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Trump predicts he’ll win ‘Squad’ member Omar’s home state in 2020

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would win Rep. Ilhan Omar’s home state of Minnesota in 2020, in a prediction of how his running feud with a group of lawmakers known as “the Squad” would help him keep the White House.


Texas Instruments stock rallies on earnings beat

Texas Instruments Inc. shares rallied in the extended session Tuesday after the chip maker topped Wall Street estimates for the quarter. Texas Instruments shares surged 6.5% after hours, following a 1.6% rise to close the...

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In a review of 337,000 patient cases, this was the No. 1 most common preventable medical error

Around 12% of preventable harm to patients is severe or leads to death, a new study finds.

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These 2 treatable health issues in young adulthood can increase your risk of heart failure by 37%

By 2035, cardiovascular disease will place a ‘crushing economic and health burden’ on the U.S. if left unchecked, according to the American Heart Association.


The Brief, July 23

All three U.S. stock indexes closed solidly higher following reports that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will to head to China on Monday to begin trade talks.

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Alarming research shows that serious workplace injuries may have dire implications beyond work — and be linked to suicide rates

A new study finds injuries bad enough to miss work for a week have severe health implications.

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A disturbing theory in the wake of the Equifax settlement — ‘anonymized’ data may NOT be enough to protect your privacy

A new study, released in the wake of the $700 million Equifax data-breach settlement, says it’s possible to ‘reverse engineer’ anonymous data to identify individuals.


Dow ends just shy of record as stocks rise on news of resumption of face-to-face China trade talks

U.S. stocks closed solidly higher Tuesday, and the Dow narrowly missed a closing record, as investors appeared to react positively to reports that the U.S. and China would hold face-to-face talks for the first time since M...

Starbucks to take delivery nationwide with help from Uber Eats

Starbucks Corp. said Tuesday that it will make Starbucks Delivers available across the U.S. in early 2020 through a partnership with Uber Eats, which is a unit of Uber Technologies Inc. . Starbucks said in a statement tha...

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Senate approves bill ensuring 9/11 victims fund never runs out of money

The bill will now be sent to President Trump, who is expected to sign it.

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Rumored Intel sale of smartphone modem business to Apple weighs on Qualcomm stock

A possible deal between Intel Corp. and Apple Inc. over smartphone modems pressures shares of Qualcomm Inc. and weighs on shares of Micron Technology Inc. as analysts debate whether Intel may sell off memory assets next.

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Top Senate Republican to tune out Mueller testimony: McConnell wonders ‘how many times we want to see this movie again’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he doesn’t intend to watch former special counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

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FBI chief Wray deflects Russia questions and suggests China is now a bigger counterintelligence threat to U.S.

Wray says the FBI has over 1,000 open investigations on attempted intellectual property theft with ‘almost all leading back to China.’

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Devon Energy Stock Loses Ground as Goldman Sachs Says ‘Sell’

Analyst Brian Singer called Devon’s sum-of-the-parts valuation “too rich” compared with its competitive positioning.


Treasury yields climb to one-week peak as U.S.-China trade talks set to resume

Treasury prices fall Tuesday, pushing yields higher, following reports that U.S. negotiators will visit China next week to restart trade talks.

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Robert Mueller Testifies on Wednesday. Will It Roil the Market?

Robert Mueller appears before Congress on Wednesday. His testimony will dominate the headlines, but should stock market investors care?

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Harley-Davidson ‘hogs’ built in Thailand finally OK’d for lower tariffs than bikes built in U.S.

Shares of Harley-Davidson bounced sharply Tuesday after the motorcycle maker beat earnings expectations, and provided upbeat commentary on how the company is fighting the tariff battle to overshadow a lowered full-year out...

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United Technologies’ Strong Earnings Could Aid Foes of Raytheon Deal

The strong performance of the company’s aerospace business could make the Raytheon merger look less appealing, especially as United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney unit finally looks ready to deliver strong growth.

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The grim reality of millennials who rely on their parents for money: ‘I pay for lunch at work, and I pay for my Netflix account’

Why it’s time to cut millennials some slack for being financially dependent on their parents.

