U.S. rates may rise ‘fairly soon,’ Brexit a concern: Fed’s Powell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday continued to lay the groundwork for an interest rate increase in the next two months, with a senior policymaker saying the economy will likely be ready for such a move “fairly soon.”

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Viacom CEO Dauman seeks trial by end-Sept over Redstone trust

(Reuters) – Viacom Inc Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman has asked a Massachusetts court to expedite a legal challenge to his removal from a trust that will determine the company’s future after controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone dies or is deemed incapacitated.

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Cory Home Delivery honors employee with 50 years at firm | Business Notes

Pedro Rivera, who began his career with Cory Home Delivery of Secaucus in 1966, was honored by company CEO Patrick Cory and fellow executives Marin Dragojevic, Odeh Ahmad, Bob Alter and Johanna Soto at the first annual Silver Circle dinner….

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Saudi Aramco boosting market share as it prepares for listing: CEO

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Saudi oil giant Aramco is gaining market share and pushing for greater efficiency, chief executive Amin Nasser said in an interview, as it acts as a “bridge” to a future when the nation relies less on energy exports.

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U.S. business spending mired in weakness, but economy picking up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. business spending intentions weakened in April for a third straight month amid soft demand for machinery, but a surge in contracts to purchase previously owned homes to a 10-year high supported views economic growth was gaining speed.

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The 21 Sports Authority stores in N.J. where everything must go

The out-of-business sale is underway following this week’s announcement that all 463 stores across the country will close by end of August.

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Why N.J. shouldn’t block freedom of speech in Israeli boycott debate | Opinion

A N.J. attorney make a case against the Legislature’s anti-BDS position, which he claims cannot be reconciled with the First Amendment.

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Fed’s Powell says interest rates could rise ‘fairly soon’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. rate hike may come “fairly soon” if data confirm the economy is continuing to grow and labor markets are still tightening, Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell said on Thursday in remarks that may help tee up higher rates as soon as mid-June.

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Oil tests out $50 a barrel as supply concerns resurface

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices tested the $50-per-barrel mark on Thursday as production outages brought a faster-than-expected recovery to an oversupplied market many thought will stay depressed through the year.

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Workers protest at McDonald’s shareholder meeting for second day

OAK BROOK, Ill. (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters rallied outside McDonald’s Corp headquarters as shareholders on Thursday approved executive compensation and voted down a slate of shareholder resolutions, including those involving political contributions and antibiotic use in meat production.

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