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Closing Bell Brief for Friday, April 20th

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The major U.S. indexes tumble, led by the tech sector. General Electric is a bright spot, thanks to an upbeat outlook. The FAA is expected to impose emergency inspection requirements on certain jet engines after the Southwest accident. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 20, 2018

Midday Brief for Friday, April 20th

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Wells Fargo pays $1 billion to settle risk management claims. SunTrust Banks says an employee may have stolen information from 1.5 million customers. General Electric reports a quarterly loss. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 20, 2018

Morning Brief for Friday, April 20th

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Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo tries to win over Senate Democrats. Drug maker Allergan won't submit an offer for rival Shire. Friday's earnings calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 20, 2018

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Apr 19, 2018
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U.S. stocks fell Thursday. Wells Fargo reportedly close to paying a fine of up to one billion dollars. Skechers stock tripped up by disappointing earnings. A cannabis-derived drug to treat epilepsy. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 19, 2018
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Chinese regulators' warning about a Qualcomm $44 billion bid. New details about Southwest Flight 1380. Japan's auto exports boom in the U.S. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 19, 2018
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President Donald Trump heads to Key West. Wisconsin's Supreme Court hearing on free speech. Thursday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 18, 2018
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IBM drags the Dow loser. Earnings from American Express and Alcoa top estimates. Puerto Rico suffers an island-wide blackout. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 18, 2018
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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies in Houston at the age of 92. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo's secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Morgan Stanley's record revenue and quarterly profits. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 18, 2018
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Congress moves closer to rolling back an Obama-era regulation. The chiefs of AT&T and Time Warner take the witness stand. Wednesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 17, 2018
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Big gains for U.S stock averages Tuesday. Starbucks stores will close for one afternoon in May to conduct racial sensitivity training. One person killed in a Southwest Airlines emergency landing. The IRS Web site crashes on Tax Day. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 17, 2018
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Rising global tensions send materials to fresh multiyear highs. Goldman Sachs reports sharply higher profit and revenue from a year ago. China phases out foreign auto rules. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 17, 2018
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Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Donald Trump. The Government Accountability Office says EPA chief Scott Pruitt violated the law. Tuesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 16, 2018
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Stocks rose Monday after worries about the Syrian conflict faded. Netflix's quarterly results topped estimates. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 16, 2018
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Syria, earnings reports from blue chips, and retail sales are likely to dominate the week ahead. John Wordock reports.

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Apr 14, 2018
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The U.S., U.K. and France have taken military action against Syria. John Wordock reports from Washington.

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Apr 13, 2018
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U.S. stocks fall Friday. Shares of some major banks decline despite posting strong quarterly profits. GM reportedly to lay off as many as 15 hundred workers at an Ohio plant. Ryan endorses McCarthy as his successor.

