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Shares Stronger Despite Tech Softness as Central Banks Loom

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Stocks started Tuesday on stronger footing in Asia, bouncing despite a decline in U.S. technology stocks Monday.

Trump Team Proposes Broad Rethink of Financial Rulebook

The Trump administration proposed a wide-ranging rethink of the rules governing the U.S. financial sector in a report that makes scores of recommendations that have been on the banking industry's wish list for years.

Ross Confident Administration Can Negotiate Better Trade Terms

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressed confidence that the Trump administration can achieve better trade terms through negotiations with trading partners, rather than immediately turning to tariffs or other punitive measures that could generate retaliation or other economic repercussions.

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Mnuchin Urges Congress to Lift Debt Ceiling Before August Recess

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday the Treasury can fund the government through "the beginning of September" and urged lawmakers to raise the government's federal borrowing limit before they leave for their summer recess.

Australian Business Conditions Softer in May

Australian business conditions eased slightly in May, backing away from the multiyear highs that has marked the business environment so far in 2017, while confidence slumped.

U.S. Budget Deficit Widens

The U.S. budget deficit widened through the first eight months of the fiscal year, highlighting challenges for the Trump administration as it looks to cut taxes and rebalance spending prioriti

High Court Ruling Could Speed Competition in Biosimilars Market

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a ruling that could allow cheaper, copycat versions of biotechnology drugs to be sold more quickly.

Bank of Canada to Assess Whether 'Considerable' Stimulus Still Required

Canadian growth is broadening across industries and regions, and policy makers will assess whether ultralow interest rates are still required should the trend continue, the Bank of Canada's second-highest ranking official said Monday.

Money Fund Rollback Gains Traction

Bipartisan support is growing for a bill that would roll back money-market fund reform. Eight representatives signed on as co-sponsors of the Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act last week, according to the Library of Congress' website, Congress.gov. Although similarly named, the bill is different from the Financial Choice Act, which aims to roll back many of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.

One More Reason for the Productivity Slowdown? Credit Conditions

The postcrisis credit shortage put a serious crimp on global productivity growth, new research suggests.

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June 13, 2017 01:15 ET (05:15 GMT)