NewsWatch: Stocks notch consecutive gains as Trump plans to meet China’s chief trade negotiator

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Stocks close higher in Thursday trading after President Donald Trump said he would meet China’s chief trade negotiator at the White House on Friday, again raising hopes for progress at two days of talks in Washington D.C. in an effort to resolve the two year old trade war. See full story.

This is why Americans have so much trouble saving money

Yes, the American consumer loves to consume. Maybe an electric dog polisher and a fur sink are a bit extreme, but the U.S., with its relatively low savings rate, definitely has a spending problem. See full story.

This claim about the flu shot is all wrong

It won’t give you the flu, so get the shot. See full story.

Wall Street throws doubt on mechanics of Fed’s plan to crank up balance sheet

Investors say Powell’s plan to boost the balance sheet has a supply problem. See full story.

Here’s who really decides whether Trump is impeached and forced from office

Is Ukraine the ‘smoking gun’ like Nixon’s Watergate tapes? That’s up to Republican voters, writes George Friedman. See full story.


World Mental Health Day: Anxiety and depression are on the rise among American teenagers. See full story.