» Wall Street ends slightly lower; investors stay to sidelines
21/11/19 21:05 from Reuters: Business News
U.S. stock indexes dipped slightly on Thursday as investors moved to the sidelines with mixed messages and no concrete signs of progress on U.S.-China relations.
» Facebook agrees to provide additional documents in California AG data privacy probe
21/11/19 20:58 from Reuters: Business News
Facebook Inc has agreed to turn over additional documents after the California state attorney general's office went to court earlier this month to compel the social media firm to comply with requests for information in its privacy invest...
» GM's electric pickup to hit dealer showrooms in fall 2021: CEO
21/11/19 20:56 from Reuters: Business News
General Motors Co's first electric pickup truck model will go on sale in the fall of 2021, the company's top executive said, around the same time that electric carmaker Tesla Inc's own model is expected to debut.
» U.S House Democrats see progress on USMCA, passage still possible this year
21/11/19 20:43 from Reuters: Business News
U.S. House Democrats said they ironed out some differences with the Trump administration on Thursday about a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, and that Congress could still vote on the deal - one of President Donald Trump's top pri...
» Pelosi says progress was made on USMCA in meeting with Lighthizer
21/11/19 20:43 from Reuters: Business News
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that progress was made on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact in a meeting she held with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Richard Neal, the chairman of the House Ways and Mean...
» Saudi Aramco order book reaches 73 billion riyals so far: Samba
21/11/19 20:41 from Reuters: Business News
Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) has attracted approximately 73 billion riyals ($19.47 billion) in institutional and retail orders so far, Saudi Arabia's Samba Financial Group said on Thursday.
» U.S. senators urge Trump administration to halt Huawei license approvals
21/11/19 20:35 from Reuters: Business News
A bipartisan group of 15 U.S. senators urged the Commerce Department to suspend issuing licenses to U.S. firms that conduct business with China's Huawei Technologies Co, saying it could threaten U.S. security.
» Exclusive: Unilever, Henkel and buyout funds eye bids for Coty's $7 billion beauty brands – sources
21/11/19 20:28 from Reuters: Business News
Consumer goods giants Unilever and Henkel and a series of buyout funds including Advent and Cinven are talking to U.S. cosmetics maker Coty to submit bids for some of its most popular beauty brands, three sources told Reuters.
» Global stocks slip, dollar rebounds on rekindled trade hopes
21/11/19 20:19 from Reuters: Business News
The dollar rebounded and global equity markets pared losses on Thursday as efforts by China to smooth the path forward in U.S.-Sino trade talks helped sooth investor sentiment, though fears remained that a phase one deal might not occur ...
» U.S. fines former Deutsche Bank subprime chief over alleged mortgage fraud
21/11/19 20:18 from Reuters: Business News
(This Nov 14 story amends charges in first and fifth paragraphs to civil claims.)
» Macy's cuts profit outlook as tourist numbers drop
21/11/19 20:10 from Reuters: Business News
Macy's Inc cut its annual profit forecast for the second time this year on Thursday, as the department store operator blamed weak international tourism, warm weather and sluggish mall traffic for the first drop in same-store sales in two...
» Xerox threatens hostile bid unless HP opens its books
21/11/19 20:05 from Reuters: Business News
Xerox Corp on Thursday threatened to take its $33.5 billion buyout bid for HP Inc hostile, if the personal computer maker did not agree to a "friendly" discussion and open its books before Nov. 25.
» Boeing settles more than half of Lion Air crash lawsuits: lawyer
21/11/19 19:47 from Reuters: Business News
Boeing Co has settled more than half of some 118 claims related to the fatal crash of a Lion Air flight on a 737 MAX aircraft in October 2018, attorney Dan Webb said at a court hearing on Thursday.
» WeWork to lay off 2,400 employees in SoftBank revamp
21/11/19 19:40 from Reuters: Business News
WeWork said on Thursday it is laying off around 2,400 employees globally, as the office-sharing company seeks to drastically cut costs and stabilize its business after it transformed from a Wall Street darling into a pariah in a matter o...
