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Charles Schwab in Advanced Talks to Buy TD Ameritrade: Source

Writing for Reuters, Tamara Mathais and Anirban Sen look at the potential acquisition of TD Ameritrade by Charles Schwab Corporation.

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Preparing Brexit: No Deal

A thoughtful piece published by the “Institute for Government” (a UK think tank) that goes into great detail to help explain the ramifications and fallout of a “No Deal” Brexit result.

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News Analysis: In Ramping Up Trade War with China, Trump Could be Playing with Fire

The trade war with China continues to make headlines.  Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Don Lee looks at the latest developments.

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Are Investors Chronically Pessimistic?

Is the glass half-full or half-empty?  Behavioral finance is always an interesting topic to explore. Academics and industry professionals alike analyze market trends and investor habits to better understand individual behaviors.  Writing for the Chicago Booth Review, Dwyer Gunn considers recent works published by Professor Klaus Adam (Oxford), Senior Economist Dmitry Mateev (Bank of Canada) and Professor Stefan Nagel (University of Chicago) on the topic.

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New Challenges Faced By The Bretton Woods Institutions

It has been 75 years since the Bretton Woods Conference. This recent article written by Otaviano Canuto for Seeking Alpha looks at the development of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank since their inceptions.  In particular, Canuto looks at how these institutions have responded to political and environmental developments since 1944.

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75th Anniversary of Bretton Woods Events

2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference.  The conference, held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944, established what is now known at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.  The World Bank has organized several presentations and conferences to mark the anniversary.

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What Is Brexit? A Simple Guide to Why It Matters and What Happens Next

Brexit is certainly dynamic and often times confusing.  In this recent New York Times article, Benjamin Mueller explains the history of Brexit and current negotiation points.

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An Unlikely Effect of Jack Bogle’s Creation: Helping to Keep Inflation Low

The legacy and impact of John “Jack” Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, is beautifully highlighted in this recent New York Times article by Jeff Sommer.

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Theresa May Lost Big on Her Brexit Deal Vote — Here’s What Could Happen Now

Is there a future for Brexit?  Following the historic U.K. Parliament vote this week, David Reid with CNBC takes a look at possible scenarios.

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Economy Is Strong. Leadership Is Shaky. Which Will Win Out in 2019?

Writing for the New York Times newsletter “The Upshot,” Neil Irwin reflects on the highs and lows of the U.S. economy in 2018 and what may be in store for the year ahead.

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