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Sat, Feb 23, 2019
10:30 amFalling stocks, Kraft Heinz trigger huge Berkshire loss
Sinking stocks and deteriorating prospects from an investment in Kraft Heinz Co pummeled the bottom line of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, which on Saturday reported a large quarterly net loss even though operating profit rose.
9:27 amMicrosoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contract
Some Microsoft Corp employees on Friday demanded that the company cancel a $480 million hardware contract to supply the U.S. Army, with 94 workers signing a petition calling on the company to stop developing "any and all weapons technologies."
9:20 amNY governor orders probe into Facebook access to data from other apps
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information than previously known from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data.
9:01 amEgypt's top administrative court lifts ban on Uber, Careem services
Egypt's top administrative court on Saturday lifted a ban on operations by ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem, which have faced fierce opposition from traditional taxi drivers, a judicial source and lawyer said.
4:16 amWall St. Week Ahead: May be time for growth to run out of gas
A return to fashion of growth stocks in 2019 helped lead the overall market out of a year-end shakeout, but another multi-year run of growth performing better than value may not be in the cards.
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
11:54 pmTrump says he's inclined to extend China trade deadline and meet Xi soon
President Donald Trump said on Friday there was "a very good chance" the United States would strike a deal with China to end their trade war and that he was inclined to extend his March 1 tariff deadline and meet soon with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
11:54 pmTrump says could include Huawei and ZTE in trade deal
U.S. President Donald trump said on Friday he may or may not include Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp in the trade deal being negotiated between the United States and China.
10:11 pmKraft Heinz shares fall 28 percent after writedown, dividend cut
Kraft Heinz Co shares fell to a record low on Friday a day after the food company disclosed a $15 billion write-down on its marquee brands, raising concern that years of rigorous cost cutting have eroded the value of its Kraft cheeses and Oscar Mayer deli meats.
8:22 pmBrazil judge suspends Embraer-Boeing tie-up negotiations: court document
A Brazilian judge on Friday suspended negotiations for the tie-up of Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA and Boeing Co, according to a court document.
8:17 pmNo more MOUs! USTR Lighthizer tweaks trade terminology after dispute with Trump
In trade talks between the United States and China, Memorandums of Understanding - the building blocks of what would be a historic deal - are officially out.
8:09 pmFed's policy pause sets stage for broad overhaul
When Federal Reserve policymakers last month put a three-year rate-hike campaign on hold and backed ending a yearlong push to shrink their $4 trillion balance sheet, they cited increased risks to U.S. economic growth and the need for more time to sort through the data.
8:09 pmFlattening U.S. yield curve in late 2018 'flashing red' on economy: Fed's Williams
A flattening U.S. yield curve in December, which was close to being inverted, was "flashing red" about a deceleration in U.S. economic growth heading into 2019, despite some solid data at the time, New York Federal Reserve President John Williams said on Friday.
7:50 pmFCA sets $14 million annual target compensation for CEO Manley: filing
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) has set an annual compensation target for Chief Executive Officer Mike Manley consisting of pay, cash and equity bonuses of $14 million, the automaker said in a regulatory filing on Friday.
7:25 pmS&P 500 posts highest close since November 8 on trade optimism
The S&P 500 posted its highest closing level since Nov. 8 on Friday as investors clung to signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China.
7:21 pmTrump's economy 'a little under' 3 percent growth goal: Fed
The Trump administration will fall "a little under" its target of 3 percent annual growth of gross domestic product for 2018, the Federal Reserve said Friday in a report that offers an economic scorecard of sorts for the first full year of President Donald Trump's term.
7:19 pmCanada's Barrick considers buyout of rival Newmont Mining
Canada's Barrick Gold Corp said on Friday it considered making an all-stock bid for U.S. rival Newmont Mining Corp, a deal that would create a monolith in the global gold sector and likely push smaller peers to start buying each other.
7:07 pmTwitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from board
Twitter Inc said on Friday one of its co-founders, Evan Williams, will be stepping down as a member of its board at the end of the month.
7:06 pmU.S.-China trade hopes lift stocks; oil hits three-month high
Stocks rose in major markets across the world on Friday on bets of progress in trade talks between China and the United States, while crude futures hit their highest level in more than three months supported by ongoing supply cuts.
7:00 pmNewmont says aware of Barrick's buyout talk but will not comment
Newmont Mining Corp said on Friday it was aware that Canadian rival Barrick Gold Corp said it had studied an unsolicited buyout proposal for the company, a deal that would, if consummated, bring together two of the world's leading gold producers.
5:52 pmOil hits 2019 highs on U.S.-China trade hopes, but U.S. output weighs
Oil prices touched their highest since mid-November on Friday and posted weekly gains for the second week in a row, boosted by hopes that U.S.-China trade talks would soon produce a deal, although new record U.S. oil supply limited gains.
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