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Reuters BusinessFeb 22, 2019
Trump says he's inclined to extend China trade deadline and meet Xi soon
President Donald Trump said on Friday there was "a very good chance" the United States would strike a deal with China to end their trade war and that he was inclined to extend his March 1 tariff deadline and meet soon with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Reuters BusinessFeb 22, 2019
Fed's policy pause sets stage for broad overhaul
When Federal Reserve policymakers last month put a three-year rate-hike campaign on hold and backed ending a yearlong push to shrink their $4 trillion balance sheet, they cited increased risks to U.S. economic growth and the need for more time to sort through the data.

Reuters BusinessFeb 22, 2019
U.S.-China trade hopes lift stocks; oil hits three-month high
Stocks rose in major markets across the world on Friday on bets of progress in trade talks between China and the United States, while crude futures hit their highest level in more than three months supported by ongoing supply cuts.

Reuters BusinessFeb 22, 2019
AutoNation names new CEO as slowing auto sales hit results
AutoNation Inc said on Friday it has chosen insurance and financial services executive Carl Liebert to succeed longtime Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson and lead the largest U.S. auto dealership chain at a challenging time, when the domestic vehicle market has been slowing.

Reuters BusinessFeb 22, 2019
Microsoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contract
Several Microsoft Corp employees on Friday demanded that the company cancel a $480 million hardware contract with the U.S. Army and stop developing "any and all weapons technologies."

Reuters BusinessFeb 22, 2019
Trump's economy 'a little under' 3 percent growth goal: Fed
The Trump administration will fall "a little under" its target of 3 percent annual growth of gross domestic product for 2018, the Federal Reserve said Friday in a report that offers an economic scorecard of sorts for the first full year of President Donald Trump's term.

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MarketWatchFeb 22, 2019
Capitol Report: Why the $15.4 billion Kraft Heinz brand write-down was unusual
The $15.4 billion impairment by Kraft Heinz wasn't just one of the largest in corporate history. It also was unusual in how the write-down of its Kraft natural cheese business, Oscar Mayer cold cuts business and Canada retail business was carried out.

Google Market NewsFeb 22, 2019
Virgin Galactic just rocketed its first woman past the edge of space — but Jeff Bezos says its astronauts have 'asterisks' next to their names - Business Insider
Virgin Galactic just rocketed its first woman past the edge of space — but Jeff Bezos says its astronauts have 'asterisks' next to their names  Business InsiderVirgin Galactic spaceplane reaches space with first passenger on board  The VergeVirgin Galactic space plane takes first test passenger into space  NBCNews.comVirgin Galactic Sends a Rocket Plane to Space Again, in Its Highest Flight Yet  The New York TimesVirgin Galactic Reaches Space Again, Flies Test Passenger for 1st Time  Space.comView full coverage on Google News

Reuters BusinessFeb 22, 2019
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from board
Twitter Inc said on Friday one of its co-founders, Evan Williams, will be stepping down as a member of its board at the end of the month.

Reuters BusinessFeb 22, 2019
U.S. judge will not block Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health venture's new hire
A federal judge on Friday declined to block a UnitedHealth Group Inc unit's former executive from working at a new healthcare venture launched by Amazon.com Inc, Berkshire Hathaway Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

CNBC EconomyFeb 22, 2019
Citigroup shares rise after Jefferies upgrades the bank, citing Latin America growth
Jefferies upgraded Citigroup's stock to buy from hold on Friday, saying the bank is headed toward revenue growth this year, as well as added benefits from growth in Citi's Latin America business.

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Singapore bank expects China slowdown to hit growth in loans (CNBC Economy)

Reuters BusinessFeb 22, 2019
S&P 500 posts highest close since November 8 on trade optimism
The S&P 500 posted its highest closing level since Nov. 8 on Friday as investors clung to signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China.

MarketWatch MarketPulseFeb 22, 2019
Wayfair stock soars after earnings, but Wells Fargo wonders whether it's sustainable
Wayfair Inc. shares soared more than 28% in Friday trading after the online home retailer reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, but Wells Fargo analysts aren't sure the company can maintain those results. "U.S. profits are expected to turn sharply negative in Q1 (by about $27 million), visibility remains very low, and international losses continue to widen," analysts wrote in a note. Wells Fargo rates Wayfair shares market perform with a $145 price target. CFRA is more optimistic, particularly about Wayfair's international business. It maintained its hold stock rating and raised its price target to $150 from $100. "We see further strides with international expansion in Canada, the U.K., and Germany. Wayfair seems primed for its 2nd annual "Way Day" promotional sales event, likely to take place sometime this spring," Tuna Amobi wrote. Wayfair stock has rallied 103% over the last year while the S&P 500 index is up 3.1% for the period.

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Google Market NewsFeb 22, 2019
Major companies pull ads from YouTube in wake of pedophilia controversy - KHQ Right Now
Major companies pull ads from YouTube in wake of pedophilia controversy  KHQ Right NowYouTube is proactively blocking ads on videos prone to predatory comments  EngadgetYouTube says it's not restricting ads based on creators' comment sections  The VergeYouTube is facing another brand-safety crisis, and agencies see it as an opportunity to get the video platform to pay the brand safety tab  Business InsiderYouTube's Latest Child Exploitation Controversy Has Kickstarted A War Over How To Fix The Platform  BuzzFeed NewsView full coverage on Google News

Reuters BusinessFeb 21, 2019
Oil prices fall as U.S. crude output hits record 12 million bpd
Oil prices fell on Friday after the United States reported its crude output hit a record 12 million barrels per day (bpd), undermining efforts by Middle East-dominated producer club OPEC to withhold supply and tighten global markets.

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AdWeek NewsFeb 21, 2019
YouTube Sends Memo to Major Brands and Holding Companies Regarding Latest Ad Safety Controversy
YouTube moved to address the newest in a string of "brand safety" controversies that could affect its advertising business late yesterday. According to several parties with direct knowledge of the matter, the Alphabet-owned company held a conference call with representatives from all major ad agency holding companies as well as several unnamed advertisers after Bloomberg...
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