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Stocks slide on Wall Street, extending steep drops this week

5 minutes ago   |   Boston Herald

Major U.S. stock indexes gave up early gains and closed mostly lower Wednesday, extending the market's heavy losses for the week. The benchmark S&P 500 fell for the fifth...
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Trump faces credibility test as he plays down virus threat

25 minutes ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump faces a critical challenge in grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak: Asking Americans to believe him after he and top advisers have...
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NH Primary Source: Business owner, Trump campaign co-chair Gargiulo endorses Bolduc for US Senate

NH Primary Source: Business owner, Trump campaign co-chair Gargiulo endorses Bolduc for US Senate

37 minutes ago   |   WMUR

Hampton Falls selectman and business owner Lou Gargiulo has made an endorsement in the Republican U.S. Senate primary - and he's on board with retired Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc.
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Senator Rubio seeks U.S. review of sale of AT&T unit to Czech-owned conglomerate

41 minutes ago   |   Reuters

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday asked the Trump administration to review the national security implications of AT&T's Inc's planned sale of its majority stake in Central...
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Is Wall Street Behind the Delay in Declaring the Coronavirus Outbreak a “Pandemic”?

1 hour ago   |   MintPress News   |   3 articles

A little known specialized bond created in 2017 by the World Bank may hold the answer as to why U.S. and global health authorities have declined to label the global spread of...
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83 New York residents placed in self-quarantine after returning from coronavirus-stricken China

1 hour ago   |   CNBC

Since Jan. 31, when the Trump administration declared the outbreak a public health emergency in the U.S., Americans across the country who return from China have been asked to...
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Oil down 3% as virus spreads in Europe, Mideast; new U.S. cases suspected

2 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Oil prices fell 3% on Wednesday after hundreds of new coronavirus cases reported in Europe and the Middle East stoked fears that energy demand would decline, and on concerns...
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Wall Street loses ground on fears of NY virus spread

2 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

U.S. stocks lost ground with the S&P falling to session lows in a volatile session on investor jitters on Wednesday over the prospect of coronavirus cases in New York after...
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Wall Street bounces after virus-driven selloff

2 hours ago   |   Reuters

U.S. stocks attempted a recovery on Wednesday after a rocky start to the week that shaved off more than 6% from the main indexes on growth concerns stemming from a global...
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Sharapova retires from tennis at age 32 with 5 Slam titles

2 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   3 articles

Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes earned her a career Grand Slam and whose off-court...
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Legislators from both parties warn Pentagon not to move money to fund...

Legislators from both parties warn Pentagon not to move money to fund President Trump's border wall

The Pentagon's decision took money from major aircraft and other programs that touch Republican and Democratic areas. Read more ...

Trump scores appeals court victory in sanctuary fight

Trump scores appeals court victory in sanctuary fight

The Trump administration won a legal fight Wednesday as a federal appeals court panel unanimously ruled that the federal government can require cities and states that receive... Read more ...

Novak Djokovic asked the crowd to applaud tennis great Maria Sharapova after...

Novak Djokovic asked the crowd to applaud tennis great Maria Sharapova after finding out on the court that she was retiring

After tennis great Maria Sharapova announced her retirement Wednesday, 17-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic honored the Russian star with an off-the-cuff tribute at the... Read more ...

A United passenger's laptop battery caught fire mid-flight, forcing the...

A United passenger's laptop battery caught fire mid-flight, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Florida

A United flight from Newark, New Jersey, to the Bahamas was forced to make an emergency landing in Florida after a passenger's laptop battery caught fire. A passenger on the... Read more ...

Wall Street thinks Disney's new CEO Bob Chapek will be the company's profit...

Wall Street thinks Disney's new CEO Bob Chapek will be the company's profit protector as it undergoes a radical transformation

Disney on Tuesday abruptly announced longtime Disney exec Bob Chapek as its new CEO, replacing Bob Iger, who is stepping into an executive chairman role until his planned... Read more ...

More people are being diagnosed with coronavirus outside China than in...

More people are being diagnosed with coronavirus outside China than in - another indication that the virus is nearing pandemic status

COVID-19 is spreading around the globe rapidly. It's now on every continent, except Antarctica. In China, however, the spread of the virus is steadily slowing, a sign that the... Read more ...

LeBron James ate candy on the bench after a dominant performance and sparked...

LeBron James ate candy on the bench after a dominant performance and sparked a Twitter debate about Twizzlers vs Red Vines

After scoring 40 points and helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans, cameras caught LeBron James eating a stringy licorice candy many assumed to be Red... Read more ...

Bob Chapek has been named Disney's new CEO 'effective immediately,' as Bob...

Bob Chapek has been named Disney's new CEO 'effective immediately,' as Bob Iger steps down

Bob Chapek is the new CEO of Disney, effective immediately, the company announced Tuesday. Chapek, who formerly was the company's parks, experiences, and products chairman... Read more ...

Virgin Galactic's CEO says he's 'gratified' by the stock skyrocketing about...

Virgin Galactic's CEO says he's 'gratified' by the stock skyrocketing about 200% this year

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides celebrated its stock rocketing about 200% since January. "We're gratified by the share price," he said on the space-tourism startup's... Read more ...

Trump is reportedly 'furious' that US stocks have tanked on coronavirus...

Trump is reportedly 'furious' that US stocks have tanked on coronavirus fears - and he's accusing the 'fake news' media of throwing fuel on the fire

President Trump lashed out at the media on Wednesday morning and accused them of hyping up the threat from the coronavirus, which has spread to 37 countries so far. "Low... Read more ...