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China's Xi ends Myanmar visit with flurry of agreements
China's Xi ends Myanmar visit with flurry of agreements
| January 18th | 2020  8:16AM
China's Xi ends Myanmar visit with flurry of agreements
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a two-day state visit to Myanmar on Saturday after attending the signing of a raft of agreements buttressing bilateral relations and advancing Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, in which his host country is a key player. The two sides exchanged memoranda of understanding,…
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US allows Chevron to keep drilling in Venezuela for 3 months
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| January 18th | 2020  7:51AM
US allows Chevron to keep drilling in Venezuela for 3 months
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has granted Chevron a special license to keep drilling oil in Venezuela despite a ban on American companies doing business with President Nicolás Maduro's socialist government. The Treasury Department late Friday renewed until April 22 the license for Chevron and four other U.S. service suppliers that are among the last American companies operating in the oil-rich South American nation.
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Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84
Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84
| January 17th | 2020  10:42PM
Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with health issues for some time. …
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Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case
Christopher Collins
| January 17th | 2020  10:29PM
Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case
NEW YORK (AP) — The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had failed. Ex-Congressman Christopher Collins, 69, was sentenced by U.S.
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US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint
US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint
| January 17th | 2020  6:23PM
US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own. Brian Sparks of Berkeley, California, petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation. An agency document shows 127 owner complaints to the government that include 110 crashes and 52 injuries.
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How major US stock indexes fared Friday
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| January 17th | 2020  5:08PM
How major US stock indexes fared Friday
Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Friday as solid gains by technology and communications companies pushed major U.S. indexes to more record highs. Investors welcomed more strong quarterly results from banks. A report showing a December surge in new home construction provided the latest encouraging snapshot on the U.S. economy.
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Tech, communications stocks push US indexes to more records
Gregory Rowe
| January 17th | 2020  5:05PM
Tech, communications stocks push US indexes to more records
Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a few more as modest gains nudged the major stock indexes to all-time highs. The benchmark S&P 500 index also notched its second-straight weekly gain. Technology stocks powered much of the market's broad gains, along with communication services companies and banks.
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Report: Disney dropping the 'Fox' from movie studio names
Alan Horn
| January 17th | 2020  5:02PM
Report: Disney dropping the 'Fox' from movie studio names
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is dropping the word “Fox” from the movie studios it acquired as part of last year's $71 billion purchase of Fox's entertainment business, according to published reports. Disney will still run them as separate studios within the company. But trade publication Variety reported that 20th Century Fox will become 20th Century Studios, while Fox Searchlight Pictures will be Searchlight Pictures.
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BMW recalls about 357K vehicles for Takata air bag inflators
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| January 17th | 2020  4:52PM
BMW recalls about 357K vehicles for Takata air bag inflators
DETROIT (AP) — BMW is recalling nearly 357,000 older vehicles in the U.S. to replace dangerous Takata front air bag inflators. The inflators are among 10 million sold to 14 automakers that Takata is recalling. It's the last recall that the bankrupt Takata agreed to in a 2015 settlement with U.S. safety regulators. The U.S.
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Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost
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| January 17th | 2020  4:21PM
Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost
PRINCETON, Indiana (AP) — Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico, but the company says no U.S. jobs will be lost. To make up for the lost work, the San Antonio plant will build the Sequoia large SUV, and its 3,200 jobs will be preserved. Currently the San Antonio plant builds the Tacoma as well as full-size Tundra pickups.
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Comcast, State Street rise; Gap, J.B. Hunt fall
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| January 17th | 2020  4:17PM
Comcast, State Street rise; Gap, J.B. Hunt fall
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Schlumberger Ltd., down 41 cents at $38.37. The world's largest oilfield services company reported surprisingly good profits and revenue for the fourth quarter. First Horizon National Corp., up 71 cents at $17.27. …
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Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars
Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars
| January 17th | 2020  2:34PM
Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Taiwanese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday. Fiat Chrysler is in the process of merging with France's PSA Peugeot, which is 12% owned by Chinese company Dongfeng Motor Co. Both Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot have lagged…
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Banks, communications stocks lead small gains on Wall Street
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| January 17th | 2020  1:34PM
Banks, communications stocks lead small gains on Wall Street
Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in afternoon trading Friday as solid earnings from banks helped extend momentum from the previous day's rally. State Street and Citizens Financial were among the latest banks to report encouraging results in a week of solid reports from larger financial institutions. Investors were also digesting the latest government housing data which showed a December surge in new home construction.
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For some major US shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note
For some major US shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note
| January 17th | 2020  1:19PM
For some major US shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note
For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and slowing global growth, conditions appear to have deteriorated for some as 2019 came to a close. Global shipping and logistics provider Expeditors International said Friday that it expects fourth quarter operating income to fall between $177 million and $183 million. CEO Jeffrey Musser cited trade disputes and slowing growth for a number of economies.
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Has OrganiGram Started to Find the Formula for Success?
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| January 17th | 2020  1:00AM
Has OrganiGram Started to Find the Formula for Success?
OrganiGram (NASDAQ:OGI) shares are up over 40% year-to-date. Most of that gain came on January 15 when the stock jumped 35% after it posted first-quarter revenue that beat analysts’ expectations. More importantly, OrganiGram’s revenue was more than double on a year-over-year basis. The Canadian cannabis producer posted net revenue of CA$25.2 million ($19.3 million) for the quarter.
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December Housing Starts Hit New Record in US with 16.9% Jump
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| January 17th | 2020  1:00AM
December Housing Starts Hit New Record in US with 16.9% Jump
Housing starts are a critical part of several markets. Not only are they a direct impact on the real estate market, they're also something of a bellwether of consumer confidence. After all, no one starts building a house if they're feeling shaky about their chances of holding a job. The most recent news about housing starts for December should leave…
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The Transports Are Breaking Out Despite Weak Results From JB Hunt
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| January 17th | 2020  1:00AM
The Transports Are Breaking Out Despite Weak Results From JB Hunt
The Tranports Are Lagging But That May Be About To Change The transports have been lagging the market all year. While the broad-market S&P 500 (SPX) and Dow Jones Industrial Averages posted gains in the range of 30% the Dow Jones Transportation Average moved sideways. Generally speaking, this is not good news for Dow Theorists, they like to see the indices confirm each other and that’s not happening.
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Can Schwab Emerge Unscathed From Q4?
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| January 17th | 2020  1:00AM
Can Schwab Emerge Unscathed From Q4?
Wall Street will be watching Charles Schwab’s (NYSE: SCHW) ticker tape closely today after the brokerage firm just about missed analyst expectations with their Q4 earnings, released after Thursday’s session. Even though revenue contracted year over year, some leeway will surely be given considering the wild end to 2019 that Schwab (and many…
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Bank of America Stutters (NYSE: BAC)
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| January 16th | 2020  1:00AM
Bank of America Stutters (NYSE: BAC)
Shares of Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) appeared to be taking a break yesterday from the decent rally higher they’ve been making in recent months. The company released their Q4 earnings before yesterday’s session and despite the headline numbers beating analyst expectations, shares gapped down on the open and traded off Tuesday’s close…
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