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Iranian missiles can hit U.S. ships in Gulf: Guards

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:18am
A deputy head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said short-range Iranian missiles could reach U.S. warships in the Gulf, and the United States could not afford a new war, the semi-official news agency Fars reported on Friday.

Wall St. falls after China's tough talk on trade

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:03am
U.S. stocks slipped on Friday, after three straight sessions of gains, as trade tensions were renewed after Chinese media took a hardline approach to the tariff dispute between the United States and China.

Pinterest shares tumble as profit seen elusive

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:49am
Pinterest Inc's shares slumped as much as 17% on Friday after the online scrapbook company's disappointing annual forecast shook investors' faith in its ability to turn in a profit soon.

Turmoil at Thyssenkrupp marks battle for Germany's economic identity

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:30am
By Christoph Steitz, Tom Käckenhoff, Edward Taylor and Arno Schuetze

Chinese firms' missing $6 billion tests regulators' resolve

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:25am
Cash is considered among the hardest assets for a company to fake, which is why the disappearance of a combined $6.1 billion from two Chinese companies has dumbfounded investors and forced regulators to take action.

Taiwan parliament weighs landmark same-sex measures ahead of vote

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:04pm
Taiwan's parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation, despite deep divisions over marriage equality.

In China's heartland, once-flush shoppers turn cautious

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:58pm
Dressed in a smart black pantsuit behind the wheel of her pearl-white Audi, Zhao Na has come a long way from her roots in rural Henan province, in central China.

Flynn detailed attempts to obstruct Russia probe: U.S. court filing

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:28pm
Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller information about attempts by people tied to the Trump administration and Congress to obstruct the Russia investigation, court documents released on Thursday showed.

Asian shares feeling blue as Shanghai turns red

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:58pm
Asian shares were struggling to end a bleak week in the black on Friday as upbeat U.S. economic news and solid company earnings offered only a fleeting respite from the interminable Sino-U.S. trade dispute.

SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for 'about a week'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:18pm
A SpaceX launch already scrubbed once due to inclement weather was postponed again nearly 24 hours later on Thursday, this time for "about a week," in order to update satellite software and "triple-check everything," Elon Musk's rocket company said.

Pompeo meets with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:15pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists seek to derail a proposed extradition law pushed by Beijing.

Bayer bets on 'silver bullet' defense in Roundup litigation; experts see hurdles

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:12pm
Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be tossed because a U.S. regulatory agency said the herbicide is not a public health risk.

In nod to 2020, Trump pitches U.S. immigration overhaul

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 8:07pm
President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed overhauling the U.S. immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants instead of people with family ties to Americans, a plan he will push in his 2020 re-election campaign but has little to no chance of being approved in Congress.

U.S. Speaker Pelosi opens door to more funds for border migrant crisis

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 8:07pm
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday opened the door to President Donald Trump's proposal for emergency funds to address a migrant surge at the southern U.S. border, saying some money to alleviate the humanitarian crisis could be included in pending disaster relief legislation.

U.S. recession risk rises as U.S.-China trade tensions heat up: Reuters poll

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 7:47pm
Over the last month the U.S.-China trade war has boosted the risk of a U.S. recession, say a strong majority of economists polled by Reuters, who now put the chances of that happening in the next two years at 40%.

U.S. federal agents arrest protesters occupying Venezuelan Embassy

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 7:25pm
U.S. law enforcement officers raided the Venezuelan Embassy on Thursday to oust a small group protesting U.S. policy toward the oil-rich country, paving the way for the diplomatic compound to be handed to the U.S. envoy of opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Trump tells aides he does not want U.S. war with Iran

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 7:02pm
U.S. President Donald Trump has told his top advisers he does not want to get the United States involved in a war with Iran, three U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Trump told U.S. defense chief: no war with Iran: N.Y. Times

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 7:02pm
U.S. President Donald Trump has told his acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, he does not want to go to war with Iran, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing unidentified administration officials.

U.S. Congress to get classified Iran briefings next week: sources

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 7:02pm
Officials from U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will conduct classified briefings on the situation with Iran next week, congressional sources said on Thursday, after both Democratic and Republican lawmakers asked for more information.

Trump took out 30-year loan on $18.5 million home in 2018

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 6:20pm
U.S. President Donald Trump took out a new 30-year mortgage on a sprawling oceanfront house steps from his own Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and it is sitting empty on the rental market, according to financial disclosures made public on Thursday by the Office of Government Ethics.