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Fed's first hurdle in 2020: Dispensing with 'QE Lite'

The Federal Reserve's bond portfolio is swelling again at a pace not seen since the "quantitative easing" heyday in the early 2010s. Prices for stocks and other risky assets are also rising at a fast clip - a state of affairs that a growing chorus of investors, economists and former Fed officials say is no coincidence, and potentially a problem.

The week in business in five graphics

Wuhan in central China is the size of London. But flights to and from the city are canceled, highways are shut and soldiers guard the railway station, as China tries to quarantine the center of a virus outbreak that has killed 81 people and infected thousands, spreading to more than 10 countries including the United States and Japan.

Trump might raise Burisma hacking with Putin: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump may discuss the reported hacking of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma the next time he talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters at the White House on Thursday.

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