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New European Central Bank chief holds her first rate meeting
Christine Lagarde
| December 12th | 2019  6:05AM
New European Central Bank chief holds her first rate meeting
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. Analysts think Lagarde will stress that the economy…
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China: envoys in 'close communication' ahead of US deadline
Container Shipping, Container Trucking, economy, tariffs, tariff, shipping
| December 12th | 2019  5:55AM
China: envoys in 'close communication' ahead of US deadline
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese negotiators are in “close communication” with Washington ahead of a possible U.S. tariff hike, the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday, but gave no indication whether trade talks were making progress. A ministry spokesman gave no indication whether Washington was preparing to delay the increase due Sunday on $160…
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EU to boost measures to protect trade after WTO impasse
EU to boost measures to protect trade after WTO impasse
| December 12th | 2019  5:36AM
EU to boost measures to protect trade after WTO impasse
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it is taking measures to protect its trade interests in the ongoing row with the United States over the shutdown of the World Trade Organization's appellate body. EU trade chief Phil Hogan said Thursday that the 28-nation bloc “cannot afford being defenseless if there is no possibility to get a…
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Saudi Aramco reaches $2 trillion value in day 2 of trading
Saudi Aramco reaches $2 trillion value in day 2 of trading
| December 12th | 2019  5:19AM
Saudi Aramco reaches $2 trillion value in day 2 of trading
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Shares in Saudi Aramco gained on the second day of trading Thursday, propelling the oil and gas company to a more than $2 trillion valuation, where it holds the title of the world's most valuable listed company. Shares jumped in trading to reach up to 38.60 Saudi riyals, or $10.29 before noon, three hours before trading closes.
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Global shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged
Global shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged
| December 12th | 2019  4:00AM
Global shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Thursday after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Adding to the uncertainties overhanging the markets this week, Britain will vote in a national election Thursday that will likely determine if the United Kingdom pushes ahead with its departure from the 28-nation European Union.
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Asian shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged
Sal Suarino
| December 12th | 2019  1:08AM
Asian shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.3% higher to 23,455.96, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6% to 6,709.40. South Korea's Kospi jumped 1.5% to 2,137.81. Hong…
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Arkansas temporarily halted from enforcing meat-labeling law
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| December 11th | 2019  7:30PM
Arkansas temporarily halted from enforcing meat-labeling law
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday restricted Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans using terms such as “burger” or “sausage” to sell vegetarian and vegan products. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a preliminary injunction preventing the state from enforcing the law against Oregon-based Torfurky Co. while its constitutionality is being challenged.
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Fed leaves low rates alone and sees no moves in near future
Jerome Powell
| December 11th | 2019  6:23PM
Fed leaves low rates alone and sees no moves in near future
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell made clear Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to keep its benchmark interest rate very low through at least next year — and possibly longer. Fueling that expectation is the growing belief of Fed officials that inflation will remain tame even as the economy keeps growing modestly and the job market remains solid.
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Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz to retire after 38 years
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz to retire after 38 years
| December 11th | 2019  6:16PM
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz to retire after 38 years
DETROIT (AP) — He was the face of Toyota in the U.S. during the automaker's unintended-acceleration crisis. He steered it through the Great Recession, started and closed the youth-oriented Scion brand and reorganized the company's North American operations. Now, after 38 years in a number of leadership roles with Toyota, Jim Lentz is retiring, effective April 1.
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Washington state OKs some of the nation's toughest OT rules
Washington state OKs some of the nation's toughest OT rules
| December 11th | 2019  6:08PM
Washington state OKs some of the nation's toughest OT rules
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is adopting some of the nation's most aggressive overtime rules, restoring protections for hundreds of thousands of salaried workers and taking what supporters say is a crucial step toward rebuilding the middle class. The Department of Labor and Industries finalized the rules Wednesday and will phase them in by 2028.
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UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler
UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler
| December 11th | 2019  5:43PM
UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler
DETROIT (AP) — Unionized workers at Fiat Chrysler have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company. The ratification means the United Auto Workers union has settled with all three Detroit automakers. General Motors workers ratified an agreement in October after a 40-day strike, while Ford Workers settled…
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California considers calling THC in pot a risk to moms-to-be
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| December 11th | 2019  5:27PM
California considers calling THC in pot a risk to moms-to-be
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California panel on Wednesday wrestled with the reliability and accuracy of dense research studies as it considers whether to declare marijuana's potent, high-inducing chemical — THC — a health risk to pregnant women and require warnings for the pot products legally sold in the nation's most populous state. Surveys…
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How major stock indexes fared Wednesday
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| December 11th | 2019  5:01PM
How major stock indexes fared Wednesday
Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and signaled that it expects to leave them alone in 2020. Technology and industrial stocks led the gains, which snapped a two-day losing streak for the S&P 500. Investor jitters over whether the U.S. and China will be able…
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Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable company
Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable company
| December 11th | 2019  5:01PM
Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable company
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable public company Wednesday when its shares made their debut on the Saudi stock exchange, part of an ambitious shift away from the very fossil fuels the country's economy depends on. The shares' 10% rally brought state-owned Aramco's value to $1.88 trillion.
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Ollie's, Cummins post gains while GameStop, Home Depot fall
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| December 11th | 2019  4:39PM
Ollie's, Cummins post gains while GameStop, Home Depot fall
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Expedia Heads For Calmer Waters
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| December 11th | 2019  1:00AM
Expedia Heads For Calmer Waters
Tuesday’s session was another big day of buying for shares of Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) and investors will be breathing a little easier. Over the past couple of weeks, the stock has continued to bounce back from some harrowing losses following their Q3 results in early November. The travel tech company missed analyst estimates on both its EPS and revenue numbers and Wall Street wasn’t afraid to let them know it.
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It's Not All Gravy In Retail Land
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| December 11th | 2019  1:00AM
It's Not All Gravy In Retail Land
A Retailers Dilemma; Trading Profit For Traffic One of the biggest draws for consumers is a good deal. Our need for a good deal can be seen in the downfall of JC Penny’s (JCP) ex-CEO Ron Johnson. Johnson had the brilliant idea that, instead of marking down over-priced items, JC Penny would have low prices every day. JC Penny saw its traffic plunge, its comp-store sales decline, its revenue fall, and earnings recede.
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Apptopia: Disney+ First Month Features Over 22 Million Downloads
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| December 11th | 2019  1:00AM
Apptopia: Disney+ First Month Features Over 22 Million Downloads
A little under a month ago, we made a projection about the ultimate fate of Disney's (NYSE: DIS) new streaming service, Disney+, suggesting it could clear the 90 million subscriber mark ahead of 2025.  Our assertion descended from the fact that Disney has tons of material to work with from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and exploiting such…
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Why Buying American Eagle Stock May Not Be So Crazy
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| December 11th | 2019  1:00AM
Why Buying American Eagle Stock May Not Be So Crazy
The headlines make a pretty compelling case as to why all might not be as it seems in the retail world. For all the good economic news in the e-commerce world, it’s been a mixed bag for brick-and-mortar retailers. Those that are cracking the omnichannel code, such as Target (NYSE:TGT) are flourishing. Other stores like Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS)…
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