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CDC director who traded tobacco stock resigns

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's resignation comes one day after POLITICO reported she bought shares in a tobacco company.<p>President Donald Trump's top public health official resigned Wednesday amid mounting questions about financial conflicts of interest.<p>Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's resignation comes one day …

Public Health

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in …

Brazil

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

TV

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Stock Markets

Everything you need to know about the federal government shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> Good morning! Your federal government is officially shut down. Wonder how it all affects you? We've got <b>everything you need to know</b> about it in this special Saturday edition of CNN's 5 Things newsletter. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox every …

Health Care

Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government.<p>This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President …

Donald Trump

Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters

SEATTLE — Like a college applicant waiting for that special message in the mail, officials in Boston got what they wanted on Thursday: a cryptic four-sentence note informing them that the city made the finals in its bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters.<p>“We would like to move Boston forward in …

Real Estate

Trump Is in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After Exam

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump is in excellent health, his doctor said on Friday after his first comprehensive physical exam since he was elected.<p>“The president’s physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well,” Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear …

Donald Trump

Iran threatens 'severe' response to US sanctions against judiciary chief

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran slammed US President Donald Trump's decision to target the head of its judiciary with sanctions, saying the move warrants a "severe" response.<p>Trump on Friday avoided upending the nuclear deal with Iran that he has repeatedly disparaged, agreeing to waive key sanctions the US lifted as …

South Asia

Donald Trump must apologise for comments - African Union

<b>The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent "shitholes".</b><p>The African Union mission in Washington DC expressed its "shock, dismay and outrage" and said the Trump administration misunderstood …

Donald Trump