NewsWatch: Stock market broadly lower as trade tensions continue

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U.S. stocks fell in early trading on Monday, with the Dow industrials on track for a fifth straight negative session as trade-war fears continued to dog global markets. See full story.

Fight over trade policy is like the fight over vaccines: there’s a lot of wrong information

Today, demagogues spread lies about vaccines to a public rendered susceptible through ignorance. The same is happening with trade. See full story.

Elon Musk says Tesla shorts will get blown up — he even predicted exactly when

Bank of America billed last week as “the world economy’s most important week of the year,” but the stock market didn’t exactly reflect that. In fact, investors bracing for the worst came out of last week’s potentially damaging flow of news with nary a scratch as the S&P finished the stretch mostly flat. For those betting against Tesla, however, any reprieve could be short-lived, at least if what the boss had to say on Sunday is any indication. See full story.

Trump probably didn’t know Roger Stone met with Russian, Giuliani says

President Donald Trump likely would have known nothing about a newly revealed meeting between Roger Stone and a Russian during the 2016 campaign to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to the president’s lawyer. See full story.

Homeland secretary Nielsen defends family separations at border by Trump administration

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended separating children and their families at the border and urged Congress to change the laws if they don’t want them enforced. See full story.

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