U.S. News 5 April 2018

Twitter has suspended more than 1.1 million terrorism-related accounts since late 2015

Twitter suspended more than 1.1 million accounts that were promoting terrorism over a two-year stretch, Recode reports.

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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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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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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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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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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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Surgeon general urges Americans to carry overdose antidote

U.S. Surgeon General recommended Americans carry overdose antidote naloxone to combat the opioid crisis and save lives.

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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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China’s trade threat could hurt German more than US carmakers

BMW, Daimler and Tesla set to suffer more than the “Detroit Three.”

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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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Broadcom completes move to US from Singapore

Broadcom completed move to sole U.S. headquarters.

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Facebook shares jump after Zuckerberg says data scandal has had no 'meaningful impact'

Facebook gains more than 3 percent in the premarket after Zuckerberg said he had not seen a change in user behavior.

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GE to restate two years of earnings by April 13

General Electric said it planned to provide restated results for 2016 and 2017 to reflect a new accounting standard by April 13.

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Massachusetts can sue Equifax over data breach, judge rules

Massachusetts can move forward with a lawsuit accusing Equifax of failing to safeguard its databases or provide prompt notice of a breach that exposed the personal data of 147 million people, a state court judge has ruled.

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March planned job cuts hit highest monthly total in nearly two years: Challenger

Challenger says companies announced plans to cut 60,357 jobs in March, an 39 percent increase from last year.

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Mueller’s Russia probe shows it pays to cooperate

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Activist Carl Icahn plans a boardroom battle for SandRidge Energy as he advocates a sale

Carl Icahn said he plans to nominate directors who would push for a sale of SandRidge Energy and may make an offer himself.

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A potential trade war is scary, but the US has a legitimate beef with China

The U.S. is coming off as the agitator in what could turn into a global trade war.

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Germany's Merkel reportedly plans to visit Trump on April 27

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to visit U.S. President Donald Trump on April 27, mass-selling daily Bild reported on Thursday.

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A rising dollar is among the 'biggest threats' to the global economy, strategist says

Global economic growth could soon be derailed by a bounce in the U.S. dollar, a strategist told CNBC Thursday.

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Yellen gets a post-Fed payday in private meetings with Wall Street's elite

Janet Yellen visited Wall Street for a paid appearance two months after stepping down as Fed chair.

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US Treasury yields rise as tariff concerns abate

U.S. government debt yields rose on Thursday as Wall Street's fears of a global trade war with China appeared to ease.

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Rebound rally continues as Dow rises 200 points

U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday as tech shares rose following a roller coaster ride in the previous trading day.

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