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Closing Bell Brief for Monday, September 17th

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Markets lower, bracing for President Trump's announcement on tariffs against China. Amazon down 3% on a WSJ report detailing suspected leaks and bribes of employees. Investors turning to options to hedge against market volatility around November's midterm elections. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 17, 2018

Midday Brief for Monday, September 17th

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North Carolina braces for several days of more rain from Florence. Puerto Rico takes a hard line on paying out relief for Hurricane Maria victims. The Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may be delayed after sexual assault allegations surface. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 17, 2018

Morning Brief for Monday, September 17th

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Housing data is in the spotlight this week. Plus, earnings from FedEx and General Mills. Economists say tariffs have had little impact on the U.S. economy. And more state attorneys general want to talk about social media concerns. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Sep 17, 2018

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Sep 14, 2018
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A flat end to a positive week for stocks. New trade concerns weigh on markets. Hurricane Florence turns deadly. Streaming TV prices are on the rise. Charlie Turner reports.

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Sep 14, 2018
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Forecasters say Hurricane Florence poses a catastrophic threat. Friday brings plenty of economic data. Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke says credit-related factors need more attention. And Volkswagen is ending production of the Beetle. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Sep 13, 2018
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Strong gains for U.S. stocks Thursday. Economists say tariffs haven't affected economic growth yet. House Republicans vote to extend individual tax cuts. Facebook to begin fact-checking posted photos and videos. Charlie Turner reports.

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Sep 13, 2018
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Florence to arrive in North Carolina Thursday but fewer residents have flood insurance than five years ago. General Motors recalling more than a million late-model pickup trucks and SUVs over a steering defect. Scientists believe children should not play tackle football before age 14. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 13, 2018
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Kroger reports earnings. The Senate Commerce Committee sets a hearing with tech companies. Pope Francis meets with high-ranking church officials. And Bob Woodward's new book has a big first day. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Sep 12, 2018
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A mixed showing for the key U.S. averages. Apple unveils three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch. CBS says Jeff Fager is out as executive producer of "60 Minutes." Charlie Turner reports.

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Sep 12, 2018
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Hurricane Florence expected to hit the coasts of the Carolinas Thursday or Friday. Businesses align to opposed U.S. tariffs on imported goods. FDA commissioner considering pulling all e-cigarettes from the U.S. market. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 12, 2018
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The Federal Reserve releases the Beige Book. Apple unveils its new iPhones. And local governments are buying up dying malls. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Sep 11, 2018
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Despite trade concerns, stocks ended the day with gains. China is reassuring foreign investors. China and Russia make a tech deal. And could global oil demand peak in five years? Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Sep 11, 2018
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Hurricane Florence expected to pound the Southeastern U.S. on Thursday. Chinese leaders meeting with Wall Street executives to calm investors' fears. One way to curb your iPhone addiction could be to go gray. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 11, 2018
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Hurricane Florence grows as coastal evacuations begin. Cryptocurrency startups combine as a Wall Street blockchain effort falters. Tuesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Sep 10, 2018
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The Nasdaq and S&P 500 each snap four-session losing streaks. CBS stock down roughly 1.5% on news CEO Leslie Moonves is stepping down following more sexual misconduct allegations. Oil analysts fear a seasonal slowdown in demand could send prices significantly lower. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 10, 2018
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CBS CEO Leslie Moonves' departure prompts investigations into whether sexual harassment is rampant at the company. Hurricane Florence expected to reach the Southeastern U.S. on Thursday. Snap, Inc. strategy chief leaving the company as the Snapchat app faces declines in users. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 10, 2018
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Keep an eye on CBS stock today following news CEO Leslie Moonves is stepping down. Details on this and other stories from John Wordock.

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Sep 7, 2018
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Stocks fall on more trade worries. Trump set to slap tariffs on 267 billion dollars in Chinese imports. That's on top of 200 billion in planned tariffs on China, which Apple says will hurt its business. Tesla hit by more executive exits. Charlie Turner reports.

