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Christine Romans: Stocks need a reason to hit record highs

Stocks are so close to record highs and searching for a reason to break through. The Dow is just 99 points shy of a closing high in an environment swirling with conflicting catalysts. The core economy and jobs market appear strong, but signs of slowing in manufacturing and labor are driving interest rates lower. President…MORE

Avril Lavigne is launching her first tour in 5 years

Avril Lavigne is hitting the stage again and helping others at the same time. The 34-year-old singer has announced her first North American tour in five years. Her “Head Above Water” tour will run for 15 dates, kicking off in Seattle on September 14 and wrapping up on October 11 in Philadelphia. Lavigne announced the…MORE

Betsy DeVos faces new lawsuit over student debt forgiveness

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing another lawsuit over the department’s loan forgiveness program aimed at helping defrauded students. More than 150,000 applications are pending, and some borrowers have been waiting years to hear whether they’ll be granted debt relief. Seven borrowers, all of whom attended for-profit colleges, filed the lawsuit Tuesday. “Department officials have…MORE

Agriculture secretary: Farmers ‘are one of the casualties’ of Trump’s trade war

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue acknowledged this week that farmers are getting hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade war, but expressed optimism that a deal would be struck with China by the end of the year. American farmers “are one of the casualties here with trade disruption,” Perdue told CNN’s Vanessa Yurkevich in an exclusive interview.…MORE

Frank Lampard given permission by Derby to open Chelsea manager talks

Frank Lampard moved a step closer to being appointed Chelsea manager after Derby County granted him permission to speak to the English Premier League club about their managerial vacancy. Chelsea is looking for a new manager after Maurizio Sarri left the club to join Serie A champion Juventus earlier this month. “With pre-season fast approaching…MORE

Monzo doubles its value to $2.5 billion ahead of US launch

Monzo, the popular UK banking app, has boosted its financial firepower as it prepares for a US launch. The company said Tuesday that it has raised £113 million ($144 million) from new and existing investors, led by influential US startup accelerator Y Combinator. Other investors in Monzo include Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital and payments company…MORE

Ashleigh Barty eyes Wimbledon glory from world No.1 spot

Ash Barty is on a roll and just doesn’t want to stop. She won her first grand slam title at Roland Garros earlier this month, and has knocked Naomi Osaka of Japan off the top spot in the women’s world rankings. Now, the 23-year-old Australian is bidding to become the first Australian women to win…MORE

Mitch McConnell to meet with 9/11 first responders

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will sit down Tuesday with 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill, following comedian Jon Stewart’s high-profile criticism of Congress and his plea for the extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is struggling to pay its current claims. “I think we have momentum and I think we’re going…MORE