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Trump to promote China, Mexico-Canada trade deals to farmers
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Liu He
| January 19th | 2020  1:13PM
Trump to promote China, Mexico-Canada trade deals to farmers
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to discuss new U.S. trade agreements with its North American neighbors and with China during an appearance Sunday at a convention of American farmers. When Trump spoke to the American Farm Bureau Federation's convention last year, he urged farmers to continue supporting…
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Cyprus blasts 'pirate state' Turkey's new gas drilling bid
Cyprus blasts 'pirate state' Turkey's new gas drilling bid
| January 19th | 2020  12:53PM
Cyprus blasts 'pirate state' Turkey's new gas drilling bid
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Sunday denounced Turkey as a “pirate state" that flouts international law as Turkey's bid to drill for natural gas in waters where Cyprus has economic rights rekindled tensions over energy reserves in the eastern Mediterranean. Cyprus said Turkey was now attempting to drill inside an exploration area,…
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Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions
Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions
| January 19th | 2020  12:43PM
Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for restrictions on access to firearms and escalating tensions over gun control efforts. The event, held by the National Shooting Sports…
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Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum
Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum
| January 19th | 2020  11:53AM
Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The head of the World Economic Forum says it's “reassuring" that U.S. President Donald Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg will both return to its annual meeting in Davos this year, noting that concerns about the environment will be a key topic. WEF founder Klaus Schwab sees vast changes in business, society…
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Germany hosts summit on Libya, seeks to halt proxy fighting
Germany hosts summit on Libya, seeks to halt proxy fighting
| January 19th | 2020  11:27AM
Germany hosts summit on Libya, seeks to halt proxy fighting
BERLIN (AP) — Germany brought together the key players in Libya’s long-running civil war on Sunday, seeking to curb foreign military interference, solidify a cease-fire and help relaunch a political process to stop the chaos in the North African nation. German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed leaders from 11 countries outside Libya as…
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Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain
Robert Lighthizer
| January 19th | 2020  11:20AM
Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Canada and Mexico, approved Thursday by the Senate, could help restore some auto production in the United States. Yet perhaps more than anything, last…
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UK treasury chief: Some businesses may hurt after Brexit
UK treasury chief: Some businesses may hurt after Brexit
| January 18th | 2020  4:12PM
UK treasury chief: Some businesses may hurt after Brexit
LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer as a result. Sajid Javid told the Financial Times in an interview Saturday that Britain's regulations…
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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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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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