Business News - The Last 24 Hours

China economy on track to hit 2017 growth target: State planning agency
Indiatimes - 3 hours 24 min ago
China's economy is on track to meet the official growth target for 2017, the head of the state planning agency said on Saturday.
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China Daily - China's new yuan loans expand in September, M2 growth accelerates - 5 hours 54 min ago



China's growth 'on target' despite anti-pollution war
Euronews - 3 hours 37 min ago
The state planning agency says the economy is on track to meet its 2017 growth target.
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Indiatimes - Government sceptical about studies linking deaths to pollution - 4 hours 24 min ago
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BusinessInsider - The US is the only developed country on a list of nations with the highest pollution-related deaths — here are the top 10 - 16 hours 7 min ago
24/7 Wall St. - Polluted Air, Water Cost 9 Million Lives in 1 Year - 21 hours 18 min ago
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CNBC Video - Pollution is killing at least 9 million people every year - 21 hours 24 min ago



Taylor Has Complex History to Overcome If Picked as Fed Chair
Bloomberg - 3 hours 54 min ago
John Taylor has a complicated history with the U.S. Federal Reserve that could force him into a hard pivot if he’s selected as its next leader.
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Bloomberg - Trump Says He May Pick Taylor and Powell for Fed Leadership Seats - 16 hours 36 min ago
CNBC - Trump may have narrowed down Fed pick to Powell and Taylor - 17 hours 35 sec ago
Reuters - Fed's Mester calls for balance on bank regulation rethink - 17 hours 44 min ago
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Washington Post - Trump considers big shift at Federal Reserve as he faces pressure to appoint Republican - 17 hours 23 min ago
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CNBC Video - Wall Street's consensus on potential Fed Chair picks - 16 hours 22 min ago



China approves 9 IPO applications
China Daily - 4 hours 24 min ago
BEIJING - China's securities regulator has approved IPO applications from nine companies, which will raise no more than 4 billion yuan ($605 million) in the A-share market. Five companies will be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, one on the Shenzhen small and medium-sized enterprise board and ...
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CNBC - Tencent-backed gaming and shopping company Sea stumbles in US IPO - 19 hours 14 min ago
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Morningstar - Confidential IPO: Good for Companies, but What About Investors? - 54 min 35 sec ago
Zacks - Is Pinterest Gearing Up for an IPO? - 18 hours 48 min ago
The Guardian - Punk IPO? BrewDog ponders ways to fund new expansion - 21 hours 13 min ago
24/7 Wall St. - Sterling Bancorp Files for IPO - 21 hours 29 min ago
TechCrunch - Equity podcast: IPOs for Stitch Fix, MongoDB and SendGrid, and Alphabet’s Lyft investment - 22 hours 43 min ago
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CNBC Video - IPOs finally heating up? - 15 hours 41 min ago



Chinese home buyers wait as market cools down
China Daily - 4 hours 24 min ago
BEIJING - Guo Lian has been busy informing potential buyers of second-hand home bargains in recent days, but few have made purchases. "Most are in wait-and-see mode while watching declining home prices," said the Beijing-based real estate agent. The lackluster buying sentiment is a huge contrast ...
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First China-made regional jet delivered to Chengdu Airlines
China Daily - 10 hours 24 min ago
China's first homegrown regional jetliner ARJ21700,which is produced by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, is delivered to Chengdu Airlines on Thursday.[Photo/Xinhua] China's first homegrown regional jetliner ARJ21-700 was delivered on Thursday after its mass product ...
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LA Times - United Airlines becomes latest carrier to put economy passengers in rows of 10 seats - 1 hour 54 min ago
BusinessInsider - The perfect customer loyalty program for airlines already exists — but they aren't using it - 16 hours 19 min ago
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CNBC Video - Laptops in checked bags on airlines pose explosion risk - 22 hours 21 min ago



U.S. tax plan hopes lift stocks, dollar strengthens
Reuters - 10 hours 27 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stocks advanced, bond yields rose and the U.S. dollar strengthened on Friday on increased hopes President Donald Trump could make progress on his fiscal plans after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts.
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Reuters - Wall St gains, progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes - 16 hours 35 min ago
CNBC - Trump pledges passage of tax cuts after Senate approves budget - 23 hours 57 min ago
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LA Times - Trump launches petition in support of tax reform - 10 hours 54 min ago
BusinessInsider - Republicans could now unexpectedly try to 'steamroll' Trump's massive tax plan through Congress - 20 hours 19 min ago
Fox Business - Trump pledges biggest tax cuts ever as Senate paves way - 21 hours 43 min ago
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Reuters Video - Trump tax cuts gain momentum - 15 hours 27 min ago



