, July 15, 2016.   Line Corp.'s shares surged in its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, following its initial public offering in New York, as investors cashed in on the popular Japanese messaging app that features emoticons.  Line,  which offers a popular mobile message and online voice-call service,  rose Friday above its IPO price of 3,300 yen, settling at 4,345 yen. It cost $41.58 in New York on Thursday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Japanese Messaging App Line Shares Surge in Debut in Tokyo

    TOKYO—Line Corp.’s shares surged in its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, a day after its initial public offering in New York, as... Read more

  • PATRULL FAST safety gate (Source: CPSC)

    IKEA Recalls Safety Gates and Extensions Due to Fall Hazard

    About 80,000 IKEA safety gates and gate extensions, in addition to around 28,000 units in Canada, were recalled on July 14 due to a fall hazard... Read more

  • Reclaiming beauty from discarded bullet cases and bomb shells: jewellery designer Lucy Georgeson and ethical fashion brand founder Taeko Ohyama (Si Gross/Epoch Times)

    From Bullets to Bling

    LONDON, U.K.—This jewellery is solid and strong – strong enough to carry an enduring story. At the same time it’s paradoxical: objects once linked only... Read more

  • In this undated photo provided by Macy's Inc., the department store's new mobile tool is demonstrated. Macy’s is testing a new mobile tool that uses artificial intelligence to help customers navigate throughout the store. It comes as the nation’s largest department store chain tries to improve customer experience in the wake of sluggish sales and stiffer competition. (Tristan Fuge/Macy's Inc. via AP)

    Macy’s Tests Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Service

    NEW YORK—Macy’s is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they’re in — like where a... Read more

  • during a game of Pokemon Go, a mobile game that has become a global phenomenon, on July 15, 2016 in London, England. The app lets players roam using their phone's GPS location data and catch Pokemon to train and battle.The game has added millions to the value of Nintendo, which part-owns the franchise. (Photo by Olivia Harris/Getty Images)

    ‘Pokemon Go’ Doubles Nintendo’s Stock Price and Market Cap

    TOKYO—The stock price of Japanese game maker Nintendo Co. has more than doubled since the launch of the wildly popular augmented reality game “Pokemon Go”... Read more

  • FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, SoftBank founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a news conference in Tokyo. Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying British semiconductor company ARM Holdings for $31 billion. The agreement, disclosed Monday, July 18, 2016, underlines SoftBank's desire to expand in the Internet of Things, which refers to how almost anything these days has become a computer device that can connect online. SoftBank said ARM has a solid reputation as an innovator in the Internet of Things. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Japan’s Softbank to Acquire ARM of UK for $31 Billion

    TOKYO—Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying British semiconductor company ARM Holdings for $31 billion. The agreement, disclosed Monday, underlines SoftBank’s desire to expand... Read more

  • Line Corp. President and CEO Takeshi Idezawa speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, July 15, 2016.   Line Corp.'s shares surged in its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, following its initial public offering in New York, as investors cashed in on the popular Japanese messaging app that features emoticons.  Line,  which offers a popular mobile message and online voice-call service,  rose Friday above its IPO price of 3,300 yen, settling at 4,345 yen. It cost $41.58 in New York on Thursday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Japanese Messaging App Line Shares Surge in Debut in Tokyo

    TOKYO—Line Corp.’s shares surged in its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, a day after its initial public offering in New York, as... Read more

  • PATRULL FAST safety gate (Source: CPSC)

    IKEA Recalls Safety Gates and Extensions Due to Fall Hazard

    About 80,000 IKEA safety gates and gate extensions, in addition to around 28,000 units in Canada, were recalled on July 14 due to a fall hazard... Read more

  • Tesla vehicles outside a Tesla showroom and service center in Brooklyn, New York, on July 5, 2016. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Is Tesla’s Fatal Crash a Setback for Self-Driving Technologies?

