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Hillary Clinton said it was "hard not to" believe Trump associates steered Russia's intervention in the 2016 election in remarks Wednesday at the Code Conference in California. Some key quotes:

On Russia: "I think it's fair to ask, how did that actually influence the campaign, and how did they know what messages to deliver? Who told them? Who were they coordinating with, or colluding with?""We're getting more information about all of the contacts between Trump campaign officials and Trump associates with Russians before, during and after the election.""Yes, I'm leaning Trump. I think it's pretty hard not to. I think the marriage of the domestic fake news operation... combined with the very effective capabilities that the Russians brought..." indicate collusion.On why she lost"I take responsibility for every decision I make. But that's not why I lost.""Comey was more than happy to talk about my emails, but he wouldn't talk about the Russians.""At some point it bleeds over into misogyny.""I also think I was the victim of a very broad assumption I was going to win."Media coverage of her emails: "They covered it like it was Pearl Harbor."On Trump"When you turn on your allies and treat them with such disdain.... you are sending a message that you don't care about history or even about the current problems that we face."He may leave the Paris deal "not even understanding one bit about what that means.""The behavior we are now seeing was always present but it was sort of subordinated to real estate interests"On why she spoke at Goldman Sachs

  • "They paid me."

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A tale of two jobs reports

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Axios Visuals

Whatever you think about the economy, you’ll find something in this morning’s conflicting jobs report to reinforce your views: America's job market is white-hot and the labor market is anemic.

Between the lines: The conflict comes from the two separate surveys the government uses to compile the report.

Elon Musk's mega-billion bounty

Photo: Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images

Here's how insanely rich Elon Musk is: He has unloaded $10 billion of his stock in the past month — and could do that 15+ more times given his silos of shares.

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Huawei sanctions snarled chip supply chains

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The largely successful U.S. effort to hobble China's Huawei has benefitted a host of other tech companies — from smartphone makers such as Apple and Xiaomi to chipmakers like Qualcomm to network vendors including Nokia and Ericsson.

Yes, but: The massive disruption to the industry furthered an industry wide mismatch between supply and demand, exacerbating the global chip shortage.

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