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    General Electric (GE), Boeing (BA) and more than 1,000 other companies are fighting to salvage a lender many people have never heard of. The charter of the 81-year-old U.S. Export-Import Bank, a federal agency created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide loans for overseas businesses that buy expensive U.S. products such as airplanes, expired last week amid congressional infighting.

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    Last Thursday, before the holiday weekend, came surprising news that Yelp  was no longer for sale. The last time it had been in the $30s was right before the Yelp board leaked to the Wall Street Journal that it was going to explore a sale. What is going on here?

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    Who said new summer TV programming was doomed from the start? CBS' (CBS)  Zoo, which is scheduled for its second episode on Tuesday, appears poised to give the network that rare phenomenon: a hit summer show.

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    China's more aggressive steps to halt the sharp drop in stock prices triggered a rally on Monday, but it's unclear just how effective the measures will be over the long-term.After taking a largely hands-off approach, China's stock market regulator moved over the weekend to reassure investors rattled by the market's 27% drop over the past month.

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    While global investors focus on the Greek "No" vote, the Shanghai Composite opened 7.8% higher on Monday on measures by Beijing to plug the popping bubble. After another session of extreme volatility the index held onto a gain of 2.4%, closing at 3,775.91, up 15.3% year to date but 27.1% below the bubble peak of 5,178.19 set on June 12.

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    Focus not only on the losers, but also on the winners. Take five minutes to answer five questions, and your portfolio could be set for the rest of the year. That's hard to believe at a time when news headlines suggest that the Greece implosion, the Chinese economy or the long-in-the-tooth U.S. bull market in stocks could derail your portfolio.

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    Stuck in third place at the box office this year, Warner Bros. will be at this week's Comic-Con International convention for a publicity push for what could be a record 2016 on the back of DC Comics superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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    The Greek economy is burning while Chinese stock prices are plunging, a wicked undercurrent that could sink the financials and stock prices of major cruise line operators. According to trade association Cruise Lines International Association, direct cruise line industry spending in Greece stands at about $620 million annually, a majority spent on wages to support 11,000 jobs in Greece.

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    The U.S. stock market is likely beginning a full-fledged correction as all five major averages have negative weekly chart profiles. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended trading last week at 17,730.11, which was below its key weekly moving average of 17,938.79. Weekly momentum declined to 48.86 from 53.52 on June 26.

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    U.S. Treasury yields are on the rise, but the yield on the 30-year bond may have risen too far too fast. Comex gold is declining toward an uptrend on its daily chart that goes back to Nov. 7. We will look at it via a daily chart for the SPDR Gold Shares ETF, This exchange-traded fund is backed by gold bullion. Nymex crude oil ended last week with a negative weekly chart.

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    With insurance company ACE Ltd. (ACE)  recently acquiring Chubb Corp.  for more than $28 billion, and insurer Centene Corp. (CNC) acquiring Health Net Inc. (HNT)  for $6.3 billion, we decided to check Quant Ratings for other property and casualty insurance companies to buy. Companies in this sub-sector insure against loss to property due to weather events or man-made disasters and accidents.

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    Discount variety store chain Family Dollar Stores (FDO) disappointed investors last week with its fiscal third-quarter earnings report, but it is more important to focus on its merger agreement with Dollar Tree,Fiscal third-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 74 cents fell shy of estimates by 8 cents, while same-store sales climbed 0.70%, lower than the consensus estimate of 2%. But the merger wit...

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    You could speculate on what Greece will do next, which has implications for what Spain, Italy, France and other eurozone members will do, but you would need the insight of a god to get that right. Being only mortal, it's unlikely you would get it right enough to make any profit, especially because it would involve a combination of emotions and money, a mixture that almost always ends in disaster.

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    Goldman Sachs (GS) analyst Simona Jankowski rolled out coverage of GoPro (GPRO)  in a note to investors this morning with a Neutral rating, but made a point to say she does share the bear argument that the action camera's business will commoditize. WHAT'S NEW: GoPro's (GPRO) strong content engagement, highlighted by its 3.5M subscribers on YouTube (GOOG), has created a "powerful consumer brand," Jankowski tells investors.

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    USAA is well known for serving veterans through its insurance business. "The mutual fund business for the USAA has been around a long time," nearly 45 years, said Sloane. Sloane added that USAA is one of the top 50 of asset managers and "it's a quiet, successful, meaningful business for USAA that we're now starting to make better known."

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    MasterCard Corporation will go ex-dividend Tuesday, July 7. To qualify for a dividend check, investors must own shares of the world's second-largest payments network prior to Thursday, July 9 -- known as the date of record. Why is this date important?

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    Doug Kass shares his views every day on RealMoneyPro.  .  . Blackstone/GSO Long Position Gains Affirmation. Originally published at 2:00 PM EDT on July 1, 2015   I have previously mentioned why I have purchased and am adding to Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit : Buying Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund. JUN 2, 2015 ' 11:20 AM EDT.

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    Doug Kass shares his views every day on RealMoneyPro.  .  . From the Street of Dreams. Originally published at 9:26 AM EDT on July 2, 2015. A funny one! Bank of America/Merrill Lynch maintains its underperform rating on Tesla Motors  -- but raises its price target to $180 a share from $65. Position: Long BAC. Tidying Up Before the 4th.

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    HONG KONG-- It promises to be another fraught week for Chinese shares after Beijing intensified efforts over the weekend to try to shore up confidence with a frenzy of new support measures. In a little over three weeks, roughly $2.8 trillion has been wiped off Chinese shares. Rather than calming nerves, however, Beijing's actions have not only been mostly ineffective, but they've also focused attention on why China is so fearful of an equity correction.