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CIBC Reins in Canadian Mortgage Growth as Profit Beats Estimates

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is no longer an outlier on mortgages.

CIBC Reins in Canadian Mortgage Growth as Profit Beats Estimates
Trump Backs Away From China Deal Under Pressure by Trade Hawks

President Donald Trump is backing away from the trade agreement the U.S. just announced with China, under pressure from China hawks among his supporters and in Congress who have assailed the accord as a capitulation.

Trump Backs Away From China Deal Under Pressure by Trade Hawks
Pompeo Affirms, Reluctantly, That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged after prodding by lawmakers that he backs the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies.

Pompeo Affirms, Reluctantly, That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win
Buy Treasury Futures This Tuesday, 35 Years of Trading Data Show

Holidays offer a predictable break in the calendar, and a reliable way to cash in on the Treasury market, according to Morgan Stanley.

Buy Treasury Futures This Tuesday, 35 Years of Trading Data Show
Manafort Judge Questions Claim of Improper Seizure of Records

A federal judge posed skeptical questions about Paul Manafort’s claim that an FBI agent improperly searched a storage locker that held extensive business records.

Manafort Judge Questions Claim of Improper Seizure of Records
Hello World Canada: The Rise of AI

Bloomberg Businessweek presents an exclusive premiere of the latest episode of "Hello World," the tech-travel show hosted by journalist and best-selling author Ashlee Vance and watched by millions of people around the globe. There's an AI revolution sweeping across the world. Yet few people know the real story about where this technology came from and why it suddenly took off. In this ground-breaking episode of "Hello World," the story of AI's rise is told in detail for the first time, as journalist Ashlee Vance heads to the unexpected birthplace of the technology, Canada. (Source: Bloomberg)

Hello World Canada: The Rise of AI
Cobalt Streaming Deal Could Be the First in a Flood

A streaming deal for cobalt and nickel from a mine in Papua New Guinea may be the first of several such arrangements as producers look to capitalize on the battery-commodity boom to raise cash for investments.

Cobalt Streaming Deal Could Be the First in a Flood
Dow Chemical Adds First Canadian Sales Office in 20 Years

The Dow Chemical Company is expanding into Eastern Canada with its first new sales center in the country in more than 20 years.

Dow Chemical Adds First Canadian Sales Office in 20 Years
The U.S. Can Save Venezuela From Anarchy

Working with Latin American partners can get Maduro out of the picture.

The U.S. Can Save Venezuela From Anarchy
CDS Creativity Is Everywhere

Also Main Street, Fannie and Freddie and loan market liquidity.

CDS Creativity Is Everywhere
Michael Cohen responds to report that the 'Taxi King' might flip on him, says they have 'never been partners'

President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen insisted on Wednesday that he and "the Taxi King" Evgeny Freidman were not business partners, tweeting "#MediaWrongAgain" after The New York Times reported that, as a part of his plea deal, Freidman was cooperating with the government.

Michael Cohen responds to report that the 'Taxi King' might flip on him, says they have 'never been partners'
The NFL made major rule changes to save the kickoff, but its days still seem numbered

The NFL will implement new rules with the goal of making kickoffs safer, but there's a chance that the play will still end up as little more than a part of history in the near future.

The NFL made major rule changes to save the kickoff, but its days still seem numbered
Evidence is mounting that the stock market could plunge into chaos this summer

BI PRIME: After spiking to a multi-year high in February, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) has stabilized as investor nerves have calmed. However, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has data showing worries are once again mounting under the surface.

Evidence is mounting that the stock market could plunge into chaos this summer
How to download everything Apple knows about you

Apple updated its privacy policy on Tuesday, partially in response to new European privacy regulation. It includes a new tool that lets you easily download all the data that Apple has about you.

How to download everything Apple knows about you
Inside Grapeshot's $325 million decision to sell to Oracle, despite some investors thinking it could have grown into a $1 billion startup

BI PRIME: Startup investor Max Bautin popped open the champagne when one of his investments, British adtech company Grapeshot, finalised its $325 million (£242 million) sale to Oracle early last week.

Inside Grapeshot's $325 million decision to sell to Oracle, despite some investors thinking it could have grown into a $1 billion startup
Hundreds of USC professors are demanding the university's president resign amid mounting sexual misconduct scandal involving a school gynecologist

Two hundred USC professors demanded the resignation of the school's president in the face of a mounting sexual misconduct scandal. A day earlier, six women filed lawsuits alleging that a longtime student-health clinic gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, sexually abused them during medical exams.

Hundreds of USC professors are demanding the university's president resign amid mounting sexual misconduct scandal involving a school gynecologist
Demand for TV ads 'has never been higher,' and it could give the TV business one last windfall

BI PRIME: Even as live-TV ratings continue to decline and more people stream content on demand, the TV advertising business is expected to have a terrific year

Demand for TV ads 'has never been higher,' and it could give the TV business one last windfall
An inside look at how the market's most feared short seller decides which stocks to target

BI PRIME: Andrew Left, the world-famous short seller and founder of Citron Research, has made a name for himself by writing market-moving reports on companies. In an exclusive interview, Left shed some light on his process for identifying short targets, which we've broken down into seven key parts.

