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New Zealand says more eruptions on volcanic island likely

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:33pm
New Zealand authorities said monitoring equipment on the volcanic island that erupted two days ago has picked up increasing tremors on Wednesday, delaying any attempt to access the island to retrieve bodies.

U.S., Canada and Mexico sign agreement - again - to replace NAFTA

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:32pm
Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact on Tuesday that aims to improve enforcement of worker rights and hold down prices for biologic drugs by eliminating a patent provision.

Meltdowns and touchdowns: How the U.S. scored a Canada-Mexico trade deal

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:31pm
Revising the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement took a year of acrimonious talks among Democrats, the chief U.S. negotiator and a labor union president - and may have set a world record for phones being slammed down in anger, according to one negotiator.

U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:27pm
The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida.

Focus squarely on Trump as December 15 tariffs loom in U.S.-China trade war

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:23pm
U.S. President Donald Trump has days to decide whether to impose tariffs on nearly $160 billion in Chinese consumer goods just weeks before Christmas, a move that could be unwelcome in both the United States and China.

Trump will have final say on U.S.-China trade deal: White House trade adviser

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:23pm
U.S. President Donald Trump will be the one to make the final decision on tariffs and the U.S.-China trade deal, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Tuesday.

New Zealand GeoNet says tremor activity increases at White Island volcano

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:22pm
Tremor activity at New Zealand's White Island volcano increased on Wednesday, geological agency GeoNet said, two days after an eruption that killed six people, left eight missing and presumed dead, and seriously injured 30.

Climate change hitting top U.S. fishery in the Arctic: NOAA

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:08pm
Climate change is causing chaos in the Bering Sea, home to one of America's largest fisheries, an example of how rising temperatures can rapidly change ecosystems important to the economy, U.S. federal government scientists said in a report on Tuesday.

Australian mother and daughter named as volcano victims: media

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:58pm
A mother and daughter have become the first Australians to be named as victims of New Zealand's volcano disaster after the family was informed by authorities early on Wednesday, media said.

Asian shares drift as tariff deadline looms, pound eases on YouGov poll

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:48pm
Asian stocks drifted on Wednesday as Sino-U.S. trade talks showed little progress ahead of a weekend deadline for the imposition of additional U.S. tariffs, and the pound wobbled as opinion polls pointed to a tight British election on Thursday.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to lead genocide defense at World Court

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:36pm
Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will lead Myanmar's defense at the World Court on Wednesday, where her country faces accusations of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

Powell's 'half-full' U.S. glass sturdy but still at risk for spills as Fed meets

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:28pm
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has taken a glass-half-full view of the U.S. economy but the trouble may be that the glass has gotten smaller and has a few cracks.

Factbox: Labor, environment, drugs top changes to North American trade deal

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:21pm
Stronger worker and environmental protections top changes to a new version of the North American trade deal signed by U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials on Tuesday that clears the way for a long-delayed vote in the U.S. Congress.

Factbox: House Democrats back USMCA - What happens next?

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:20pm
U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday backed a renegotiated version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement after a year of often acrimonious negotiations with the White House, and it was signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Factbox: U.S. House Democrats back USMCA: What happens next?

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:14pm
U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday backed a renegotiated version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement after a year of often acrimonious negotiations with the White House, and it was signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Trump is fourth U.S. president to face impeachment as Democrats unveil charges

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:01pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, making him the fourth president in U.S. history to face a formal effort to remove him from office.

World stocks sink as tariff deadline approaches

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 6:30am
Global stock markets fell for a second day on Tuesday, as caution over a Dec. 15 deadline for the next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports weakened risk appetite and limited outsized market moves.

Netflix could lose four million U.S. subscribers in 2020: brokerage

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 6:21am
Needham and Co was the fourth Wall Street brokerage in two months to cut its rating for Netflix Inc on Tuesday, arguing competition from new streaming services could lead to the loss of 4 million premium U.S. subscribers next year.

Russian athletics champion blasts own sports authorities over Olympic ban

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 6:14am
Russian high jump world champion Maria Lasitskene on Tuesday accused her country's own sports authorities of failing to protect athletes from the deepening doping crisis, in a rare public broadside at top officials.

Choppy markets leave U.S. bank bonus decisions in limbo

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 6:08am
December is always a month of suspense on Wall Street, as dealmakers, traders and money managers at big U.S. banks wait to find out how much they will receive in bonuses.