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Apr 13, 2018
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President Trump considers a re-entry into the TPP trade deal. Fresh violence erupts between Israel and Palestinians. Rhode Island residents get a first look at citizenship-themed Census questions. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Apr 13, 2018
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Wall Street Journal analysis reveals new challenges to Silicon Valley. Facebook defends its bottom line amid uproar over users' privacy. Big banks report earnings. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 12, 2018
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Financial shares send stocks higher, ahead of earnings reports from banks. U.S. to study re-entering the TPP. Facebook doesn't see a big sales hit from the user data uproar. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 12, 2018
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Syrian government gains control of region where recent alleged chemical attack took place. Changes to Social Security and health entitlement programs unlikely to move forward after Paul Ryan retires. New unemployment benefit figures drop to historic lows. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Apr 12, 2018
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U.S. and European policy makers meet in London for the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council. The House Ways and Means hearing on Trump administration trade policy. The Fed's balance sheet. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 11, 2018
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Stocks fell Wednesday on worries about possible U.S. action against Syria. A Senate committee plans to move to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Fed is more confident about hitting its two-percent inflation target. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 11, 2018
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House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election. President Trump threatens Russia and Syria. Federal anti-trust investigation into early-decision practices by some top liberal arts colleges. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Apr 11, 2018
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Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday. Sprint and T-Mobile rekindle merger talks. The latest minutes from the Fed. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 10, 2018
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Stocks skyrocket as China's president soothes investor concerns about a possible trade war. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for user data abuse at a Senate hearing. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 10, 2018
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President Trump slams the FBI on Twitter. American students struggle to make progress in math and reading scores. States getting leeway to wind down mandatory health benefits guaranteed under Obamacare. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Apr 9, 2018
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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg faces two days of questions from Congressional lawmakers, starting Tuesday. President Trump to farmers: they'll ultimately benefit from his planned tariffs on China. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 9, 2018
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U.S. stocks ended slightly higher, wiping out nearly all of an earlier big gain. The more-than 60 billion dollar Bayer-Monsanto merger is one step closer to approval. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's quitting Facebook. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 9, 2018
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Russia blames Israel for missile strike on Syria. The NYSE will allow all U.S.-listed securities and ETFs to be traded on its floor. PayPal reaching out to customers to gauge interest in banking services. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Apr 9, 2018
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before multiple Congressional committees this week as big bank earnings and minutes from the Fed highlight the economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 6, 2018
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The key U.S. indexes each tumbled more than two percent Friday. The latest trade salvos between the U.S. and China led investors to dump stocks. Fed chair Jerome Powell says he supports continuing a gradual approach to rate hikes. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 6, 2018
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Amazon considering Alexa for person-to-person payments. Complaint filed against Facebook over its facial recognition feature. The White House sanctions dozens of Russian government officials and companies. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Apr 6, 2018
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The nation's unemployment rate was unchanged in March at 4.1% and 103,000 jobs were added to the economy. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Apr 6, 2018
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President Trump says he didn't know about payment to Stormy Daniels at the time it was made. The Surgeon General urges those at risk of opioid abuse to have naloxone on hand. And the trade deficit between the U.S. and China is growing. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Apr 5, 2018
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U.S. stocks rise for a third day. Tesla's stock soars back to bull-market territory. A big chunk of the Hilton hotel chain will be up for sale. Thousands of hurricane-damaged cars are being shipped overseas for re-sale. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 5, 2018
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The back-and-forth on trade shifts to negotiations. Enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act remained steady in 2018. And Apple has hired an artificial intelligence executive from Google. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Apr 4, 2018
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Stocks rebound from a huge slide to close with strong gains. Investors fear a possible U.S.-China trade war, but could the two nations reach a compromise? Facebook says data was mishandled on more users than previously thought. Charlie Turner reports.