    The U.S. safety agency expanded its investigation of Tesla Motor’s autopilot system after a fatal crash in Florida in May. Tesla may become subject to... Read more

  • (72654221/iStock)

    The Best Cities for Female Entrepreneurs

    Dell Inc. has revealed its top 25 cities in the world for female entrepreneurs, with New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, London, Stockholm, and Singapore topping... Read more

  • Burberry's flagship store in Shanghai on April 25, 2014. ( Kevin Lee/Getty Images)

    Burberry Replaces CEO as Part of Turnaround Effort

    The U.K.’s biggest luxury brand Burberry appointed Marco Gobbetti as its new chief executive, replacing Christopher Bailey who has been the target of criticisms for... Read more

  • Time Warner Cable headquarters are seen in Columbus Circle on May 26, 2015 in New York City. Charter Communications completed its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Univision Sues Charter Communications for Breach of Contract

    A Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision filed a lawsuit against Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR:NASDAQ) on June 8, accusing the company of breaching its agreement following the Time Warner... Read more

  • James Delafield, president of LAFAZA, a vanilla company, at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. (Andrea Hayley/Epoch Times)

    4 Ethical Entrepreneurs Who Focus Their Businesses on Helping Others

    When food is grown locally it is easier to know how the food was grown, and if the producer is being treated fairly by the... Read more

  • Jon Oringer, founder and CEO of Shutterstock. (David Yellen/Shutterstock)

    Turning a Camera Into a Billion Dollar Business

    Many people dream of starting their own businesses. They are lucky if they can build a strong business without raising initial money from a venture... Read more

  • (Via Twitter @USCPSC)

    More Than 500,000 Hoverboards Recalled Due to Fire, Explosion Risk

    All hoverboards from 10 different companies are being recalled immediately after reports of dangerous incidents involving the self-balancing scooters. The “Made in China” lithium-ion battery... Read more

  • SGP Crude Medium Pressure Separator, Tengiz Oil Field, Kazakhstan. (Courtesy of Chevron)

    Is Confidence Coming Back to the Oil Industry?

    News Analysis The huge downturn in oil prices has lead to significant reductions in capital spending by oil companies. Expansion projects have been on hold... Read more

  • A picture taken on January 22, 2014 in Paris, shows the logo of a US fast food restaurant Mac Donald's.   (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

    McDonald’s Invests Over $550 Million to Revamp German Sites

    BERLIN—Fast-food chain McDonald’s says it is investing 500 million euros ($557 million) to modernize its restaurants in Germany. The company says 72 “restaurants of the... Read more

  • A woman uses her iPhone at an Apple store in Shanghai on Sept. 25, 2015. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Apple Sued in China Over Showing of War Film From the 1990s

    BEIJING—Apple is being sued by a subsidiary of China’s broadcasting regulator over a propaganda film more than 20 years old, in the latest legal wrangling... Read more

  • The Tesla Model S electric car is displayed during the 2016 London Motor Show at Battersea Evolution Marquee on May 5, 2016 in London, England. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

    Tesla Crash Could Hurt Sentiment on Driverless Cars

    DETROIT—It was the crash the auto industry knew was coming but still feared. The death of a driver who was using Tesla Motors’ semi-autonomous mode... Read more

  • Hershey's chocolate bars are shown on July 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Hershey Rejects $23 Billion Takeover Bid From Mondelez

    Hershey Co. (HSY:NYSE) shares jumped 15 percent on media reports that the chocolate company had received a takeover bid from its rival Mondelez International (MDLZ:NASDAQ). However,... Read more

  • Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2011. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Google’s Murky Washington Lobbying Is Making Apple Look Good

    Tech giant Apple last week told Politico it would withhold support for the Republican National Convention due to comments made by Donald Trump. Apple competitors... Read more

  • Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during the Fortune Global Forum on Nov. 4, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over New Rental Regulations

    Airbnb, the home renting company, is suing its home city of San Francisco over new rental regulations. The regulations require, as of Aug. 1, Airbnb to verify that... Read more

  • People work at an offshore oil engineering platform in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on July 1.  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Citi Chief Economist Names China’s Three Problems

