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Stocks look on track for a rally Thursday as trade-war fears apparently abate again. It may be time to just throw up your hands and buy ’em, suggests our call of the day from Kevin Muir, the strategist behind the Macro Tourist blog/newsletter. See full story.
Consumer inflation hits 6-year high, CPI shows
A yardstick of consumer prices known as CPI shows that inflation rose in June to the highest yearly rate since 2012, reflecting a U.S. economy that’s running hotter than anytime since the Great Recession. See full story.
How to avoid a trade war: just walk away
Trump may well want a trade war, but he cannot have it on his own. There are compelling reasons why other countries may not retaliate in full. See full story.
What you need to know about Xi Jinping’s vision for the world
The contrast between the disarray in the West and China’s mounting international self-confidence is growing clearer by the day. See full story.
Seven stocks that will get you into the e-sports phenomenon
Competitive gaming is a $1.5 billion industry, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds, says Jeff Reeves. See full story.
MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE
Having a good time doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. See full story.