House Democrats contend the $15 per hour minimum wage bill will lift workers who have not seen the benefits of a strong economy.Politicsread more
Microsoft beat on top and bottom lines but Azure growth slowed.Technologyread more
Trump said the USS Boxer destroyed Iran's drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday in a "defensive action."Politicsread more
Stocks rose after comments from a top Fed official led to bets that the central bank will ease monetary policy more aggressively.US Marketsread more
The Philadelphia Fed saw its primary gauge measuring the sector jump from 0.3 in June to 21.8, far better than Wall Street estimates of 5 and the highest in a year.Economyread more
"It's better to take preventative measures than to wait for disaster to unfold," Williams told the annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association.The Fedread more
The fact that interest rates are relatively low makes the idea of a so-called insurance rate cut later this month an attractive option for the Fed.Market Insiderread more
Video of the event does not show the president disagreeing with his supporters. Instead, it shows that Trump paused as the chant began, allowing his supporters to continue...Politicsread more
President Trump said he's looking at the JEDI Contract that will be awarded to Microsoft or Amazon.Technologyread more
Business advocacy organizations sharply criticized the House of Representatives for passing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15, saying it would be a costly job killer.Politicsread more
Wealthy clients liquidate some investments every year to cover their tax bill, so presumably this was higher than what Morgan Stanley has seen previously.Financeread more
The "Fast Money " traders gave their final trades of the day.
Pete Najarian was a buyer of FL.
Dan Nathan was a seller of QQQ.
Steve Grasso was a buyer of PFE.
Karen Finerman said she covered part of her short position in IRET.
Trader disclosure: On Mar. 4, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Pete Najarian is long AAPL, AMAT, BABA, BAC, BMY, BP, CSX, DISC, GE, JPM, KKR, KO, LLY, LOCO, MRK, PEP, PFE, he is long calls AAL, APPL, CAM, COP, DAL, EXXI, FCAU, GE, GM, GRPN, GS, GT, HPQ, IAG, ISIL, JNJ, JPM, KNDI, MCD, NEE, RF, SPY, SYY, UAL, UFS, WFC, WMB, XOM, ZIOP, he is long puts BHP, today he bought EXXI calls, FCAU calls. Dan Nathan is long BBRY June call spread, CTRP March puts, KO March put spread, M March 65/67.50 call spread, MU March 31/26 put spread, QQQ May put spread, SHAK, TWTR, XLF March put spread, XRT March 90/85 put spread, today he bought CTRP March puts. Karen Finerman is long BABA, BAC, C, FINL, FL, GOOG, GOOGL, JPM, M, KORS, she is short DIA, her firm is long AAPL, BAC, C, CMLS, DIS, FINL, FBT, FL, GPS, GOOG, GOOGL, IBB, JPM, M, KORS, XBI, SUNE, her firm is short IRET, SPY, MOY, Karen Finerman is on the board of GrafTech International. Steve Grasso is long AAPL, BA, CLVS, EVGN, FB, GDX, GOOGL, IMMR, KBH, KDUS, MHY, MJNA, NVIV, PFE, POT, SO, T, TMUS, TWTR firm is long FCX, NE, NEM, OXY, RIG, VALE, USO, kids are long EFG, EFA, EWJ, IJR, SPY .