» U.S. grants final approval for expanded Delta, Air France, Virgin, KLM JV
21/11/19 19:18 from Reuters: Business News
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Thursday granted final approval for an expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture for Delta Air Lines Inc , Air France KLM SA and Virgin Atlantic.
» Schwab-TD Ameritrade deal shows Trump rule-easing boon for financial M&A
21/11/19 19:14 from Reuters: Business News
A possible purchase by brokerage giant Charles Schwab Corp. of rival TD Ameritrade reflects a more relaxed mood under Trump administration regulators, which has helped unleash other big-ticket takeovers in the financial sector, analysts ...
» Apple, Intel file antitrust case vs SoftBank-owned firm over patent practices
21/11/19 19:03 from Reuters: Business News
Apple Inc and Intel Corp on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging the SoftBank Group Corp unit stockpiled patents to hold up tech firms with lawsuits demanding as much as $5.1 billion.
» Vivendi ready to sell part of Mediaset stake at a loss to end legal row: sources
21/11/19 18:59 from Reuters: Business News
French media group Vivendi is prepared to sell part of its stake in Mediaset at a loss in an attempt to reach a deal to end years of bitter legal disputes with the Italian broadcaster, two sources close to the matter said on Thursday.
» Cleveland Fed's Mester urges regulators to be more agile on cybersecurity risks
21/11/19 18:58 from Reuters: Business News
Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said on Thursday that financial firms and regulators should be more agile and share information to better combat cybersecurity threats.
» Exclusive: Exxon aims to sell $25 billion of assets to focus on mega-projects - sources
21/11/19 18:56 from Reuters: Business News
Exxon Mobil plans to sell up to $25 billion of oil and gas fields in Europe, Asia and Africa in its biggest asset sales for decades, seeking to free up cash to focus on a handful of mega-projects, according to three banking sources.
» Student Protesters Trapped at Besieged Hong Kong Campus
18/11/19 13:44 from Economy - Voice of America
Dozens made frantic efforts Monday to escape a university that has been surrounded by riot police, as campus siege entered second day
» Pelosi Invites Trump to Testify as New Witnesses Prepare for Impeachment Hearings
18/11/19 13:32 from Economy - Voice of America
Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been stacked against him, Pelosi said Trump is welcome to appear or answer questions in writing, if he chooses
» Libyan Officials: Airstrike Kills 7 Workers in Tripoli
18/11/19 13:27 from Economy - Voice of America
Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April between the self-styled Libyan National Army, led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter, and an array of militias loosely allied with the U.N.-supported but weak government which holds the capital
» Indian Students Face Off With Police Amid Fee Protest
18/11/19 12:40 from Economy - Voice of America
Hundreds of students from a New Delhi university face off with police, who have stopped their march toward parliament to protest increased student housing fees
» China Calls on US to 'Stop Flexing Muscles' in South China Sea
18/11/19 11:58 from Economy - Voice of America
China claims almost all the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea, where it has established military outposts on artificial islands
» Nigeria's Oscar Disqualification Sparks Push for Films in Native Languages
18/11/19 11:52 from Economy - Voice of America
Academy Awards rejected first Nollywood Netflix original 'Lionheart' from International Feature Film category for lacking non-English dialogue
» 4 Dead, 6 Wounded in California Football Party Shooting
18/11/19 11:46 from Economy - Voice of America
Ten people were shot and four of them were killed Sunday at a party in Fresno when suspects sneaked into a backyard filled with people
» Asian Nations at Odds over Sovereignty Join up to Fight Marine Trash
18/11/19 11:09 from Economy - Voice of America
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this month welcomed a 10-country declaration on easing marine debris
» Nigeria's Oscar Disqualification Sees Push for Films in Native Languages
18/11/19 10:56 from Economy - Voice of America
Academy Awards rejected first Nollywood Netflix original “Lionheart” from International Feature Film category for lacking non-English dialogue
» A Bumper Crop of Apples in Kashmir Rotting Away
18/11/19 10:50 from Economy - Voice of America
Almost 70% of India’s apple supply comes from the federally administered regions of Jammu & Kashmir. But the lockdown of the region since August has badly hurt the industry. VOA’s Ritul Joshi reports from Kashmir.
