Business: Latest Financial Topics from CNN Money


Here is the latest Business News from CNN Money.

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
Here’s what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.

World ‘Go’ champion faces Google computer
Man vs machine: On Wednesday, Lee Se-dol, the world champion of Asian board game Go, begins the first of five games against a crazy smart computer program built by Google.

Chipotle store near Boston closes over norovirus fears
A Chipotle store in Massachusetts has been closed down for ‘full sanitation’ amid norovirus fears.

Canada to put a new woman on its currency
Canadian currency is getting a new woman on a redesigned denomination by the end of 2018, and, just like the U.S., authorities are asking the public who it should be.

Trump wins Mississippi, Michigan

More Americans are getting back to work
Americans are feeling more confident about getting a job: the participation rate has moved up for six months.

Goodyear is working on spherical tires
Goodyear has developed spherical concept tires called Eagle-360 for self-driving cars.

Bill Gates says this is the best decision he ever made
Bill Gates spent an hour responding to questions on Reddit for his fourth AMA. He said marrying his wife Melinda is the best decision of his life.

‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 trailer is here
“Game of Thrones” trailer explores life and death for the upcoming sixth season of the HBO fantasy drama.

Missouri professor Melissa Click won’t accept firing
Melissa Click, the University of Missouri professor who was fired for blocking a journalist, is fighting the decision.

Graduate sues law school for fraud
A former student sued Thomas Jefferson School of Law after she couldn’t find work as an attorney. She claims the school misreported its employment numbers.

Nike’s long list of disgraced athletes
Nike has a history of big sponsorship deals turning sour. Here are some examples of other Nike athletes who faced disgrace.

Trump University controversy: What you need to know
Over the past six years, Donald Trump has been involved with three civil lawsuits alleging that his real estate seminar business, Trump University, misled and scammed students. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know.

Is Maria Sharapova paying too high a price?
Nike has stuck with male athletes accused of misdeeds, but quickly moved to suspend its deal with Maria Sharapova after she failed a drug test.

Erin Andrews won’t get most of that $55M
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Hulk Hogan trial testimony gets raunchy
Hulk Hogan’s trial testimony got raunchy Tuesday when he was questioned by Gawker’s lawyer in his $100 million sex tape trial.

Donald Trump suits and ties are made in China
Donald Trump blasts companies like Ford and Apple for manufacturing some products outside the United States, but Trump does the same thing with his clothing line.

Galaxy S7 Edge is as sexy as it is smart
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Pink tax
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Bank of England chief warns of Brexit risks
Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, says leaving the European Union is the “biggest domestic risk” to financial stability in the U.K.

Cannabis: Israel’s next big medical export?
The Israeli government is encouraging investment in medical cannabis and the country’s suppliers are hoping to start exporting to the U.S. soon.

She’s trying to fix a glaring tech problem
Nearly 75% of private tech companies have no women on their board. Entrepreneur Sukhinder Singh Cassidy launched The Boardlist to fix this.

The oil crash isn’t a repeat of 2008 crisis
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Wall Street made $25 billion on bonus day
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America’s abandoned factories in hot demand
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These investors want to create turbulence at United
Two hedge funds that own more than a 7% stake in struggling airline United Continental want shareholders to vote for some new board members — including Gordon Bethune, the former CEO of Continental.

Best companies for women executives
A number of recent studies have drawn the same conclusion: There’s still a stunning lack of women in corporate leadership and it will take decades for women to achieve parity with men in senior roles.

‘Downton Abbey’ closes its estate to big ratings
“Downton Abbey,” the top drama in PBS history, ended on a high note with big ratings.

How to make the world wealthier
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Oil’s 42% spike could soon backfire
All of a sudden oil prices are nearing $40 a barrel again. But Goldman Sachs warns that oil’s huge rally off the lows looks “premature” and may not be sustainable.

Why Donald Trump scrapped this morning’s live TV hits
Donald Trump’s frequent phone interviews make him uniquely accessible, but some critics say the networks should insist that candidates appear on-camera.

