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Salesforce.com — The enterprise software provider’s stock dropped 3% in extended trading after the company provided its first-quarter financial results. Salesforce.com said it had earnings of 70 cents per share excluding some items on revenue of $4.87 billion, while analysts polled by Refinitiv expected earnings of 69 cents per share on revenue of $4.85 billion. 

Nordstrom — The clothing retailer’s stock whipsawed in extended trading after the company released its first-quarter earnings. Nordstrom reported a loss of $3.33 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion,

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Stock futures are flat ahead of Trump’s U.S.-China news conference on Friday


A Chinese and U.S. flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, November 6, 2018.

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Stock futures were flat on Thursday night as traders braced for an upcoming news conference on U.S.-China relations from President Donald Trump.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dipped 26 points, or just 0.1%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also posted marginal losses. 

Trump said Thursday afternoon he would hold the news conference, knocking stocks down from solid gains. That announcement came after China approved a national security bill for Hong Kong that

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Dollar Tree CEO Gary Philbin on how long coronavirus demand can last


Dollar Tree CEO Gary Philbin told CNBC on Thursday that the company noticed a bump in sales related to coronavirus stimulus checks this spring. 

“Without a doubt we see it. The further we get away from that, it will be interesting to see how customers respond,” Philbin said on “Squawk on the Street.”

The discount retailer usually observes a sales spike related to tax refunds, Philbin said. But the increase following the disbursement of stimulus checks — part of the government’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package in March — has been tax refunds “on steroids,” he said. 

“And it’s gone

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San Francisco releases reopening timeline


The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus passed 100,000 late Wednesday, far exceeding reported deaths in every other country. Black Americans made up a disproportionately large share of the deaths, according to an analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Two new studies that looked at the share of total infections that are asymptomatic are raising questions about how widely the virus might have already spread throughout the seemingly healthy population. 

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the

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