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North Korea rips 'denuclearization' narrative from Trump with flashy, probably meaningless test site destruction

North Korea will destroy a nuclear test site in front of a handful of foreign journalists on Tuesday — a move which lets it shape a narrative of cooperating with the US without actually removing its nuclear capabilities.

More Americans are struggling to pay their credit cards, and what's holding them back is only getting worse

It's getting more expensive to borrow from banks in America, and some credit card holders are struggling to keep up.

Exclusive: EU warns that Facebook's Cambridge Analytica crisis is the 'tip of an iceberg' of data scandals

Europe's top data protection official has warned that Facebook's Cambridge Analytica crisis is just the "tip of an iceberg" when it comes to scandals involving people's personal information.

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, FB, TSLA, ICE)

China cuts tariffs on auto imports as talk of Trump's trade war eases. Import tariffs will be cut to 15% for most vehicles from 25% from July 1, China’s Ministry of Finance said in a statement.

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A key area of the market is having one of its worst starts to a year since the 1990s

A major sell-off is underway in the US corporate debt market.; US corporate debt is suffering one of its worst sell-offs in 18 years, according to JPMorgan research.; The widely watched ICE Bank of America Merrill Lynch corporate debt…


A bullet was sent to the home of Malaysia's top anti-corruption official investigating a former prime minister — and now he's back to finish what he started

The head of Malaysia's anti-corruption commission had a bullet sent to his home during the investigation of a financial scandal that implicated former prime minister Najib Razak.


Mike Pence issues warning to Kim Jong Un if the North Korean leader 'doesn't make a deal' with Trump

Vice President Mike Pence reignited concern over US-North Korean relations on Monday, after threatening that North Korea could end up like Libya if it doesn't play ball with the US.


Michael Cohen may have just gotten a huge setback in his attempt to block Michael Avenatti from appearing in his criminal case

President Donald Trump's longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, just received what could be a huge setback in his attempt to block Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, from appearing in the criminal case taking place in the Southern…

Democrats unveil new agenda to drain Trump's swamp in the run-up to the midterms

Democrats unveiled a new agenda to clean up Washington and what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called "one of the most compromised, corrupt administrations in history" on Monday.


A top Trump adviser reportedly recommended the suspected FBI informant on the Trump campaign for a senior administration job

A top White House adviser reportedly recommended the person now thought to have been an FBI informant on the Trump campaign for a senior position in the administration.


Elon Musk is comparing Tesla's 'mass market' Model 3 to a $66,000 BMW (TSLA)

When Tesla unveiled its Model 3 last year, CEO Elon Musk hawked the sedan as an affordable car for the masses.


There are no winners in Trump's economy, only non-losers and big losers who are getting clearer by the day

It seems clear now that Trump's populist base has lost the war for control of his economic agenda.; But that doesn't mean its supposed rival, the globalists, have won either.; The biggest non-loser in Trump's economic is big business. I…

THE KRISTIN LEMKAU INTERVIEW: JPMorgan Chase's CMO explains how she deals with disruption on two fronts at once, why she's

Being a chief marketing officer of a banking and payments company means facing disruption on two fronts at once, JPMorgan Chase's Kristin Lemkau says.; In this interview with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget, Lemkau talks about how she…


Trump's trade war with China is 'on hold,' but the fight is far from over

The US and China have appeared to reach at least a tentative breakthrough on long-simmering trade tensions with the announcement of a preliminary deal to lower barriers. But many of the dangers of a possible trade fight still linger.


Trump's lauded North Korea summit increasingly looks set to blow up in his face

President Donald Trump is less than one month away from making history as the first sitting US president to meet a sitting North Korean leader — but it's increasingly looking as if he's ill-prepared and sailing toward embarrassment.

Barack and Michelle Obama signed a deal with Netflix to make original shows and movies (NFLX)

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix to produce original shows and movies, Netflix announced on Monday.


Trump keeps touting a deal with China on trade, and markets are loving it

President Donald Trump on Monday touted the outlines of an agreement between the US and China to reduce trade tensions between the two countries, painting the agreement as a major win for the US.

