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Dow, S&P 500 hit record highs on greater risk tolerance
NEW YORK Major U.S. stock indexes set record intraday highs on Tuesday as optimism about the world economy and upbeat corporate results from Alcoa boosted risk appetite, while European shares rose for the fourth straight day.
Dow, S&P 500 race to fresh closing highs  MarketWatch
Stocks rising in afternoon trading as Dow hits record high  U.S. News & World Report
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JPMorgan's Dimon will raise pay of 18000 workers — but not just because he's ...
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's public commitment to raise wages for 18,000 employees may seem like a benevolent act. But that may not be quite right.
JP Morgan to Raise Pay for Lower-Tier Employees, CEO Dimon Says  Wall Street Journal
Too-Big-to-Fail's Minimum Wage  Bloomberg
Your Starbucks Coffee Is Getting Pricier Today
Blame pricier beans. It's becoming a summer ritual for Starbucks SBUX 1.56% : price hikes on many of its most popular drinks. The café giant on Tuesday raised the price of some items as much as 30 cents as it contends with rising coffee costs.
Starbucks hikes prices up to 20 cents on coffee, espresso, tea lattes  OCRegister
Starbucks Hikes Prices on Coffee, Espresso, Tea Lattes  ABC News
Tesla crash raises stakes for self-driving vehicle startups
DETROIT/SAN FRANCISCO Concerns raised by the first reported fatality in a semi-automated car were expected to speed adoption of more sensitive technology to help vehicles see and drive themselves safely, increasing demand on the emerging ...
Feds Seek Autopilot Data From Tesla As New Crash Reported  CBS Local
US Deepens Investigation of Tesla in Fatal Autopilot Collision  New York Times
Ashley Madison wants you to find 'your moment,' not 'have an affair'
The controversial online dating service is trying to make itself over as a dating site, instead of a hotbed of infidelity, fembots and hackers.
Avid Life Media Rebrands as ruby - Officially Drops Ashley Madison Life is ...  PR Newswire (press release)
Ashley Madison Parent Rebrands Itself as Ruby Corp.  Wall Street Journal
Some of the best — and strangest — deals on Amazon's Prime Day sale
The sun was barely up on the East Coast, and Amazon shoppers were already snagging deals, including more than 18,000 headphones, and poking fun at some of the discounts available for the online retailer's Prime Day.
Checkout issues hit Amazon on Prime Day  USA TODAY
Demand for Amazon Prime Day deals leads to checkout issues for shoppers  TechCrunch
Toll bridge to link I-80 to CenterPoint transportation hub
Heavy truck traffic to and from the CenterPoint Intermodal Center has taxed area roads and rattled residents, but officials expect the new toll bridge project will provide relief.
Rauner announces toll bridge plan for CenterPoint complex  Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
Public-private project in Illinois aims to improve truck access to Joliet hub  WREX-TV
Starbucks announces higher pay, other worker perks; might one be purple hair?
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says the upcoming pay raise is a move to keep the company “a retail employer of choice.” Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says the upcoming pay raise is a move to keep the company “a retail employer of choice.
Starbucks Is Giving Its US Employees a Raise  Fortune
Starbucks Raises Lack Detail, Bolster CEO Image  24/7 Wall St.
Wanda's AMC to Buy European Theater Chain
...  AMC 6.95 % China's Dalian Wanda Group Co. made it clear Tuesday that it plans to become the largest movie-theater company in the world, one way or another.
AMC's Brexit Bargaining Power  Bloomberg
AMC Entertainment to buy Europe's Odeon & UCI Cinemas  Reuters
Job openings slip in May
There were 5.5 million job openings in May, down from 5.79 million job openings in April, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) report.
Opinion: Why Howard Schultz and Jamie Dimon decided to lift worker pay  MarketWatch
Job Openings Declined in May, a Month of Weak Job Market Performance  Wall Street Journal (blog)