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Thursday Brief for Thanksgiving, November 23rd

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With U.S. markets closed Thursday for Thanksgiving, positive data for consumer sentiment and retailers highlight the start of the holiday shopping season. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 23, 2017

Closing Bell Brief for Wednesday, November 22nd

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U.S. stocks end mostly lower. The Fed is worried about persistently weak inflation. The number of Americans traveling this Thanksgiving weekend is projected to hit a 12-year high. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 23, 2017

Midday Brief for Wednesday, November 22nd

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Investigation into Uber data breach. U.S. Navy searching for missing people after aircraft crash in the sea near Japan. Procter & Gamble weighing a challenge of investor Nelson Peltz's victory in board of directors' vote. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 23, 2017

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Nov 22, 2017
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President Trump says the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner is "not good for the country." The Federal Reserve releases the minutes from its last meeting on Wednesday. And federal prosecutors have charged an Iranian hacker with stealing HBO scripts. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 21, 2017
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More records for U.S. stocks. HPE chief Meg Whitman will resign. Pixar studio chief takes leave of absence. Regulators recommend import tariffs to protect Whirlpool and other washing machine makers. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 21, 2017
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FCC to dismantle 'net neutrality.' Work on Puerto Rico's electricity grid suddenly halted. Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe resigns. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 20, 2017
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Nebraska officials approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Existing home sales data is out Tuesday. And Turkey, Iran, and Russia discuss the future of Syria. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 20, 2017
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U.S. stocks advance. The Justice Department sues to block planned AT&T/Time Warner merger. Takeover mania resumes as companies hear tech giants' footsteps. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 20, 2017
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The FCC's plans to roll back net-neutrality rules. Checks on President Donald Trump's Court picks fall away. The Keystone XL pipeline nears approval. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 19, 2017
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Retail earnings and the latest Fed minutes highlight the holiday week's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 17, 2017
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The Dow and S&P 500 see a second straight week of declines. Tesla shares rise after it unveils its electric commercial truck. Stitch Fix finishes just above its IPO price in the fashion startup's market debut. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 17, 2017
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The House approves a tax bill. Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, appears in public, for the first time since the military took over the country earlier this week. Puerto Ricans are fleeing to Florida, in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 17, 2017
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The Federal Communications Commission reverses longstanding limits. The latest attempt for Barnes & Noble to go private. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 16, 2017
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Tax bill approval fuels stocks higher. Wal-Mart shares soar on strong earnings. Justice Department issues an ominous statement for a potential AT&T-Time Warner deal. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 16, 2017
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Emerson's plan for a Rockwell takeover. Meredith's pursuit of Time Inc. Wal-Mart's strong sales gains. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 16, 2017
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As the House votes on its tax bill, there are signs of dissent over the Senate's plan. Airbus and Boeing have secured multi-billion dollar deals to supply single-aisle planes to discount carriers. And weekly jobless claims are among the economic reports out Thursday. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 15, 2017
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U.S. stocks extend losses. GOP Senator Ron Johnson says he opposes the Senate Republican tax bill. Cisco Systems reports better than expected earnings. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 15, 2017
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Senate attaches health care provisions to its tax proposal. Zimbabwe president Mugabe in home confinement as unrest continues. Time Inc. announced Sports Illustrated TV. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 15, 2017
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House Republicans wonder whether the president will support their tax plan, or the Senate's. TJX reports flat growth, for the first time in eight years. And Wednesday's economic reports include the New York Fed's Empire State Manufacturing Survey. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 14, 2017
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U.S. stocks pull back Tuesday. Apple shares fall following Foxconn's earnings report. Senate to include repeal of the Affordable Care Act mandate in their tax reform plan. Homeland Security targets Russian-based Kaspersky Lab. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 14, 2017
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions now says he remembers meeting with a campaign adviser who talked about contacts with Russia. Fines for Wall Street dropped to a four-year-low last year. And three UCLA players detained in China are back in the U.S. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 13, 2017
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2014 Sandy Hook case against gun makers reaches Connecticut Supreme Court. Google is under investigation in Missouri. And some senators seek to remove smaller, regional banks from Dodd-Frank oversight. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 13, 2017
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The major U.S. indexes edge higher. Mattel's stock soars on news of Hasbro takeover offer. Buffalo Wild Wings also receives a takeover bid. Some curbs in Dodd-Frank will help regional banks. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 13, 2017
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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom bid. GE cuts its dividend in half. Wal-Mart raising some online food prices. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 12, 2017
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Republicans are working on tax plans in the House and the Senate. The U.S. Treasury releases its monthly budget figures. And retail sales numbers are among this week's economic reports. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 10, 2017
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The Dow, S&P both break eight-week winning streaks. Stocks pulled back over tax-reform concerns. Hasbro reportedly makes a takeover bid for Mattel. General Electric to unveil reorganization on Monday.