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Sep 7, 2018
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Verizon's Tim Armstrong planning his exit. A U.S.-China trade resolution is fading. Several high-end camping and outdoor gear manufacturers asked Walmart to take their products off of Walmart.com. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 7, 2018
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Employers added 201,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in August, more than Wall Street projected, and the unemployment rate held steady 3.9%. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 7, 2018
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Harvey Weinstein could face additional charges. Friday's calendar brings the August jobs report. New York and New Jersey are investigating sex abuse in the Catholic Church. And the Oscars is scrapping plans for a popular film category. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Sep 6, 2018
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Tech stocks tumble for a second day. CBS said to be negotiating a possible exit for CEO Leslie Moonves. Wells Fargo's wholesale banking unit reportedly being investigated for possible fraud. Charlie Turner reports.

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Sep 6, 2018
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Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, deny writing a New York Times Op-Ed piece critical of the president. Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continue. Ford recalls 2,000 F-150 trucks. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 6, 2018
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Brett Kavanaugh faces more questions from lawmakers. Barnes & Noble and Broadcom report earnings. Senator Bernie Sanders wants to tax big companies. And Uber is expanding a feature to ban users with low ratings. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Sep 5, 2018
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Tech stocks get clobbered, as social media execs are called on the Congressional carpet. CBS is reportedly in talks with the Redstones to settle their legal feud. Justice Department reportedly set to OK two health mega-mergers. Charlie Turner reports.

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Sep 5, 2018
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Theranos to dissolve following criminal fraud charges. Airlines performed well this past summer despite numerous stretches of severe weather. 21st Century Fox signs a deal to air boxing on its TV and cable channels. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 5, 2018
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Lawmakers question Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh. The U.S. and Canada resume trade talks. And President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in make plans to meet later this month. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Sep 4, 2018
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Stocks edge lower. Nike's shares fall amid its new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. Amazon hits one trillion dollars in market value. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel will not seek a third term. Charlie Turner reports.

