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US-China trade accord will require three phases: White House adviser

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 7:37pm
The United States and China are on a good path to complete the first part of a trade agreement, but two additional phases will be needed to address all of China's "structural deadly sins," White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Friday.

Trump may read summary of Ukraine call in 'fireside chat': interview

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 7:04pm
"READ THE TRANSCRIPT!" U.S. President Donald Trump exhorts regularly on Twitter, referring to a telephone call with Ukraine's president that led to an impeachment inquiry. Now he is threatening to do just that - on live television.

Energy Secretary Perry refuses to testify before Trump impeachment inquiry: spokeswoman

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 7:04pm
Energy Secretary Rick Perry will refuse to appear before a closed session of House of Representatives committees investigating President Donald Trump for possible impeachment, an Energy Department spokeswoman said on Friday.

Democrat O'Rourke drops out of 2020 presidential race

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 6:52pm
Democrat Beto O'Rourke dropped out of the crowded 2020 U.S. presidential race on Friday, saying it had become clear his campaign did not have the resources to continue to seek his party's nomination.

Energy Secretary Perry asked to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 6:38pm
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and White House budget office acting Director Russell Vought have been asked to testify next week in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, an official working on the inquiry said on Friday.

S&P 500, Nasdaq set records on jobs data, trade headway

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 6:22pm
U.S. stocks rallied to close out the trading week on Friday as the S&P 500 set a closing record for the third time in five days after an upbeat U.S. jobs report and data on Chinese manufacturing eased concerns about slowing global growth.

Spain to host U.N. climate talks in December after Chile cancels

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 5:39pm
Spain will host U.N. climate change talks in December after Chile withdrew, the United Nations said on Friday, a last-minute switch which raises big logistical challenges and has left activist Greta Thunberg stranded on the wrong side of the Atlantic.

Not just the MAX: planemakers face slump in demand for wide-body jets

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:42am
Orders for long-distance wide-body jets are on track to fall this year by the most since the throes of the 2008 financial crisis, fuelling concerns that the drop will eat into future cash flow at Boeing and its European rival Airbus.

Google taps fitness tracker market with $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:22am
Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the biggest Web search company looks to take on Apple and Samsung in the crowded market for fitness trackers and smart watches.

As protests rock Baghdad and Beirut, Iran digs in

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:09am
As governments in Iraq and Lebanon stagger and stumble under huge waves of popular protest, powerful factions loyal to Iran are pushing to quash political upheaval which challenges Tehran's entrenched influence in both countries.

U.S. October job growth beats expectations despite GM strike

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:04am
U.S. job growth slowed less than expected in October as the drag from a strike at General Motors was offset by gains elsewhere and hiring in the prior two months was stronger than previously estimated, offering some assurance that consumers would continue to support the slowing economy.

S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record high on U.S. jobs report, China data

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:04am
Wall Street's main indexes advanced on Friday, as investors took comfort from data that showed U.S. jobs growth slowed less than expected in October and China's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in more than two years.

Global factory woes persist in October

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:48am
Factory activity in key global economies contracted again in October as cooling demand and trade tensions kept policymakers busy trying to dodge recession.

Exclusive: Overhaul of Ukraine prosecution agency buries Manafort inquiries - investigators

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:43am
Sweeping changes to Ukraine's top law enforcement agency ordered by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy are set to derail a series of long-running criminal investigations, including two related to U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, three current and former Ukrainian prosecutors told Reuters.

Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok - sources

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:37am
By Greg Roumeliotis, Yingzhi Yang, Echo Wang and Alexandra Alper

Shares, crude prices rise on U.S., China data

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:27am
World equity markets surged and crude prices rose on Friday after a stronger-than-expected U.S. employment report, a surprise bounce in Chinese manufacturing and optimism over U.S.-China trade talks tamped down fears of slowing global growth.

Easing winds give firefighters a break in California wildfire battle

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:06am
Fierce, dry Santa Ana winds off the Southern California mountains eased early on Friday, helping firefighters make progress in corralling major wildfires that have displaced thousands of residents.

U.S. agents at Guatemala checkpoints see holes in border security

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 9:56am
At a highway checkpoint in central Guatemala, 10 U.S. officers in caps and sunglasses and packing concealed weapons watched as local border agents flagged down vehicles, inspected documents and prepared to fingerprint any undocumented migrants.

Aramco meets investors in last-minute bid to hit $2 trillion IPO target: sources

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 9:49am
Saudi Aramco officials and advisers are holding last-minute meetings with investors in an attempt to achieve as close to a $2 trillion valuation as possible ahead of an expected listing launch on Sunday, according to three sources.

Turkey, Russia hold first joint patrol in northeast Syria

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 9:35am
Turkish and Russian troops in armored vehicles held their first joint ground patrols in northeast Syria on Friday under a deal between the two countries that forced a Kurdish militia away from territory near Turkey's border.