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Task force pushes U.S. lawmakers to strengthen insider trading rules

A group of former U.S. officials and lawyers is urging Congress to strengthen and clarify law around insider trading that has "generated confusion" and "failed to keep up with the times."



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Canada kicks off USMCA ratification process, urges bi-partisan co-operation

Canada's minority Liberal government kicked off the ratification process for a new continental trade pact on Monday and urged opposition lawmakers to formally approve the deal as quickly as possible.



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Wall Street drops as virus stokes economic concerns

U.S. stocks fell more than 1% on Monday as investors worried about the economic impact of a virus outbreak in China as containment efforts including travel bans have been put in place in the world's second largest economy after the country extended the Lunar New Year holiday.



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'Buy the dip,' one stock options signal says

As concerns over the spread of the coronavirus rattle stocks, a corner of the options market is signaling that the current selloff may be short-lived.



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Boeing secures more than $12 billion in financing amid 737 Max crisis: CNBC

Boeing Co has secured more than $12 billion in financing from more than a dozen banks, CNBC reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.



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J&J CEO questioned over stock sale ahead of story on asbestos in Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Alex Gorsky on Monday faced questions from plaintiffs lawyers over the timing of his sale of company stock, as he testified for the first time in a jury trial over allegations that the company's Baby Powder causes cancer.



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Global stocks slide to two-week low on China virus fears, safe havens gain

Stocks markets tumbled worldwide on Monday and investors worried about the possible economic impact of the coronavirus drove up the price of safe-haven assets such as the Japanese yen and government debt.



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Whirlpool profit beats estimates on higher prices, cost cuts

Whirlpool Corp beat analysts' estimates for quarterly earnings and forecast 2020 profit largely above expectations on Monday, as the appliances maker raised prices and reined in expenses to cushion the impact of higher production costs.



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New York, FTC sue 'pharma bro' Shkreli, others over Daraprim price hikes

Martin Shkreli, the "pharma bro" in prison for defrauding investors, faces a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General's office for a scheme to preserve his monopoly for the drug Daraprim, which has seen gigantic price increases.



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Judge dismisses Wall Street 'fear gauge' lawsuit against Cboe

A federal judge on Monday dismissed an antitrust lawsuit by investors who accused the parent of the Chicago Board Options Exchange of letting anonymous traders rig the "fear gauge," Wall Street's main gauge of future stock market volatility, at their expense.



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Wall Street tumbles as virus fuels economic worry

U.S. stocks suffered their worst day in over three months on Monday as China extended the Lunar New Year holiday due to a virus outbreak, fueling worries about the economic impact of containment efforts in the world's second largest economy.



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Brazil antitrust regulator gives nod to Boeing-Embraer deal

Technical staff at Brazilian antitrust regulator Cade on Monday approved Boeing Co's purchase of Embraer SA's commercial aviation division without restrictions, according to a statement on the agency's website.



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Oil sinks to three-month lows as coronavirus raises demand fears

Crude futures dropped 2% to three-month lows on Monday as the death toll from China's coronavirus grew, curtailing travel and fueling expectations of slowing oil demand.



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Boeing secures financing commitments for over $12 billion: source

Boeing Co has secured financing commitments for more than $12 billion from over a dozen banks, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday, as financial pressures mount due to a production halt on its 737 MAX aircraft.



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Renault board meeting Tuesday to seal De Meo's CEO nomination: report

Renault's board is set to meet on Tuesday to approve naming Luca de Meo, formerly the head of Volkswagen's Seat brand, as its next chief executive, Le Figaro newspaper reported on Monday.



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