US Senate Opens Arguments on Third Day of Trump Impeachment Trial

The top Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer, acknowledged that many senators "really don't want to be here". "And I hope that they come and address the facts and not just dismiss the House's case outright and call it ridiculous, ". That will open the wa... More..

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Boeing now expects 737 Max to be grounded to mid
by | Thursday, January 23, 2020

Boeing now expects 737 Max to be grounded to mid

ET Tuesday, down roughly 4.2% year-to-date. The three USA airlines that own Maxes - Southwest, American and United - have scrubbed the plane from their schedules until early June. Some of the grounded Boeing ...More..

US and Britain trade threats in tech tax row
by | Thursday, January 23, 2020

US and Britain trade threats in tech tax row

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said after meeting Mnuchin in Davos that Paris would hold back on enforcing the tax until the end of the year, while the United States would defer its planned sanctions....More..

How Airlines and Airports Are Dealing With the Deadly China Coronavirus
by | Thursday, January 23, 2020

How Airlines and Airports Are Dealing With the Deadly China Coronavirus

Dr. David Heymann , who headed WHO's global response to SARS in 2003, said the new virus appears risky for older people with other health conditions, but doesn't seem almost as infectious as SARS. Gao said o...More..

Coronavirus: WHO warn deadly disease ‘expected to spread through China and abroad’
by | Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Coronavirus: WHO warn deadly disease ‘expected to spread through China and abroad’

China has confirmed the new SARS-like virus that has killed three people can spread between humans. Stocks across Europe sold off on Tuesday after a fourth person died from an outbreak of a new virus spread...More..

Post-trade deal, Trump with farmers at record levels
by | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Post-trade deal, Trump with farmers at record levels

They have achieved" Paydirt "with our incredible new trade agreements: CHINA, JAPAN, MEXICO, CANADA , SOUTH KOREA and many others! President Donald Trump championed a pair of trade victories at a farm conv...More..

China-US trade deal sends positive signal to world, says United Nations official
by | Saturday, January 18, 2020

China-US trade deal sends positive signal to world, says United Nations official

China's economy stabilized last quarter after slowing to the weakest pace in nearly three decades, with the first acceleration in investment since June signaling that a firmer recovery could be underway. Ret...More..

Trump trial looms as House to send charges to Senate on Wednesday
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Trump trial looms as House to send charges to Senate on Wednesday

McConnell initially said the Senate wouldn't act on the USMCA until it had finished with Trump's impeachment trial, but Pelosi's decision to delay sending the impeachment articles to the Senate created a wind...More..

USA drops currency manipulation charge against China
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

USA drops currency manipulation charge against China

The deal will boost USA agricultural commodity shipments to China in exchange for the White House cutting back on some of the existing tariffs on Chinese goods. But economists have criticized the USA decisi...More..

US Defence Secretary clarifies Trump's justification for strike on top Iranian general
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

US Defence Secretary clarifies Trump's justification for strike on top Iranian general

Inthe week and a half that has followed, the president has primarily centered on the past, pointing to Soleimani's role in the proliferation of roadside bombs in Iraq . On top of that, allegations that Soleima...More..

Iran's United Nations ambassador says missile strikes weren't meant to kill Americans
by | Sunday, January 12, 2020

Iran's United Nations ambassador says missile strikes weren't meant to kill Americans

The remarks added some detail to a series of often vague claims made by United States officials when asked why Trump, who faces an impeachment trial and a tough reelection fight, ordered the high-risk operation...More..

Stocks rise to record highs as tension with Iran eases
by | Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stocks rise to record highs as tension with Iran eases

The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite were all trading in record territory after shrugging off Iran's missile attack on USA forces on Tuesday evening. Treasurys slumped, causing the...More..

Iran Will
by | Saturday, January 11, 2020

Iran Will "Never" Have A Nuclear Weapon, Says Donald Trump

The Iran Deal. It was just something that it is no good for our country. "We still need to focus minds, but it's probably coming soon", a European Union diplomat said before Friday's emergency meeting. At a ree...More..

