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Specialist Michael Gagliano, left, and trader Andrew Silverman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 17.
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at Chatham House in London, Wednesday July 17, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May says she worries about the increasing "absolutism" of world politics, in a message many will see as aimed at her successor as Britain's leader and President Donald Trump. (Henry Nicholls/Pool via AP)
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Construction workers perform tasks on an apartment building in Orlando, Fla. On Wednesday, July 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in June.
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The construction site of Vogtle Units 4 at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant is seen, Friday, March 22, 2019 in Waynesboro, Ga. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will look at cutting back on inspections of the country’s nuclear reactors. Staff recommendations made public Tuesday would reduce the time and scope of annual inspections at the nation’s 90-plus nuclear power plants. Some other inspections would be cut from every two years to every three years. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak after the first big round of corporate earnings reports.
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Employees walk up a ramp toward a ramp where a United Airlines jet is parked at a gate Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. United Airlines reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16.
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Luxury car replicas inside a workshop in Itajai, Brazil. Brazilian police dismantled the clandestine workshop run by a father and son who assembled fake Ferraris and Lamborghinis to order, in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina. (Itajai Civil Police via AP)
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N in downtown Minneapolis. JP Morgan Chase reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Wells Fargo & Co. reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16.
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A CSX freight train rolls past downtown Pittsburgh. CSX Corp. reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16.
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Pedestrians cross an intersection near Barneys department store, Tuesday July 16, 2019, in New York. The luxury retailer could be joining a growing list of retailers that have filed for bankruptcy.
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Paul Njoroge, who lost his wife and three young children in the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Njoroge believes Boeing should scrap the 737 Max, and he wants the company’s top executives to resign and face criminal charges for not grounding the plane after a deadly accident last October. On Wednesday, July 17, Njoroge will be the first relative of any of the 346 passengers who died in those crashes to testify before Congress.
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Lubriderm, a Johnson & Johnson product, on display at a market in Pittsburgh. Johnson & Johnson reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16.
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A Ryanair plane is parked at the airport in Weeze, Germany. Europe's biggest airline by passengers, budget carrier Ryanair, will cut flights and close some of its bases beginning this winter because of the delay to deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded globally after two fatal crashes. The airline warned Tuesday, July 16, 2019, its growth in European summer traffic for 2020 will be lower than expected because of the slowed deliveries.
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Chip credit cards in Philadelphia. Consumers’ grasp of credit is the lowest it’s been in eight years, according to an annual survey by credit scoring company VantageScore and the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit association of consumer groups.
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Volkswagen Jetta sedans are lined up at the Quirk dealership in Manchester, N.H. On Tuesday, July 16, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for June.
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A Chase Bank logo is attached to an exterior wall at a bank location, in Dedham, Mass. JP Morgan Chase reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
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Visitors walk by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) exhibition booth during the China International Chemical Industry Fair in Shanghai, China. China's government expressed hope Tuesday, July 16, 2019, that Malaysia's dispute with a state-owned Chinese company building two multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline projects can be resolved through "friendly consultation."
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Asian shares were little changed and mixed in quiet trading Tuesday amid a lack of fresh market-moving news as investors looked ahead to earnings season.
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks during a news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019.
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Supporters applaud as Democratic presidential candidate, U.S Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., greets supporters after speaking at a house party in Gilford, N.H., Sunday, July 14, 2019.
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An Alitalia plane takes off from Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci international airport. The Italian government is hoping the Alitalia airline will turn a new page after four private investors expressed an interest in joining the state railway, the Italian treasury and Delta Air Lines in trying once again to relaunch the struggling flagship carrier.
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A child plays with a balloon at a clothing store having a promotion sale in Beijing, Monday, July 15, 2019. China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington.
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The logo for Citigroup appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Monday, July 15, 2019, Citigroup Inc. reports financial results.
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, speaks at a campaign stop, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Londonderry, N.H.
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South Korean small and medium-sized business owners stage a rally calling for a boycott of Japanese products in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 15, 2019. South Korea and Japan last Friday, July 12, failed to immediately resolve their dispute over Japanese export restrictions that could hurt South Korean technology companies, as Seoul called for an investigation by the United Nations or another international body. The signs read: "We don't sell Japanese products."