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Stocks, dollar inch up ahead of Powell's Jackson Hole speech
World stock markets and the dollar rose on Friday as investors looked to a speech by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell for clarification on whether the U.S. central bank remains on course to deliver another interest rate cut in next month.
Shares in Peppa Pig owner rise past Hasbro offer
Peppa Pig-owner Entertainment One's shares rose more than 30% to a record high on Friday, surpassing the price agreed by the company's board with U.S. toy maker Hasbro Inc in a sign that investors see some chance of a counter offer.
Investors look at dollar stores as U.S. recession fears increase
More investors are watching the shares of discount retailers like Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc , which perform better during economic downturns, in the hopes of gauging changes in consumer behavior, though higher tariffs may erode the companies' ability to act as economic bellwethers.