An inside look at how the market's most feared short seller decides which stocks to target
A former trader accused of manipulating a multi-trillion-dollar market compares his alleged rigging to a 'rounding matter'

In a recent courtroom testimony, ex-Barclays trader Colin Bermingham compared his alleged market rigging to a "rounding matter." Bermingham is accused, along with a handful of other individuals, of rigging the euro interbank offered rate — or Euribor — between 2005 and 2009.

A former trader accused of manipulating a multi-trillion-dollar market compares his alleged rigging to a 'rounding matter'
The man who guided Britain through the 2008 financial crisis worries cyber attacks could trigger the next crash

Former British Chancellor Alistair Darling said it would be a "profound mistake" for governments and institutions to ignore the possibility that another crisis could be just around the corner.

The man who guided Britain through the 2008 financial crisis worries cyber attacks could trigger the next crash
Inside the Brexit battle to keep Britain in the single market

Conservative and Labour MPs who are fighting to...

Inside the Brexit battle to keep Britain in the single market
Meet the 35 most exciting young entrepreneurs, engineers, and advisors in UK fintech

These are the 35 most promising young fintech professionals under the age of 35 working in the sector in Britain.

Meet the 35 most exciting young entrepreneurs, engineers, and advisors in UK fintech
Deutsche Bank could reportedly cut 10,000 jobs

Deutsche Bank may eliminate as many as 10,000...

Deutsche Bank could reportedly cut 10,000 jobs
The 18 most famous athletes in the world in 2018

Who is the most famous athlete on the planet...

The 18 most famous athletes in the world in 2018
Jeremy Corbyn backs the return of a united Ireland through 'consent'

Jeremy Corbyn's spokesman says the Labour...

Jeremy Corbyn backs the return of a united Ireland through 'consent'
US mall owners look to apartments and hotels to replace Sears and JC Penney

Landlords are still grappling with how to fill those spaces being vacated by department store chains.

US mall owners look to apartments and hotels to replace Sears and JC Penney
Five things that could move the markets in the Fed's minutes release today

The Federal Reserve will release minutes Wednesday of its meeting in early May that did not see an interest rate increase but apparently did feature some important in-depth discussion about the future of monetary policy.

Five things that could move the markets in the Fed's minutes release today
Comey attacks Republicans, defends FBI's alleged use of Trump campaign informant in pair of scathing tweets

Comey doesn't mention the president by name, but his tweets came on the heels of Trump denouncing "SPYGATE."

Comey attacks Republicans, defends FBI's alleged use of Trump campaign informant in pair of scathing tweets
Democrats ask the Justice Department and FBI to hold a bipartisan meeting on secret Russia probe documents

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are asking the FBI and DOJ to include more lawmakers in a meeting on the Russia investigation.

Democrats ask the Justice Department and FBI to hold a bipartisan meeting on secret Russia probe documents
Women candidates have a chance to make history in several red states after Tuesday's primaries

Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Lupe Valdez and Gina Ortiz Jones in Texas have a chance to make history after primary elections.

Women candidates have a chance to make history in several red states after Tuesday's primaries
Oil prices sink in sudden move after unexpected surge in crude stockpiles

Oil prices extended losses on Wednesday after weekly data showed a sharp rise in U.S. crude stockpiles.

Oil prices sink in sudden move after unexpected surge in crude stockpiles
Micron is up 43 percent this year and has more room to run, says market watcher

After Micron Technology's explosive start to the year, investors may be wondering whether the semiconductor company has any more energy in its rally. The charts suggest it does, according to one market watcher.

Micron is up 43 percent this year and has more room to run, says market watcher
3 debts you should watch as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates

The U.S. central bank could hike interest rates as many as four times this year. That should make you rethink what you owe on outstanding balances.

3 debts you should watch as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates
Meet the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies

CNBC reveals the 2018 Disruptor 50 list, identifying start-ups on the cutting edge of huge consumer, technology and business shifts — and already worth billions.

Meet the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies
Turkish lira rallies sharply after central bank lifts rates

Lending rate spike to 16.5% from 13.4% to stem currency decline

Turkish lira rallies sharply after central bank lifts rates
The US has more than 5,600 banks. Consolidation is coming

Regulatory rollback passed by Congress this week is one of several spurs to M&A

The US has more than 5,600 banks. Consolidation is coming
Trump casts doubt on terms of China trade deal

Beijing’s demand that White House softens stance on ZTE has met with Republican opposition

Trump casts doubt on terms of China trade deal
Comcast in ‘advanced stages’ of preparing Fox bid

Confirmation by cable group sets up showdown between US media rivals over Murdoch empire

Comcast in ‘advanced stages’ of preparing Fox bid
Donald Trump blames China for problems with Kim summit

Remarks heighten pressure on Beijing and seek to absolve US over nuclear talks

Donald Trump blames China for problems with Kim summit
Italy business urges no weakening of Europe ties

Industrial lobby group says nation needs trade as investor fears over government grow

Italy business urges no weakening of Europe ties
Philip Roth: a titan of American letters

