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Saturday, Aug 18

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Trump acknowledges White House counsel McGahn has cooperated with Mueller, denounces 'witch hunt'

CNBC / U.S.

White House counsel Donald McGahn has given the special counsel investigating President Donald Trump's ties to Russia detailed information, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Here's where foreign real estate investors are buying in New York City

CNBC / U.S.

How will new buildings compete to get the attention of potential occupants?

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Used car prices are weirdly spiking, and tariffs may be to blame

CNBC / U.S.

The prices at the world's largest used car auction have been better than usual lately, especially since President Donald Trump started pushing for new tariffs on imported vehicles, parts as well as the steel and aluminium used to make cars.

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Why crypto investors might want to think twice about giving out their phone numbers

CNBC / U.S.

Hackers are using a method known as “SIM swapping” to steal phone numbers and in some cases, use them to take millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency.

How Google has stepped up its efforts to makes its tech more accessible to the disabled

CNBC / U.S.

In recent years, Google has become much more deliberate about baking accessibility into all its products and making technology to help disabled people navigate the world around them.

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This machine learning researcher wanted to design an adult diaper

CNBC / U.S.

The creator of the Willow got fixated on designing a better quality adult diaper.

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Trump claims social media firms are discriminating against conservative voices

CNBC / U.S.

President Donald Trump claimed that social media firms are incorrectly clamping down on right-wing views and said his administration "won't let that happen."

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Top VC Deals: Alphabet backs Oscar, and DoorDash notches $4 billion valuation

CNBC / U.S.

A weekly recap of some of the most interesting venture capital deals, funds and start-ups.

Friday, Aug 17

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Paul Manafort jurors go home for weekend without reaching verdict in trial of ex-Trump campaign boss

CNBC / U.S.

President Donald Trump earlier in the day called his former campaign manager Paul Manafort a "good person," and said his trial "is very sad." Trump is still being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller, who brought charges against…

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Trade talks and Fed Jackson Hole meeting could create more than the usual late August volatility

CNBC / U.S.

By rights, the week ahead should be a snoozer, but trade talks and the Fed's annual Jackson Hole symposium could make for late summer volatility.

Major retailers are selling bulletproof backpacks, as parents and kids fear more school shootings

CNBC / U.S.

More big-box retailers are carrying bulletproof backpacks for kids, as demand soars following several deadly school shootings this year, including massacres at high schools in Florida and Texas.

Shares of Sears fall to record low as CEO Lampert's hedge fund eyes Kenmore

CNBC / U.S.

Shares of Sears Holdings skidded to a record low Friday after the company disclosed earlier in the week that a hedge fund owned by CEO Eddie Lampert offered to buy the troubled retailer's Kenmore appliance division for $400 million.

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Security researchers say they can hack Medtronic pacemakers

CNBC / U.S.

Security researchers say they've found flaws in the Medtronic pacemaker that leaves the life-saving device vulnerable to hackers and puts patients at risk.

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Judge in Paul Manafort trial says he has been threatened and is now under US Marshal protection

CNBC / U.S.

Judge T.S. Ellis said at a hearing in Manafort's case that he will not release the names of jurors deliberating Manafort's fate because he is worried about their safety. Manafort is being prosecuted by special counsel Robert Mueller's team.

Trump wants to "quickly" remove the security clearance of a DOJ official with ties to Russia probe

CNBC / U.S.

Trump told reporters on Friday that he expected to "quickly" remove the security clearance of Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department official with ties to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016…

The black hair care industry generates billions — but the US is missing out on the market

CNBC / U.S.

African-American consumers sometimes spend thousands of dollars a year on their hair, contributing to the multibillion-dollar black hair care industry.

US, China plot roadmap for meeting between Trump, Xi to resolve trade dispute: Wall Street Journal

CNBC / U.S.

Chinese and U.S. negotiators are reportedly working on a plan to hold talks to end a trade dispute that would result in meetings between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a summit in November, according to Dow Jones.

TiVo falls on report Amazon is developing live TV recording device

CNBC / U.S.

Amazon is known to scare investors and send stocks tumbling with news of a planned entrance into a new industry.

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Investors rewarded Walmart and punished Macy's after both released good news — here's why

CNBC / U.S.

The investor reaction to Macy's and Walmart's earnings this week — both exceptionally good — was unexpected. Walmart shares soared by more than 9 percent, while Macy's went into an almost free fall. Here's why.

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'Ambien tweeting' is becoming a popular excuse — because it actually can cause bizarre side effects

CNBC / U.S.

In an interview with The New York Times published Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he sometimes takes Ambien because it's "often a choice of no sleep or Ambien."

As Paul Manafort's jury deliberates, Trump refuses to say whether he would pardon ex-campaign chief

CNBC / U.S.

"I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort," Trump says as the jury deliberates in the first of two federal criminal trials facing the former Trump campaign boss and lobbyist.

The number of jailed foreigners fell before Trump took office: Study

CNBC / U.S.

The number of convicted inmates in federal prison without citizenship sunk about 22 percent from fiscal 2011 to 2016 — before Donald Trump was inaugurated as president — according to a government watchdog's new study released Thursday.

Life in Turkey now: Tough talk, but fears of drug shortages

CNBC / U.S.

Turkey's financial crisis is rippling through the economy, shutting down power plants and threatening the supply of life-saving drugs, The New York Times reports.

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GoFundMe page for fired FBI agent Peter Strzok raises $325,000 in one day

CNBC / U.S.

Supporters of Peter Strzok, the FBI agent that was fired for sending anti-Trump texts to his girlfriend, have donated more than $325,000 to cover his legal costs, USA Today reports.

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Investors betting defensive stock market plays will win as they sold tech, financials

CNBC / U.S.

Investors pulled money from both stock and bond funds in the past week, and shifted money within U.S. equities to health care and out of tech and financials.

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Tesla stock has its worst day in two years after Elon Musk's off-kilter interview with the NYT

CNBC / World

Shares of Tesla tumbled as much as 8.9 percent after a New York Times feature outlined some serious struggles for CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla board members reportedly concerned about Elon Musk's use of Ambien

CNBC / U.S.

Musk said in the interview he now needs Ambien to sleep, but board members are concerned that the drug isn't having the intended effect for Musk, the New York Times reported.

Spanish soccer league aims to break into the US market with landmark fixture

CNBC / U.S.

La Liga plans to bring a regular season club match to the United States, the first to be played outside of Europe.

Campbell taps Goldman to examine sales of business units to pay down debt

CNBC / U.S.

Campbell Soup has tapped Goldman Sachs to look at the possibility of selling off some of its businesses to help pay down debt left in the wake of its $6.1 billion acquisition of pretzel maker Snyder's Lance earlier this year, people…

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Trump says he canceled military parade over 'ridiculously high' cost, blaming local DC politicians

CNBC / U.S.

The Pentagon announced the decision to cancel the planned November parade hours after CNBC reported that the event would cost $92 million – $80 million more than an initial estimate given in July.