Top News & Analysis 5 April 2018

It's going to be another busy, above average hurricane season, meteorologists say

Meteorologists are predicting an above average hurricane season including 3 major hurricanes, USA Today reports.

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Cramer: Zuckerberg just blunted his worst critics by taking responsibility for data scandal

"I think the long knives are kind of losing," Jim Cramer says.

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3 easy ways to ‘spring clean’ your work life, according to a Stanford professor

Now's a great time to "spring clean your mind," says author Emma Seppala.

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Wall Street's Tom Lee predicts 'massive outflow' from cryptocurrencies ahead of tax day

U.S. households likely owe $25 billion in capital gains taxes for their cryptocurrency holdings, resulting in "massive" selling of the digital currencies into U.S. dollars by the mid-April tax filing deadline, one Wall Street analyst said.

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Cyclist fired for flipping off the President's motorcade is suing her former employer

Juli Briskman was fired by the government contractor she worked for after a photo of her went viral.

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27 businesses you can start for under $1,000

It doesn't take a fortune to become your own boss.

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The company that bought Panera expands its coffee empire with investment in an online coffee shop

JAB Holding is expanding its coffee empire with an investment in online craft coffee retailer Trade.

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Solar power is burning bright. But it's not quite twilight for fossil fuels.

Solar power is expanding but it still does not account for much of the electricity the world consumes, The New York Times reports.

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Home buying market so brutal, some home buyers make offer sight unseen

Record low housing supplies are driving up prices and curbing sales, making it hard for Millennials to buy homes, USA Today reports.

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Opioid addiction costs employers $2.6 billion a year for care

A new report finds such spending cost companies and workers about $26 per enrollee in 2016.

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Virgin Galactic will on Thursday attempt its first powered rocket flight since 2014 fatal crash

Virgin Galactic is preparing for the first powered flight of its spacecraft Unity on Thursday, CNBC has learned.

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Trump seems less concerned about stock markets as he tries to deliver to his base

Trump has seemingly put concerns about the stock market behind him as he tries to follow through on campaign pledges.

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JP Morgan strategist sees stocks up 10% by the end of 2018 on 'strong' corporate profits

The bank views corporate profits as the key driver of equity markets, and expects these to remain strong throughout the year.

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Jamie Dimon backs Trump's 'legitimate complaints' over trade

President Donald Trump has gained an important ally in his effort to reduce the U.S. trade deficit: the head of the biggest bank in the country. JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, in his annual letter to investors, said the nation has come up on the short end of multinational trade agreements and is within its rights to press for a more equitable environment.

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Here's how to find your lost phone

Here's how to find your lost iPhone or Android phone, and how to wipe it, ring it, or see its last location on a map.

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Why you should stop telling people you're so busy

It can actually have adverse consequences.

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Spotify jumps after analyst calls the music streaming service one of the best deals on the internet

The firm is forecasting the company would double its user base and paying subscribers and see a profit by 2021.

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Cyberattack shows vulnerability of gas pipeline network

A cyberattack forced four natural-gas pipeline operators to temporarily shut down computer communications with their customers. NYT reports.

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HR Confidential: I hired him without a background check. Then he stole his colleagues' identities

"In less than five minutes, the guy’s in handcuffs."

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China, holding Treasurys, keeps 'nuclear option' in US trade war

China's hold on U.S. Treasurys could be a powerful weapon in the "trade war" onset by Trump administration tariffs.

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Why a 'blue wave' in the midterm elections won't be enough

A blue wave may be coming, but here's why it may not trigger the kind of change we need, says John Iadarola.

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Shares of Citi and Wells Fargo pop after UBS upgrades both to buy

Shares of Citigroup and Wells Fargo were higher in pre-market trading Thursday after a bullish call from a UBS bank analyst

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Trump tweets fifth Amazon attack in a week, repeats false 'lobbyist' claim about Washington Post

This time, he says: "The Fake News Washington Post, Amazon's 'chief lobbyist,' has another (of many) phony headlines."

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NYSE owner agrees to buy the Chicago Stock Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, announces a deal to buy the Chicago Stock Exchange.

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Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow: US economic growth could hit 5%, at least for a short period

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said he believes U.S. gross domestic product could hit 5 percent for a time.

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Barclays upgrades Merck, downgrades competitor Pfizer

Barclays upgrades Merck to overweight and says Pfizer has a diminishing chance of a "transformative" acquisition.

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US trade deficit rises to near 9½-year high

The U.S. trade deficit increased to a near 9½-year high in February as both exports and imports rose to record highs, but the shortfall with China narrowed sharply.

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US jobless claims rise, as continuing claims drop to the lowest level since 1973

The number of Americans on jobless rolls fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to tightening labor market conditions.

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The wrong investments are sabotaging your retirement plans

Here's how you can begin to assess whether your investments will really get you to your retirement goals.

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For retirees, here's how to score a side gig

There’s a changing face of retirement, and it looks a lot like working.

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