Tesla raises borrowing capacity for car leases to $1.1 billion
Reuters - 12 hours 18 min ago
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Friday it has increased its borrowing capacity for a car lease program to $1.1 billion from $600 million.
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Reuters - Tesla raises borrowing capacity under warehouse agreements to $1.1 billion - 14 hours 14 min ago
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BusinessInsider - Tesla gets ready to borrow up to $1.1 billion (TSLA) - 14 hours 14 min ago
Zero Hedge - Fired Tesla Workers Discover They Were Replaced With Cheap Temp Labor - 16 hours 24 min ago
LA Times - Tesla Model 3 is stuck in 'production hell' - 18 hours 12 min ago
Fox Business - Tesla's Model S Receives "Above Average" Reliability Rating - 21 hours 43 min ago



Watch Fed Chair Yellen speak at the end of a wild week of speculation about her future under Trump
CNBC - 13 hours 2 min ago
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m., ET, on "Monetary Policy Since the Financial Crisis."
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Fox Business - Yellen says Fed's extraordinary policies may be needed again - 11 hours 55 min ago
Zero Hedge - Gold, Yen Jump After Reports Yellen Returns To The White House (For Lunch With Gary Cohn) - 19 hours 40 min ago
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CNBC Video - Powell, Taylor or Yellen? In the short-term, it makes no difference who the next Fed chair is: Pro - 17 hours 41 min ago



Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about new Chicago flagship store: 'A place where people can connect'
CNBC - 13 hours 9 min ago
Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the company's new flagship store in Chicago.
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CNBC - Tim Cook visits new Chicago flagship Apple Store - 14 hours 49 min ago
Reuters - Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X 'animoji' feature - 19 hours 10 min ago
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TechCrunch - Apple and AT&T activate provisional LTE Band 8 to give iPhone users in Puerto Rico cellular service - 12 hours 43 min ago
BusinessInsider - Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X 'animoji' feature - 14 hours 11 min ago
Fox Business - Apple Inc. Supplier Plans Risk Production of 5-Nano Tech in 2019 - 22 hours 40 min ago
Zacks - Rite Aid (RAD) Sharpens Edge: Adds Apple Pay Option Online - 23 hours 53 min ago
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CNBC Video - Here's how to buy Apple for just $3 - 14 hours 9 min ago



GE vows $20 billion asset sales, 'sweeping change' as profit falls
Reuters - 13 hours 26 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co's new chief executive vowed on Friday to shed more than $20 billion worth of assets and hold executives accountable for failing to deliver profits after what he called "horrible" results in the third quarter.
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Indiatimes - GE's quarterly profit misses estimates, stock drops - 17 hours 24 min ago
CNBC - Cramer: GE's earnings are a 'disgrace' but bet on new CEO to turn things around - 20 hours 52 min ago
BBC - GE cuts profit guidance as shares fall on trading worries - 21 hours 4 min ago
CNN - GE's nightmare just got worse - 23 hours 17 min ago
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Zero Hedge - GE-Dip-Buying-Panic Sends Dow To 'Most Overbought' In 62 Years, Yield Curve Collapse Continues - 15 hours 52 min ago
Fox Business - Three major takeaways from GE's earnings - 20 hours 47 min ago
Zacks - Fast Track on Tax Cuts? GE Posts Q3 Fail - 21 hours 36 min ago
BusinessInsider - GE is getting smoked after missing big on earnings (GE) - 23 hours 3 min ago
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CNBC Video - Dow surges 165 points to record close on tax reform hopes, stunning GE comeback - 14 hours 40 min ago
Reuters Video - GE stock drops on earnings - 16 hours 36 min ago



Consumer Reports answers Tesla: 'They seem to misunderstand what we do'
CNBC - 13 hours 51 min ago
Tesla bashed Consumer Reports for predicting the new Model 3 will have average reliability, but the automaker may not understand what the magazine does.
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Reuters - Consumer Reports says Tesla misunderstands 'positive' Model 3 rating - 16 hours 27 min ago
China Daily - EU investigation into Chinese e-bikes may hurt consumers: official - 22 hours 54 min ago
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SCMP - When will consumers in Hong Kong ditch their wallets for the mobile version? - 11 hours 51 min ago
BusinessInsider - Consumer Reports and Tesla are in a spat over a Model 3 rating — and the publication says Tesla doesn't get it (TSLA) - 14 hours 28 min ago



