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Investors with positions in the health care sector may be able to breathe easier, despite the Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare and President Donald Trump’s threats to withhold cost-sharing reduction payments from issuers: Link

“Detroit,” director Kathryn Bigelow’s bleak look into the American psyche through the lens of Motown’s 1967 race riots, was a punishingly hard sell at the box office in its first weekend of wide release, taking in $7.3 million from more than 3,000 screens: Link

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If North Korea wants talks with the U.S., it must first stop launching missiles, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: Link

Wall Street regulators have imposed far lower penalties in the first six months of Donald Trump’s presidency than they did during the first six months of 2016, a comparable period in the Obama administration, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis: Link

The new diversity chief at Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) criticized the contents of an employee’s memo that went viral inside the company for suggesting Google has fewer female engineers because men are better suited for the job: Link


Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) said on Monday it intends to raise about $1.5 billion in a bond offering as the U.S. automaker seeks to fund the production of its newest electric sedan, the Model 3: Link

Oil prices edged lower on Monday, sliding away from nine-week highs, as worries lingered over high production from OPEC and the United States: Link


Bitcoin extended gains to a record, ignoring a split in the cryptocurrency over its future: Link

A scramble by the lithium market’s biggest players to tie up supply of the high-tech metal is gathering pace in the 170-year-old heartland of Australia’s $90 billion mining industry: Link


  • The Labor Market Conditions Index for July is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard is set to speak in Nashville at 11:45 a.m. ET.
  • The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for July will be released at 12:30 p.m. ET.
  • Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari will speak in Sioux Falls, SD at 1:25 p.m. ET.
  • Data on consumer credit for June will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET.


  • Morgan Stanley upgraded GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB) to Overweight
  • Cannacord Genuity upgraded Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) to Buy
  • Stifel upgraded Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) to Buy
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE: TEVA) to Underweight
  • UBS downgraded Intrepid Potash (NASDAQ: ITI) to Sell
  • Cowen & Co. downgraded Kaiser Aluminum Corp. (NASDAQ: KALU) to Market Perform

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