    The chief economist of Citigroup is not your average economist. Yes, Willem Buiter studied plenty of economic theory at Yale and Cambridge, but then he... Read more

  • An employee of the German Federal Bank checks the core of a bar of gold during a press conference at the German Federal Bank in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on January 16, 2013. (FRANK RUMPENHORST/AFP/Getty Images)

    Citigroup’s Willem Buiter Says He ‘Would Hold Gold’

    In the books of most gold lovers, Citigroup’s chief economist Willem Buiter is noted down as the man who thinks gold is a “6,000 year... Read more

  • Citigroup Chief Economist Willem Buiter at an interview with Epoch Times in New York on July 6, 2016. (Epoch Times)

    Citigroup Chief Economist Calls for EU and China to Use Helicopter Money

    Many say Ben Bernanke is once again responsible for stocks making new highs. According to Bloomberg, he went to Japan this week to promote the... Read more

  • A European Union flag is flown in front of the Elizabeth Tower which houses the Big Ben bell in the Palace of Westminster in London, England, on July 2, 2016. (Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images)

    Citigroup Chief Economist Explains Brexit

    The chief economist of Citigroup is not your average economist. Yes, Willem Buiter studied plenty of economic theory at Yale and Cambridge, but then he... Read more

  • Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz discusses the latest interest rate announcement and Monetary Policy Report accompanied by Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins on July 13, 2016 in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Bank of Canada More Cautious Given Brexit Uncertainty

    OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada downgraded its economic growth forecasts mainly due to Brexit on July 13, but held its key rate at 0.50 percent as... Read more

  • FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are rising early Thursday, June 23, 2016, as investors grow more optimistic that Britons will vote to stay in the European Union. Investors are buying stocks and selling bonds, sending banks higher. Energy companies are up with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Stocks Rising in Afternoon Trading as Dow Hits Record High

    NEW YORK—Stocks are rising in afternoon trading Tuesday, putting the market on track for another milestone. The Dow Jones industrial average is trading above its... Read more

  • FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, a passerby, right, helps a woman from San Jose, Calif., mount a statue of a bull at the foot of Broadway in the financial district in New York. It's a new record for stocks, but it sure doesn't feel like it. The biggest gainers in the past year are fuddy-duddy utilities. Investors are cowering for cover in gold. And the best they're hoping for in the current earnings season is that profits don't fall as much as they initially feared. It's the second-longest bull market in history, and its old age is showing. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    A Bull Market Record That Doesn’t Feel Like It

    NEW YORK—It’s a new record for stocks, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. The biggest gainers in the past year are fuddy-duddy utilities. Investors... Read more

  • China's Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng (top C) delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting in Shanghai on July 9, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    G20 Ministers Call for Rolling Back of Anti-Trade Measures

    SHANGHAI—Trade ministers from the G20 nations called on their governments on Sunday to roll back anti-trade measures that have become more pervasive than any time... Read more

  • The Union flag is seen flapping in the wind in front of one of the faces of the Great Clock atop the landmark Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament where lawmakers are expected to vote in favor of joining airstrikes against Islamic State militants in central London on Sept. 26, 2014. British PM David Cameron warned Friday that military action against ISIS militants could last for "years" as he urged lawmakers to back joining U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq but not in Syria. Kicking off a crunch debate in the House of Commons, Cameron said the "hallmarks" of the campaign would be "patience and persistence, not shock and awe." (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

    Warnings of British Economic Downturn Piling Up

    LONDON—The warnings are piling up—Britain’s decision to leave the European Union appears to be already hitting the economy. Following the initial market jolts that have,... Read more

  • Silver coins with the Bitcoin logo on them are displayed at a Bitcoin conference on at the Javits Center April 7, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    After Bitcoin, Chinese Go Crazy About Silver

    Chinese speculators have the reputation of buying anything and everything that is going up.   Real estate, the stock market, copper, bitcoin, and now silver... Read more

  • Cover of "The Big Reset" and its author Willem Middelkoop (Epoch Times)

