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Fed's Kashkari Warns Rate Rises Could Drive Economy Into Recession

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Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari warned that bad things may lie ahead for the economy if his colleagues at the U.S. central bank press forward with interest-rate increases.

Nasdaq Crosses 7000 as Stocks Continue Record Rise

U.S. stocks climbed toward new closing highs Monday, building on the previous week's gains, as investors extended bets on lawmakers pushing through a major tax overhaul.

Tax Plan Strikes at Tech Giants' Foreign Profits

While most U.S. businesses would pay lower taxes under congressional Republicans' proposed tax overhaul, some of the world's richest tech companies might actually see their rates rise.

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GOP Gets a Key 'Yes' Vote for Its Tax Bill

Republican leaders planning to put their tax package to a vote in coming days got a boost late Monday when Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who had yet to commit to backing the proposal, said she would be a "yes."

Fed's Williams: Economy Heading Into 2018 With Good Momentum

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said if the economy performs as he expects, the central bank is likely to steadily raise interest rates over the next couple of years.

Activist Investors' Role Needs More Transparency, SEC Nominee Says

Robert Jackson, a Democratic nominee to join the Securities and Exchange Commission, called for the Wall Street regulator to wade more aggressively into the fights between activist shareholders and the companies they target.

Investors Shell Out $700 Million for Coins With 'No Purpose'

One of the hottest cryptocurrency investments of 2017 comes from a software startup that doesn't plan to sell any software and describes what it is selling-something called a digital token-as having "no purpose."

Oil Prices Gain After U.S. Rig Decline

Oil prices rose Monday morning following an unexpected fall in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for crude.

Tax Bill Jolts Municipal-Bond Market

December is typically the sleepiest month in an already sedate municipal-bond world. But this year the prospect of a new tax bill roused the market to records.

This One Weird Tax Trick Could Raise GDP, Shrink the Trade Deficit

The tax bill expected to pass Congress could accomplish President Trump's goal of reducing the U.S. trade deficit, not by increasing productivity or changing other countries' trade practices, but by curbing the incentive for multinational companies to shift profits abroad.

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December 18, 2017 17:15 ET (22:15 GMT)