The Fed came very close to promising a rate cut Wednesday, and now markets are focused on a possible July rate cut.Market Insiderread more
Markets had expected the central bank to keep its benchmark interest rate steady while setting up a cut at the July meeting.The Fedread more
Powell said policymakers are concerned about some of the recent economic developments and see a growing case for easier policy.The Fedread more
Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos gave more insight into his space company's lunar plans on Wednesday.Technologyread more
As the presidents of U.S. and China near a highly anticipated meeting on trade, the gap in both sides' expectations regarding a deal remains wide.World Politicsread more
Delta warned travelers that a technical problem could delay flights on Wednesday.Airlinesread more
The Fed chief said that despite reports that Trump was looking to demote or fire him, he doesn't plan on leaving anytime soon.The Fedread more
If the Trump administration and Congress fail to reach a spending agreement, the White House will offer to keep the government funded at its current levels for a year, Mnuchin...Politicsread more
With bold and targeted steps, economists say, government can increase opportunity and incomes for many more people in ways that strengthen, not weaken, American capitalism.Politicsread more
Investors need to be cautious because the economy will get hurt the longer the trade war drags on, Jim Cramer says.Mad Money with Jim Cramerread more
Slack Technologies' reference price was set at $26 per share, the New York Stock Exchange announced Wednesday evening.Technologyread more
A manhunt continued in Spain as authorities search for the driver of a van who plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday, leaving at least 13 people dead and more than 100 wounded. The ISIS terror group claimed responsibility but that's yet to be verified. (CNBC)
In an attack in the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils Thursday, Spanish police shot and killed five attackers wearing fake suicide belts. Six civilians and one officer were also injured during the police raid. (CNBC)
An explosion Wednesday in Alcanar, about 100 miles southwest of Barcelona, is being investigated in connection with the two attacks. One person was killed in the blast at a residence being used for preparing bombs, police said. (Sky News)
Shortly after condemning the Barcelona attacks as terrorism, President Trump promoted a graphic, unfounded story about U.S. General John Pershing executing Muslim insurgents in the Philippines in the early 20th century. (Washington Post)
The American Civil Liberties Union will no longer defend hate groups seeking to protest with firearms and will screen clients more closely for the potential of violence at their rallies. (WSJ)
The president damaged his ability to press his economic agenda by mishandling his response to Saturday's deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia, billionaire GOP businessman Ken Langone told the New York Times.
James Murdoch, the CEO 21st Century Fox and the son of a frequent ally of President Trump's, condemned the president's performance after Charlottesville, and pledged to donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League. (NY Times)
Republican Sen. Bob Corker offered a pointed critique of Trump, saying the president has not shown the "stability" or competence to be "successful." Corker said the country needs to see Trump succeed. (CNBC)
* Three charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash (AP)
* NBA star Kevin Durant says he's skipping the White House visit (Washington Post)
Trump has scrapped plans for an infrastructure advisory council after two similar panels dissolved this week amid a backlash to Trump from corporate America. The infrastructure panel, which was still being formed, won't move forward. (CNBC)
Ahead of a meeting with President Trump at Camp David today on Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis isn't giving any hints of what the adminstration's strategy would look like. (AP)
Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber and recently ousted as CEO, called a lawsuit filed against him by one of the ride-hailing company's top investors a "public and personal attack" without merit. (Reuters)
Infosys (INFY) CEO Vishal Sikka has resigned, pointing to a series of disruptions for the India-based IT services company. Chief Operating Officer U.B. Pravin Rao will serve as interim CEO until a permanent chief executive is named. (Reuters)
* India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations (Reuters)
Apple (AAPL) has scoped out an idea for Bluetooth sensors that help cars communicate with each other, according to an updated patent. The sensors would scan the surroundings and update driver dashboard displays to reflect obstacles. (CNBC)
Applied Materials (AMAT) came in 2 cents above estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of 86 cents per share. Revenue also beat. The maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment also gave strong current quarter guidance.
Becton Dickinson's (BDX) blood collection tubes were not linked to inaccurate results in tests for lead conducted by Magellan Diagnostics, according to the FDA. Magellan markets the only FDA-approved lead-testing products in the U.S.
Calpine (CPN) agreed to be bought by private equity firm Energy Capital Partners for $15.25 per share in cash, or about $5.6 billion
AT&T's (T) deal to buy Time Warner (TWX) for $85 billion is near the final stages of its government review, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper said AT&T lawyers are now discussing merger conditions with the Justice Department.
As Americans get ready for the first total solar eclipse to be viewable in the contiguous U.S. since 1979, Volvo created eclipse viewers that attach to the moonroofs of its 2018 XC60 SUVs. (Engadget)