Week In Review: How Trump's Policies Moved Stocks -Saturday, Oct. 17

Catch up on the top industries and stocks that were impacted, or were predicted to be impacted, by the comments, actions and policies of President Donald Trump and his administration with this weekly recap compiled by The Fly:


 Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) were in the spotlight later in the week after the former limited the distribution of a New York Post story on Hunter Biden's alleged business relationships in Ukraine and the latter blocked sharing of the article.

On Wednesday, the New York Post had published a series of stories it claimed were sourced from a hard drive given to them by a computer repair technician in Delaware that contained details of Hunter Biden's alleged business relationships in Ukraine. One article included a copy of an email said to be sent to Hunter Biden apparently describing a meeting between his father and an executive at the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings, on whose board Hunter Biden served. The Biden campaign said that no such meeting took place and said the Post didn’t ask the campaign about critical elements of the story ahead of publication.

After Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that "blocking URL sharing via Tweet or DM with zero context as to why" was "unacceptable," the social media platform explained that the story violated its rules about disclosing personal and private information.

Subsequently, Dorsey said that it was wrong for the company to block links without context. "Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix," Dorsey said in a tweet. "Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that."

Commenting on the matter, President Trump said via Twitter that, "So terrible that Facebook and Twitter took down the story of 'Smoking Gun' emails related to Sleepy Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in the @NYPost. It is only the beginning for them. There is nothing worse than a corrupt politician. REPEAL SECTION 230!!!"

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