U.S. News 3 April 2018

Trump threatens aid for Honduras, other nations over 'caravan'

President Donald Trump tweeted U.S. foreign aid to Honduras and other countries was at risk unless they stopped the "caravan" of Central American migrants headed toward the U.S. border.

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Mueller was authorized to probe alleged Manafort collusion with Russia, memo says

Manafort is already facing dozens of charges, including money laundering and lying to investigators.

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Shares of cryptocurrency play Longfin drop 30% after disclosing SEC investigation

The SEC informed Longfin on March 5 that the agency is investigating trading in the company's shares and requested documents related to its IPO and acquisition of blockchain-related firm Ziddu.com, according to a required 10-K filing Monday.

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Tesla missed its Model 3 production target of 2,500 vehicles a week, but stock popped anyway

Tesla made 2,020 Model 3's in the last week of the quarter, and said it will not need an equity or debt raise in 2018.

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Saudi Arabia and Iran's 'intensifying' feud could soon end OPEC-led supply cuts, strategist says

Elevated geopolitical tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran could soon threaten the unity of an OPEC-led pact to keep oil prices in check, according to one commodity strategist.

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Spotify relies on the big labels for most of its music. It thinks that will change.

The streaming music company wants to get more music — and more profitable music — from the little guys, Recode reports.

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Amazon could 'take Google to the cleaners' in retail search with a $20 billion ad business, analyst says

Amazon's nascent advertising business could be worth around $20 billion in 2020, media analyst Alex DeGroote says.

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A key rate for banks has jumped to the highest since the financial crisis, but Goldman Sachs isn't worried

Companies with high levels of short-term debt could present great buying opportunities, according to Goldman Sachs.

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Pfizer signs a deal with Allogene to develop a cancer cell therapy

Pfizer signed an agreement with Allogene Therapeutics to further develop its allogenic CAR T cell therapy.

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From Aruba to Iceland, these are the nations that have no standing military

The CIA World Factbook lists 36 nations without armed forces, many of which rely on other countries and international groups to provide their defense.

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Cruise line Carnival joins the fight against Bermuda's same-sex marriage ban

Carnival Corp. is taking a stand in the civil rights struggle in Bermuda.

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Trump blasts the news media as 'fakers' and defends Sinclair

President Donald Trump is starting the day with tweets criticizing broadcast news media as "fakers."

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BlackRock is positive on stocks but trade and rising rates are risk factors

BlackRock strategists see rising U.S. protectionism and a jump in bond yields as the biggest headwinds to their optimistic outlook for risk assets.

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Target reveals locations of three new small-format stores in New York

Target picks three neighborhoods in New York to open small-format stores.

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Tech stock prices were ‘not real life’ — and the correction has only just started, expert says

After a year of record highs, tech stocks may have more pain ahead amid Trump Twitter anger amd fears of regulation.

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Some markets have formed ‘death crosses’ and will likely see a long-term slump, strategist says

U.K. and European stocks have broken through key technical levels in recent days and are now likely to be in long-term "bear" markets, according to one strategist.

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Stocks could soon see another 10% correction as investors face 'time of reckoning,' analyst warns

Overvalued stocks and the prospect of rising U.S. interest rates will soon trigger another stock market correction, according to one market analyst.

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Both Silicon Valley and Wall Street are taking notes on Spotify's unconventional debut

Spotify's unusual route to becoming a public company is a test case for other tech companies that are looking to sell their shares but are not in need of cash.

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Stocks fall from session highs as tech rolls over again

U.S. stocks whipsawed on Tuesday as technology shares failed to hold gains seen at the start of the day.

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US Treasury yields rise as equity markets stabilize

U.S. government debt prices slipped into the red on Tuesday.

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Murdoch's Fox could separate Sky News to satisfy UK regulator on takeover

Twenty-First Century Fox said it could legally separate Sky News within the wider Sky group to allay the concerns of a British regulator.

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