» Is Aramco Worth $2 Trillion? And Other Crucial I.P.O. Questions
17/11/19 16:07 from NYT > Energy & Environment
The valuation of the giant oil producer remains a critical question in the wake its decision to go public.
» Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters. Experts Aren’t Impressed.
15/11/19 01:38 from NYT > Energy & Environment
Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are not.
» To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic Plastic
14/11/19 09:56 from NYT > Energy & Environment
Plastic waste from America, collected for recycling, is shipped to Indonesia. Some is burned as fuel by tofu makers, producing deadly chemicals and contaminating food.
» The IRS Released New Tax Brackets For 2020. Here’s What They Mean.
14/11/19 02:19 from Money - The Huffington Post
There's more change ahead for taxpayers. Here's how to calculate your new federal tax rate.
» Greta Thunberg Sets Sail, Again, After Climate Talks Relocate
13/11/19 21:27 from NYT > Energy & Environment
Ms. Thunberg, who doesn’t fly, found herself suddenly needing a ride across the Atlantic when United Nations climate talks were moved on short notice.
» E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules
12/11/19 00:37 from NYT > Energy & Environment
A new agency rule would restrict the science that can be used in drafting health regulations by requiring researchers to turn over confidential health data.
» You Probably Don’t Know The Dark Reason ‘Black Friday’ Got Its Name
11/11/19 10:45 from Money - The Huffington Post
Contrary to popular belief, it's not the day retailers are "in the black."
» Telling Stories to Battle Climate Change, With a Little Humor Thrown In
10/11/19 13:00 from NYT > Energy & Environment
The women who make the podcast “Mothers of Invention” stand apart in the field of climate communication.
» The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage
10/11/19 03:34 from NYT > Energy & Environment
Indonesia’s mercury trade is intertwined with illegal gold mining around the world, leaving a legacy of thousands born with birth defects and half a million people poisoned.
» Interior Chief’s Lobbying Past Has Challenged the Agency’s Ethics Referees
09/11/19 23:27 from NYT > Energy & Environment
Since his arrival at the Interior Department, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has shown a willingness to press ethics lawyers for decisions that help his agenda.
» Saudi Aramco Offers Some Details on Coming Stock Offering
09/11/19 23:09 from NYT > Energy & Environment
Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, said it would set a final price for its shares on Dec. 5.
» Natural Gas or Renewables? New Orleans Choice Is Shadowed by Katrina
09/11/19 01:04 from NYT > Energy & Environment
Approval of a fossil-fuel plant was overturned after opponents were shut out of a meeting. Now the city has a new chance to consider energy economics.
» What Happens To Your Brain And Body When You’re Stressed About Money
08/11/19 10:45 from Money - The Huffington Post
Your financial woes could literally be making you sick.
» 9 Ways Retailers Trick You Into Spending Money On Black Friday
08/11/19 10:45 from Money - The Huffington Post
That free shipping might not really be free.
» Hurricane Tweet That Angered Trump Wasn’t About Trump, Forecasters Say
07/11/19 21:49 from NYT > Energy & Environment
Meteorologists were addressing public concern, not the president's tweets, when they assured Alabamians that a hurricane would not hit them, according to new documents.
» E.P.A. Watchdog, Citing ‘Open Defiance’ of Inquiries, Rebukes Top Agency Aide
06/11/19 22:46 from NYT > Energy & Environment
The agency's inspector general assailed the official for refusing to cooperate, calling his actions a “flagrant problem.”
» Brazil Had High Hopes for Its Big Oil Auction. They Went Bust.
06/11/19 22:25 from NYT > Energy & Environment
It was billed as the largest oil auction in history, one expected to produce a windfall. But analysts say a high signing bonus scared away bidders.
» The 13 Best Things HuffPost Staff Bought On Amazon This Year
06/11/19 21:34 from Money - The Huffington Post
Consider this our blessing to buy yourself an early holiday gift.
» California Mayors Back Plan to Make PG&E a Cooperative
05/11/19 21:39 from NYT > Energy & Environment
In a letter to state regulators, the local leaders proposed using their collective resources to take over the utility, now in bankruptcy.