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Congressional negotiators reached a tentative pact aimed at averting another shutdown, sending stocks up. The deal provides $1.375 billion for border security, far less than the $5.7 billion Donald Trump demanded. It allows for 55 miles of new fencing, but not the wall the president insisted on. "I'm not happy about it," he said, but added "I don't think you're going to see a shutdown." Let's hope so, because a second one could be worse than the first. 

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Trump said he's open to letting a March 1 deadline to raise tariffs on Chinese products slide if the two sides are close to an agreement.

After six days of deliberations, a federal jury in New York found Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman guilty on all counts in an international drug trial.

Citiva, Brooklyn's first medical marijuana dispensary, is among a new generation of legal pot sellers striving for the feel of a shiny boutique rather than a shabby doctor's office. But full legalization could bring trouble.

The publisher of the National Enquirer, currently tangling with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has been facing steep financial losses. The once-loyal keeper of Trump’s secrets is more than $1 billion in debt and has a negative net worth.

Investigators never determined what sent a Colgan Air plane into a fatal dive 10 years ago. What they did learn has kept 90 million flights safe ever since, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

For years, Amazon and Google have registered every time someone turned a smart device on or off. Now they're asking those devices, from TVs to door locks, to send a continuous stream of information about you.

What's Luke Kawa thinking about? The Bloomberg cross-asset reporter is observing the effects of uncertainty over Brexit. The U.K. economy grew just 0.2 percent in the three months through December, as companies appear to be holding back on bigger investment decisions. 

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Clare Smyth is one of the world’s leading chefs. So what is the centerpiece of the menu at her two-Michelin-starred restaurant? A potato. The Charlotte spud is slow-cooked in a marinade of butter and seaweed, then allowed to marinate for another 24 hours before being topped with smoked trout and herring roe from Scotland and served with beurre blanc. 

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