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Stocks Fall on Retail Sales Data

Major indexes slipped Tuesday after the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 set fresh records the day before.

America's Shopping Spree Will Be Bumpy

Retail sales figures sent a mixed message, but the general direction is likely more spending ahead.

Uranium Investors Have Become Overly Reactive

A group of uranium mining companies saw their stock prices plunge after a performance issue was flagged at a Chinese nuclear power plant. The reaction seems overdone.

Legislation Aimed at China Seeks to Speed Probes of Trade-Secret Thefts

The bipartisan bill would make it easier for authorities to block imports made with their trade secrets while allegations are being investigated.

Copper Falls to Eight-Week Low on Fear China Might Release Stockpiles

Copper prices fell to their lowest level in eight weeks on concerns that China may tamp down on rising commodity prices and that the metal's red-hot rally has gone too far.

Lina Khan, Critic of Large Tech Firms, to Lead Federal Trade Commission

President Biden to designate Columbia law professor as FTC chairman following her Senate confirmation as a commissioner on Tuesday, signaling tougher antitrust enforcement ahead.

Producer Prices Rose Strongly in May, Adding to Inflation Pressures

The prices that suppliers are charging businesses and other customers rose 0.8% from April, with most of the increase coming from goods prices.

End of Boeing-Airbus Spat Begins the Battle With China

The agreement to end a 17-year-long trade war over commercial planes is a necessary step in the face-off against China's Comac.

JPMorgan, Other Major U.S. Banks Excluded From Landmark European Bond Program

The European Union excluded some of the world's largest banks, including Bank of America and UniCredit, from working on a nearly $1 trillion coronavirus relief bond program, citing recent cases in which regulators punished them for forming cartels.

Software Maker Addepar Valued at $2.17 Billion

The wealth-management software provider said it had raised $150 million from New York hedge-fund firm D1 Capital Partners.

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