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All the ways student debt exacerbates racial inequality — ‘it’s like landing in quick sand’

The factors are complicated, but they tie broadly back to America’s history of systemic racism

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New Rule to Encourage Retirement Plans by Smaller Companies Coming Soon

Small businesses would have an easier time banding together to create joint 401(k) retirement plans for workers under a rule the Labor Department is set to finish soon, according to a senior administration official.

‘Renoir: The Body, the Senses’ Review: Celebrating the Nude

The Clark Art Institute organizes a must-see gathering of the French master’s late works—hazy studies of the naked body that seem to radiate heat and color.

Snap Posts Record User Growth

Snap reported its strongest user growth as a public company and accelerating revenue, signs that long-awaited Snapchat app improvements and a leadership overhaul are translating into gains for the business.

American Express To Refund $1.6 Million After Forex Probe

American Express is terminating foreign-exchange employees and refunding money to nearly 200 customers after it found salespeople misrepresented pricing.

MTA Blames Décor, Homeless for Dip in Grand Central Terminal Dining

Revenues at Grand Central Terminal’s dining concourse fell in 2018 because of outdated décor and a continuing challenge with homeless people using the space, according to New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Biden Seeks to Fix Criminal-Justice Inequalities as Critics Attack His Record

Joe Biden released criminal-justice proposals that seek an end to mandatory minimum sentences and disparities in certain types of drug sentencing, confronting the legacies of the “tough-on-crime” laws he once supported in ...

Apple’s and Intel’s No-Brainer Deal

Apple buying Intel’s modem-chip business would be good for both—and bad for Qualcomm.

What’s Next for Puerto Rico

Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have poured into the streets calling for the island’s scandal-plagued governor to resign. Yet if they succeed, whoever replaces him will confront a slew of urgent challenges.

Senate Passes Bill Securing 9/11 Compensation Fund

The Senate approved legislation that would extend funding to cover claims by victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for the rest of their lives, clearing the last hurdle before the bill goes to President Trump’s desk.

Home Sales Stumble, as Pricey West Coast Markets Suffer Declines

U.S. home sales slumped in June, ending the prime spring selling season with a thud and dimming hopes that lower mortgage rates can revive a slumbering housing market.


Jeffrey Epstein’s Financial Trail Goes Through Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank played a key role in Jeffrey Epstein’s financial dealings in recent years, helping the accused sex-trafficker move millions of dollars in cash and securities through dozens of private accounts with the German...

Brunswick Cuts Costs to Streamline Marine Businesses

Brunswick said it is cutting 9% of its salaried workforce as the marine-equipment and boat company aims to streamline its operations.

Trump Wants to Punish Guatemala Over Failed ‘Safe Third Country’ Deal

President Trump threatened to punish Guatemala for what he described as the country’s reneging on a proposed deal to welcome Central American asylum seekers.

U.S., China Set to Resume Trade Talks in Shanghai Next Week

A U.S. delegation is expected to travel to China for trade talks next week, according to a senior administration official, marking what would be the first in-person talks since the Group of 20 summit last month.

Senators Introduce Bill to Cap Drug-Price Increases

The Senate Finance Committee’s highest-ranking members are pushing legislation to restrain drug-price increases by placing some caps on out-of-pocket spending in the federal Medicare program.

Trump Sues House Panel, New York Officials to Protect State Tax Returns

President Trump sued the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials, seeking to protect his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee.


FT Hires Law Firm To Review Wirecard Reporting

An outside law firm will review reporting on German payments company Wirecard, which is suing the publication, alleging it falsely represented confidential information.

Lawmakers Approve Financial Rescue for Ohio’s Nuclear Plants

A roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio’s two nuclear power plants is all but certain after lawmakers approved adding a new fee to every electricity bill in the state.

U.S. Moves Toward Ban on Buying Chinese Buses, Railcars

China’s push to gain a bigger foothold in U.S. public-transit systems could face hurdles in Congress, as lawmakers move toward a ban on use of federal funds to buy Chinese buses and railcars.


Stocks Climb on Upbeat Earnings

U.S. stocks climbed Tuesday, lifted by a series of better-than-expected earnings from companies ranging from Coca-Cola to United Technologies.