[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market ended July on a cautious note with the S&P 500 shedding 0.2%. Despite today's downtick, the benchmark index added 1.2% for the week, ending the month higher by 2.0%. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite ended flat, locking in a 2.8% gain for...
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If you want something really clean, the process is pretty simple. Basically, you wash, rinse, and repeat. That's all well and good for your hair, your car, or your dog. When it comes to the capital markets, it kind of makes a mess. That's where we are today, too --...
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