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Closing Bell Brief for Friday, February 23rd

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Stocks soar to end the week. Dropbox releases details about its long-awaited IPO. Investors await Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 23, 2018

Midday Brief for Friday, February 23rd

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New U.S. sanctions package levied against North Korea. Special counsel Robert Mueller expected to score a third guilty plea Friday in the Russia meddling investigation. General Mills buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 23, 2018

Morning Brief for Friday, February 23rd

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New charges against former Trump advisers. The NRA defends gun rights, as pressure mounts to tighten gun laws. And another achievement for SpaceX. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 23, 2018

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Feb 22, 2018
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U.S. indexes close mixed, as an earlier rally loses steam. Robert Mueller obtains new indictments against Manafort and Gates. Airbnb looks to expand beyond home rentals. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 22, 2018
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President Trump wants to arm "weapons talented" teachers. Robert Weaver, nominee to head Indian Health Service, withdraws. And U.S. jobless claims continue to fall. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 22, 2018
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The latest Fed minutes. Disney producer Tom Schumacher is accused using explicit sexual language and harassment in the workplace. And the case for a shorter Olympics. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 21, 2018
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A rally evaporated and stocks ended lower. The Fed plans to keep gradually raising short-term interest rates this year. Priceline changes its name. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 21, 2018
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Florida considers death penalty in the wake of last week's school shooting in Parkland. America's emerging petro economy flips the impact of oil. The rise of bitcoin factories. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Feb 20, 2018
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Federal Reserve policy minutes are due Wednesday. Trump orders DOJ to propose rules that would ban bump stocks on guns. A lawyer pleads guilty to lying to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 20, 2018
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Walmart pulls the Dow to its first loss in seven trading sessions. Albertsons buys the rest of Rite-Aid not being sold to Walgreens. AT&T is not entitled to the details of the Trump administration's internal discussions on its proposed merger with Time Warner. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 20, 2018
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Robert Mueller charges an associate of a former Trump adviser of lying to the FBI. Qualcomm raises its bid for NXP Semiconductors. Walmart report strong holiday sales but says its online sales growth slowed in the last quarter. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 20, 2018
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The latest Fed meeting minutes and a big week of earnings highlight a shortened holiday economic week. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Feb 19, 2018
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U.S. markets are closed for Presidents Day. Trading resumes Tuesday. A light economic calendar this week includes existing home sales and weekly jobless claims. And airlines are scoring healthy profits per passenger. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 16, 2018
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U.S. stock averages fade to close mixed. But the Nasdaq had its best week since 2011. Fiat Chrysler recalls hundreds of thousands of pickup trucks. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 16, 2018
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Mitt Romney to run for Utah's U.S. Senate seat. A new tax law provision extending college saving accounts to K-12 expenses has states worried. Most borrowers who left school in 2010 owing at least $50,000 in student loans had failed to pay down any of the debt four years later. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 16, 2018
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A teenager has been charged in the deadly school shooting in Florida. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says he'll reimburse the government. And the number of airline passengers is rising. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 15, 2018
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The Dow retakes 25000. Four immigration reform bills go down to defeat. It's costing more and more to buy a home. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 15, 2018
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President Trump plans to visit the site of Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. U.S. motor vehicle deaths surpassed 40,000 last year due in part of distracted driving and increased miles on the road. The FDA approves a the first blood test to evaluate concussions. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 15, 2018
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Authorities have a suspect in custody in connection with a fatal shooting at a high school in Florida. President Trump condemns domestic violence. Loretta Mester is being considered for the Federal Reserve's vice chairman post. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 14, 2018
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Stocks shoot higher despite more signs of rising inflation. Cisco Systems and TripAdvisor report stronger than expected earnings. Google to block spam-type ads, but critics have doubts. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 14, 2018
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Inflation rose more than expected in January. AT&T could tap the Justice Department's antitrust chief to testify as it seeks to purchase Time Warner. Trump lawyer Michael Lawyer admits to paying $130,000 of his own money to adult-film star 'Stormy Daniels.' J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 14, 2018
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The White House and the FBI give conflicting timelines. Blue Apron is losing customers. And Chipotle hires a fast-food veteran. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 13, 2018
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Stocks post a third straight day of gains ahead of Wednesday's inflation report. Investigators looking into manipulation of the VIX. Intelligence leader warns of expected Russian meddling in the 2018 midterm elections. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 13, 2018
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U.S. household debt continues to hit record levels. Walmart refocuses staffing to improve store customer service and improve online sales. Amazon aims to flex its muscles in the medical supplies business. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 13, 2018
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Wall Street looks to build on its momentum, after a broad rally on Monday. A deal to sell the Weinstein company falls apart. And Snap, Inc. loses its head of sales. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 12, 2018
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Stocks rally for a second straight session. Trump's daughter-in-law hospitalized after opening a letter containing white powder. U.S. government spending outpaced tax revenue in January compared to a year ago. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 12, 2018
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Comcast could revive its bid for 21st Century Fox. Oracle aims to curb Amazon's lead in the cloud-infrastructure market. New study points to increased mortality in the U.S. starting at age 62. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 12, 2018
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The worst flu season in years has boosted sales of orange juice. And there's lots of economic data on tap this week, including the consumer price index and retail sales numbers. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 9, 2018
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Another wild ride, but this time stocks end sharply higher Friday. But it's the market's worst week in two years. UPS, FedEx shares fall on word of a new delivery service by Amazon.com. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 9, 2018
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Government shutdown ends with funding in place until March 23. Continued volatility on Wall Street. This season's flu outbreak boosts orange juice sales. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 9, 2018
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The Dow and the S&P 500 hit correction territory on Thursday. Senator Rand Paul is opposing Marvin Goodfriend's nomination to the Fed. And Yum brands is buying a stake in GrubHub. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 8, 2018
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Another 1000-point plunge for the Dow Jones Industrials. Brian Battle of Performance Trust Capital Partners says we can expect more days like this, but it's not a reason to panic. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 8, 2018
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Secret communications with Iran to free political prisoners. Sprint and T-Mobile to scale back customer discounts. Twitter posts its first profitable quarter since going public. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 8, 2018
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Equifax says passport information was not exposed during a cyberattack last year. Eric Holder hopes the president pulls back on negative comments about the FBI and the Justice Department. And Hasbro reports a fourth-quarter revenue drop. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 7, 2018
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U.S. stock indexes edge lower in another volatile session. Tesla's quarterly results top estimates. Snapchat inks an Olympics deal with NBC. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 7, 2018
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Wild swings continue on Wall Street. Goldman Sachs in talks with Apple to help consumers finance tech products. Companies offering fertility benefits to lure top talent. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 7, 2018
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Stocks recover, after a record plunge for the Dow on Monday. Apple may offer iPhone battery rebates. And former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is considering another run for office. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 6, 2018
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Stocks snap back in Tuesday trading, a day after steep declines. General Motors posts its biggest profit margin since being in bankruptcy. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 6, 2018
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Volatility extends to Tuesday on Wall Street after Monday's selloff. Investors back off expectations of four rate hike by the Fed. Instance of Identity theft in 2017 were the highest in a decade. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 6, 2018
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The Dow suffers its worst one-day drop ever. A House committee votes to release a document from Democrats countering GOP allegations. And Super Bowl LII was the least-watched championship game since 2009. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 5, 2018
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Broad selloff on Wall Street: The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst loss in its history on Monday.

