NewsWatch: On bull market’s 10th anniversary, can stock investors shrug off latest gloom?


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More dismal China data, a dovish about-face by the European Central Bank and a lackluster U.S. jobs report all left stock-market investors feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders this past week, sending Wall Street equities on a five-day skid on rising fears that a global slowdown could derail a bull market that celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday. See full story.

Daylight saving time could give investors some sleepless nights

Stocks typically decline the day after the clocks change, writes Mark Hulbert. See full story.

You may soon own more stocks than you’d like in the rigged Chinese market

Investors in funds that track MSCI indexes will soon have more exposure to China stocks and a brutal totalitarian regime. See full story.

Deutsche Bank agrees to informal merger talks with Commerzbank

Deutsche Bank AG’s  top executives have agreed to hold discussions with rival Commerzbank AG about a potential merger, as Germany’s two biggest banks explore strategic options after suffering prolonged performance and share-price declines, people close to the banks said. See full story.

Mother Jones strings together crime and politics with an exclusive alleging Florida madam sold Chinese execs access to Trump

With a Saturday release came a heavily reported, three-bylined Mother Jones exclusive that brought China and sex (already populating many Google searches this week) together under one tidy headline that included the president. See full story.

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Free college and student-loan refinancing will be up for debate during this election cycle. See full story.

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