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Looking Back On Some Of The Economic Highs And Lows Throughout 2019

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Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, appeared before the House Oversight Committee during a contentious hearing on drug pricing on Feb. 4, 2016. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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The residence of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is shown on Tuesday in Beirut. A close friend says Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan, has arrived in Beirut. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Dating App Bumble Restores Actress Sharon Stone's Profile

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Facing Financial Misconduct Trial, Ex-Nissan Chief Flees Japan For Lebanon

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An Impossible Burger, left, and a Cali Burger, from Umami Burger. A new era of meat alternatives appeared on restaurant menus and grocery story shelves in 2019. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Immigration Raids, Burger Wars And Other Business Stories You May Have Missed In 2019

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Disney Heiress Speaks Out About Income Inequality In 'New Yorker' Interview

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The S&P 500 has seen a nearly fivefold increase since the depths of the Great Recession. It has gone up nearly 30% this year alone. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A Decade After A Fearful Market Hit Bottom, Stock Bulls Continue Historic Run

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Female Pilot Says She Was Discriminated Against For Being Pregnant And Breastfeeding

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Report: Many Returned Products Thrown Out Instead Of Resold

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An image of Ow Luen from his file, originally held at the USCIS, now available at the National Archives. Grant Din/National Archives hide caption

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Tracing Your Family's Roots May Soon Get A Lot More Expensive

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Spotify announced Friday that it will stop the sale of political ads on the streaming platform. The move follows similar decisions by other tech giants, including Twitter and Google. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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