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    Barclays rains on the equity market parade

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Barclays warns on stocks. Plus: Gold finds some safe-haven love; how the Fed is off target; Argentina uses social media to attack creditors; Nasdaq's version of déjà vu; and what people buy when money is no object.

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    The Fed finds another reason to hold down interest rates

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed and chief Janet Yellen get more ammo to hold down rates. Plus: AIG inches back into DC lobby; why some stocks never split; and where the smart money is going

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    Fed watchers are spinning over Janet Yellen's mixed messages

    Breakfast with Benjamin brings you up to speed on reactions to Janet Yellen's mixed messages on the U.S. job market, gold's surge, and Russian mutual funds' fall.

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    Hedge funds jumping into Puerto Rico muni bonds

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin on hedge funds owning $16 billion in Puerto Rican muni bond debt, the scary similarities between advisers and psychics, why deep-water drilling looks like a bargain, and more.

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    Stock and real estate bubbles on a collision course

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin sees stock and real estate bubbles on a collision course, gold prices stuck in neutral, Bill Gross cutting Treasury bond exposure, and much more.

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    What last week's junk bond selloff means for stocks

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin looks at the impact of the junk bond selloff, Morningstar's approach to nontraditional bond funds, how higher rates will ripple across the economy, and much more.

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    Dilbert creator cracks wise on financial advisers

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Goldman Sachs expects stock and bonds to go their separate ways. Plus: Scott Adams takes on advisers; Putin tosses the sanctions into Obama's court; the Treasury builds a cash stockpile; home-equity loans facing wave of defaults; and can we blame IPOs for last week's market

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    Barack Obama's attempt to both embrace and shun the financial markets

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Obama's attempt to embrace and shun markets. Plus: Volatility awakens nervous investors; crowdfunding and crowd funding; building your own hedge fund made easy; and bacon prices soar because we Americans just love that greasy stuff.

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    Investing lessons from Lebron James

    Breakfast with Benjamin: What bond investors can learn from Lebron James. Plus: Gold: It all depends on the Fed; commodities as a geopolitical hedge; investing in women; and golf stocks come up short.

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    Market slide gains momentum

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin looks at what the jobs report could mean for stocks, Argentina's strategy of denial and Federal Reserve data cherry-picking.

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    Argentina fails to negotiate its way out of default

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Argentina defaults. Plus: Fund managers deal with Argentina bond exposure; the Fed's-eye view of unemployment; fallout from Russian sanctions; San Bernardino goes to pot; and a cannabis stock rally adds a new twist to buying high.

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    Fed watchers see more tapering and little else from today's minutes

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Gearing up for Fed news. Plus: Putin's next move could be painful; Argentina teeters on the brink of default; another naysayer calls for a correction; the long view on a higher minimum wage; and a portfolio rebalance refresher.

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    Treasury yields are poised for a run

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin also features notes on geopolitical unrest hitting the markets, an IPO-heavy week, and Morgan Stanley junior bankers getting a 'living wage.'

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    The Fed is now fretting about wage growth and surprise inflation

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Don't look now, but wage growth (for dishwashers, for example) is on the radar. Plus: The SEC's half fix for money funds, a golden cross for Goldman, judge blocks 'Wall Street Wolf's' sucker list, and big city life can be a drag.

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    Giddy markets continue to look blissfully past mounting geopolitical unrest

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Looking past all the geopolitical risk. Plus: U.S. investors finally start diversifying overseas, what's not to like about a marijuana ETF, how the Millennial generation slept through the bull market run, and a tribute to a fund industry critic.