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Nov 10, 2017
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Mike Flynn is the subject of another investigation. The U.S. and China lay out different views on trade in Vietnam. And Republicans are calling on Roy Moore to quit the Alabama race for a U.S. Senate seat. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 10, 2017
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President Donald Trump flies to Vietnam. Amazon consolidates its physical retail and fast-delivery operations. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 9, 2017
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Major stock indexes closed lower Thursday, but Macy's, Kohl's, and Roku all posted gains. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 9, 2017
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President Donald Trump's joint appearance with Xi Jinping at the U.S.-China summit. Strong early sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act's annual open-enrollment period. The GOP effort to pass a $1.5 trillion tax cut. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 9, 2017
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Weekly jobless claims are out Thursday. Panera Bread's founder is stepping down. And Apple wins a bid for a drama series.

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Nov 8, 2017
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Stocks struggle to new highs. Apple, the first U.S. 900 billion-dollar company. Roku streams better-than-expected quarterly results. Capital One exits the home-loan business. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 8, 2017
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The U.S. and China announce deals worth $9 billion. Democrats celebrate big wins in Virginia. And House lawmakers are still working out the details on the GOP tax plan. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 8, 2017
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A show of strength in Asia, as President Trump continues his tour. Americans are feeling more confident about selling their homes than they are about buying. And a light economic calendar, with the weekly crude inventories update out on Wednesday.

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Nov 7, 2017
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The Dow Jones Industrials eke out another record. Snap's stock tumbles on weaker revenue. Twitter doubles the limit to 280 characters. The Fed reports a big jump in consumer borrowing. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 7, 2017
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It's Election Day, and two races to watch are in New Jersey and Virginia. President Trump signals he'd like to see North Korea return to the negotiating table. And Trump is losing support in some counties he carried during the election, according to a new WSJ/NBC News poll. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 7, 2017
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President Trump keeps the pressure on North Korea. Sprint plans a larger investment in its network. And the Dictionary of American Regional English is folding. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 6, 2017
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It's like a broken record: more records for stocks. Disney held preliminary talks to buy 21st Century Fox assets, but talks went nowhere. Priceline's outlook is weak. Weight Watcher's stock gains on better-than-expected earnings. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 6, 2017
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Court papers show Texas gunman Devin Patrick Kelley was discharged from the Air Force for bad conduct. President Trump urges Japan to buy more U.S. military equipment. And Federal Reserve Bank of New York Chief William Dudley is expected to retire in the middle of next year.

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Nov 6, 2017
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A week of earnings reports, new consumer data, and the latest from the Fed highlight a busy economic week. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 3, 2017
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More record closes for U.S. stocks. Apple powers the Nasdaq. Broadcom may pursue a takeover of Qualcomm. Twitter adds safeguards after a worker dumps Trump's account. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 3, 2017
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Oil prices rebound to highest levels since 2015. Equifax executives cleared in insider trading investigation. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott notches another victory against the NFL over his suspension. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 3, 2017
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Unemployment in October fell to its lowest rate in almost 17 years as hiring picked up. John Wordock reports from Washington.

