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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.

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    Junk-bond investors are jumping ship

    Breakfast with Benjamin: What's up with junk bond investors? Plus: Four sorry years of Dodd-Frank, ignore the Fed's warnings at your own risk, mathematical excuses for sluggish wage growth, and it's not too late for a mid-year portfolio checkup.

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    No stock shock as central bank holdings keep ballooning

    Combined balance sheets of U.S., Japan and euro area likely to swell another 20%.

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    CEO cussing is now a gosh darn market indicator

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, learn about an odd new market indicator, the implications of ongoing investor optimism and much more.

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    Markets climb in stride with pessimism

    Plus: Janet Yellen's dovish optimism, Ernst & Young's $4 million lobbying settlement, how Citigroup agreed on that $7 billion figure, and QE has had almost no impact on unemployment

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    Markets brace for the Fed's big talk about normalization

    Plus: Individual investors zig as professionals zag, hedging the U.S. market by going global, Citigroup in the spotlight, and futbol mania

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    Carl Icahn advises caution in the equity markets

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Carl Icahn warns that stocks are on risky ground. Plus: Interest rates and volatility are raising red flags, one man's take on the Fed-fueled bubble, the SEC is watching for political-donation conflicts, gold gets no respect, and institutional money is chasing solar energy

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    Investors bracing for a wild second half of 2014

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Buckling up for a rocky second half. Plus: Companies tweak bylaws to tamp down shareholder lawsuits, Morningstar settles software piracy case, JPMorgan embraces smart-beta investing, and buying beer stocks when it's hot outside.

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    Dollar rides high on hope into earnings season

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The dollar is enjoying a big rally right into earnings season. Plus: Goldman moves up its rate hike forecast, putting GDP in perspective, El-Erian reads Yellen's mind, and proven old-school investing techniques.

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    Dow average tops 17,000 as payrolls rise

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 17,000 for the first time as data showed employers added more workers than projected in June and the European Central Bank prepared to disclose details of its stimulus plans. The Dow gained 42.70 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,018.94 at 9:31 a.m. in New

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    The grim reality of inflation without wage growth

    On Friday's menu: Inflation without wage growth: Cause for concern? Plus: The Fed has painted itself into a corner, consumer stocks are likely to take a hit, bracing for Treasury yield volatility, silver outshines gold in June, and how to live to be 100.

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    Barclays in the hot seat over charges it courted high-frequency traders

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Barclays tagged for HFT. Plus: A looming 401(k) crisis, the marriage math for gay couples, the fuzzy math of inflation data, tapping into the fracking boom, and Russian stocks are not for the meek.

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    The Fed views inflation through rose-colored glasses

    On Wednesday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: The Fed dons rose-colored glasses. Plus: Junk bond yields get scary low, commodity hedge funds fall out of favor, what you need to know about stock buyback ETFs, and the inequality mob is driving the rich to hoard cash