Is Shake Shack losing the burger wars?
Shake Shack was a Wall Street darling after its IPO last year. But the stock is no longer sizzling. Slowing sales growth may be a sign that Shake Shack could be losing ground to cheaper fast food rivals and other gourmet burger joints.

How Trump tower’s Chinese investors buy citizenship
Trump Bay Street, a New Jersey luxury apartment building, is being built with the help of $50 million from Chinese investors seeking right to immigrate to U.S.

Kraft changed its mac & cheese recipe and nobody noticed
Kraft’s new mac & cheese recipe changed in December, and nobody noticed.

Choice has small impact on health care spending
A new Health Care Cost Institute study throws cold water on the popular idea that consumers can save themselves and the nation loads of money if they become savvier health care shoppers.

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
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Nike suspends Sharapova deal
Nike says it’s suspending its major endorsement deal with Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova after she admitted to failing at drug test at the Australian Open this year.

Virginia law a major victory for fantasy sports
The governor of Virginia has signed a bill into law that permits fantasy sports websites to operate in the state provided they follow certain guidelines.

China exports shrank 20% in February
China’s exports contracted sharply last month, deepening worries over slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy.

U.S. punishes Chinese tech giant over Iran trade
The U.S. government is imposing export restrictions on Chinese telecom manufacturer ZTE over an alleged scheme to dodge sanctions against Iran.



Salesforce CEO backs Hillary Clinton
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is backing Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.

Facebook sets sights on NFL streaming
Facebook seriously wants to live-stream NFL games. The company is in the mix for the league’s “Thursday Night Football” package.

MH370: Could a plane vanish again?
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Brazil & Argentina: World’s best stock markets
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Gold’s stunning rally this year
Gold is up 20% this year. The metal rallied at the beginning of 2016 thanks to fears about the global economy. But gold still has some luster even as oil and the stock market has stabilized. Here are some reasons why.

Incredible: Iron ore prices spike by a record 17%
Iron ore prices spike by a record 17% to nine-month highs amid more confidence about China’s economy.

ISIS faces crude reality as oil output slumps
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Dem debate draws fewer viewers than GOP face-off
CNN’s Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan drew 5.5 million viewers on Sunday night, the second lowest result for any debate so far this season.

What Sanders should have said about car bailout
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America’s B+ economy: Is this as good as it gets?
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Tommy Hilfiger is getting into the hotel business
The American clothing mogul purchased the Raleigh Hotel in Miami’s South Beach for $70 million dollars in 2014, with plans to convert it into a membership-based boutique hotel, offering exclusive benefits to those who pay a yearly fee.

Top Fed official shows confidence in U.S. economy
Federal Reserve’s No. 2, Stanley Fischer, noted that inflation could be moving towards the Fed’s 2% target.

Why women pay more than men for the same stuff
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Hogan’s lawyer: Gawker intended to ‘harm’ him
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She’s in the business of rewiring your mind
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Dream of becoming a pilot? JetBlue wants you
JetBlue just launched a four-year pilot training program that requires no flying experience.

Michael Bloomberg won’t run for president
Michael Bloomberg decides against run for president, says it would help Donald Trump.

Hulk Hogan on how wrestling’s ‘kayfabe’ went big time
Hulk Hogan took the stand during his $100 million lawsuit with Gawker Monday and described what helped professional wrestling take off in the 1980s.

Erin Andrews awarded $55M in nude video suit
Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million in the $75 million lawsuit she brought against her stalker, who secretly filmed the nude video, and the owner and management company of the hotel where it was recorded.

Middle East business leaders are laughing off Trump
Some executives expect Donald Trump will moderate his views, others that the U.S. system will rein him in.

Happy National Cereal Day! Or is it Cereal Year?
The stocks of leading cereal companies Kellogg, General Mills and Post have held up well in a volatile 2016. Why is Wall Street cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs and other breakfast treats?

Apple computers targeted in first ‘ransomware’ attack
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Stocks: 5 things to know before the open
Here’s what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.

China burned through less foreign cash last month
China is still tapping into its foreign exchange stockpile to fend off pressure on its currency, but the pace has slowed significantly.

India’s big move into solar is already paying off
India’s massive bet on solar power is paying off far earlier than anticipated as the price of supplying electricity from solar plummets to levels near that of coal.