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Nov 3, 2017
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The October employment report and the latest report on international trade are due Friday. The U.S. Justice Department is preparing a potential lawsuit against the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. And Teen Vogue announces it will end its print publication. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 2, 2017
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Markets await Friday's employment report. Trump nominates Jerome Powell to assume Federal Reserve chairman post. Apple reports a 19 percent profit increase thanks to the iPhone X. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 2, 2017
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Republicans unveil their tax plan. President Trump says Sayfullo Saipov should get the death penalty. And a new discovery at the Great Pyramid in Giza. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 1, 2017
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House Republicans are expected to unveil their tax plan Thursday. Morgan Stanley predicts traditional retailers will see holiday sales fall. And Disney is setting tough terms for theaters that want to show the next Star Wars movie. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 1, 2017
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The Dow starts November with a higher close. President Trump signals he'll nominate Jerome Powell to head the Federal Reserve. And Facebook shares rise on stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 1, 2017
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Police in New York City search for clues after Tuesday's truck attack. Affordable Care Act open enrollment begins. World Series winner to be crowned in Game 7 Wednesday night. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 1, 2017
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Lawmakers grill tech executives. A lawsuit against generic drug companies expands. And more trouble for Sears. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 31, 2017
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Stocks end October on a high. Federal trade officials recommend tariffs on imported solar panels. Netflix suspends production on House of Cards. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 31, 2017
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Wages for U.S. workers rose considerably in the third quarter. Consumer confidence sits at a 17-year high. How will low inflation impact the Federal Reserve at its meeting this week. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 31, 2017
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The transgender military ban is temporarily on hold. The F.B.I. is investigating a contract to Puerto Rico's power grid. A potential merger between Sprint and T-Mobil falls apart. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 30, 2017
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Stocks end lower. Fed chair announcement due Thursday, with Trump reportedly set to tap Jerome Powell. Paul Manafort indicted in the Special Counsel probe. House said to be weighing in gradual phase-in of corporate tax cut. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 30, 2017
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Paul Manafort indicted in Mueller investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. Workers behind Russian-linked Facebook accounts organized events on several sides of the same issue before and after the 2016 election. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 30, 2017
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Key economic indicators on tap this week. Personal income report for September is released Monday. ADP private payroll numbers are out Wednesday. And the nation's unemployment report is released on Friday. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 27, 2017
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Stocks surge on corporate earnings. Trouble for JCPenney. And Hennessy struggles to keep up with Cognac demand. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 27, 2017
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CVS makes blockbuster offer to buy Aetna. U.S. economy grew 3 percent in the third quarter despite hurricanes. Early orders for Apple's iPhone X result in delivery delays. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 26, 2017
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More on Trump's alleged ties to Russia. Pre-sales begin Friday on the iPhone X. And the release of third-quarter GDP and October consumer sentiment data.

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Oct 26, 2017
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Dow Jones Industrials and the Nasdaq Composite saw gains on Thursday. Amazon shares jump on strong earnings. Sales of Ford F-Series trucks send shares higher. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 26, 2017
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The House approves a budget plan. The opioid crisis is likely to be declared a public health emergency. And Twitter overstates its number of users.

