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Raytheon-United Technologies deal may work out, but mergers can be painful for investors, writes Jeff Reeves. See full story.

Stocks rise; look to extend win streak as China moves to bolster economy

U.S. stocks rise Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average looking to extend its winning streak to seven days, after Chinese authorities back new measures to support the economy. See full story.

Beyond Meat has hit the ‘short-squeeze trifecta’ as borrow fees keep soaring

Beyond Meat Inc. is now the most expensive stock to borrow among active short targets, as lending fees continue to skyrocket. See full story.

Salesforce and Google just spent billions on Big Data because of Microsoft

Two hefty acquisitions by Alphabet Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc. in the exploding arena of Big Data appear to be expensive moves to shore up their competitive stances against an older but wiser software behemoth, Microsoft Corp. See full story.

Ross sees U.S.-China trade deal ‘eventually’ | Ocasio-Cortez defends raising Congressional pay

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday that he believes the U.S. and China ultimately will reach a trade deal, while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is speaking in favor of raising the pay of U.S. lawmakers. See full story.

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Amazon’s Credit Builder card has perks that could be pitfalls for some consumers. See full story.