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  1. Johnny Depp insinuated that he wanted to assassinate President Donald Trump during an appearance at a film festival in U.K. by offering to be the next actor to kill a president.
  2. The U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended imports of fresh beef from Brazil, citing recurring safety concerns.
  3. Are Wall Street optimists pyromaniacs? At least one financial blogger thinks the bulls are engaged in a dangerous game that could get them scorched, as U.S. stock markets continue to flirt with all-time highs.
  4. A coal company ​is suing HBO and ​its ​”Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver,​ claiming the comedian and political commentator defamed them on air.
  5. The week’s top money and investing features.
  6. In California, Mark Zuckerberg surpassed last year’s wealthiest resident, Oracle Corp. co-founder Lawrence Ellison.
  7. All European Union citizens currently in Britain would have a pathway to apply for permanent residency under an offer British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined Thursday evening to her European Union counterparts.
  8. Donald Trump’s net worth has dropped below the $3-billion mark, with Bloomberg placing the blame on three New York buildings, including Trump Tower, that are coming up short of appraisal targets.
  9. The idea that banks won’t led to Trump because of his bankruptcy history is fake news, per a new MarketWatch analysis.
  10. This might be a “less volatile way” to bet on cryptocurrencies over just buying bitcoin or ethereum -- though there’s still plenty of risk.