World 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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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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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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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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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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Russian envoy seeks meeting with Britain's foreign minister over ex-spy poisoning

U.K. foreign minister Boris Johnson and Russian envoy Alexander Yakovenko will discuss the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy.

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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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India, Pakistan central banks clamp down on crypto-currencies

India's central bank barred banks on Friday from having any links to virtual currency dealers.

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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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Advisors recommend against Goldman Sachs pay plan because of worries over costs

Institutional Shareholder Services recommended investors vote against a stock plan for employees at Goldman Sachs Group.

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It's 'very important' Europe reacts to Russia's 'unprecedented' behavior, says EU's Dombrovskis

It's "very important" that Europe responds to Russia's "unprecedented" behavior, EU's Drombrovskis told CNBC.

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