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GOP rattled by Pennsylvania congressional race in the heart of Trump country

The dismayed laborers from shuttered coal yards and steel mills didn’t have to shift political allegiances to vote for President Trump in this part of the Rust Belt. They had been electing Republicans long before he showed up on the ballot. That explains why party leaders in a congressional district...

Here come the Fed minutes ...

The Federal Reserve at 2 p.m. ET will release the minutes of its most recent policy meeting. At the January 30-31 meeting, which was the last under former Fed Chair Janet Yellen, the Federal Open Market Committee left interest rates unchanged, as expected. Show More Summary

President Trump on move to ban bump stocks

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he signed a memorandum directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose regulations that would ban some gun accessories, including so-called “bump stocks."        

Believe it or not, Snap and Twitter could eat into Facebook’s ad business

Mark Zuckerberg’s company may be a money-printing powerhouse, but Twitter and Snap may soon eat into Facebook’s ad dollars. As GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives told CNBC, there’s a number of factors that are boosting the prospects of both Twitter and Snap, at the expense of Facebook. Show More Summary

Google Pay is officially here (GOOGL, GOOG)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Google Pay — the tech giant’s attempt to consolidate all of its payment...Show More Summary

Why Apple Is The World’s Most Innovative Company

In this exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, he explains the culture and approach that led to iPhone X, Air Pods, Apple Watch 3, and HomePod. The only things more impressive than Apple’s financial numbers are the products that generated them. Show More Summary

5 Ways Tax Reform is Helping Franchise Businesses

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides big benefits to franchise businesses. Here are 5 ways tax reform is helping franchises.

Hundreds of high school students are walking out of class to protest guns

As the adults in power fail again and again to take action on gun control, high school students are taking matters in to their own hands. In the wake of the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,...Show More Summary

It's only a matter of time before Wall Street's biggest fear holds 'the Fed's feet to the fire'

The prospect of rising inflation and the Federal Reserve's possible reaction to it is Wall Street's favorite new thing to worry about. After years of false alarms, "a sustained rise in inflation will hold the Fed’s feet to the fire,"...Show More Summary

One of the most senior women in the hedge fund business identified the problem almost every fund has

Dominique Mielle was one of the hedge-fund industry's most senior women, working at $20 billion Canyon Capital for 20 years. She was the firm's only investment partner, and is one of the few senior female investors in hedge funds. Hedge...Show More Summary

MORGAN STANLEY: The stock market's meltdown was just an 'appetizer' — here's how to protect against the next selloff

The US stock market correction from earlier in February may have been painful for investors, but it also gave them a dry run to prepare for another major market event. Morgan Stanley has learned from the experience, and provides four...Show More Summary

SpaceX live stream: How and when to watch the Falcon 9 “Starlink” launch

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch a recycled Falcon 9 rocket this morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California. It’s the company’s first launch since it pulled off the dazzling—if not over-the-top—feat of shooting a Tesla roadster into space earlier this month. Show More Summary

Futures, European Stocks Slide After Poor PMIs; Dollar Gains Ahead Of Fed Minutes

The dollar rose to its highest level in a week against its G10 peers on Wednesday, rising for the 4th day against the yen and most pairs as investor focus shifted to the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting. The dollar...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, SNAP, WMY)

Here is what you need to know. Republican senators are begging Trump to reverse one of his first major economic decisions. Twenty-five Republican senators sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to get the US back into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. UK unemployment rate climbs for the first time in over a year. Show More Summary

Bill Gates will guest star on “The Big Bang Theory” next month

And he’ll star as himself, reports CNN. In the episode, Kaley Cuoco’s Penny character will host Gates at her workplace, while her friends spend their time attempting to meet the Microsoft founder. With his appearance, Gates joins the...Show More Summary

In Unexpected Twist, Judge In Flynn Case Asks Mueller For "Exculpatory Evidence"

The federal judge assigned to the criminal case against Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to turn over any "exculpatory evidence" to Flynn's defense team.  Oddly, however, Flynn's legal team did not make this request. Show More Summary

Trump's order to ban 'bump stocks' is a good thought, but Congress has to do the job

President Trump was right Tuesday in insisting that the federal government ban “bump stocks.” But there’s less than meets the eye to the directive he sent to the Justice Department to rush through a new regulation, already in the works, that would ban the devices, because sure as shooting there...

"There Was A Mistake Made" - FBI's No. 2 Refuses To Provide Details On How Cruz Tips Were Fumbled

After admitting last week that "protocol was not followed" when at least two individuals called the FBI's anonymous tip line to warn that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old suspected of murdering 17 of his former classmates, the No. 2 FBI...Show More Summary

Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Planet Earth: Blue Planet II' on BBC America

SERIES Planet Earth: Blue Planet II One of the best episodes in this series, “Coasts” explores how different species of wildlife survive in environments where the oceans meet the land. Sea lions are shown herding tuna and puffins fight off other sea birds for survival. 9 p.m. BBC America Falling...

American Media's 'Big Bot' Conspiracy Exposed

Authored by Daniel Greenfield via Sultan Knish blog, Bots. Is there anything they can’t do? The Internet Research Agency indictment accuses a troll bot farm of trying to influence the election in what the media claims is the worst attack on America since Pearl Harbor. Show More Summary

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