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Oct 25, 2017
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An investor exodus from Puerto Rico. Why a stalled Senate bill could reduce the nation's deficit by nearly $4 billion dollars. Thursday's economic calendar. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 25, 2017
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Stocks fall Wednesday. Chipotle's earnings miss the mark while Buffalo Wild Wings' profit soars above forecasts. Two big energy companies are talking about a merger. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 25, 2017
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Changes to your 401(k) are still on the table in the GOP tax proposal. Congress is making it tougher to sue banks. Massachusetts is thinking about changing time zones. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 24, 2017
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Lord & Taylor is selling its flagship New York City store for $850 million. McDonald's wins back customers from rival fast-food chains. Wednesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 24, 2017
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The Dow ends at a new record high. AT&T reports better than expected wireless subscriber growth. Chipotle's stock gets burned by an earnings miss. World Series tickets top one thousand dollars again. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 24, 2017
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Sears to end sales of many Whirlpool-owned appliances. Refugees to resume entry to U.S. but with new rules. NATO plans new protocol in the event of a conflict with Russia. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 24, 2017
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Florida and Texas set for a jobs rally. Wall Street eyes AT&T earnings as well as Time Warner takeover update. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 23, 2017
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Stocks pull back from record highs. Shares of GE and Hasbro both fall after downbeat earnings and sales projections. President Trump says he's close to picking a new Fed chair. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 23, 2017
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Trump says no changes to 401(k) contributions under the GOP tax plan. Cisco to acquire BroadSoft. Hackers targeting the nation's schools. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 23, 2017
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Key consumer data and a big week of earnings make up this week's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 20, 2017
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More record levels on Wall Street. GE shares close higher on CEO John Flannery's restructuring plans. Bitcoin breaks the $6,000 level. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 20, 2017
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General Electric CEO John Flannery slashes the company's 2017 projections. U.S. birthrate hits a record low. Microsoft to enter the voice-enabled speaker market. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 20, 2017
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Wal-Mart's answer to Amazon. Target expands its super-centers. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 19, 2017
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The Dow hits another record after recovering from a triple-digit decline. Apple shares drop more than 2% on problems with Apple Watch in China. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 19, 2017
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Spain to impose tighter controls on Catalonia. Wal-Mart teams up with Lord & Taylor to strengthen ecommerce. Target plans massive remodeling of its stores. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 18, 2017
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GE's new chief makes new cuts. Wisconsin's $10 billion Foxconn plant hits a snag. Thursday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 18, 2017
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The Dow closes above 23000 for the first time. American Express reports higher earnings and names a new CEO. United Continental's earnings top targets despite hurricane-related cancellations. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 18, 2017
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China sets a goal to be a modern, global power. Health insurers bracing for a steep enrollment dropoff among consumers. Firefighters make progress against California wildfires as new fires expand. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 18, 2017
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President Donald Trump's choices for a Federal Reserve chairman. Amazon's contracts with apartment owners. Wednesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 17, 2017
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The Dow briefly tops 23 thousand, still closing at a record. Senators reach a bipartisan deal to keep health subsidy payments flowing. A judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban. IBM's earnings top estimates. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 17, 2017
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U.S.-backed forced liberate ISIS capital in Syria. Trump's pick for White House drug czar removes his name from consideration. Morgan Stanley earnings higher on wealth management performance. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 16, 2017
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President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell make a show of unity. Nordstrom suspends efforts to go private. Tuesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 16, 2017
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More records for U.S. stocks. Netflix adds more subscribers than expected in the third quarter. Johnson & Johnson releases earnings Tuesday. Trump meets with Fed chair Yellen on Thursday. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 16, 2017
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New concerns for the U.S. over pushing ISIS out of Iraq. The Senate grapples with keeping subsidy payments flowing to health insurers. The Weinstein Company is close to being sold. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 16, 2017
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Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech and a busy week of earnings highlight this week's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 13, 2017
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Stocks end higher, with the Nasdaq closing at a new high. Weinstein Co. reportedly explores a sale or shutdown. How might President Trump's action on the Iran nuclear deal affect firms investing in that country? Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 13, 2017
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President Trump hints payments to health insurers could be saved. GOP health care critic Sen. Susan Collins staying in the Senate. Retail sales get a boost from gas prices. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 12, 2017
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The number of U.S. data breaches hits a new record. The U.S.'s withdrawal from Unesco. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 12, 2017
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Stocks fall as banks kick off earnings. An executive order directs federal agencies to pursue sweeping changes to the health-care system. Plus, House Republicans offer to keep part of the deduction for state and local taxes. Jennifer Strong reports.

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Oct 12, 2017
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President Donald Trump signs order to weaken health-care Law. J.P. Morgan's profits rise on lending boost. Cord-cutters sap AT&T's TV business. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 11, 2017
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President Donald Trump's pick for Homeland Security Secretary. Coach's corporate name-change. Thursday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 11, 2017
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More records for U.S. stocks. The Fed is on track to raise rates again this year. Snap has its best trading day in months. Kroger may sell its convenience stores. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 11, 2017
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California wildfires damage costs estimated in the tens of billions. Businesses ask the Supreme Court to hear sexual orientation discrimination suit. Japan's Nikkei index hits a milestone. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 10, 2017
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The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to repeal federal limits on carbon emissions at power plants. Apple's deal with Steven Spielberg. Wednesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

1 min
Oct 10, 2017
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The Dow closes at a record high. Wal-Mart's cost-cutting plans give stocks a boost. Eleven million Equifax customers had their driver's license data hacked. Charlie Turner reports.

1 min
Oct 10, 2017
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Procter & Gamble vote on Trian too close to call. South Korea alleges North Korea hacked into its defense data system. Weinstein Company may change its name following Harvey Weinstein's ouster. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 9, 2017
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General Motors' excess U.S. factories. Retailers' new target customer. Tuesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 9, 2017
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U.S. stocks edge lower Monday. General Electric management changes shake up investors. A proxy fight could shake up Procter & Gamble. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 9, 2017
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The White House eyes sharper immigration enforcement. GE names Trian co-founder to its board. Weinstein Company fires co-chair Harvey Weinstein over misconduct charges. J.R. Whalen reports.

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