NewsWatch: S&P 500 pulls back from record after report says China has doubts over trade deal

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Stocks trade lower Thursday, pulling back from a record close, after a news report said Chinese officials have doubts about the prospects for a long-term trade deal with the U.S. See full story.

These overlooked tech companies are more exciting than Apple, says ex-BlackRock manager

Our call of the day says investors need to look past Facebook and Apple — even if those companies are whizzing higher after upbeat results — and put their money on the next big tech disrupters. See full story.

Here’s how much Corporate America’s paying in taxes after Trump’s cuts

The rich get richer or a boon to businesses and consumers? Democrats and Republicans have different ideas of what the December 2017 Trump tax cuts mean for the U.S. economy. See full story.

Fiat surges and Peugeot plunges on plan to merge

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles shares surged while Peugeot plunged in otherwise listless European stock markets on Thursday. See full story.

As wildfires burn across California, people should not flee their homes without these documents

For the millions of residents across the Golden State, having a ‘go bag’ ready will be crucial to ensure that they can bounce back financially after a wildfire if it destroys their home. See full story.

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A new study looks at the use of marijuana, cocaine and misused prescription opioids. See full story.

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