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  • A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine discloses that its executives had met Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. Kushner, already a White House senior adviser, will take on the additional task of overseeing an effort to overhaul the federal...

  • A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine discloses that its executives had met Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. Kushner, already a White House senior adviser, will take on the additional task of overseeing an effort to overhaul the federal...

  • The sci-fi thriller "Life," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds opened in fourth place, behind "Kong: Skull Island," with a middling $12.5 million, while the big screen take on "CHIPS" only managed to bring in $7.7 million in its first weekend in theaters for a seventh place start. 3. "Kong: Skull Island," Warner Bros., $14,670,653, 3,666 locations, $4,002 average,...

  • A Russian bank under U.S. economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine discloses that its executives had met Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. Trump will announce that Kushner will oversee a broad effort to overhaul the federal government, a White House official confirms.

  • Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, has volunteered to testify to a Senate committee probing whether Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, the White House says. Trump will announce that Kushner will oversee a broad effort to overhaul the federal government, a White House official confirms.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- Several Democratic senators pressed billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Monday to clarify his role as an adviser to President Donald Trump, saying his position in the administration raised "alarming" questions about potential conflicts of interest with his stakes in the biofuels and pharmaceutical industries. The senators, led by...

  • Carl Icahn speaking at Delivering Alpha in New York on Sept. 13, 2016.

    Since Trump was elected with help from Icahn's $200,000 in contributions to Republican causes, CVR energy's stock has gone up. The New York Times reports.

  • On the high end, Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" continued enchanting audiences in its second weekend in theaters, easily topping the charts with $88.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. On the low end, Warner Bros.' raunchy, R-rated "CHIPS" debuted in seventh place with $7.6 million. In the middle was Lionsgate's "Power Rangers," which earned a...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. oil refining executives met with a senior official in President Donald Trump's administration at the White House last week to argue their position for an overhaul of the nation's biofuels program, two people in the meeting told Reuters. While it is not unusual for the White House to meet with stakeholders on key issues, the meeting is a sign...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats' charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many SEC votes. Clayton, a partner at elite law firm Sullivan& Cromwell, is expected to win...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats' charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many SEC votes. Clayton, a partner at elite law firm Sullivan& Cromwell, is expected to win...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats' charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many SEC votes. Clayton, a partner at elite commercial law firm Sullivan& Cromwell, is expected to...

  • Warren: Icahn dictating policy while buying stock

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticizes billionaire investor Carl Icahn at the confirmation hearing of SEC nominee Jay Clayton. CNBC's Ylan Mui reports.

  • March 22- A lawyer defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges on Wednesday sought to discredit former Dean Foods Chairman Tom Davis, who told jurors he used a special "bat phone" to give Walters confidential tips. Lawyer Barry Berke's cross-examination, which began on the fourth day of trial in Manhattan federal...

  • 1. "Beauty and the Beast," Disney, $174,750,616, 4,210 locations, $41,508 average, $174,750,616, 1 week. 2. "Kong: Skull Island," Warner Bros., $27,832,142, 3,846 locations, $7,237 average, $109,107,436, 2 weeks. 3. "Logan," 20th Century Fox, $17,815,677, 3,687 locations, $4,832 average, $184,342,562, 3 weeks.

  • March 16- Six U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday stepped up efforts to get more clarity from the White House and chief of the Environmental Protection Agency on Carl Icahn's role as special adviser on regulations to President Donald Trump. The lawmakers, including Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in letters to the White...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- More than 20 U.S. senators pressed President Donald Trump on Thursday to reject requests from oil refiners to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program, weighing in on a debate that has roiled markets from soybeans to gasoline in recent weeks. The change would be "unwarranted and indefensible," said the bipartisan group of senators that included...

  • Bill Ackman

    The "Fast Money" traders look at stocks owned by Pershing Square CEO Bill Ackman.

  • March 14- American International Group Inc's decision to remove Peter Hancock as its chief executive was to avoid a proxy battle with billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. AIG said last week that Hancock would step down, a decision he made after the insurer's poor financial...

  • *Fed's two-day meeting kicks off on Tuesday. March 13- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were slightly lower on Monday as gains in financials shares- ahead of a widely expected interest rate hike- were weighed down by losses in drug stocks. A non-partisan report on the costs associated with the Republican plan to replace Obamacare could increase...