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Closing Bell Brief for Wednesday, December 13th

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The Dow and Nasdaq closed higher Wednesday, after the Fed announced it will raise interest rates. Republicans hope to hold a final vote on their tax overhaul next week. And nearly five million Americans are in default on their federal student loans. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 13, 2017

Midday Brief for Wednesday, December 13th

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Republicans say they won't delay as vote on tax overhaul bill. New York State outlaws use pf some personal information for determining insurance premiums. Nina Simone and Bon Jovi among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's newest inductees. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 13, 2017

Morning Brief for Wednesday, December 13th

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Democrat Doug Jones scores upset victory in Alabama. Federal Reserve expected to increase interest rates on Wednesday, and several more times next year. U.S. investigating possible corruption surrounding awarding of 2016 Olympics to Brazil. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 12, 2017

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Dec 12, 2017
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The Dow and S&P closed higher Tuesday. Russian Olympic authorities say they'll support independent athletes. And lawmakers consider a slightly higher corporate tax rate. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 12, 2017
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The Port Authority bombing suspect is facing terrorism charges. Insurers could have record losses this year. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has died. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 12, 2017
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The Fed's final policy meeting of 2017 begins Tuesday. Transgender recruits can enlist in the military next year. And, U.S. hiring stays steady. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 11, 2017
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Another record day for the Dow. Activist investor Carl Icahn launches a second offensive against Xerox. Celebrity chef Mario Batali steps down from his restaurant company amid sexual misconduct allegations. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 11, 2017
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Police search for clues in Monday attack at Port Authority bus terminal. Senate tax overhaul could adversely impact small investors. And Saudi Arabia is re-opening its movie theaters. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 11, 2017
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Apple's Jony Ivy returns to design chief role. Talks are underway that would create the nation's largest hospital owner. A wrinkle in the GOP tax proposal would tax some high-income business owners at more than 100%. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 8, 2017
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Stocks pushed higher Friday, on a strong November jobs report. Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell is leaving her post early next year. And a measure of consumer sentiment dipped in December, but household confidence is still high. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 8, 2017
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The U.S. saw strong employment figures for November but concerns remain over wage growth. Britain and the EU reach Brexit 'divorce' terms. Airports and airlines battle over proposed fee increases on air-traveler tickets. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 8, 2017
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Government shutdown averted for two weeks. Brooklyn Nets owner implicated in Russian Olympic doping scandal. Wall Street awaits November employment report. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 7, 2017
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S&P 500 snaps a four-day losing streak. Judge warns AT&T and Time Warner on the timing of the Justice Department trial regarding the proposed merger. Bitcoin now as valuable as the top 12 companies in the S&P 500. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 7, 2017
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Sen. Al Franken says he will resign. GE slashes jobs in its power division. Firefighters in Southern California battle strong winds while trying to contain fires. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 6, 2017
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WSJ's tax calculator breaks down how you'll fare under the GOP plan. The House votes to ease restrictions for gun owners. And Facebook tops a list of the best places to work. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 6, 2017
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U.S. stocks end mixed. Trump to meet with Democratic leaders Thursday for talks to fund the government. Disney CEO Robert Iger may put off retirement yet again. Charlie Turner reports.

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Dec 6, 2017
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Putin will run for re-election. Russia expresses shock over Olympics ban. Some top law schools allow students to take the GRE instead of the LSAT. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 6, 2017
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More earnings reports are out Wednesday. Amazon, Apple, and Alphabet top an annual management ranking. And a British theater operator buys American. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 5, 2017
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Stocks end lower Tuesday. The House delays a spending vote. Starbucks loses a court battle over its Teavana shops. Another tough trading quarter for banks. Charlie Turner reports.

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Dec 5, 2017
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Rep. John Conyers retires in the face of sexual misconduct allegations. Deutsche Bank subpoenaed by Robert Mueller's office over client relationships with President Trump. The Skimm explores a possible sale. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 4, 2017
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We'll find out how much the U.S. trade deficit widened in October. Lawmakers work to reconcile the House and Senate tax bills. And fears of escalating violence in Yemen. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 4, 2017
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Stocks end mixed, the Dow hits another record close. The Supreme Court allows President Trump's latest travel ban to go into effect. Pelosi and Schumer agree to meet with Trump on Thursday. Charlie Turner reports.

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Dec 4, 2017
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CVS-Aetna deal nearly complete. Bitcoin futures begin trading next week. Workers who receive tips may have to share compensation with other co-workers. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 4, 2017
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The nation's unemployment rate grabs the spotlight this week. A Senate committee votes on Jerome Powell's nomination to be Fed chairman. And how soon do most Americans start their holiday shopping? Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 1, 2017
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Stocks fall sharply after former NSA head Mike Flynn's plea deal, but close well off session lows. The Post Office gets the OK to speed up price increases. Charlie Turner reports.

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Dec 1, 2017
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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Mike Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the F.B.I. GOP Republicans get closer to passing a tax bill. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission allows exchanges to launch bitcoin futures. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Dec 1, 2017
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An analysis of the Senate's tax plan. Will Rex Tillerson stay on? And Sears doubles down on a new strategy. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 30, 2017
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The Dow cracks 24000 for the first time. Bank stocks boosted by hopes for tax and regulatory reform. Amazon reportedly in talks with generic drug makers. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 30, 2017
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The Dow crosses 24000 for the first time. CVS closer to a deal with Aetna. Verizon to sell home broadband service over its wireless network. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 30, 2017
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A new House bill tackles sexual harassment. Chipotle's CEO steps down. And a survey of Chicago's business climate. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 29, 2017
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Blue chips hit a record, tech stocks get clobbered. The economy grew at the strongest rate in three years during the third quarter. A convicted coal mine executive is running for Senate. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 29, 2017
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Bitcoin crosses $11,000. New investigation into Wells Fargo business practices. 'Today' Show Matt Lauer fired by NBC. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 28, 2017
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A federal judge clears the way for Mick Mulvaney to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Two GOP senators signal they'll now support the tax bill. And on the economic calendar, the revised estimate for third-quarter GDP growth is out Wednesday. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 28, 2017
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More records for the major U.S. indexes. Investors shake off worries after North Korea tests another missile. The Senate Budget Committee votes to advance the GOP tax bill to the full Senate. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 28, 2017
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Senators scramble to approve a tax bill this week. Jerome Powell faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday. And embattled Minnesota Senator Al Franken returns to Capitol Hill, vowing to keep his seat. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 27, 2017
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U.S. stocks closed mixed. Chinese hackers target Moody's. Gas prices hit a three-year high. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 27, 2017
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Meredith buys Time Inc. for $1.85 billion. Bitcoin soars above $9000 for the first time. Britain's Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in the spring. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 27, 2017
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The Federal Reserve is in the spotlight this week. Jerome Powell will have his Senate confirmation hearing to be the new Fed chairman. A report on third quarter GDP will be closely watched. And Americans shop 'til they drop on Cyber Monday! Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 24, 2017
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Stocks rise in a half day of trading. Shares of traditional retailers rally, while Amazon hits a new record high. The National Retail Federation expects strong sales this holiday season. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 24, 2017
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Nearly half of all online holiday sales on Thanksgiving Day were via smartphones, a record. More advertisers suspend commercials on YouTube. Dish Network reaches carriage agreement with CBS. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 24, 2017
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Black Friday sees the start of holiday shopping season, with market strategists poised to take on Amazon, and new shipping challenges for retailers. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 23, 2017
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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
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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
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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 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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