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Feb 5, 2018
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Broadcom sweetens its offer for Qualcomm. Banks closing branches at the fastest pace in decades. Chinese authorities to block websites related to cryptocurrency trading and fundraising. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 5, 2018
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The Institute for Supply Management releases its non-manufacturing survey on Monday. International trade data and the Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey are out Tuesday. And on Wednesday, the latest consumer credit report.

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Feb 2, 2018
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Stocks tumbled Friday with the Dow losing more than 600 points. Art Hogan of B. Riley FBR says rising Treasury yields hurt stocks, but that the markets will resume their rise because of strong earnings and the economy. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 2, 2018
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Stocks lower in early trading after Friday's strong jobs report. Florida's process of restoring voting rights to felons ruled unconstitutional. South Korean officials trying to identify two mysterious North Korean men residing with Olympic ice hockey players. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 2, 2018
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Unemployment holds steady but wages move higher in January. Troubling news for the NFL concerning core fans. Punxsutawney Phil says bundle up and be ready for six more weeks of winter. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Feb 2, 2018
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The January jobs report is out on Friday. The CFO of Airbnb is stepping down. And asylum applications are down in Europe. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Feb 1, 2018
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U.S. stock averages were mixed Thursday. Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet all reported quarterly results after the closing bell. President Trump may approve release of a controversial memo as early as Friday. Charlie Turner reports.