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Apr 4, 2018
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The escalating trade fight between the U.S. and China ripples through global markets. Police scrutinize YouTube shooter's social media for a motive. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg set to testify before House Committee. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Apr 4, 2018
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The Trump Administration threatens new sanctions on Chinese imports. WPP's board is looking into whether its CEO misused assets. And the Trump Administration says it will verify answers to a new citizenship question on the 2020 census. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Apr 3, 2018
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Stocks rebounded on Tuesday. Spotify made its Wall Street debut. And President Trump continues to attack Amazon. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Apr 3, 2018
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Special counsel Robert Mueller was authorized to investigate Paul Manafort's dealings with the Ukrainian government. The Walt Disney Company could be in position to purchase British pay-TV operator Sky. Tesla misses its Model 3 production goals. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Apr 3, 2018
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Are changes in store for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? The Environmental Protection Agency says it will ease emissions standards. And lawmakers are raising questions over a massive price increase for a cancer drug. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Apr 2, 2018
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Monday was another punishing day for Wall Street. The FAANG stocks have lost about $324 billion in market capitalization since mid-March. And shares of Tesla fall, as the company prepares to give a delivery update. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Apr 2, 2018
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Trump declares DACA dead and blames Congressional Democrats. U.S. factory activity slowed in March. Winnie Mandela, second wife of South African icon Nelson Mandela, has died at age 81. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Apr 2, 2018
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The March jobs report is out on Friday. The latest in the AT&T-Time Warner trial. And could a gym be on your next flight? Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 30, 2018
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U.S. markets are closed for the Good Friday holiday. Russia is expelling diplomats from the U.S. and some European countries. And the IRS is auditing fewer Americans. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 29, 2018
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Stocks ended broadly higher Thursday, ahead of the Good Friday holiday. Some big tech names rebounded. But March was a bad month for the major indexes. Experts say get used to the volatility. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 29, 2018
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President Trump takes aim at Amazon on Twitter. The Koreas set April 27 for a summit, but nuclear arms may not be on the agenda. NATO allies facing the fear of not being ready to confront a threat from Russia. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 28, 2018
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Consumer sentiment data for March is out on Thursday. A big hospital merger is on hold. And ABC brings in its biggest prime-time audience since 2006. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 28, 2018
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The key U.S. indexes fell Wednesday, led by the tech sector. Amazon's stock falls on a report - denied by the White House - that President Trump wanted to target the company. Facebook says it'll make it simpler for users to manage their data. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 28, 2018
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Facebook revamps its privacy settings. iPhone owners sue Apple over the company's admission it slowed down phone performance. The Trump administration plans to employ national emergency laws to block Beijing from acquiring advanced U.S. technology. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 28, 2018
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Larry Nassar's former boss has been charged with criminal sexual conduct. Nvidia is halting testing of its driverless car technology. And Facebook continues to suffer from fallout over its handling of user data. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 27, 2018
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There was a stock selloff on Wall Street on Tuesday. Markets were dragged down by tech shares. And Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expects he'll have to testify before Congress. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 27, 2018
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The 2020 U.S. census will ask respondents if they are U.S. citizens. Home price continued to climb at a fast pace in the January. More than 4,000 people have died in the Philippines' drug war since last year. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 26, 2018
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Fears over a trade war are easing, pushing stocks up. Spotify reports growth. And San Francisco's Fed president is under consideration to lead the New York Fed. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 26, 2018
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Stocks bounced back on Monday, after their worst week in two years. Uber sells its business in southeast Asia. And Wall Street bankers are getting big bonuses. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 26, 2018
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U.S. and western countries expel scores of Russian diplomats. China and the U.S. have quietly begun negotiating to improve access to Chinese markets. The FTC confirms it is investigating Facebook's privacy features as the company admits to logging the messaging history of some Android users. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 26, 2018
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A key gauge of inflation is out on Thursday. The FCC is considering new rules against Chinese telecom companies. And it's a shortened trading week - markets are closed for Good Friday. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 23, 2018
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Stocks tumbled again Friday in a late selloff. The Dow and S&P had their worst weeks in over two years. Fears of a trade war drove the selling. But Dropbox had a successful IPO. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 23, 2018
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Iranians charged with cybercrimes against the U.S. Facebook to interrogate developers who may have collected large amounts of user data. China fires a retaliatory tariff shot against the U.S. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 22, 2018
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Fears of a trade war sent stocks plunging on Thursday. New details are emerging about the test operator in an Uber self-driving car involved in a fatal crash. And streaming services have boosted U.S. music revenue. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 22, 2018
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A massive market selloff after the White House announced tariffs against China. But Paul Nolte of Kingsview Asset Management said other factors also contributed to the selloff. And tech stocks were slammed, hurt by Facebook's user data scandal. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 22, 2018
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Lawmakers closer to avoiding a government shutdown. Facebook in danger of losing legions of users over Cambridge Analytica user data controversy. Credit reporting firms to remove tax liens from Americans' credit reports. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 21, 2018
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The Fed has raised short-term interest rates a quarter-percentage point. Some countries are negotiating for exemptions from new steel and aluminum tariffs. And General Mills may raise prices. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 21, 2018
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The key averages dip lower after the Fed raises interest rates. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg breaks his silence on the misuse of the company's user data. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 21, 2018
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The Austin package bomber is dead. Median pay for CEOs at the U.S.'s largest companies reached an all-time high last year. Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine stepping down from day-to-day involvement with the division. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 20, 2018
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The Federal Reserve wraps up its policy meeting on Wednesday. Cambridge Analytica launches an investigation. And Google wants to help news organizations. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 20, 2018
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The major U.S. indexes largely recovered from Monday's tech selloff on Tuesday. Cambridge Analytica has suspended its chief executive. And the Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 20, 2018
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FBI investigating another explosion in Texas. This week's fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car could complicate passage of safety-related legislation. WSJ 'Middle Seat' columnist Scott McCartney says leave your pets at home when planning a flight. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 19, 2018
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A tech selloff on Wall Street led stocks to their worst day since the February correction on Monday. Aramco scales back its IPO plans. And the Federal Reserve begins its two-day policy meeting on Tuesday. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 19, 2018
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Stocks had their worst day since the February correction on Monday, after a tech selloff led by Facebook. And Uber has temporarily suspended its self-driving car program, after a pedestrian was killed by a driverless vehicle. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 19, 2018
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Trump steps up attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Austin, Texas police investigation a fourth explosion. Congress racing to pass a spending bill before the Saturday deadline. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 19, 2018
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The Federal Reserve begins its two-day policy meeting on Tuesday. And a big antitrust trial begins. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 16, 2018
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Stocks advance Friday, but lose ground for the week. Nike forces out two top executives in two days over complaints about inappropriate workplace behavior. L.L. Bean cuts staff, eliminates bonuses. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 16, 2018
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President Trump and his chief of staff, John Kelly, have reached a truce. Members of the president's inner circle have connections to the U.S. steel industry. Authorities say a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Miami on Thursday was undergoing adjustments. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 15, 2018
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Robert Mueller subpoenas the Trump Organization. The government's case challenging AT&T's attempted merger with Time Warner begins next week. And Friday's economic reports include the latest consumer sentiment data and new housing starts. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 15, 2018
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The key U.S. indexes ended mixed. Special counsel Mueller subpoenas documents from the Trump Organization. Blue Apron will start selling meal kits in stores. Long-term mortgage rates fall for the first time this year. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 15, 2018
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The U.S. issues sanctions against Russia. New trade restrictions against China are under consideration. And the Trump Organization has been linked to efforts to silence a former adult-film actress. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 14, 2018
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Toys 'R' Us says it's likely to close or sell its remaining U.S. stores. Four more automakers have been sued in connection with the nation's largest automotive recall. And the Commerce Department isn't likely to exempt U.S. businesses from new tariffs. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 14, 2018
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Stocks fall as fears of a trade war intensify. Disney reorganizes, positioning two top executives as potential successors to CEO Robert Iger. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 14, 2018
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Wal-Mart to offer home delivery of groceries. London expels 23 Russian diplomats over nerve gas incident. Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 13, 2018
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Congress appears unlikely to challenge the president on tariffs. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau. And Amazon voluntarily recalls 260,000 portable lithium-ion battery chargers. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 13, 2018
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Stocks fell on Tuesday, after a selloff in tech stocks. Shares of Qualcomm fell nearly 5%. The consumer-price index rose .2% in February. And a hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange pays $435 million back to its customers. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 13, 2018
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Trump fires Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Consumer prices inch higher in February, but slower than Wall Street expected. Gun maker Remington planning to file for bankruptcy protection. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 12, 2018
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President Trump has blocked Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm on national security concerns. Economic analyst Lawrence Kudlow is under consideration to replace Gary Cohn. And Clorox is diversifying. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 12, 2018
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Stocks closed mixed on Monday, with Boeing and Caterpillar dragging the Dow down with them. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May says it's "highly likely" Russia is behind last week's poison attack. And Dropbox sets its target valuation between $7 billion and $8 billion. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 12, 2018
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Trump administration modifies its proposed gun policy. David Solomon will succeed Lloyd Blankfein as Goldman Sachs CEO. Packages delivered by commercial drones are coming to the U.S. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 11, 2018
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This week's economic calendar includes the release of the consumer price index on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, the latest retail sales numbers, and the producer price index. And we'll see the latest consumer sentiment data on Friday. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 9, 2018
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Stocks soared Friday following a strong jobs report. Pharma bro Martin Shkreli gets jail time for securities fraud. Major corporations plan private air traffic control network for drones. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 9, 2018
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February job gains outpaced Wall Street expectations. The nation's unemployment held steady at 4.1%, but wage growth was lower than analysts predicted. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 8, 2018
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The U.S. is officially imposing new tariffs on steel and aluminum. Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to tax and bank fraud charges. And shareholders of Disney aren't endorsing a compensation plan for CEO Robert Iger.