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Sep 4, 2018
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate hearing kicks off amid fireworks. More and more large U.S. cities now have cyber insurance to protect against hackers. Samsung battling Chinese companies to capture the inexpensive smartphone market. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Sep 3, 2018
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Wall Street gets back to work on Tuesday. The August jobs report is due Friday. Hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begin on Tuesday. Massachusetts and New Hampshire hold primaries. And earnings season rolls on. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 31, 2018
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Stocks end choppy session little changed after the U.S. and Canada fail to reach a trade deal. Ford scraps plans to import Focus from China because of Trump tariffs. Blowout earnings from Lululemon. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 31, 2018
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Coca-Cola to buy British coffee-shop chain Costa for about $5 billion. Wells Fargo investigating allegations of gender bias in its wealth-management division. U.S. military, intelligence officials differ on the direction of the war in Afghanistan. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 31, 2018
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Friday brings the final report on August consumer sentiment. Volkswagen says its earnings could take a hit. TD Bank sees a boost from its U.S. unit. And high-absenteeism is forcing schools to adopt new approaches. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 30, 2018
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Stocks fall on tariff concerns. Regulators want to make it easier for individuals to invest in private companies. Trump plans to freeze pay for federal civilian workers. Wells Fargo punishes workers over doctored dinner expenses. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 30, 2018
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Wells Fargo investigating employees falsified meal expense receipts. U.S. Justice Department says Harvard puts Asian-Americans at a disadvantage through its 'personal rating.' The Campbells Soup Co. putting its international operations and refrigerated-foods business up for sale. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 30, 2018
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A key gauge of inflation is out on Thursday. Tesla rival NIO launches an IPO. Jack Daniel's maker cuts its profit forecast. And California lawmakers want more female board directors. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 29, 2018
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Nasdaq, S&P 500 close at record highs for the fourth straight day. Strong earnings put a charge into small-cap stocks. Insider trading charges against Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 29, 2018
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White House counsel Don McGahn to leave his post this fall. A Malaysian financier with ties to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and a lawyer to President Trump is under investigation for embezzlement. Would you let a computer camera scan your naked body? J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 29, 2018
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The Federal Reserve has a new vice chairman. Express, American Eagle, and Dick's report earnings. California eliminates cash bail. And the former CEO of Barnes & Noble is suing the company. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 28, 2018
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Stocks closed higher on Tuesday. Top Republicans are urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stay on the job. Yum China has rejected a buyout offer to take the company private. And Aramco is racking up patents. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 28, 2018
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President Trump accuses Google of skewing its search results against him. Sales of new vehicles are slumping in large global markets. You can pick stocks and compete with the WSJ Heard On the Street team. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 28, 2018
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President Trump orders flags at half-staff until Senator John McCain's internment. Florida and Arizona hold primary elections. Tuesday brings the latest data on consumer confidence. Plus, earnings from Tiffany's and Best Buy. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 27, 2018
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The Nasdaq crosses 8,000 for the first time. Farmers are set to receive $4.7 billion in aid. And Toyota is investing $500 million in Uber. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 27, 2018
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U.S. reaches a new trade agreement with Mexico. Berkshire Hathaway to invest in India's largest mobile-payments company. Fast-rising sales of sparkling water triggers a new wave of flavors. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 26, 2018
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Senator John McCain is being remembered, after his death on Saturday. The final week of August brings a busy earnings and economic calendar. And new tariffs on metal imports aren't substantially boosting U.S. production. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 24, 2018
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Record closes for the Nasdaq and S&P 500, after Powell defends Fed's gradual interest rate hikes. Secretary of State Pompeo's trip to North Korea is cancelled. GOP's Balderson wins Ohio's special House election. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 24, 2018
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Trump Organization CFO granted immunity by investigators looking into hush-money payments. Hawaii expected to receive upwards of 30 inches of rain from Hurricane Lane. Pet insurance sector grossed more than $1 billion in premiums for the first time last year. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 23, 2018
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More details emerge about Michael Cohen's guilty plea. Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks in Jackson Hole. Victoria's Secret continues to suffer from falling sales. And low meat prices are hurting profits for Hormel and Sanderson. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 24, 2018
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Stocks fall on U.S.-China trade concerns. Central bankers gather at Fed's annual symposium in Wyoming. Google takes down dozens of Iran-linked YouTube channels. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 24, 2018
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The suspected hack of the DNC's voter database was just a test. Apple tells Facebook its data-security app violates company policy. A laxative version of Sprite is among local flavors Coca-Cola is launching overseas. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 23, 2018
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President Trump says he didn't direct Michael Cohen to pay off two women alleging affairs with him. The U.S. and China continue talks to resolve their trade dispute. The Jackson Hole Economic Symposium begins. And Alibaba and HP report earnings. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 22, 2018
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A mixed finish for stocks after Fed minutes signal a rate hike at the September meeting. Target's quarterly results top estimates, company raises outlook. The DNC reports an unsuccessful attempt to hack a voter database. Charlie Turner reports.

1 min
Aug 22, 2018
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Paul Manafort readies for a second trial next month. The White House aims to ramp up sanctions against Iran. Target reports its highest same-store quarterly sales in more than a decade. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Aug 22, 2018
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Paul Manafort is found guilty on eight counts, including bank and tax fraud. Michael Cohen pleads guilty to eight criminal counts. The U.S. and China are set to begin midlevel trade talks. And Target and Lowe's report earnings. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 21, 2018
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S&P 500 sets a new intra-day record. Guilty verdicts against Paul Manafort, guilty pleas from Michael Cohen. JP Morgan Chase is offering 100 free trades a year. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 21, 2018
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New U.S. sanctions against Russian firms. The Trump administration pushes back its timetable to impose auto tariffs. Cheetos maker Pepsi challenges an orange snack rival. Tanya Bustos reports.

1 min
Aug 21, 2018
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Kohl's and TJ Maxx's parent company report earnings. Alaska and Wyoming hold primaries. Farfetch files plans for an IPO. American households are saving more. And the Fed board's head economist is retiring.

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Aug 20, 2018
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The key U.S. indexes rise Monday. Tesla suppliers are worried about the carmaker's finances, with some claiming they haven't been paid. Pepsi pays 3.2 billion dollars for SodaStream. Tyson Foods buys Keystone for more than two billion. Charlie Turner reports.

