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Shareholder value is no longer the main focus of some of America’s top business leaders.

The Business Roundtable, a group of chief executive officers from major U.S. corporations, issued a statement Monday with a new definition of the “purpose of a corporation.”

Add President Trump to the list of those hurt by his trade war.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Americans growing more uneasy about Trump’s handling of the economy, which has been one of his principal strengths. That erosion comes in tandem with rising public support for free trade as the Trump administration’s tariff conflict with China rattles financial markets and business confidence.

Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt on Monday questioned the motivation of Harry Markopolos, the Bernie Madoff whistleblower who unveiled a long list of allegations against General Electric last week in an investigation for a short seller.

When Google debuted on Wall Street on Aug. 19, 2004, the public market was still scratching its head at what the company could do, let alone what a search engine was.

After completing a wild week on Wall Street, what should investors expect in the days and weeks ahead in the markets? Joining us to discuss this topic is Kenny Polcari, Managing Principal at Butcher Joseph Asset Management.

On this week’s “Market Monitor”, we speak with Sandy Villere, a Portfolio Manager at the Villere Balanced Fund, who has stock picks he says can survive in this unpredictable market.

President Trump spoke to some of the largest banks’ CEOs and asked them their insights on the economy and trade. Kayla Tausche has more for us from Washington.

Stocks cap a volatile week with big gains on Friday. Dominic Chu has more for us from the New York Stock Exchange.

Steve Liesman reports on the numerous economic conundrums that investors are currently facing.

Joining us on the show to discuss about certain domestic companies that can manage during this uncertain markets’ environment is Kevin Caron, a Senior Portfolio Manager at Washington Crossing Advisors.

On Thursday, the Dow rebounds on a volatile trading day. Bob Pisani explains more from the New York Stock Exchange.

General Electric shares fall after Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos targets the conglomerate in a new report, calling it “a bigger fraud than Enron.”

If you are worried about a possible recession on the horizon, there are some financial moves you can make to help protect yourself.

Volatility is back on Wall Street.

The average daily point range of the Dow Jones Industrial Average so far this month is about 482 points, which is more than double the average daily range from the rest of the year (224 points from January to July).

With warning signals of a possible recession, what should we expect with the economy in the near future? Joining us to discuss this is Kathy Jones, Chief Fixed Income Strategist at Charles Schwab.