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'Mad' Mike Hughes dies after crash-landing homemade rocket
February 23, 2020
"Mad" Mike Hughes, 64, wanted to launch himself into space to prove that the Earth was flat.
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Broad-based support powers Sanders to big win in Nevada Democratic vote
February 23, 2020
Broad-based support across age, racial and ideological groups propelled Bernie Sanders to a dominant victory in Nevada's Democratic caucuses, tightening his grip on the front-runner spot in the race to find a challenger to President Donald Trump.
Sanders wins decisively in Nevada, Biden headed for second-place finish
February 23, 2020
Bernie Sanders strengthened his front-runner position for the Democratic presidential nomination with a decisive victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, while Joe Biden was on track for a second-place finish that would give his struggling campaign new hope.
Slow results, confusion and complaints at Nevada caucus sites
February 23, 2020
Nevada caucus officials and voters at multiple sites on Saturday reported voting rules confusion, calculation glitches and delays in reporting tallies - despite efforts to avoid the issues that plagued Iowa's caucuses earlier this month.
From fringe candidate to front-runner: Sanders wins Nevada with diverse backers - Edison Research Poll
February 23, 2020
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, often maligned by opponents as a liberal outsider who cannot unify the Democratic Party, won the party's Nevada caucuses by a comfortable margin thanks to a diverse coalition of supporters, according to polling agency Edison Research.
Twitter suspends group of pro-Bloomberg accounts over 'platform manipulation'
February 22, 2020
Twitter Inc on Friday said it had started suspending and restricting dozens of accounts posting content promoting U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
News Commentary
The Economic Cost of the Coronavirus
February 21, 2020
The coronavirus is hobbling U.S. and international companies doing business in China.
News Analysis

NBC Exclusive: Were these Chinese trespassers confused tourists…or spies?
February 23, 2020
NBC’s Anna Schecter spent 18 months investigating why Chinese nationalists have been caught trespassing on Mar-A-Lago grounds. She discusses with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi.
Velshi: Is Trump honoring loyalty over security?
February 23, 2020
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi talks about whether Donald Trump is honoring those who are loyal to him over the country’s national security with his pick for the Director of National Intelligence.
Tom Steyer: I’ve been standing up for people for 35 years
February 23, 2020
Billionaire and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks the Nevada caucuses, his 35-year track record of supporting liberal causes, and more in conversation with Joy Reid, adding about his own performance in the caucus that Bernie Sanders
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AMERICA • Business
About 30% of fitness-trackers are abandoned — non-profit Recycle Health finds them a second home
February 23, 2020
Recycle Health has collected more than 5,000 wearable devices and donated them to nonprofit organizations, including senior living homes, homeless shelters and veterans.
Coronavirus updates: Turkey closes Iran border due to outbreak, South Korea confirms sixth death
February 23, 2020
Turkey will close its border with Iran as a precautionary measure after the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in the country worsened.

Business News
Joe Biden still confident he's going to win South Carolina
February 23, 2020
"I feel good about where we are. I feel good about going into South Carolina," Biden told "Face the Nation."
Joe Biden "still" confident he's going to take South Carolina with African-American support/
February 23, 2020
Despite poor finishes in the primary contests thus far, Biden told "Face the Nation" he "feels good" about South Carolina
Smithsonian's collection of election swag gives glimpse of American political history
February 23, 2020
Americans passionate about their political candidates often tell the world with a hat, t-shirt or bumper sticker. For the Smithsonian -- these items represent history in the making. Natalie Brand reports.
Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, CBS News projects
February 23, 2020
Sanders had a big lead among voters under 45 and Latino voters, winning more than 50% of both demographics.
National Security Adviser O'Brien says "no intelligence behind" claims of Russian interference in 2020 elections
February 23, 2020
O'Brien's comments come after a House Intelligence Committee briefing on Russian efforts in the upcoming election
Business Analysis

Coronavirus to deliver big hit to China's economy, says Xi
February 23, 2020
China will step up policy adjustments to help cushion the blow on the economy from a coronavirus outbreak that authorities are still trying to control, President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying on Sunday.
Trump to take on India tariffs in first trip
February 23, 2020
The U.S. will push India to lower tariff and non-tariff barriers, as well as open up its market to direct American investment.
Intuit near deal to buy Credit Karma for $7B
February 23, 2020
Intuit Inc. is nearing a deal to buy personal-finance portal Credit Karma Inc. for about $7 billion in cash and stock, in a move that would push the bookkeeping-software giant further into consumer finance.
It's time to make a pledge to America's inventors
February 23, 2020
We can't let our pledge to America's workers take away from the needs of America's innovators
Canadian PM Trudeau says rail blockades have to end
February 22, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the blockades are hurting the economy.
Bernie Sanders surge unnerves market's 'Trump bump' winners
February 22, 2020
PredictIt now gives the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist a 58% chance of winning the Democratic nomination, up from 25% at the end of last year. 
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AMERICA • Markets
Move Over, Elliott. Argentina's New Bond-Market Nemesis Is Fidelity.
February 23, 2020
Argentina’s new adversary in the bond market is no highflying hedge fund. It’s Fidelity Investments.
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How to invest in the ‘buy online, pick up in-store’ trend
February 22, 2020
How to invest in the ‘buy online, pick up in-store’ trend

Panel on investing tips 

Here are the best discount brokers, ranked by Barron’s
February 22, 2020
Here are the best discount brokers, ranked by Barron’s

Barron’s best discount brokers

VanEck CEO is optimistic on markets, China despite coronavirus
February 22, 2020
VanEck CEO is optimistic on markets, China despite coronavirus

VanEck CEO on economy 

Forex Markets
Week ahead – Race to face the Don
February 21, 2020
Key Economic Releases and Events The week ended on a more anxious note after all the optimism a week
Asia Finishes the Week with Sniffles
February 21, 2020
Wall Street showed the first glimpses of grudging acknowledgement that the coronavirus outbreak could
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Market Comment
U.S. Stocks Move Mostly Higher Amid Easing Coronavirus Concerns
February 19, 2020
Following the weakness seen in the previous session, stocks moved mostly higher during trading on Wednesday. With the upward move on the day, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 reached new record closing highs.
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AMERICA • Economy
Kanye, Out West
February 23, 2020
What is the superstar doing in Wyoming?
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AMERICA • Insights
Chinese firms use obscure legal tactics to stem virus losses
February 22, 2020
The virus has lead to firms trying to get out of contracts
Apple’s Chinese troubles
February 22, 2020
The coronavirus is just the start
Anger in a time of autism
February 22, 2020
A prominent scientist wants to lead a campaign against anti-vaxxers
Why Donald Trump’s high approval ratings may be misleading
February 22, 2020
A statistical wrinkle makes the president appear more popular
Spies often use businesses as cover
February 22, 2020
It can end in tears
Michael Bloomberg gives an unconvincing performance in Nevada’s Democratic debate
February 22, 2020
The world’s 12th richest man must learn to be quicker on his feet
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