The U.S. economy looks set to forge ahead as fresh reservoirs of domestic demand carry it past turbulence overseas, keeping the Federal Reserve on course for further interest-rate hikes.

  • Rich Miller and Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg
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Bank branches still have greeters, coffee and sometimes fresh-baked cookies. At HSBC, there’s also Pepper, the finance robot. About 4 feet tall, Pepper is shiny white with a lemon-shaped head, large eyes that light up blue, and a tablet attached to its chest.

  • Emma Kinery | Bloomberg
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Zelle, a Venmo-style app that lets consumers send money to friends, roommates and babysitters, is working on ways to ensure that customers can safely pay small businesses as well, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • Olga Kharif | Bloomberg
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There’s one area where the traditional pension plan is getting new life -- as a tax dodge for wealthy business owners.

  • Ben Steverman | Bloomberg
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed setting up an “East Asian Railroad Community” that includes the U.S. and North Korea as he seeks to tamp down rising tensions between the two adversaries.

  • Sohee Kim and Jihye Lee | Bloomberg
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State Senator Leah Vukmir won Wisconsin’s Republican U.S. Senate primary Tuesday night after a campaign that pitted two of the nation’s top GOP donors against each other in a divisive and costly battle that Democrats hope will boost their prospects of holding the seat in November.

  • John McCormick | Bloomberg
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Don’t count on a Powell Pause.

  • Rich Miller and Jeanna Smialek | Bloomberg
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A gauge of optimism among U.S. small-business owners increased to the second highest on record as companies benefited from tax cuts and robust consumer demand, a National Federation of Independent Business survey showed Tuesday.

  • Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg
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  • Aug 14
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Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. and American Express Co. agreed to cut Canadian credit-card transaction fees in a move that could save smaller businesses C$250 million ($192 million) a year and crimp revenue for Canadian lenders.

  • Doug Alexander | Bloomberg
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  • Aug 9
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The Internal Revenue Service will provide some long-awaited answers for business owners hoping to dodge the limits on a juicy new tax break.

  • Lynnley Browning | Bloomberg
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  • Aug 8
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Apple Inc. became the first U.S.-based company with a market value of $1 trillion, four decades after the late Steve Jobs co-founded the firm in his parents’ garage in Silicon Valley.

  • Mark Gurman | Bloomberg
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  • Aug 2
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GOP leaders say they want to make temporary reductions permanent. What they really want is a campaign talking point.

  • Albert R. Hunt | Bloomberg
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  • Aug 2
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Square Inc. gave an earnings forecast for the current quarter and the full year that came up short of analysts’ already high expectations, a rare miss in more than two years.

  • Selina Wang | Bloomberg
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  • Aug 1
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Companies added the most workers in five months to U.S. payrolls in July, a sign hiring remains strong despite a shrinking pool of qualified workers and headwinds from trade, according to data released Wednesday from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey.

  • Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg
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  • Aug 1
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Payroll and benefits startup Gusto is raising $140 million from investors in a round that nearly doubles its previous funding total. The new investment values the company at about $2 billion, twice its valuation from three years ago.  The funding round was led by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc., Y Combinator Continuity Fund and General Catalyst. The company, founded in 2011, offers payroll and benefit services to small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. The last time it raised money was in 2

  • Julie Verhage | Bloomberg
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  • Jul 31
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LegalZoom.com Inc., an online platform for connecting small business owners to various legal services, raised $500 million at a $2 billion valuation to help pay out some investors and employees.

  • Gerrit De Vynck | Bloomberg
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  • Jul 31
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Americans may not be so spendthrift after all.

  • Richard Miller | Bloomberg
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  • Jul 27
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Americans may not be so spendthrift after all.

  • Richard Miller | Bloomberg
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  • Jul 27
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Americans may not be so spendthrift after all.

  • Richard Miller | Bloomberg
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  • Jul 27
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Dan Loeb’s big bet on PayPal Holdings Inc. is off to a rough start. The payments giant projected revenue below analysts’ estimates for this quarter and saw Venmo growth continue to slow, causing concern among Wall Street analysts that had been bullish on the app’s potential.

  • Julie Verhage | Bloomberg
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  • Jul 25
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