Online jihadists say Trump’s travel ban shows ‘hatred towards Muslims’

BEIRUT — Radical Islamists on Monday sought to harness President Donald Trump’s immigration and refugee bans to their narrative that the U.S. is at war with Islam, underpinning fears among some foreign and U.S. lawmakers and diplomats that the actions could fuel rather than prevent violence.

“What Trump has done has clearly revealed the truth and harsh reality behind the American government’s hatred towards Muslims,” wrote a jihadist on Telegram, an encrypted service extremists use to communicate with one another.

“When the U.S. President Donald Trump says ‘we don’t want th
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Happy Monday, MarketWatchers! We’re back to the grind of the work week. Start off right with these top stories in personal finance to guide you.

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Investors focusing on Donald Trump’s stock-market-friendly pledges to cut taxes and regulations were overlooking the pitfalls posed by his immigration and trade proposals. That just changed. See full story.

Lyft beats Uber in Apple downloads for first time amid #DeleteUber protest

Lyft beat its rival ride-hailing company Uber in terms of downloads on Apple devices for the first-time this Sunday, following calls of consumers to boycott Uber. See full story.

Fed to hold interest rates while Congress debates stimulus

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 The fate of the stock market could rest on Tom Brady’s shoulders

It’s all on you, Tom Brady.

When New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady steps on the turf at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, this Sunday, there will be more than his fifth Super Bowl win and immortality at stake. He could very easily decide the fate of the stock market for the rest of the year with one laser-sharp pass, or for that matter, one fumble.

The wholly unscientific but popular Super Bowl indicator suggests that if the Super Bowl is won by a team from the American Football Conference, stocks will fall for the year, while if a team from the National Football Conf
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 Amazon weighing legal options to fight Trump’s immigration ban

Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant is working with lawmakers and state officials to explore legal options to counter President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

In an email to staff Monday, Bezos said the company has reached out to members of Congress to explore legislative options. The company’s public policy team in Washington, D.C., has also reached out to senior administration officials to make clear its opposition, Bezos wrote.

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 Immigration ban ends Donald Trump’s stock-market honeymoon

The Trump rally may have more room to run, but investors were put on notice Monday that the path higher might no longer be so smooth.

The weekend chaos and backlash that followed President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order late Friday temporarily restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries was blamed for a “risk-off” reaction across global financial markets, undercutting equities, including U.S. stocks, while bolstering assets viewed as traditional havens, including gold, the Japanese yen and, for a while, U.S. Treasurys.

The downturn wasn’t devast
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SoftBank Group Corp. is weighing an investment of well over $1 billion in shared-office space company WeWork Cos., in what could be among the first deals from its new $100 billion technology fund, according to people familiar with the matter.

WeWork, a seven-year-old company valued by investors at nearly $17 billion last year, is one of many richly valued private companies that recently has held discussions with the Japanese investment giant.

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- President Donald Trump said he'll announce his nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court on Tuesday night. "I have made my decision on who I will nominate for The United States Supreme Court. It will be announced live on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. (W.H.)," he tweeted from his personal account. The nominee will fill the slot vacated by Antonin Scalia, who died last year.


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U.S. stocks posted their biggest decline for 2017 as investors fretted over the negative implications of President Donald Trump's decision to temporarily halt immigrants from certain countries with large numbers of Muslims. There are also concerns that the fast pace of executive orders from the new president could sow more confusion and uncertainty in the market going forward. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.61% closed below the psycholo
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U.S. stocks opened flat on Friday, as the market's recent uptrend was seen as intact despite a weak read on economic growth, as well as some disappointing corporate results. The U.S. economy slowed in the fourth quarter, according to the latest GDP data, coming in at a 1.9% growth rate, which was below expectations. Separately, both Chevron Corp CVX, -2.19% and Google parent Alphabet


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 Mexican President Pena Nieto cancels meeting with Trump

Mexico's president said Thursday he has canceled a meeting scheduled for next week with President Donald Trump. President Enrique Pena Nieto's announcement comes a day after Trump signed an order to build a wall along the Mexican border. Trump has insisted Mexico will pay for the wall but Pena Nieto has never agreed to that. Earlier Thursday, Trump said on Twitter it would be better to cancel the meeting "if Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall."


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 Former Bush aide: There won’t be a ‘quick’ U.S.-U.K. trade deal

WASHINGTON – If President Donald Trump wants to talk about a “quick” trade deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House on Friday, he may be disappointed, form
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 Dow futures move slightly lower after weak data, earnings

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were set to open lower on Friday as investors weighed disappointing fourth-quarter GDP data and a spate of earnings, including a miss from Dow component Chevron.

The U.S. economy slowed in the fourth quarter and annual growth failed to reach 3% for the 11th straight year.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMH7, -0.14%  were off by 15 points to 20,056, after rising on Thursday to close ab
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 The contrarian case for buying a big U.S. fund filled with Mexican stocks

A couple of America’s frenemies have grabbed traders’ attention, as the Dow fights to end the week above 20K.

President Trump’s get-together with his Mexican counterpart is cancelado, but at last check he’s still huddling later today with his opposite number from our former overlord.

The nixed Mexican meeting halted the peso’s USDMXN, -0.8426% brief rally , and now there are “tough issues” to tackle as Trump chats with ...


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