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Former UAW President Owen Bieber dies aged 90
Bill Clinton, Bob King, Owen Bieber
| February 17th | 2020  5:52PM
Former UAW President Owen Bieber dies aged 90
Owen Bieber, who led the United Auto Workers union from the auto industry's dark days of the early 1980s to the prosperity of the mid-1990s, has died. He was 90. Neither as charismatic as his predecessor, Douglas Fraser, nor as confrontational as his successor, Stephen Yokich, the low-key Bieber had an easygoing manner that belied his…
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Pier 1 files for bankruptcy protection amid online challenge
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| February 17th | 2020  4:31PM
Pier 1 files for bankruptcy protection amid online challenge
Pier 1 Imports Inc. — the once-trendy supplier of home goods like papasan chairs and throw pillows — filed for bankruptcy protection Monday after years of sliding sales. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company has been struggling with increased competition from budget-friendly online retailers like Wayfair and Amazon and discount stores like Home Goods.
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Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change
Jeff Bezos
| February 17th | 2020  3:05PM
Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world’s richest man, said in an Instagram post that he'll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth. “I want to work…
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UK to EU: we won't accept supervision in post-Brexit deal
UK to EU: we won't accept supervision in post-Brexit deal
| February 17th | 2020  2:28PM
UK to EU: we won't accept supervision in post-Brexit deal
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain's chief negotiator on Monday set out a clashing course in trade talks with the European Union, saying the 27-nation bloc has totally missed the point of Brexit if it thinks it will retain some supervision over U.K. actions. The EU has said it wants the best possible trade relationship with the U.K. but only if…
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French TGV maker Alstom in talks to buy Bombardier rail unit
French TGV maker Alstom in talks to buy Bombardier rail unit
| February 17th | 2020  1:33PM
French TGV maker Alstom in talks to buy Bombardier rail unit
PARIS (AP) — French train maker Alstom has announced an multibillion-euro offer to buy the rail business of Canadian engineering firm Bombardier, as it tries to bulk up to compete with big rivals, particularly from China. Alstom, which makes the French TGV high-speed trains, said in a statement Monday it has signed an agreement with a view to the acquisition of 100% of Bombardier Transportation.
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Trial to begin over Arkema chemical plant fire during Harvey
Trial to begin over Arkema chemical plant fire during Harvey
| February 17th | 2020  1:25PM
Trial to begin over Arkema chemical plant fire during Harvey
HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding in 2017 overwhelmed power systems at Arkema Inc.’s chemical plant in suburban Houston, eventually causing organic peroxides made at the facility to catch fire and explode, sending noxious black smoke into the air. The blaze forced the evacuation of more than 200 residents from the area and sent 21 people, including first responders, to the hospital.
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Study: Cyprus peace deal would see economy, incomes grow
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| February 17th | 2020  1:05PM
Study: Cyprus peace deal would see economy, incomes grow
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A so-far elusive deal to reunite Cyprus would mean more money in pockets on both sides of the ethnically divided island, a World Bank and U.N.-funded report said Monday. Presenting the study's results, authors Enrique Aldaz-Carroll and Reena Badiani-Magnusson said a peace accord could boost the incomes of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots by 7% within a decade.
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Stocks mostly rise but Japan skids on stark economic data
Ronald Madarasz
| February 17th | 2020  11:56AM
Stocks mostly rise but Japan skids on stark economic data
BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Monday, with Shanghai's benchmark jumping over 2% after the central bank rolled out support for the economy amid a virus outbreak that has infected over 71,000 people globally. Japan's market slumped, however, on weak economic growth figures. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.3% to close at 7,433.25, while France's CAC 40 gained 0.3% to 6085.95.
