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Walmart Posts Strong Sales Gains Ahead of HolidaysWalmart Posts Strong Sales Gains Ahead of Holidays

Walmart posted higher quarterly sales, continuing a run of solid growth as the world’s largest retailer taps into online shopping and a robust U.S. economy ahead of the busy holiday season.

Cryptocurrency Hangover Weighs on NvidiaCryptocurrency Hangover Weighs on Nvidia

Nvidia shares tumbled 18% after the chip maker projected declining revenue for the current quarter as it works through excess inventory left over from the cryptocurrency boom.

FDA Seeks Ban on Menthol CigarettesFDA Seeks Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

The FDA said it would seek a ban on menthol cigarettes. The tobacco industry says it may fight such a measure.

California to Conduct Review of PG&E, Including Possible BreakupCalifornia to Conduct Review of PG&E, Including Possible Breakup

A California regulator said late Thursday that it was expanding a probe of PG&E Corp.’s safety practices to explore the way the company is managed and run, including whether it should be broken up.

Trump Forged His Ideas on Trade in the 1980s---and Never DeviatedTrump Forged His Ideas on Trade in the 1980s---and Never Deviated

The president has been consistent on trade for decades, unlike on other issues, both in tone and substance. Longtime acquaintances say his philosophy came out of his experience in the cutthroat world of New York real estate and the rise of Japan as a global economic power.

Economists Split on Whether Midterms Outcome Will Increase or Decrease UncertaintyEconomists Split on Whether Midterms Outcome Will Increase or Decrease Uncertainty

Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal were roughly split on whether the outcome of the recent midterm elections would dispel or increase uncertainty for the economy and financial markets in the coming months.

Imports Surge at U.S. Ports as Companies Brace for New TariffsImports Surge at U.S. Ports as Companies Brace for New Tariffs

Imports into U.S. seaports are surging over usual seasonal patterns in an apparent push by retailers and manufacturers to pull orders forward ahead of a new round of tariffs set to hit U.S.-China trade in January.

U.S. Retail Sales Rose in OctoberU.S. Retail Sales Rose in October

American consumers picked up their spending in October amid a robust labor market and high consumer confidence—signaling U.S. consumers could be ready to spend more this holiday season.

Trump Tax Cut to Be Eroded by Inflation SwitchTrump Tax Cut to Be Eroded by Inflation Switch

The IRS announced the tax code’s parameters for 2019, implementing a new method for making inflation adjustments that will result in higher tax payments over time.

Southwest Air Replaced Flight-Control Sensors of the Kind Implicated in Lion Air CrashSouthwest Air Replaced Flight-Control Sensors of the Kind Implicated in Lion Air Crash

During the three weeks before Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into waters off Indonesia, Southwest Airlines replaced two malfunctioning flight-control sensors of the same type that has been publicly implicated in the crash, according to a summary of Southwest maintenance records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.