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Feb 1, 2018
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New revelations surrounding the FBI and the Hillary Clinton email investigation. UPS to spend billions to avoid a repeat of last holiday season's delivery backlog. Google teams up with Saudi Arabia to build data centers in the kingdom. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 31, 2018
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Earnings reports from Apple and Amazon are out Thursday. A supplier for Volkswagen could be facing a criminal case. And Fox Broadcasting now has the television rights to Thursday night football. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 31, 2018
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US stocks rebound from a two-day selloff. The Fed holds rates steady in Janet Yellen's last meeting. Facebook and Microsoft report earnings. Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride sued for allegedly manipulating prices. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jan 31, 2018
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President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address. The Fed's policy meeting wraps up. ADP payroll numbers due. Microsoft and Facebook report earnings. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jan 30, 2018
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There was a broad sell-off on Wall Street Tuesday, with the Dow closing at 26,076, down 363 points. Plus, an investigation sheds some light on what led to a false missile alert going out in Hawaii earlier this month. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 30, 2018
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Apple slashes production of the iPhone X. Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase launch a separate company to rein in health care costs. SEC shuts down an initial coin offering. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 30, 2018
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President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. The largest amount of Wal-Mart closures in the company's history. Tuesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Jan 29, 2018
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Stocks fell on Monday, down from record highs last week. The Justice Department has charged eight people with deceptive futures market trading. And the Cleveland Indians are removing a controversial logo from caps and uniforms. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 29, 2018
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Dr Pepper snapped up by the maker of Keurig coffee machines in a nearly $19 billion cash deal. Americans' saving rate drops to a 12-year low. Sam's Club poised to target more affluent families. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 28, 2018
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The first Federal Reserve meeting of 2018 and lots of earnings reports highlight the coming week's calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Jan 26, 2018
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Wall Street's three big indexes soar to new records. The CDC says this season's flu epidemic got even worse this week. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut governors plan to sue the federal government over the new tax law. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 26, 2018
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The U.S. economy grows steadily in the fourth quarter. President Trump denies reports he tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. The U.S. promotes business with other nations at Davos. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Jan 26, 2018
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President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Airlines reap benefits of high travel demand. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Jan 25, 2018
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The Dow hits another record. Intel shares rise after beating quarterly earnings estimates. Starbucks misses earnings estimates. Some banks and credit card companies restricting customers' purchase of cryptocurrencies using plastic. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 25, 2018
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Trump and U.K.'s Theresa May talk in Davos amid tensions. More bitter cold on the way sends U.S. natural gas futures sharply higher. Philip Morris awaits FDA decision on its 'IQOS' tobacco heating device. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 25, 2018
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The U.S. Justice Department threatens to subpoena sanctuary states and cities. The EU fines Qualcomm. And Nevada had the fastest job growth in the U.S. in 2017. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 24, 2018
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Stocks end mixed in a volatile session. Airline stocks run into turbulence. Senate confirms Alex Azar as HHS Secretary. Meg Whitman is the new CEO at NewTV. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jan 24, 2018
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California to decide whether coffee causes cancer. The SEC is investigating GE's accounting practices. 2017 was the safest year ever for air travel. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 23, 2018
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Eleven nations agree to a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. New York investment firm Och-Ziff is embroiled in a battle. And New York City is suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 23, 2018
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The Nasdaq and S&P 500 both close at new records. Disney to give employees $1,000 bonuses. CEOs in Davos, Switzerland see strong economic growth this year. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jan 23, 2018
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia investigation. Tesla revises CEO Elon Musk's pay package. 'The Shape of Water' is the early Academy Awards favorite, collecting 13 Oscar nominations. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 23, 2018
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The U.S. imposes new trade tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. Abercrombie & Fitch's executive chairman is stepping down. And a new audit finds problems with New York City's Access-a-Ride. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 22, 2018
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Stocks set new records as Congress moved to end a government shutdown. Netflix reports a blowout subscriber quarter. Bacardi pays more than five billion dollars for tequila-maker Patron. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jan 22, 2018
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Markets inch higher in early Monday trading despite government shutdown. Airlines adding more routes to smaller U.S. cities in 2018. AIG acquires Bermuda-based insurer as part of growth plan. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 22, 2018
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Wall Street is preparing for tons of earnings reports this week. John Wordock reports. For the very latest on the federal government shutdown, make sure to visit WSJ.com.