    Understanding the Financial System

    It was in the late 1990s when Willem Middelkoop finally figured it out. He came home from work one day and told his girlfriend: “I... Read more

  • Kyle Bass, founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management, appears on a segment of "Wall Street Week" in New York on April 12, 2016. (Rob Kim/Getty Images)

    Kyle Bass: ‘We Are Seeing the Chinese Machine Break Down’

    He was right about subprime, right about gold, and early in his call for a Japanese crisis. Is Texan investor Kyle Bass too early in... Read more

  • A Chinese bank worker prepares to count a stack of US dollars together with stacks of 100 Chinese yuan notes at a bank in Hefei, Anhui Province, on March 9, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Currency Confusion

    One thing is for sure, the Chinese yuan just had its worst drop on record ever since the last currency in 1994. The yuan lost 2.9... Read more

  • Mexican President Enrique Pen–a Nieto (L), Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President of the United States Barack Obama arrive to the North American Leaders' Summit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on June 29, 2016. (Blair Gable)

    Three Amigos Push Togetherness in Face of Anti-Globalizaton

    OTTAWA—In the face of rising anti-globalization, the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States firmly stated that the best way forward is together. In... Read more

  • Chinese workers prepare stuffed toys at a factory in  Zhejiang, China, September 17, 2015  (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    China’s Economy: Still Below 50

      Any kind of improvement will have to start somewhere. For the Chinese economy, the starting point is the second quarter of 2016, at least... Read more

  • A currency dealer speaks in front of an electronic board showing a variety of exchange rates at Ueda Harlow, a foreign exchange trading company in Tokyo Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Asian stock markets rallied on Wednesday following overnight gains on Wall Street and even bigger gains in Europe, as worries about stepping into the era of uncertainty following Britain’s referendum eased. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    World Stocks up as Worries From Britain’s EU Leave Vote Ease

    SEOUL, South Korea—Global stock markets were sharply higher Wednesday as worries eased about stepping into an era of uncertainty following Britain’s referendum on EU membership... Read more

  • A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016, following the pro-Brexit result of the U.K.'s EU referendum vote. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

    Markets Continue in Risk Off Mode

    After 72 hours there is nothing to change the minds of traders and investors who largely weren’t prepared for Brexit. So markets continue in a risk-off... Read more

  • A shadow is cast on the wall inside of the London Stock Exchange in London, England, on Nov. 22, 2006. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

    London’s Global Financial Hub Wary of More Isolated Future

    LONDON—In the streets of the City of London, the heart of Britain’s global financial hub, it’s difficult to find someone who voted to leave the... Read more

  • The Malta flagged cargo ship named Baroque, a post-Panamax vessel, arrives to the Agua Clara locks on a test of the newly expanded Panama Canal in Agua Clara, Panama, on June 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Panama Canal Opens $5B Locks, Bullish Despite Shipping Woes

    PANAMA CITY—Authorities are hosting a big bash Sunday to inaugurate newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal’s capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) is escorted by Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    Putin Praises ‘All-Embracing’ Partnership of Russia, China

    BEIJING—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday emphasized economic ties with China and praised what he called Russia’s “all-embracing and strategic partnership” with its neighbor, during... Read more

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 12, 2016 in New York City. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average closed at all-time highs that day and did so again July 20. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Record Highs for US Stocks Not at All Irrational

    July 20 marked the seventh all-time closing high for the S&P 500 this month. The Dow’s nine-day winning streak is its longest in more than... Read more

  • FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock indexes crept higher in morning trading Wednesday, July 20, 2016, after companies reported profits that were stronger than expected, if not strong. Technology stocks led the way following an encouraging report from Microsoft, which helped offset weakness in the energy and raw-materials sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    A technology surge tips stock indexes to new highs

      NEW YORK—Stocks took another modest step further into record territory Wednesday after several companies reported profits that were stronger than expected, if not strong... Read more

  • The New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    US Stock Indexes Pull Back After a Strong 3-week Run