I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance Disclosure
New York Times - 13 hours 59 min ago
The agency says it won’t accept individual tax returns that don’t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
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Zacks - Healthcare ETF (VHT) Hits New 52-Week High - 13 hours 24 min ago
BusinessInsider - Republicans' process for passing a tax plan looks strikingly similar to that for healthcare — but they say this time will be different - 21 hours 24 min ago
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CNBC Video - The GOP is much more united on tax cuts than on health care: Kudlow - 15 hours 19 min ago



'I heard you rape women': How journalist Kim Masters stood up to 'bully' Harvey Weinstein
CNN - 14 hours 15 min ago
Journalist Kim Masters remembers the first time she met Harvey Weinstein in person.
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LA Times - Former actress says Harvey Weinstein forced her to touch his genitals: 'This was how things work in Hollywood' - 14 hours 41 min ago
BusinessInsider - Actress says Harvey Weinstein grabbed her neck and masturbated in front of her during a meeting in his hotel room - 17 hours 26 min ago
Zero Hedge - Peter Thiel-Backed Startup Offers To Finance Weinstein Lawsuits - 18 hours 19 min ago
The Guardian - Rich pickings: how Hollywood rivals will profit from Weinstein's downfall - 22 hours 34 min ago
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CNN Video - What we've learned from the Harvey Weinstein scandal - 13 hours 59 min ago
CNBC Video - Tarantino on Weinstein: 'I knew enough to do more than I did' - 22 hours 22 min ago



CEO of Saks, Lord & Taylor steps down
CNN - 14 hours 35 min ago
The CEO of Hudson's Bay Company -- which owns the Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor department stores -- stepped down on Friday.
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Reuters - Airbus sees CSeries jets grabbing major global market share: CEO - 17 hours 43 min ago
Indiatimes - Bentley picks former JLR strategy boss Adrian Hallmark as next CEO - 23 hours 24 min ago
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Washington Post - Consulting firm managing United Medical Center ousts hospital CEO - 7 hours 24 min ago
TechCrunch - Vungle CEO arrested on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and lewd act upon a child - 13 hours 9 min ago
NY Post - Hudson’s Bay Co. CEO is stepping down - 13 hours 10 min ago
BusinessInsider - Silicon Valley CEO arrested on charges of attempted murder and child abuse - 13 hours 56 min ago
Fox Business - CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue parent to step down - 14 hours 3 min ago
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CNBC Video - Cramer Remix: GE’s CEO is dismantling the company’s corporate culture - 12 hours 42 min ago
WSJ Video - In the Elevator With BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti - 19 hours 1 min ago
CNN Video - The number of black CEOs keeps shrinking - 21 hours 42 min ago



Meet the Men Who Will Defend Google, Facebook and Twitter Before Lawmakers
New York Times - 14 hours 35 min ago
Vice president and general counsel
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CNBC - Facebook mobile and Instagram ad prices are booming, according to a Mizuho report - 20 hours 48 min ago
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The Guardian - Adani posts weird video ad on Facebook to fend off Carmichael criticism - 14 hours 21 min ago
Zacks - Facebook to Build Subscription Platform via Instant Articles - 14 hours 33 min ago
Fox Business - Facebook Deepens Partnership With PayPal With Messenger Payments - 14 hours 42 min ago



Wall Street hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism
Reuters - 15 hours 11 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks hit record closing highs on Friday and the S&P 500 posted a sixth week of gains after the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may move forward.
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Reuters - Wall Street rises along with tax-cut hopes - 15 hours 44 min ago
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NY Post - Wall Street furious at proposed $2,400 401(k) limits - 10 hours 5 min ago
BusinessInsider - A 55-year-old Goldman Sachs exec started spinning EDM shows, and he said it's helped his career on Wall Street - 15 hours 41 min ago
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Reuters Video - Wall Street rises on tax-cut hopes - 15 hours 33 min ago



Stock market's future in Trump's hands as Federal Reserve chair pick looms
Reuters - 15 hours 57 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors awaiting the nomination of the next Federal Reserve chair are hoping whoever is nominated pursues the same monetary policy that has supported rising stock prices for the past nine years.
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CNN - Millions of Americans are left out of the stock market boom - 23 hours 43 min ago
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BusinessInsider - The stock market's robot revolution is here - 18 hours 45 min ago
Zacks - Stock Market News For Oct 20, 2017 - 21 hours 28 min ago



