Why Amazon Needs to Do Everything

June 30, 2018 10:43 a.m. ET It seems only natural for the Everything Store to be doing, well, everything. It is also a necessity. Amazon.com AMZN -0.10% just gave the world a strong reminder of its ambitions. On Thursday, the company announced a new effort to beef up its own package-delivery network by recruiting small-business…

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Government Bond Yields Climbed in 2nd Quarter on Trade Tensions, Slower Growth

The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note rose for the fourth straight quarter, briefly topping 3% before concerns about mounting trade tensions and slower global growth drove investors to the relative safety of government debt. Signs that inflation could accelerate, continued job gains for U.S. workers and speculation that the Federal Reserve could…

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The Social Security Trick Most People Could Use to Boost Their Benefits After Claiming Them

The importance of Social Security is arguably unparalleled among all social programs. Data from the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows that more than 3 out of 5 aged beneficiaries are reliant on their monthly checks to account for at least half of their monthly income, with 34% leaning on Social Security for virtually all (90% to…

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Anger, frustration mark six month anniversary of recreational marijuana sales in California

Talk about a buzz kill. California will mark the six-month anniversary of recreational marijuana sales on Saturday with consumers and the cannabis industry complaining about everything from steep prices to high taxes to a scarcity of licensed pot shops. And things could get worse. Although they’ve known about the deadline for months, many marijuana companies…

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