    NEW YORK—Stocks are mostly lower in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as a three-week rally that brought indexes to all-time highs loses momentum. Netflix... Read more

  • Donald Trump speaks before introducing his vice presidential running mate Mike Pence on July 16, 2016 in New York City. A Trump presidency could be a significant macro risk factor. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    You’re Fired! Investment Implications of a Trump Win

    What do Brexit and the U.S. elections have in common? Primarily, they pit angry populists against the political establishment. It should be very clear by... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2008 file photo, a Wall Street sign is shown in New York.  Stocks are rising modestly in early morning trading Friday, July 15, 2016 as the market extends a winning streak into a sixth day.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Stocks End Little Changed After Mixed Day

    NEW YORK—Stocks ended more or less where they started on Friday as a five-day rally ran out of steam. The market was down most of... Read more

  • A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, July 15, 2016. Asian shares were higher Friday after China reported steady economic growth in the second quarter of the year. Stocks also tracked a bullish session overnight on Wall Street, as strong earnings reports pushed the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P to fresh record highs. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    European Shares Drift Lower After Another Attack on France

    LONDON—European stock markets drifted lower Friday after another deadly attack in France that killed at least 84 people in the Mediterranean city of Nice. KEEPING... Read more

  • Trader John Panin, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Stocks are little changed in early trading after setting records the last few days. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    European Markets, US Futures Rise Ahead of BoE Meeting

    MANILA, Philippines—European markets and U.S. futures made early gains after a mixed performance in Asia following calming words from Britain’s new Treasury chief and ahead... Read more

  • A man wipes off the sweat in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Most Asian stock benchmarks rose Thursday after an upbeat U.S. economic report helped ease persistent investor concerns over Brexit-related global turmoil. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    US Helps Give European Markets a Lift Despite Brexit Fears

    LONDON—European stock markets rallied Thursday after some solid U.S. economic data and growing expectations that the Federal Reserve may hold off from raising interest rates... Read more

  • A currency trader rubs his eyes at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 24, 2016.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Brexit Aftershock: UK Real Estate, Pound and Bond Yields Continue to Fall

    Volatility continued on July 6 in the wake of the U.K.’s Brexit vote. The pound touched $1.28, a level not seen since 1985. Yields on top tier... Read more

  • A man waves both a Union flag and a European flag outside The Houses of Parliament at an anti-Brexit protest in central London on June 28. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pound and US Treasury Yields Hit Record Low Over Brexit Fears

    Financial turmoil intensified on July 5 in the wake of the U.K.’s Brexit vote. The pound fell to a record low and yields on top... Read more

  • A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, July 4, 2016. Asian stocks rose Monday following Wall Street's gains as expectations increased that central banks might ease monetary policy following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Stocks Dip in Europe Amid Thin Trading, US Shut for Holiday

    BEIJING—European stock markets slipped Monday, despite gains earlier in Asia, as investors awaited more clarity on Britain’s future outside the European Union and a U.S... Read more

  • Hogs are seen on a pig farm in Iowa in a file photo from 2009. U.S. pig exports to China have increased this year on pig shortages in China. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    China Pork Shortage a Boon for U.S. Producers

    An ongoing pork shortage in China has buoyed global pork prices, sharply increasing U.S. exports and making hog futures one of the best performing commodities... Read more

  • Trader Jonathan Corpina (C) works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    A Week After British Vote, Markets Take Stock

    NEW YORK—A week after Britain’s shocking vote to leave the European Union, markets seem to have pushed the pause button. After a two-day spree of... Read more

  • Customers shop for back to school supplies at a Target store Daly City, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    The Marketing Corner: Social Media and Back-2-School

    Advertising is very prolific and offers a variety of ways to distribute brand messages. Social media is one of those platforms that has burst onto... Read more

  • Barnana was one of over 2,500 vendors at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York on June 26–28, 2016. (Andrea Hayley/Epoch Times)

    Banana Bites, Milk from Macadamias, and Fresh Juice Pops at NYC’s Fancy Food Show