A company that raised over $3 million through crowdfunding has shut down, and nearly everyone who paid for its $200 headphones lost their money

Every time you back a crowdfunded project with your hard-earned dollars, you're taking a risk. There's always the chance it won't work out.


Tesla will soar to $500 if it can shore up its Model 3 production, analyst says (TSLA)

Tesla's Model 3 could save the electric-car maker from its recent financial woes, one analyst said Monday.


We tried gaming on the Samsung CHG90 ultrawide gaming monitor

The best way to immerse yourself in a video game? Go wiiiiiiidddeee. Samsung's CHG90 gaming monitor is about as wide as monitors come. We had some Insider Inc. employees give it a whirl. Following is a transcript of the video.

Monday, May 21

An incident back in 2006 shows just how far back Theranos' deception went in the company's history

While Theranos was founded in 2003, questions didn't take hold about the company until nearly 12 years later when the Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou started poking holes into the company's claims about its new…

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

The US-China trade war is "on hold." President Donald Trump's Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said on "Fox News Sunday" that bilateral talks that ended Saturday were promising enough that the world's two biggest economies didn't have…

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed train trips.

Giuliani: We expect Mueller to wrap up obstruction-of-justice probe against Trump by September

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the special counsel Robert Mueller plans to wrap up his obstruction-of-justice case against Trump by September 1.

Sunday, May 20

Michael Cohen is digging himself into an increasingly deep hole as he faces legal headaches on multiple fronts

If the past few weeks are any indication, it appears as if President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen is in a heap of trouble.

MNUCHIN: The US-China trade war is 'on hold'

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the United States and China are "putting the trade war on hold" after two days of talks that he says produced meaningful progress.

The Santa Fe gunman was reportedly 'cheering himself' and taunted students during his attack

The mother of one of the students described her daughter's harrowing encounter in an emotional Facebook post.

Saturday, May 19

Trump Jr. reportedly met with an emissary for Saudi Arabia and the UAE who offered to help Trump with the 2016 election

Donald Trump Jr. met with an emissary for the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE three months before the 2016 presidential election in the first sign that a country other than Russia offered the Trump campaign help, according to a…

Wall Street’s best stock picker shares his secret weapon for unlocking massive investment opportunities and crushing the market

Sometimes being an expert on a topic can be a detriment — at least when large changes are afoot.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially married — here's a timeline of everything that happened

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married Saturday at St George's Chapel in Windsor in an elaborate and elegant royal ceremony.

Tesla's Autopilot used to be a huge advantage for the company— but now it's becoming a problem (TSLA)

A feature that was supposed to set Tesla apart from its competition has been doing so for the wrong reasons lately.

Friday, May 18

Court document shows the gunman in the Santa Fe high-school shooting confessed to the killings

Police have identified Dimitrios Pagourtzis as the suspect in the shooting that left 10 people dead at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday. Pagourtzis was a student at the school.

10 people killed in shooting at Texas high school; suspected gunman arrested and explosive devices found

A teenage student fatally gunned down 10 people and wounded 10 others at his Texas high school on Friday, in the latest instance of a deadly mass shooting at a US school, authorities said.

Trump's latest threat to Kim Jong Un reminds us all that we are a hair's breadth from nuclear war

President Donald Trump addressed a key North Korean complaint yesterday, ahead of a planned, historic summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Thursday, May 17

2 dead, dozens of fifth-graders injured after school bus and dump truck collide on New Jersey highway

One student and one teacher were killed on Thursday after a school bus full of fifth graders collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, Gov. Phil Murphy said at a news conference.

Evidence is mounting that Apple has picked a location for its new campus that could create as many as 10,000 jobs (AAPL)

Apple said earlier this year that it planned to build a new campus somewhere in the United States for thousands of new employees.

America's biggest companies keep sounding the alarm on an overlooked fear that could crush profits

Companies in the S&P 500 raised similar concerns over a major market headwind during first-quarter earnings calls.; Goldman Sachs followed the calls and compiled multiple examples of rising corporate fear around the swelling pressure point.

The US reportedly called Kim Jong Un's bluff by demanding its nukes — and North Korea is flipping out

North Korea flipped out on the US on Tuesday with a series of statements bashing President Donald Trump's administration and actions seemingly out of nowhere — but it may be because the US called its bluff.