Putin meets Assad in rare Syria visit amid US-Iran tensions
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Putin meets Assad in rare Syria visit amid US-Iran tensions

Assad and Putin also discussed the Idlib situation as well as the developments in northern Syria and Turkey's actions there, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency ( SANA ). Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...More..

Nissan says ex-leader Ghosn still behind serious misconduct
by | Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Nissan says ex-leader Ghosn still behind serious misconduct

Nissan said on Tuesday that former Chairman Carlos Ghosn's flight from Japan would not affect its policy of holding him responsible for "serious misconduct", renewing its charges against him a day befo...More..

China replaces Hong Kong liason office head amid protests
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

China replaces Hong Kong liason office head amid protests

The Hong Kong Retail Management Association (HKMA) estimates about 7,000 businesses, or more than one in 10 retailers, will be forced to close in the next six months. China and the Hong Kong administration have...More..

Economy braces for a crude shock after U.S. airstrike kills Iran general
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Economy braces for a crude shock after U.S. airstrike kills Iran general

General Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite al-Quds force and architect of its regional security apparatus, was killed following a United States airstrike at Baghdad's global airport on Friday. "A persistent sp...More..

Qassem Soleimani and others farewelled in large funeral procession in Baghdad
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Qassem Soleimani and others farewelled in large funeral procession in Baghdad

Reports of a fresh air strike emerged on Saturday meanwhile, with Reuters citing an Iraqi army source as saying six people were killed and three others critically injured when an Iraqi militia convoy was hit...More..

Stocks Close out Best Year Since 2013; S&P 500 Soars 28.9 Percent
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Stocks Close out Best Year Since 2013; S&P 500 Soars 28.9 Percent

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) surged 330.36 points, or 1.2%, to 28,868.80. Adding dividends, the blue-chip index had a total return of 31.5 percent. Apple rose 2.3% to a new high. TECH'S BIG YEAR:...More..

Gold spikes as investors brace for Iran response to USA strike
by | Saturday, January 04, 2020

Gold spikes as investors brace for Iran response to USA strike

Gold prices rose more than 1% on Friday. According to Kothari, besides the Central banks , which have been constantly accumulating gold at every dip in prices, it is also the investors, who are rushing fo...More..

WWIII: US citizens flee Iraq over tension
by | Saturday, January 04, 2020

WWIII: US citizens flee Iraq over tension

The global benchmark, brent crude oil was trading at Dollars 68.20 per barrel, higher by 2.94 per cent. But on the southern border of Iran lies the Strait of Hormuz, the world's most important oil chokepoin...More..

Microsoft takes action against hackers from North Korea
by | Thursday, January 02, 2020

Microsoft takes action against hackers from North Korea

Thallium used a tactic called spear phishing , which entails gathering information about individuals from public sources like social media and staff lists to craft a personalized spear-phishing email created ...More..

Massachusetts's minimum wage will increase in 2020
by | Thursday, January 02, 2020

Massachusetts's minimum wage will increase in 2020

Since then, more states have acted to " raise the wage to $15" by 2025 or earlier, and numerous states, counties, and cities across the country will increase their minimum wages in the coming year, though ...More..

US stocks nearly flat; S&P 500 notches 5th weekly gain
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

US stocks nearly flat; S&P 500 notches 5th weekly gain

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 23.87 points, or 0.1%, to 28,645.26. The S&P 500 fell 0.63 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 3,223.38. Together with Amazon's gains, that helped make consumer-discretiona...More..

Oil edges down from three-month highs after Russia downplays output cuts
by | Sunday, December 29, 2019

Oil edges down from three-month highs after Russia downplays output cuts

Futures rose as much as 1.1% in NY, gaining for a third straight session as trading resumed after the Christmas break. West Texas Intermediate was up 11 cents, or 0.2%, at $60.55 a barrel. "Oil-production cut...More..