Economists warn of negative interest rate risks
A new report from economists at the Bank of International Settlements is flagging potential risks from the negative interest rates in effect in Europe and Japan.

Hulk Hogan & Gawker head to court over sex tape
Hulk Hogan and Gawker will finally face each other in court one decade after the media company published Hogan’s sex tape.

Why is the Erin Andrews nude video still online?
Erin Andrews is asking for $75 million in damages after a nude video of her was posted online. But why is the video still on the internet?

Live Updates: Clinton & Sanders face off in Flint

United CEO returning 2 months after heart transplant
United Airlines CEO Oscar Muñoz to return to work ‘full-time’ on March 14 after five month medical leave and undergoing heart transplant surgery on January 6.

Nancy Reagan dead at 94

‘Zootopia’ has Disney Animation’s biggest opening ever
“Zootopia,” Disney Animation Studios’ new film, hopped to a big box office this weekend.

Fighting inequality with bread
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Here’s what it takes to be a ClassPass superuser
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Flint: A hollow frame of a once affluent city
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Hulk Hogan fans on his side in sex tape trial
Hulkamaniacs showed up for a book signing with Hulk Hogan and sided with the ex-wrestler in his sex tape trial against Gawker Media.

CNN Politics: Super Saturday coverage

How Donald Trump broke Fox News’ debate rules
Candidates were not supposed to speak to campaign aides during the two hour Fox News event, but Trump consulted with his campaign manager during the first commercial break.

The CIA is hiring… a $100,000 librarian
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is hiring for a librarian. Pay is excellent and there’s potential for ‘forward deployment.’

Erin Andrews living with ‘nightmare,’ lawyer says
Erin Andrews was “living the dream” that became a “nightmare,” her lawyer told a Nashville jury in her $75 million lawsuit over a nude video filmed and posted online by a stalker. The jury begins deliberations Monday.

Clinton joining Sanders at Fox News town hall
Hillary Clinton has agreed to join Bernie Sanders at a Fox News town hall on Monday night — Clinton’s first appearance on Fox in two years.

SpaceX tries, tries again – and launches satellite
SpaceX launched a satellite toward distant orbit on Friday after multiple delays.

China sets growth target range of 6.5% to 7% for 2016
China has set an economic growth target range of 6.5% to 7% for this year as the central government struggles to manage a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

The casting of Nina Simone & why skin color matters
The casting of Zoe Saldana to play civil rights icon and singer Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic has reignited a debate about race and skin tone in Hollywood that goes beyond just black and white.

You can buy a house in Flint for $14,000
It looked as if Flint’s housing market was finally starting to recover from the Great Recession, but then the water crisis hit.

Should political debates have audiences?
The crowd for Thursday night’s GOP debate was so rowdy that it has people asking whether debates should have audiences at all.

Barilla’s message to America: Pasta is healthy
Italian pasta giant Barilla wants to convince Americans that spaghetti, penne and lasagna are healthy food.

Frank Underwood is back and so is Netflix’s stock
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Hulk Hogan’s sex tape suit has mostly female jury
Hulk Hogan’s $100 million sex tape suit against Gawker has mostly female jury. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday.

Sanders’ tax increases largest in peacetime history
Almost everyone would chip in something under Bernie Sanders’ tax plan, but the highest income households would pay the most by far among individuals. And businesses would also help foot the bill in some major ways.

Will ‘Zootopia’ have the largest Disney opening?
“Zootopia,” Disney’s latest animated film, is bringing in rave reviews as well as big box office projections.

Borders could cost Europe $20 billion a year
EU officials have estimated the immediate impact of restoring national borders across Europe.

Fox’s Republican debate is highest rated of 2016
Thursday’s GOP debate on Fox News was the highest-rated primary debate of 2016 and the fourth highest rated debate on record, according to overnight Nielsen numbers.

Single women get crushed financially
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Smith & Wesson sales surge 61.5%
Smith & Wesson gun sales surged during the same quarter as the San Bernardino mass shooting.

How would you do on the new SAT?
The SAT has changed, again. See how you’d do on these 6 sample questions.

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