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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies during a House Committee on Financial Services hearing, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Brendan Kennedy, third from right in front, CEO and founder of British Columbia-based Tilray Inc., a major Canadian marijuana grower, leads cheers as confetti falls to celebrate his company's IPO (TLRY) at Nasdaq, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in New York. Medical marijuana is legal in Canada, and on Oct. 17, the country will become the first major industrialized nation to legalize its production and sale for recreational use.
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Microsoft Surfaces are seen before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Cleveland Browns in Chicago. Microsoft Corp. reports earnings Thursday, July 19, 2018.
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Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. On Tuesday, July 19, 2018, The Associated Press has found that stories circulating on the internet that Musk announced plans to leave Tesla to start a digital currency company are untrue.
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A Union Pacific employee is seen on board a locomotive in a rail yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Union Pacific Corp. reports earnings Thursday, July 19, 2018.
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A for sale sign stands outside a pre-existing home, in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, July 19, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates.
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The Chinese flag is projected onto the Bus Al Arab luxury hotel to celebrate the UAE Chinese Week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Chinese President Xi Jinping is heading to Abu Dhabi in his first trip to the United Arab Emirates as the leader of China as the two countries look to strengthen trade ties and expand investment.
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A bank employee stands near screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Asian stock markets drifted without a clear direction on Thursday while investors wait and see further developments on global trade disputes.
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The shareholders' meeting of Japan's steelmaker Kobe Steel in Kobe, western Japan. Japanese prosecutors are charging the major steelmaker for falsifying data on a wide range of products. Tokyo prosecutors said Thursday, July 19, 2018, that Kobe Steel is being charged with violating laws overseeing fair competition. (Kyodo News via AP)
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Ed exports rose 6.7 percent in June from a year earlier to 7.1 trillion yen ($62 billion) on strong demand for machinery, food, metals and computers. Imports climbed 2.5 percent to 6.3 trillion yen ($66 billion). The resulting 721.4 billion yen ($6.4 billion) surplus compared with a surplus of 433 billion yen a year earlier.
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American Express credit cards are seen, in North Andover, Mass. American Express reports earnings Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
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A brigade from the Electric Power Authority repairs distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jose Ortiz will take over Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority on July 23, 2018, the company's second CEO in two weeks as it struggles with leadership issues, bankruptcy and the restoration of electricity to hundreds who have remained in the dark since Hurricane Maria.
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell attends a House Committee on Financial Services hearing, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Construction continues on a home behind a for sale sign in Waukee, Iowa. U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said Wednesday, July 18, that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million from 1.34 million in May.
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Containers are seen at a port in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. South Korea's government said it is dramatically cutting its job outlook while slightly reducing its economic growth forecast.
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People carry flowers as they walk near the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino during a vigil for victims and survivors of a mass shooting in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday, July 13, 2018, in Nevada and California that it has "no liability of any kind" to survivors or families of slain victims under a federal law enacted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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Corporate signage on the offices of Texas Instruments, in Richardson, Texas. On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Texas Instruments dumped CEO Brian Crutcher for personal misconduct less than two months after he took over the job, ruining the chip maker's hopes for a smooth transition to new leadership.
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A CSX freight train passes through Homestead, Pa. CSX railroad will give investors another update on its efforts to cut costs and improve efficiency when it releases its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
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Health care professionals join hundreds of people marching through downtown Los Angeles protesting President Donald Trump's plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded. The assessment came in a court filing late Monday, July 16, 2018, in which the states asked U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria to put their lawsuit on hold.
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A FedEx employee delivers packages in Miami. Amazon Prime Day was launched July 16 and and will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.
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The logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
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A portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
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Johnson & Johnson products, in Philadelphia. Johnson & Johnson reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
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A worker assembles interior cabinets for a boat at Regal Marine Industries in Orlando, Fla. On Tuesday, July 17, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for June.
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Packages pass through a scanner at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products. (Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)