Amazon could put its second HQ in Canada. But will it?
CNN - 16 hours 14 min ago
Amazon is looking for a second headquarters in North America. But does anywhere outside the U.S. have a shot?
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TechCrunch - Apple hires Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell in push for scripted programming - 13 hours 13 min ago
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CNBC Video - Sacramento Kings owner courts Amazon for second headquarters - 20 hours 18 min ago



Nestle CEO praised by Third Point but hedge fund still wants more
Reuters - 16 hours 22 min ago
LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) - Nine months into leading the world's biggest packaged food company, Nestle SA Chief Executive Mark Schneider got a tentative thumbs-up from a prominent investor, who praised his early steps on Friday but said there was more work to be done.
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CNBC - Hedge fund billionaire Klarman says Puerto Rico should pay its debts - 17 hours 58 min ago
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NY Post - Hedge funder says Puerto Rico is better off with massive debt - 8 hours 26 min ago
BusinessInsider - Billionaire hedge fund manager Dan Loeb’s Third Point is crushing the competition - 21 hours 24 min ago
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CNBC Video - Market-beating hedge fund chief Dan Loeb is very bullish on US stocks - 19 hours 34 min ago



Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000
Reuters - 16 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies.
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Zero Hedge - Zimbabwe Panic Sends Bitcoin Soaring Over $6000 - Now Bigger Than Goldman Sachs - 20 hours 47 min ago
LA Times - Far-right blogger Chuck C. Johnson gave bitcoin donation to Dana Rohrabacher - 20 hours 54 min ago
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CNBC Video - Here's how bitcoin governs itself - 19 hours 47 min ago



Wells Fargo reportedly fires foreign exchange execs amid investigations
CNBC - 16 hours 45 min ago
The executive firings would add to Wells Fargo's existing struggle with scandal in its consumer banking business.
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New York Times - Regulator Blasts Wells Fargo for Deceptive Auto Insurance Program - 22 hours 54 min ago
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Fox Business - Wells Fargo: 4 currency executives no longer work at bank - 15 hours 14 min ago
Zero Hedge - Wells Fargo Shares Dip As Bank Fires 4 FX Traders Following Investigations - 17 hours 44 min ago



JPMorgan slashes its Tesla Model 3 fourth-quarter forecast in half
CNBC - 17 hours 21 min ago
JPMorgan reaffirms its underweight rating for Tesla shares, predicting the company will continue to have issues producing the Model 3.
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CNBC Video - JPMorgan cuts price target on Tesla ahead of earnings - 15 hours 4 min ago



OpenTable CEO: The unexpected way Silicon Valley is responding to the Google anti-diversity memo
CNBC - 17 hours 53 min ago
The tech leader gives an insider's perspective.
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A top Microsoft HR exec says you should apply to jobs in these 2 industries
CNBC - 18 hours 49 min ago
Mark Cuban has said one of the industries could even create the next trillionaire.
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Merck to cut 1,800 U.S. sales jobs, add 960 in chronic care
Reuters - 19 hours 9 min ago
(Reuters) - Drugmaker Merck & Co Inc , moving to a new sales team structure in the United States, plans to cut 1,800 sales positions, while adding 960 jobs to a new chronic care sales force, the company said on Friday.
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Fox Business - Merck to cut 1,800 U.S. sales jobs, add 960 in chronic care - 19 hours 10 min ago
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CNBC Video - Snap is cutting jobs in recruiting and slowing new hires - 16 hours 51 min ago



Political Price Looms for May as She Mulls U.K.’s Brexit Bill
Bloomberg - 20 hours 2 sec ago
Theresa May left the European summit with warm words on Brexit from her fellow leaders, and the cold fact of a 60 billion euro ($70 billion) divorce bill they still want her to pay.
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Bloomberg - May's Tories Give a Cautious Welcome to Her Brexit Progress - 22 hours 33 min ago
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The Guardian - Bad weather and Brexit cloud big-ticket buys at John Lewis - 19 hours 13 min ago
Fox Business - French President Macron says Brexit talks are not even 'halfway' to resolution; not ready to pass to trade phase - 23 hours 54 min ago



Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of weak fourth quarter
Reuters - 21 hours 24 min ago
(Reuters) - The world's top two oilfield services firms warned on Friday of a challenging fourth quarter for the industry, as investment slows due to soft oil prices and energy firms reducing activity on offshore rigs.
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CNBC - Oil market trends are setting the foundation for higher crude prices, Schlumberger says - 22 hours 37 min ago
Reuters - Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of North America slowdown - 23 hours 16 min ago
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24/7 Wall St. - General Electric, Schlumberger Dip into Friday’s 52-Week Low Club - 15 hours 50 min ago
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