Asian markets slip as technology stocks decline

Negativity on Wall Street flowed through to Asian markets on Friday, with regional stock indexes tracking lower.


Why General Electric is the only earnings report that matters right now

General Electric earnings are coming into focus as the company reports Friday.


Russia issues ominous warning of 'consequences' for US-led strike on Syria

Russia warned the U.S.-led coalition, which struck Syria on Friday response to a suspected chemical attack, of "consequences."


'A vital national security interest...' Read Trump's remarks ordering military action in Syria

President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a targeted military strike in Syria, in retaliation for the government's use of chemical weapons.

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Facebook spent close to $9 million last year on security and private jets for Zuckerberg

Facebook spent close to $9 million on travel and security measures for CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2017, according to a proxy statement released on Friday.


Arista slumps 9 percent on concern that big tech companies may be moving some business elsewhere

Arista shares tumbled on Friday after a report suggesting big customers are moving some business to lesser-known companies.

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Fed's Bullard says recent inflation data 'unsurprising'

Inflation data earlier this week that showed price pressures increasing were unsurprising, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Friday.


Oil prices could rally to $100 a barrel if Middle East tensions 'really kick off,' analyst says

Oil prices could soon skyrocket to more than $100 a barrel amid escalating tensions in the Middle East, one oil analyst told CNBC Friday.


Yahoo Japan to buy minority stake in a cryptocurrency exchange

Yahoo Japan Corp said on Friday it would buy a minority stake in cryptocurrency exchange BitARG Exchange Tokyo.


China's yuan-denominated imports and exports surge in the first quarter of 2018

China's exports denominated in yuan rose 7.4 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs said on Friday.


Oil eases but set for highest weekly gain since July

Oil prices edged lower on Friday but are set for their biggest weekly gains since last July.

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Sex ads website Backpage seized by US authorities

A Phoenix FBI official said that there was "law enforcement activity" on Friday at the Sedona, Arizona home of Michael Lacey, one of the founders of Backpage.

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Powell: 'Tariffs can push up prices' but 'too early to say' what impact will be

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell opted against wading too far into the tariff battle during a speech Friday.

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Soros fund reportedly preparing to trade cryptocurrencies

The head of macro investing at billionaire George Soros' fund is planning to trade cryptocurrencies, Bloomberg said Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter.


Wynn shares rise on report MGM could be interested in buying casino rival

Shares of Wynn Resorts jumped Friday after a report that MGM Resorts could be interested in a deal.


Japan's Monex agrees to buy cryptocurrency firm that suffered massive hack

Japanese online brokerage firm Monex Group said on Friday it would buy hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck.


Brazil judge orders ex-president Lula jailed by Friday afternoon

A Brazilian judge ordered former President da Silva to turn himself in by late Friday to serve a 12-year sentence.

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