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PARIS—Some of France’s largest employers are seizing on President Emmanuel Macron’s labor-system overhaul to undertake mass layoffs, heralding a sea change for a country that has long coddled its workforce. Peugeot SA, the country’s biggest car ... ... read article

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A huge drop in the value of cryptocurrencies would be unlikely to disrupt financial markets, an S&P Global Ratings said Monday. Cryptocurrencies dropped in price significantly amid a sharp sell-off earlier this month. Retail investors would feel the impact ... ... read article

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Feb 19, 2018 (marketresearch.biz via COMTEX) -- A computer controlled machine designed to carry out different tests to measure and evaluate functionality, productivity, and efficiency of various products and devices is known as an automated test equipment. ... read article

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So much for a prolonged bear market. After last week saw the Dow shed 5% of its value, stocks fared far better this week. Friday marked the sixth-straight day of gains for the Dow and S&P 500. The Dow tallied its best week since November 2016 with 4.26% in ... ... read article

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Bitcoin was amongst the top performers on Saturday, gaining 9.17% to end the day at $11,139.03, just shy of an intraday high $11,159.81. There was plenty of support through the day, with a lack of regulatory chatter through the week supporting a move ... ... read article

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The combination of Fed tightening and fiscal stimulus is unusual, so inflation and bond yields could go in either direction in the near future. Suggestion: don't take a long position on bonds. Rates are rising. Hedge against liquidity risk. Focus on value ... ... read article

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Jack Bogle should be proud. The founder of Vanguard, who has long advocated that investors take a simple approach to their portfolios by buying low-fee index funds and holding them for the very long term, seems to have taught his lesson well. According to ... ... read article

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The S&P 500 is up 7.8 percent from its lows and has recovered nearly six-tenths of the maximum loss from the Jan. 26 record high at 2872. The benchmark has rallied right back up to a level that would be a logical place for it to stall, and perhaps even ... ... read article