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President Biden doesn't publicly talk about stock market performance during his time in office, but he's slightly outpacing his more boastful predecessor.

By the numbers: The S&P 500 increased by 4.6% during the first 50 trading days of the Biden presidency, from market close on Jan. 19 to market close on March 31. Trump's first 50-day bump was 4.4%, whereas President Obama was down 6.1%.

  • Biden also outperformed Trump in terms of Dow Jones Industrial Average performance, but Trump topped Biden on NASDAQ Composite performance.

Between the lines: Every president inherits different economic conditions.

  • Biden arrived near the end of a devastating pandemic, with business optimism growing.
  • Trump took office amidst a years-long bull market.
  • Obama was inaugurated with the economy still in freefall from the 2008 financial crisis.

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NY court rules Trump must face "Apprentice" contestant defamation suit

Summer Zervos and her lawyer, Gloria Allred, in 2017. Photo: BARRY WILLIAMS/AFP via Getty Images

The New York State Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos' defamation lawsuit against former President Trump could proceed.

Why it matters: The case could be the first time Trump will have to answer questions in court under oath since he took office in 2017, the New York Times reports.

What we know about the victims of the Indianapolis mass shooting

Officials load a body into a vehicle at the site of the mass shooting in Indianapolis. Photo:

Eight people who were killed along with several others who were injured in a Thursday evening shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis have been identified by local law enforcement.

The big picture: The Sikh Coalition said at least four of the eight victims were members of the Indianapolis Sikh community.

Pompeo, wife misused State Dept. resources, federal watchdog finds

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The State Department's independent watchdog found that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo violated federal ethics rules when he and his wife asked department employees to perform personal tasks on more than 100 occasions, including picking up their dog and making private dinner reservations.

Why it matters: The report comes as Pompeo pours money into a new political group amid speculation about a possible 2024 presidential run.