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  • Keep track of your stats while fishing

    Have you ever wanted to bring some tech into your fishing game? The Anglr Tracker’s got you covered. The device attaches to your fishing rod … … and is able to keep tabs on your cast count, cast direction and reeling behaviors. It also tracks your catches and the time spent fighting for them. …

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  • Why the US Olympic Committee is not actually a trademark bully

    Most sports-related companies and brands didn’t spend the Olympics tweeting about the Olympics. Instead, many of them spent the Games subtweeting the US Olympic Committee for telling them not to tweet about the Olympics. The USOC was particularly aggressive about enforcing its trademarks in the…

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  • Here’s why email is still the best messaging app

    My latest descent into messaging hell came two weeks ago, when I saw a notification for a friend’s message pop up in the growing list of notifications on my Android phone. I reflexively tapped the button to clear the list — and then realized I didn’t remember which app the notification came from.

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  • Stocks flop as rate hike odds strengthen

    Stocks roll over as traders take in fresh comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen, and her top lieutenant Stanley Fischer. Catch The Final Round at 4p ET with Jen Rogers, Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer, reporter Justine Underhill, and columnist Rick Newman.

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  • The best back-to-school tech deals right now

    Apple’s devices aren’t what most people would call “budget friendly.” But if you’ve got a student email address, you can at least knock a couple of bucks off your next purchase of a MacBook or iPad. Students can save on Apple’s MacBook Air. Apple runs its student discounts through the…

    Dan Howley
  • Why the central banks are actually raising rates every quarter: trader

    “How slow are things on Wall Street this week?” Well funny you should ask. Many expected that to change today with Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaking at the Kansas City Conference at the Tetons in Jackson Hole. The 10-year Treasury Note has broken to the upside out of a month-long consolidation…

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  • Here's what being 'hawkish' or 'dovish' on monetary policy means

    In the context of finance and the economy, this has to do with monetary policy, which means it involves interest rates, which matters to mom, pop, Joe six-pack, and everyone in between. When monetary policy is dovish, it means that policymakers favor looser, more accommodating policy, because they…

    Sam Ro
  • Carl Icahn reportedly considered selling Herbalife stake; Apple’s urgent iPhone software update; Tesla wins antitrust approval

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Carl Icahn considered selling his stake in Herbalife to a group that included activist investor Bill Ackman, who’s famously called the company a pyramid scheme. Apple (AAPL) — The big tech giant has issued a global iPhone security update after a human…

    Seana Smith
  • All the new clues Janet Yellen dropped about the next Fed rate hike

    It’s the event investors have been waiting for all week: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech at the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s Economic Policy Symposium, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In her speech, Yellen presented an optimistic view of the economy, providing a few hints about the path of…

    Justine Underhill
  • Stocks rally after Yellen says the case for raising rates has strengthened

    All three major averages (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) turned higher after Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded a little less dovish when speaking in Jackson Hole this morning. “Indeed, in light of the continued solid performance of the labor market and our outlook for economic activity and inflation, I believe…

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  • Wall Street whipsawed as traders eye Yellen

    Stocks whipsawed as Wall Street gets ready for Janet Yellen’s big speech. Catch The Final Round at 4 p.m. ET with Jen Rogers and Joe Fahmy of Zor Capital. Stocks in the red today include Zale’s parent Signet Jewelers as guidance came in way below estimates, discount retailer Dollar General on a…

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  • Admission to National Parks is free today and all weekend

    The National Park Service (NPS) turned 100 on Aug. 25, and visitors are getting an amazing gift in honor of the milestone. Admission to all 58 national parks will be free Aug. 25-28. Admission fees will also be waived at 354 protected areas, including national parks, monuments, battlefields,…

    Brittany Jones-Cooper
  • Top apparel CEO explains why malls are ‘definitely not’ dead

    With store closures picking up—at Macy’s (M) and beyond—there are consistent calls for the end of the shopping mall. PVH, the $9 billion company behind Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger along with Van Heusen, IZOD, and Speedo, gets 60% of its sales from wholesale, including department stores like…

    Nicole Sinclair
  • Speedo was ready to drop Lochte days before they did

    Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte captured the attention of the world when he claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint. Swimwear maker Speedo was the most high-profile of sponsors to pull their deal. “I think his actions dictated our response,” Chirico said.

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  • Teen hedge fund manager's father accuses regulator of 'thuggery'

    Teenage hedge fund manager Jacob Wohl — nicknamed “Wohl of Wall Street” — had his first run-in with a regulator. The National Futures Association (NFA) — a self-regulator for the US futures market — has issued a complaint against the 18-year-old and his (now former) firm, NeX Capital Management,…

    Julia La Roche
  • You can visit Yosemite National Park with Obama … in VR

    I was standing in the middle of Yosemite National Park hearing President Barack Obama talk about the place, which was funny since I haven’t been to Yosemite since 2001 and have never had a personal chat with the president.

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  • FanDuel goes after ESPN, other season-long fantasy sports providers

    A FanDuel logo is displayed on a board inside of the DFS Players Conference. Daily fantasy sports platform FanDuel announced on August 1 a bold new feature that takes on the bigger, more entrenched “season-long” fantasy sports providers.

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