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On Monday, President Donald Trump sided with Vladimir Putin in criticizing U.S. allegations that the Kremlin meddled in the election. On Tuesday, Trump said he accepted the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that there had been Russian interference. On Wednesday, Trump answered "no" after a reporter asked him whether Russia is still targeting the U.S. Let's see what happens on Thursday. 

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The U.S. economic expansion rolled along and labor markets tightened in June and early July, even as tariffs heightened concern among manufacturers, a Federal Reserve survey showed.

Airbus, which usually holds elaborate signing ceremonies for large purchases, has cloaked the identity of a customer who is behind $24.4 billion in orders. Blame Trump's trade war. 

Google received a record $5 billion antitrust fine from the European Union and was ordered to change the way it puts search and web browser apps on Android mobile devices.

Mariia Butina traded sex for influence, according to U.S. prosecutors who asked a judge to keep her in jail before trial because of her ties to Russian intelligence services.

The direct-to-consumer, hipster-branded startup craze has reached the pharmaceutical industry. Meet the company selling generic Viagra and Rogaine to the Instagram crowd.

Boeing received a $3.9 billion contract to build two new aircraft to serve as Air Force One. Trump wants to change the iconic baby blue livery, opting for red, white and blue instead. 

What's Joe Weisenthal thinking about?The Bloomberg news director is wondering if authorities have the firepower to deal with the next downturn or crisis when it comes. It was a recent topic of discussion for recovery architects Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, and Henry Paulson at an event in DC. While they agreed that the banking system is a lot stronger than it was back then, they saw some weak spots in the country’s crisis-fighting arsenal that didn’t exist a decade ago.

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Almost every city in America can lay claim to some piece of burger fame. But Los Angeles has a stronger ground beef-between-bread culture than any other city. It's here that the quintessential fast-food burger really took hold in the 1950s. Over time, chefs have elevated the toppings and gotten into the provenance of the beef. But they've never lost sight of that classic SoCal style. Here are the best.

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