Top News & Analysis 7 April 2018

Fire breaks out on 50th floor of Trump Tower, with at least 1 reported death

A fire was reported on the 50th floor at Trump Tower in New York, the New York Fire Department said.

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Brazil's ex-president surrenders to authorities on corruption charges, to begin 12-year sentence

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself in to police on Saturday.

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Former 'super bull' sours on economic growth, sees 'good old fashioned slowdown' ahead

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's Lakshman Achuthan spots a trend in the economic data that suggests a slowdown.

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly 'blew up' at Trump, and threatened to quit

John Kelly got into a heated argument with President Trump and threatened to quit, Axios reported Saturday.

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As college acceptance letters arrive, parents and students worry about debt

College-bound seniors are anxiously checking their mailboxes, awaiting those college acceptance, or rejection letters.

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Tiger Woods is back, and so are high ticket prices to see him compete in the Masters

Tiger Woods has helped fuel a surge in ticket prices for the Masters tournament.

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Car rams into group of German pedestrians in Muenster, leaving 3 dead and more than a dozen injured

A car drove into a group of people in the western German city of Muenster on Saturday, killing several and injuring others.

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US farmers in 'precarious position' with China as trade war fears escalate

Fears of a trade war with China are worrying farmers now that soybeans and other key commodities have been targeted.

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By the numbers: Here's what 10 years of airline consolidation has done to the sector

What 10 years of airline consolidation has done to airlines

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'We wanted to go first.' It's been a decade since Delta's merger with Northwest upended the industry

Delta and Northwest announced their merger in April 2008, setting off a wave of consolidation in the airline business.

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To dodge the 'sticker shock' of New York City, residents flock to Jersey City as an alternative

New Jersey has lived in the shadow of New York City, but places like Jersey City have emerged as alternatives.

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Fed's Evans says inflation will hit 2 percent, and gradual rate hikes will be appropriate

Chicago Fed president Charles Evans is optimistic inflation will reach the Fed's 2 percent goal.

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Kevin O’Leary sheds a tear and opens up about his rise to millions

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Americans miss out on $22 billion in free travel

You could be missing out on an average of $227 a year.

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There's been a surge in betting on the Masters. Win or lose, thank Tiger Woods

The Masters tournament is experiencing a betting boom. Thank Tiger Woods' return to golf relevance.

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Bourbon, America's native spirit, is caught in the cross hairs of Trump's trade war with China

"This is a symbolic target on American culture because bourbon is so intertwined with who we are," a whiskey collector tells CNBC.

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America's voracious appetite for SUVs and trucks is making the passenger car disappear

Stable oil prices, improvements in SUV and truck design, and a big shift in consumer tastes may spell the end of sedans.

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Boeing wins $12 billion contract to supply jets for American Airlines, beating Airbus

Boeing has won a closely watched contest to supply 47 new 787 Dreamliner jets to American Airlines.

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They tried to boycott Facebook, Apple and Google. They failed.

After disappointment in Facebook, Apple, and Google's stance on political issues, many tried to boycott. Silicon Valley has a much tighter hold on the way we communicate than we may have realized, the New York Times reports.

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The Saudi Crown Prince hung out this week with Google execs Sergey Brin and Sundar Pichai

The Saudi Crown Prince came to Silicon Valley this week and met with a handful of executives, including co-founder Sergey Brin

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Jay Leno, The Rock and other celebs remember their first cars

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson bought his first car for $40 at age 15.

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For some consumers, bankruptcy is the solution to crushing debt

Experts say it's important to explore your options before making mistakes like using retirement money to pay off debt.

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Hospital CEO forced to pay hackers in bitcoin now teaches others how to prepare for the worst

One cyberattack on a regional hospital embodies a bigger crisis facing health-care facilities in the U.S.

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EPA chief spent millions on security and travel

Altogether, the EPA spent millions of dollars for a 20-member full-time detail.

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How mega-mergers are changing the business of medical care

The new deals involving major corporations loom over doctors’ livelihoods.

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Trump's maximum pressure policy on North Korea may be working — thanks to China

As the U.S.-North Korea summit looms, President Donald Trump's maximum pressure policy on North Korea may be working.

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Deutsche Bank CEO replacement reportedly could be discussed by chairman on a call on Sunday

Deutsche Bank supervisory Board Chairman Paul Achleitner has initiated a search to replace CEO John Cryan.

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President Trump's trade policy is 'difficult to follow,' top EU official says

Trade tensions between both sides of the Atlantic have calmed down in the last few weeks, says EU's Katainen.

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Japan activates first marines since World War II to bolster defenses against China

Japan on Saturday activated its first marine unit since World War Two trained to counter invaders occupying Japanese islands that Tokyo fears are vulnerable to attack by China.

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Facebook suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ after it may have 'improperly' had access to user data

Facebook has suspended Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ from its platform.

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