1 min
Aug 20, 2018
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The Pope responds to reports of abuse in Pennsylvania. Pepsi acquires SodaStream. The new Fed debate over bonds or bills. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Aug 20, 2018
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The U.S. and China meet this week. Earnings season rolls on. And Purdue Pharma lawyers up. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Aug 17, 2018
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Stocks end higher Friday as worries about trade tensions subside. A sign of a strong economy: big rigs are in big demand, creating a huge backlog at truck factories. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 17, 2018
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U.S.-China trade tensions threaten U.S. energy. President Trump asks the SEC to study six-month earnings reporting. New details about security regulators' Tesla probe. Tanya Bustos reports.

1 min
Aug 17, 2018
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The U.S. creates an Iran Action Group. UBS questions Tesla's profitability. And DoorDash doubles its valuation. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Aug 16, 2018
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Stocks soar on upbeat earnings and easing of trade tensions. The FDA approves a generic version of the EpiPen. Trump calls on Attorney General to sue opioid makers. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 16, 2018
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U.S. stocks rise amid signs of a modest breakthrough for Washington and Beijing. Walmart sales rise at the fastest rate in over a decade. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies at age 76. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Aug 15, 2018
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Walmart and J.C. Penney report earnings. The SEC subpoenas Tesla. Macy's reports a rise in profits. And T-Mobile teams up with Pandora and Live Nation. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Aug 15, 2018
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Techs lead stocks lower. Uber says quarterly revenue and bookings rise sharply. Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director Brennan. Major banks come out against a proposal to ease the Volker rule. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 15, 2018
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Consumer spending was strong in July. Farmers worried about tariffs may soon get more details on federal aid. The owner of Corona Beer is investing four billion dollars in a cannabis startup. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 15, 2018
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Wednesday's economic calendar includes retail sales and business inventories. Closing arguments begin in Paul Manafort's trial. Household borrowing is rising. And millions of consumers now have higher credit scores. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 15, 2018
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Stocks bounce back after the Turkish lira recovers against the dollar. Closing arguments set for Wednesday in Paul Manafort trial. Apple is hiring engineers who can build a chip designed for health applications. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 15, 2018
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Regulators may probe Elon Musk's tweets about Tesla going private. Turkey's president says the country plans to boycott U.S. electronic goods. A fatal bridge collapse in Italy. A car crashes into barriers near the U.K. Parliament. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 14, 2018
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Data from China could show the impact of U.S. tariffs. Four states hold primaries. And India ponders new rules for tech companies. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Aug 13, 2018
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Stocks take a hit from Turkey's currency woes. Bayer's stock suffers, as Monsanto loses a landmark court case. India wants to slap new regulations on U.S. tech giants doing business there. Charlie Turner reports.

1 min
Aug 13, 2018
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk clarifies tweet about secured funding. FBI fires agent who sent anti-Trump texts. Netflix CEO quits after subscriber growth forecasts come up short. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 13, 2018
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Earnings season is beginning to slow down. The economic calendar picks up midweek. Facebook unveils new rules for public pages. And the Treasury Department auctions $122 billion in securities this week. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Aug 10, 2018
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U.S. stocks fall amid concerns about Turkey's financial stability. Hearings are scheduled for Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh. U.S. soybeans are forecast for a record harvest despite tariffs. V-F wants to shed Wrangler and Lee jeans unit. Charlie Turner reports.

1 min
Aug 10, 2018
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Turkish turmoil pressures global markets. Trump says he'll double tariffs against Turkey on steel and aluminum imports. Two woman sue Nike, alleging discrimination in pay and career advancement. Charlie Turner reports.