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Mar 8, 2018
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Stocks rose Thursday after President Trump unveiled tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. A study says fake news is far more likely to be retweeted than real news. Online meal kit company Blue Apron's stock falls on rising competition. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 8, 2018
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Equifax hack victim to get free credit data freezes. Health insurer Cigna to buy Express Scripts in cash and stock deal. The Trump administration pushing Beijing for a $100 billion reduction in the two countries' trade deficit. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 7, 2018
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More than 100 Republicans sign a letter opposing steel and aluminum tariffs. Hundreds of lawsuits filed in connection with the opioid crisis will move to litigation. And Airbus will scale back production on its A380 superjumbo. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 7, 2018
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Stocks bounce off session lows to end mixed. President Trump reportedly will sign a proclamation to enact tariffs on imports as soon as Thursday. The latest Fed Beige Book: modest growth with building inflation pressures. Charlie Turner reports.

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Mar 7, 2018
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White House economic adviser Gary Cohn's resignation spooks Wall Street. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Trump's tariffs proposals are here to stay. Coca-Cola plans to roll out alcoholic beverages. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 6, 2018
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White House economic adviser Gary Cohn resigns. A deal to acquire the Weinstein company falls apart. And federal investigators say Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 6, 2018
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Pushback against proposed steel and aluminum tariffs drove markets higher on Tuesday. CVS prepares for a bond sale. And there's been a surge in mergers in 2018. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Mar 6, 2018
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un willing to hold talks with the U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan warns of a trade war under Trump's tariff proposals. Beer companies seek to capitalize on consumers' taste for low-carb, low-calorie brews. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Mar 5, 2018
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House Speaker Paul Ryan splits from President Trump on tariffs. Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran announces his retirement in April. And Trump's lawyer's payment to a former adult-film actress was deemed suspicious. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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