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EU post-Brexit budget proposal under attack from many sides
EU post-Brexit budget proposal under attack from many sides
| February 17th | 2020  8:13AM
EU post-Brexit budget proposal under attack from many sides
BRUSSELS (AP) — Several EU member states and the European Parliament have rejected for starkly opposing reasons the latest proposal to find a compromise on the European Union's budget, setting up a major fight at a summit later this week. In the wake of the latest proposals from EU summit host Charles Michel, the so-called Frugal Four…
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Port operator DP World to delist from Dubai stock exchange
Port operator DP World to delist from Dubai stock exchange
| February 17th | 2020  7:32AM
Port operator DP World to delist from Dubai stock exchange
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Port operator DP World said Monday it will delist from the Nasdaq Dubai stock exchange, returning the company to full state-ownership in a move that will help the Dubai government's investment company repay more than $5 billion to banks. DP World, the world’s fourth-largest port operator, runs operations…
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GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand
GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand
| February 17th | 2020  7:29AM
GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors decision to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments raised dismay Monday from officials concerned over job losses. The company said in a statement Sunday that it plans to wind down sales, engineering and design operations for its historic Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand in 2021.
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Automakers in China gradually reopen after virus shutdown
Automakers in China gradually reopen after virus shutdown
| February 17th | 2020  5:49AM
Automakers in China gradually reopen after virus shutdown
BEIJING (AP) — Automakers are reopening factories in China that were idled by anti-virus controls as they try to reverse a sales slump in their biggest market. Local officials have orders from the ruling Communist Party to get businesses functioning again while still enforcing anti-disease curbs that shut down much of the world’s second-largest…
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Asian markets mixed: Japan skids; China helped by rate cut
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| February 17th | 2020  4:33AM
Asian markets mixed: Japan skids; China helped by rate cut
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose in Europe after a mixed session in Asia on Monday, with Shanghai's benchmark jumping 2.3% after the central bank rolled out more support for the economy amid a spreading virus outbreak that has infected more than 71,000 people in more than two dozen countries. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.2% to 7,425.36 in early trading.
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This Week: Walmart earns, Fed meeting minutes, US home sales
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| February 17th | 2020  3:00AM
This Week: Walmart earns, Fed meeting minutes, US home sales
A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: STRONG FINISH? Wall Street expects that Walmart closed out its last fiscal year on a high note. Analysts predict the nation's largest retailer's fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and revenue increased from a year earlier.…
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Will Advanced Auto Parts Stock Get a Jump Start From Earnings
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| February 17th | 2020  1:00AM
Will Advanced Auto Parts Stock Get a Jump Start From Earnings
Advanced Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) will deliver its quarterly earnings on February 18. The company is projected to post earnings per share (EPS) of $1.36 on revenue of $2.12 billion. Although AAP stock is down for the year, it is now bouncing up off a level of support. If the company posts a good earnings report, the stock should have some technical momentum in the near term.
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What Are Margin Calls and How to Avoid Them
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| February 17th | 2020  1:00AM
What Are Margin Calls and How to Avoid Them
Whenever you enter into a trade or investment, it’s always critical that you understand the underlying risks. Without a clear understanding of the downside risk, the possibility of getting into financial trouble is a lot higher. The investment risk or downside risk of a trade is always higher when you start leveraging your positions. Unfortunately,…
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How to Protect Yourself from a Market Crash
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| February 17th | 2020  1:00AM
How to Protect Yourself from a Market Crash
Currently, we find ourselves in one of the strongest bull markets in history. This has led many investors to start thinking about the potential for a market crash. The truth is that predicting the precise time of a market crash is extremely difficult. We simply aren’t able to determine exactly when a market correction or crash will occur, which is why it’s important to focus on the present reality and the facts.
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A Look at Breakouts and How to Trade Them
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| February 17th | 2020  1:00AM
A Look at Breakouts and How to Trade Them
Trading success is all about working hard to find the right setups and executing at the right time. There’s nothing worse than spending time and energy watching a stock for a while and then stepping away for a few minutes only to find out later that you missed a big breakout. On the other hand, one of the more frustrating things that can happen…
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Japanese economy sinks amid fears about virus impact
Japanese economy sinks amid fears about virus impact
| February 16th | 2020  9:47PM
Japanese economy sinks amid fears about virus impact
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.3% last quarter as growth was battered by typhoons and crimped consumer spending. The seasonally adjusted economic data released Monday by the Cabinet Office comes amid looming fears about the economic damage expected from the new viral illness COVID-19 that began in China…
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