1 min
Aug 10, 2018
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Preorders begin for the new Samsung Galaxy. Friday's economic calendar includes the consumer price index. Existing home sales fell in the western U.S. And the vice president unveils plans for a Space Force. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Aug 9, 2018
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The major averages end mixed, with the Nasdaq inching up. Nearly everyone expects two more rate hikes this year. Sumner Redstone sets tough conditions for selling Viacom and CBS. Crocs is closing all of its manufacturing facilities. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 9, 2018
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The Tribune Media-Sinclair Broadcast Group merger is off, as is the proposed Rite Aid-Albertsons deal. North Carolina to allow alligator hunting for the first time in more than 40 years. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 9, 2018
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New York places a cap on ride-hailing apps. Mylan plans a strategic review. And NewsCorp, Viacom and others report earnings. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Stocks end mixed. SEC is asking questions about Tesla's plan to go private. U.S. imposes new sanctions against Russia. Trump's legal team submits counteroffer to Special Counsel Mueller about an interview. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 8, 2018
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Tesla board members discussed the possibility of the company going public last week. Ohio special House election is too close to call. The number of emotion support animals on board planes hasn't significantly decreased despite new rules from airlines. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 7, 2018
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Keurig, CVS, and 21st Century Fox report earnings. Mining companies are spending more on shareholders. Papa John's reports a sales decline. And Snapchat loses some users. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Stocks continued their climb on Tuesday. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk shocked investors. And the price of oil is rising. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 8, 2018
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Carl Icahn voices opposition to the $54 billion proposed Cigna-Express Scripts merger. Alibaba joins Hollywood in backing a new app-based entertainment venture from Jeffrey Katzenberg. Privacy issues plague online payment service Venmo. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 7, 2018
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Strong earnings push the S&P to its highest level since January. Banks eased lending to small businesses in the second quarter. And Arista agrees to pay Cisco $400 million. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 6, 2018
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Stocks continue their rise, thanks to strong earnings reports. The Justice Department appeals the AT&T-TimeWarner decision. And SeaWorld reports higher attendance. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 6, 2018
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U.S. reimposes sanctions on Iran. Facebook has asked banks for their customers' checking account balances and card transactions. Moviepass to limit customers to watch three movies a month, as opposed to the current policy of one per day. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Aug 6, 2018
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Earnings season continues, with reports from Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox. July saw a boost in tech jobs. And Heineken strikes a deal in the world's largest beer market. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 3, 2018
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Stocks close out the week with gains. Apple's stock rises, one day after becoming a trillion - dollar company. There's a boom in manufacturing hiring. NYSE's parent plans to launch a bitcoin company. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 3, 2018
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China threatens the slap $60 billion in tariffs on U.S. products. European leaders not ready to ready to adopt a hard line on Iran. The Trump administration challenges a $50 million tax break benefiting the wine industry. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 3, 2018
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The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July, lower than Wall Street expectations, but the unemployment rate ticked lower to 3.9%. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 3, 2018
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Southeast Asia. More school districts are buying active-assailant insurance. The U.S. has cut tariffs on Canadian newsprint. And more earnings reports, plus the July jobs numbers. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 2, 2018
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Tech stocks get a boost from Apple, the first US trillion-dollar company. Sonos soars in its debut. White House says Russia's bid to disrupt the 2018 elections is "pervasive." Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 2, 2018
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Russia could be violating U.S. sanctions aimed at North Korea. U.S. schools are buying active-shooter insurance policies. The Trump administration proposes a freeze on fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 1, 2018
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CBS, Blue Apron, and Kellogg Company report earnings. U.S. auto sales fell in July. The U.S. Treasury Department boosts auctions of U.S. debt. And Molson Coors explores cannabis. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 1, 2018
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The key U.S. averages end mixed. Strong sales of the Model 3 help Tesla burn through less cash. The Fed hammers home the economy's strong performance. The White House weighs a big hike in proposed tariffs on Chinese goods. Charlie Turner reports.

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Aug 1, 2018
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President Trump calls for the end of the Russia election-meddling investigation. Congress prepares a defense-policy bill that targets China. Air passengers often put themselves in danger when taking their luggage with them off of a burning or crippled plane. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Aug 1, 2018
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The Fed wraps up its policy meeting. More earnings are due, from Sprint, Tesla, and T-Mobile. An activist investor has built a stake in Campbell Soup. And another merger in the commercial property sector. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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