Sep 9, 2018

Bob Woodward defends his reporting after White House criticism

Bob Woodward is interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning. Photo via CBS

Bob Woodward, the author of the Trump White House chronicle "Fear," urged Americans to "wake up to what's going on" in the administration after President Trump and other White House officials spent days assailing his new book in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning.

The big picture: Woodward defended his reporting, which Trump attacked as a "work of fiction," saying his work included "[m]ultiple interviews with key witnesses. One person I interviewed nine times, and transcripts of those conversations are 700 or 800 pages."

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Bob Iger to step down as CEO of Disney

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The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday that it had named longtime Disney executive Bob Chapek as CEO Bob Iger's successor, effectively immediately. Iger will remain executive chairman of the company through 2021.

Why it matters: Iger is credited with having successfully turned around Disney’s animation and studio businesses and with the strategic acquisition of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox. Most recently, he was the person behind Disney's successful launch of its Netflix rival Disney+.

India gives Trump warm welcome as brutal protests rip New Delhi apart

People supporting India's new citizenship law beat a Muslim man in New Delhi, India. Photo: Danish Siddiqui/TPX/Reuters

While President Trump enjoys a hero's welcome in India, that nation's capital is being torn apart by violent protests between Hindus and Muslims.

The state of play: At least 186 people — 56 police officers and 130 protesters — have been injured and 10 killed in recent clashes, a New Delhi police spokesperson told the AP.

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Wall Street sees 2nd day of brutal sell-off

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The stock market fell another 3% on Tuesday, following Monday’s sell-off. Bond yields touched record lows.

The big picture: Stocks continued to fall as the CDC said it expects the coronavirus to spread in the U.S. The Dow and S&P are more than 7% below the record highs seen earlier this month.

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