In a prolific career, Roth’s acclaim was always matched by infamy

Philip Roth: a titan of American letters
Malaysia: the obstacles to dismantling the old regime

New government must overcome scepticism to fulfil promises to curb corruption and introduce populist policies

Malaysia: the obstacles to dismantling the old regime
Graduating in Donald Trump’s age of illiberal democracy

Students who learnt to respect the truth join a society assaulted by alternative facts

Graduating in Donald Trump’s age of illiberal democracy
Barclays explores potential mergers with rivals

Private conversations with likes of StanChart form part of contingency plans

Barclays explores potential mergers with rivals
Gazprom is enjoying a sales boom in Europe

But the Russian gas company is coming into America’s line of fire

Gazprom is enjoying a sales boom in Europe
LGBT rights and business

What happens when freedoms collide? Can religious (or other) beliefs ever be an excuse to deny service? More specifically, can they be invoked to refuse to disseminate a message with which the business operator objects, such as a cake with a pro-gay messa

LGBT rights and business
Weather and violence displace millions inside borders every year

Conflicts left nearly 12m people without a home in 2017

Weather and violence displace millions inside borders every year
What does CICIG do?

The UN-backed body, which is working to bring peace to Guatemala, is not universally appreciated

What does CICIG do?
Why many rich Chinese don’t live in China

Wealthy Chinese increasingly choose to live abroad

Why many rich Chinese don’t live in China
The Rohingya crisis bears all the hallmarks of a genocide

It is time to get tough on Aung San Suu Kyi and refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court

The Rohingya crisis bears all the hallmarks of a genocide
America is losing the battle against robocalls

Fraudsters persist regardless of the consequences

America is losing the battle against robocalls
What governments can do for the losers of free trade

Subsidised jobs, opportunity zones and patient capital can make a big difference

What governments can do for the losers of free trade
The paper that poisoned its printers

An entrepreneur created a golden-toned newspaper for Victoria’s coronation. Then his printers started getting violently ill

The paper that poisoned its printers
Shoemakers bring bespoke footwear to the high street

Using laser scanners and 3D printers

Shoemakers bring bespoke footwear to the high street
Comcast Confirms It Is Preparing Bid for 21st Century Fox, Threatening Disney Deal

Cable giant Comcast Corp. said it is “in advanced stages of preparing” a higher, all-cash offer for the entertainment assets that 21st Century Fox has agreed to sell to Walt Disney Co. for $52.4 billion in stock.

Comcast Confirms It Is Preparing Bid for 21st Century Fox, Threatening Disney Deal
Deutsche Bank Zeroes In on Plans for 10,000 Job Cuts

Deutsche Bank executives have zeroed in on plans to eliminate close to 10,000 jobs, or about one in 10 employees, as part of moves to accelerate cost-cutting.

Deutsche Bank Zeroes In on Plans for 10,000 Job Cuts
U.S. Retracts Invitation to China to Participate in Military Exercise

The Pentagon has rescinded an invitation to China to participate in an international military exercise in the Pacific Ocean next month, sending a signal of disapproval to Beijing for what U.S. officials say is its refusal to back off on militarizing islands in the South China Sea.

U.S. Retracts Invitation to China to Participate in Military Exercise
Ackman Takes Roughly $1 Billion Stake in Lowe’s

William Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management LP has joined another activist investor in Lowe’s Cos., taking a roughly $1 billion stake in the home-improvement retailer, according to people familiar with the matter.

Ackman Takes Roughly $1 Billion Stake in Lowe’s
U.S. Immigration Courts, Long Crowded, Are Now Overwhelmed

The number of pending immigration cases has increased by 25% since Trump took office, pushing the court backlog to nearly 700,000. There is wide support for hiring more judges

U.S. Immigration Courts, Long Crowded, Are Now Overwhelmed
Apple Avoids Amazon’s Beauty Contest, Searches Secretly for New Campus

The world’s two most valuable technology companies, Apple and Amazon, are shopping for cities in which to build new corporate campuses. But with one of them, you would hardly know it.

Apple Avoids Amazon’s Beauty Contest, Searches Secretly for New Campus
Malaysia Tapped Its Central Bank to Pay 1MDB Debt

The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, in its final months in office, turned to the nation’s central bank to pay off $500 million in debt owed by the troubled state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd.

Malaysia Tapped Its Central Bank to Pay 1MDB Debt
Your Smartphone Is the Best Computer You Own

How to turn your smartphone into the powerful PC it’s meant to be.

Your Smartphone Is the Best Computer You Own
Do Pro-Women Groups on Campus Discriminate Against Men?

The U.S. Education Department opens investigations into whether scholarships and professional networking groups intended to support women at Yale University and the University of Southern California violate federal law by discriminating against men.

Do Pro-Women Groups on Campus Discriminate Against Men?
Stacey Abrams Would Be First Black Female Governor in Georgia—and the U.S.

Democrat Stacey Abrams came closer to becoming the first woman and first African-American to serve as Georgia’s governor, and the first black woman to hold that office in the U.S.

Stacey Abrams Would Be First Black Female Governor in Georgia—and the U.S.