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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ wins the weekend box office but performs below expectations

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Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” won the domestic weekend box office with an estimated $49 million, knocking Disney’s “Aladdin” from the top spot. However, it performed below expectations and was a softer opening than 2014’s “Godzilla” ($93.1 million) and WB’s fellow “MonsterVerse” release “Kong: Skull Island” ($61 million). “King of the Monsters” also...
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PayPal’s SMB lending division hit $10 billion in a major acceleration (PYPL)

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This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Payments Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. PayPal announced that its small business (SMB) lending division, comprising both PayPal Working Capital and business financing, hit $10 billion in cumulative volume. That milestone highlights the division’s recent...
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A closely followed recession indicator is flashing its most worrying sign in 12 years

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The yield curve notched its steepest inversion since the financial crisis Wednesday as the 3-month yield climbed further above the 10-year yield. A yield-curve inversion has historically signaled a recession is coming in the medium-term. Some economists, however, have argued this time may be different. Visit Markets Insider’s homepage for more stories. A historical signal...
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An IRA is one of the best ways to save money for retirement. Here’s exactly how to open one.

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Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. You can open an IRA, a type of a tax-advantaged investment account, at almost any financial institution. Not...
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11 mind-blowing facts about the US economy

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The United States is the world’s largest economy. Here are 11 surprising facts about the US economy, from its near-record economic growth to the mind-boggling GDP of its largest state, California. Visit MarketsInsider.com for more stories. For more than a century, the United States has been the world’s economic powerhouse. From its world-leading GDP to...
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The Payment Industry Ecosystem: The trend towards digital payments and key players moving markets

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This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — preferences that are causing digital payment volume to blossom worldwide. As noncash payment volume accelerates, the power dynamics...
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