    Those of you who are hungry for food that is both healthy, and sustainably produced, read on, because this dispatch from the Summer Fancy Food Show... Read more

  • Traders from ETX Capital work in central london on June 27, 2016.
Shares in banks, airlines and property companies plunged on the London stock exchange Monday as investors singled out the three sectors as being the most vulnerable to Britain's decision to leave the EU. / AFP / Daniel Leal-Olivas        (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • The One World Trade Center towers over the other buildings of the Manhattan skyline viewed from the New York Harbor during sunset on Feb. 10, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Jonathan Niles, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as global markets continue to recover following Britain's vote to make a break with the European Union. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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  • The anti-Brexit sentiment runs high in front of the Houses of Parliament as protestors demonstrate against the EU referendum result on June 28, 2016 in London, England.  (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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  • A tourist covers her head with a scarf made like a US flag as she walks under light rain in Times Square on July 4, 2015 in New York. ( JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • The 23-storey Imperial Plaza built by Camrost-Felcorp. (Courtesy Camrost-Felcorp)

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  • The Pride of Canada Carousel that's destined to become the focal point and jewel of Downtown Markham, Ontario. (Courtesy Remington Group)

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  • The One World Trade Center towers over the other buildings of the Manhattan skyline viewed from the New York Harbor during sunset on Feb. 10, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Rendering of a Caliber home. (Courtesy of Caliber Homes)

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  • Rendering of Museum Flats, a condominium project underway in the GTA. (Courtesy Castlepoint Numa Inc.)

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  • Aleksandra Scepanovic, founder and managing director of Ideals Properties Group, at her office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on June 9, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    How a Serbian War Journalist Became a Successful Entrepreneur in New York

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  • Rendering of The Kennedy Condos, a multi-towered project in Toronto. (Courtesy of Kennedy Condos)

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  • A luxury 90-floor apartment skyscraper called "One57," left, rises above all other buildings overlooking Central Park, while a crane sits atop ongoing construction for a new condominium skyscraper at 220 Central Park South, Thursday May 26, 2016, in New York. A penthouse in One57 went for $100.5 million in 2014, but an apartment in the new condominium is expected to sell for $250 million. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Sky High: NYC ‘Trophy Apartment’ Could List for $250 Million

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  • A luxury 90-floor apartment skyscraper called "One57," left, rises above all other buildings overlooking Central Park, while a crane sits atop ongoing construction for a new condominium skyscraper at 220 Central Park South, Thursday May 26, 2016, in New York. A penthouse in One57 went for $100.5 million in 2014, but an apartment in the new condominium is expected to sell for $250 million. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    New York Apartment for Sale: $250 Million

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  • Rendering of CentreCourt Condos. (Courtesy CentreCourt Developments)

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  • Rendering of Graywood Developments latest condo project Scoop. (Courtesy of Graywood Developments)

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  • Brad J. Lamb, president of Brad J. Lamb Realty & Lamb Development Corp. (Courtesy of Lamb Development Corp.)

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  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

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  • One of the winning designs in Create Streets competition to find an alternative to the 'Paddington Pole' by AR Urbanism/Greysmith Associates (Courtesy of Create Streets Paddington Pole Competition)

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  • A sold home in Vancouver on Feb. 11, 2016. The presence of foreign money is changing the landscape in Vancouver’s and Toronto’s housing markets. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

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  • Rendering of Scoop Condos. (Courtesy of Graywood Developments Ltd.)

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  • A tree planting ceremony at Del Ridge Homes with Shelley McKay (Forests Ontario), principals George Le Donne and David De Sylva of Del Ridge, and Rob Keen of Forests Ontario (Courtesy of Del Ridge Homes)

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  • A rendering of Station West stacked housing in Burlington. (Courtesy of ADI Development Group)

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  • Riverside Square, a mixed-use development by Streetcar Developments ( Courtesy of Streetcar Developments)

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  • Rendering of The Met’s townhomes. (Courtesy of Plaza Corp.)

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