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Jan 19, 2018
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Stocks closed higher on Friday, on strong corporate earnings reports. Crude-oil prices fell. Shares of grain trader Bunge jumped 11 percent. And the Supreme Court says it will hear a case challenging President Trump's travel ban. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 19, 2018
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Apple shareholders could be the big winners in the company's response to tax changes. The SEC says no to bitcoin-themed ETFs for now. U.S. crude oil production could rival Saudi Arabia and Russia in 2018. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 18, 2018
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For GE, a breakup is never a quick fix. BP returns to northern Iraq for the first time in three years. And Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Jan 18, 2018
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Stocks closed lower Thursday, a day after the Dow soared above 26,000 for the first time. U.S. weekly jobless claims fell to their lowest level in nearly 45 years last week. And more companies say they'll boost contributions to 401(k)s. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 18, 2018
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Morgan Stanley's fourth-quarter profit rises. Venezuela's oil output collapses at an accelerating pace. Amazon announces a short list for its planned second headquarters. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Jan 17, 2018
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The Trump Administration works to reduce the backlog of immigration cases. The murder rate in Camden falls to its lowest level in 30 years. And the Philadelphia Fed releases its business outlook survey. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 17, 2018
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Stocks soar, with the Dow closing above 26000 for the first time. Apple plans to spend 30 billion dollars to create thousands of jobs and open a new campus. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jan 17, 2018
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North and South Korea will march together at the Winter Olympics. Goldman Sachs posts first quarterly loss in six years. Fed president Kaplan sees at least three interest rate increases in 2018. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 17, 2018
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President Trump's doctor says he's in excellent health. The Federal Reserve releases the Beige Book Wednesday. And a record 29 million people visited Japan last year. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 16, 2018
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The Dow tops 26000, then falls back as a big rally fizzles. General Electric weighs a breakup. Citi reports a big one-time charge related to the tax reform bill. Nestle sells its U.S. chocolate business. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jan 16, 2018
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Dow crosses 26,000 just seven trading sessions after hitting the 25,000 mark. Bitcoin experiences its biggest intraday drop since Dec. 22. GE may consider breaking apart after disclosing more financial problems. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 16, 2018
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Big bank earnings highlight the shortened holiday week's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Jan 15, 2018
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U.S. stock markets are closed and there is no regular mail delivery on Martin Luther King Day. Bank executives see long-term gains thanks to the tax overhaul bill. U.S. farmers and meatpackers expect a second consecutive record slaughter in 2018. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 12, 2018
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Stocks hit fresh records. Fourth-quarter economic growth forecasts boosted following strong December sales figures. T.Boone Pickens to close his energy-focused hedge fund. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 12, 2018
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President Trump stirs controversy over the use of immigration-related expletives. Tax overhaul bill benefits Wells Fargo's earnings report but hurts profits at JPMorgan Chase. Retailers bracing for nearly a billion dollars in charge reversals after the holidays. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 12, 2018
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President Trump says he has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. U.S. to bulk up its military presence in Afghanistan with drones. December consumer prices and retail sales are released. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 11, 2018
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Rising energy shares pushed stocks higher Thursday. The House approved a bill to extend foreign surveillance. And the new tax withholding rules are out. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 11, 2018
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Wal-Mart gives employees raises and bonuses. Proposed South Korean law cracking down on cryptocurrencies pushes bitcoin value lower. Retailers still spend more than $75 billion on advertising circulars. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 11, 2018
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New York City officials want pension funds to divest from fossil fuels. A new report says cheaper drugs are fueling opioid overdose deaths. And lawmakers still haven't reached an agreement on funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 10, 2018
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U.S. stocks edge lower. Crude hits a three-year high. U.S. GOP Representative Darrel Issa plans to retire. Seattle is the top city for STEM workers. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jan 10, 2018
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A succession plan for Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett becomes clearer. Higher pay for working at a large company no longer a sure thing. The IRS faces challenges in preparing for changes under the new tax bill. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 10, 2018
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President Trump will attend the World Economic Forum. Penguin Random House acquires Rodale. And the company behind a popular dog-walking app accidentally exposes customer information. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 9, 2018
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Fresh new highs for U.S. stocks. Steve Bannon steps down from Breitbart News. AMD chips have a security flaw. Hulu reports a big jump in subscribers. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jan 9, 2018
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North and South Korea strike a deal on the Olympics. Republican lawmakers scale back plans to overhaul Obamacare. JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon softens his tone on bitcoin. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jan 9, 2018
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller may want to interview the president. U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein criticizes Baltimore's high homicide rate. And the U.S. is admitting fewer refugees. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jan 8, 2018
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Nasdaq, S&P close at new highs. Axovant ends development of its Alzheimer's drug. Look for gasoline prices to keep rising this year. Consumer credit takes the biggest jump in 16 years. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jan 8, 2018
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Fire breaks out at New York's Trump Tower. Apple shareholders want the company to improve iPhone parent controls. Japanese version of Coca-Cola includes a government-approved laxative. J.R. Whalen reports.

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