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A state of relative placidity in global markets has come to and end as President Donald Trump issued more combative rhetoric about China tariffs, prompting strategist at Goldman Sachs to increase the likelihood that international trade tensions will escalate. See full story.

How Warren Buffett does cult of personality better than anyone else

At Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, his likeness is everywhere — on playing cards, shot glasses, chef’s aprons, proving he’s utterly irreplaceable as CEO of the company. See full story.

Happy birthday, Gordon Gekko: My 5 favorite quotes from the ‘Wall Street’ villain

Gordon Gekko was a bad guy in a movie released 32 years ago, and yet he is still widely quoted on Wall Street today. And as many on the Street know, May 6 is Gekko’s birthday. See full story.

The No. 1 job in America pays over $108,000 a year

As companies try to keep their employees happy in a robust job market, these skills are in high demand in 2019. See full story.

Stars are aligned for economy as it closes in on record for longest expansion

Is it time to worry about the economy after a nearly record-long 10-year expansion? See full story.

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