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Saudi authorities came close to acknowledging that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated. CIA Director Gina Haspel is expected to brief U.S. President Donald Trump about her trip to Turkey, where she is reported to have heard a tape of the columnist's interrogation and death. The killing cast a shadow over Saudi Arabia's investment conference this week, which ended with few deals.

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Tesla blew away expectations with its third quarter of positive earnings ever, bolstering CEO Elon Musk’s bid to make selling electric cars a financially sustainable business.

Add Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert De Niro to the list of Democrats and Trump critics targeted with mailbombs. The FBI warned more such parcels may still be in circulation.

Besieged global investors swimming in a sea of red are consumed with one magic number: the strike price of the so-called Powell Put -- or how much more blood stock markets need to shed before spurring the Federal Reserve to temper its hiking plan.

In Bloomberg Opinion, Tim Culpan shares a tale of not only being impersonated on Twitter, but of the social media company’s seeming apathy in dealing with the problem of fake accounts.

Overseas, Germany's Angela Merkel has earned a reputation as the "climate chancellor." But at home, there's a diesel cloud hanging over her, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

On the 31st anniversary of Black Monday, we take a look back at the financial product that rose from its ashes: the exchange traded-fund.

What's Joe Weisenthal thinking? The Bloomberg news director is trying to pinpoint when it all went wrong for the markets. He's settled on Oct. 3. That was the day Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said at an event, "We may go past neutral. But we're a long way from neutral at this point, probably."

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Some of the early crash dummies were cadavers flung down elevator shafts. There were live humans, too. In 1954, U.S. Air Force Colonel John Stapp, a physician studying how deceleration affected pilots in crashes, rode a rocket sled at 632 mph on a New Mexico test track. Today's dummies are much more sophisticated. They're also...well, getting fatter. Why? Because we are too.

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