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IBM ended a 22-quarter streak of year-on-year revenue declines on Thursday, reporting better-than-expected earnings on Thursday as its cloud computing and data analytics business strategies start to pay off, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: IBM, the fifth-largest private U.S. employer, has seen drastic declines in its legacy hardware and software businesses and has tried to pivot to "strategic" initiatives including cybersecurity, cloud computing, mobile and analytics powered by artificial intelligence technologies. Still, IBM faces increasing competition on those fronts from tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon and Google, CNBC points out.

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Murkowski says she opposes voting on Ginsburg replacement before election

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said in a statement Sunday that she opposes holding a Senate confirmation vote on President Trump's nomination to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election.

Why it matters: Murkowski joins Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as one of two Republican senators who have thus far said that they do not support rushing through a confirmation vote before November. Two more defections would likely force Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to resort to holding a vote in the lame-duck session, which neither Murkowski nor Collins have addressed.

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Scoop: Decisive meeting could lead to Israeli-Sudanese normalization

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U.S., Emirati and Sudanese officials will hold a decisive meeting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday on a possible normalization agreement between Sudan and Israel, Sudanese sources told me.

Why it matters: If the U.S. and the UAE accommodate Sudan’s requests for economic aid, an announcement on a normalization agreement with Israel similar to the ones struck with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain could be made within days, sources briefed on the process tell me.

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Judge temporarily halts Trump's WeChat ban

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A federal judge early on Sunday temporarily blocked a Trump administration order banning downloads of the Chinese-owned global messaging app WeChat.

Why it matters: The temporary injunction means WeChat will remain on Apple's and Google's app stores, despite a Commerce Department order to remove the app by Sunday evening.