Solid earnings send stock indexes higher on Wall Street. A Trump Fed choice faces Senate scrutiny over policy views. Chief executive at MGM Resorts says he'll step down.
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Thursday, February 13th

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Craig Spector
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Solid earnings send stock indexes higher on Wall Street

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, driving the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to more record highs. Technology stocks powered much of the rally as investors focused on the latest batch of mostly solid company earnings reports. The latest gains came as worries abou...

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Mike Crapo, Sherrod Brown
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A Trump Fed choice faces Senate scrutiny over policy views

One of President Donald Trump's nominees for the Federal Reserve will likely face skeptical questioning from a Senate committee Thursday over her unconventional economic views. Trump has nominated Judy Shelton for the Fed's Board of Governors, a position with significant influence ove...

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James Murren
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Chief executive at MGM Resorts says he'll step down

Jim Murren, the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International, says he’ll step down as chairman and chief executive as soon as the company finds a successor. Murren has led the company since 2008. A corporate statement Wednesday said he intends to leave before his contract expires ne...

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Scandal-hit Nissan sinks into losses as sales plummet
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Scandal-hit Nissan sinks into losses as sales plummet

Nissan, reeling from a scandal over its former superstar executive Carlos Ghosn, sank into red ink in the latest quarter as its vehicle sales fell around the world, and the Japanese automaker slashed its profit forecast for the year. Nissan Motor Co. reported Thursday a loss of 26 bi...

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Argentina and IMF discuss debt in shadow of 2001 crisis
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Argentina and IMF discuss debt in shadow of 2001 crisis

Argentina has been here before: recession, growing poverty, high inflation, billions of dollars in debt, a looming deadline for repayment and simmering anger toward the International Monetary Fund. This is a big week for one of Latin America's biggest economies, which is hosting an I...

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Jeffrey Epstein
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UK regulators probe Barclays CEO's link to Jeffrey Epstein

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said Thursday that he deeply regrets his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, as the bank revealed that British financial regulators are investigating whether Staley had disclosed the full truth about his ties to the convicted sex offender. In a state...

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China's auto sales plunge in January, deepening market slump
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China's auto sales plunge in January, deepening market slump

China’s auto sales plunged in January, deepening a painful downturn in the industry’s biggest global market and adding to economic pressures as the country fights a virus outbreak. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans fell 20.2% from a year earlier to 1.6 million, an industry group, th...

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Airbus CEO sees no short-term benefit from Boeing MAX woes
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Airbus CEO sees no short-term benefit from Boeing MAX woes

Airbus' chief executive said Thursday that his company sees no short-term benefit from Boeing's troubles with its grounded 737 MAX because the competing A320 is sold out years ahead. CEO Guillaume Faury said that safety was a shared concern in the industry. He made the remarks at the...

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Airbus shows loss for 2019 due to big bribery settlement
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Airbus shows loss for 2019 due to big bribery settlement

Commercial aircraft maker Airbus lost 1.36 billion euros ($1.48 billion) in 2019 because of a multibillion-euro bribery settlement with authorities in three countries, but otherwise saw a record year of aircraft deliveries and increased its dividend. Operating earnings without one-ti...

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France warns of dent to world economy from virus outbreak
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France warns of dent to world economy from virus outbreak

France's government calculates that the deadly virus outbreak in China will shave at least 1 percentage point off the growth this year of the world's second largest economy, hurting global economic growth too. The French economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, told broadcaster BFM-TV that ...

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Michael Bloomberg
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Bloomberg once blamed end of 'redlining' for 2008 collapse

At the height of the 2008 economic collapse, then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the elimination of a discriminatory housing practice known as “redlining” was responsible for instigating the meltdown. “It all started back when there was a lot of pressure on banks to make loans ...

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Bernie Sanders, Jane O’Meara Sanders
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Sanders in talks with DNC to headline big-dollar fundraiser

Bernie Sanders is in talks with the Democratic National Committee to headline the first of two party fundraisers, where he will likely court the same big-dollar donors that he has repeatedly railed against

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Ex-Arizona treasurer to step down as NASA CFO to return home
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Ex-Arizona treasurer to step down as NASA CFO to return home

Former Arizona state Treasurer Jeff DeWit is stepping down as chief financial officer at NASA, leaving a job he accepted nearly two years ago after helping run President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign. DeWit said Wednesday he will return to Arizona and has no plans to seek anot...

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Motorola Solutions Inc

Motorola Solutions Inc

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communication solutions the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Products and Systems Integration, and Services and Software. The Products and Systems Integration segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, and video solutions, as well as the implementation, optimization, and integration of networks, devices, software, and applications for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. Its products include two-way portable and vehicle-mounted radios, accessories, software features, and upgrades; video cameras; radio network core and central processing software, base stations, consoles, and repeaters; and video analytics, network video management hardware and software, and access control solutions. The Services segment provides repair, technical support, and hardware maintenance services. This segment also offers monitoring, software updates, and cybersecurity services; and public safety and enterprise command center software suite, unified communications applications, and video software solutions. It serves for government, public safety, and commercial communication networks. The company was formerly known as Motorola, Inc. and changed its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc. in January 2011. Motorola Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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