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Fri, Nov 22nd, 2019
France’s Macron defends job losses at blue-collar factory

PARIS (AP) — A defiant French President Emmanuel Macron has told laid-off employees at a troubled French appliance factory that his government should not be held responsible for job losses after a takeover...

US regulators bar govt telecom funds for Huawei, ZTE

U.S. communications regulators have cut off government funding for equipment from two Chinese companies, citing security threats.

Mexican Congress approves budget after protests

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s lower house of Congress has approved the 2020 federal budget after protests and blockades by farm groups forced legislators to meet at a Mexico City convention center.

Markets Right Now: Stocks turn mixed on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

JPM : 130.99 (+0.82%)
China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, can ‘fight back’

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests.

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?"

MSFT : 149.15 (-0.22%)
In a first, IBM’s computer debater faces off against itself

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — The chamber hushed as the debate got underway at the Cambridge Union and the teams launched into their carefully crafted opening statements.

IBM : 134.46 (+0.46%)
Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup

The much-hyped unveil of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass shattered twice when hit with a large metal ball.

GM : 35.47 (+2.31%)
TSLA : 334.07 (-5.85%)
US stocks mixed as market’s weekslong rally peters out

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed in midday trading Friday as a week dominated by the progress in U.S.-China trade talks — or lack thereof — comes to a close.

JWN : 38.18 (+11.25%)
Equatorial Guinea says pirates kidnap 7 foreigners off coast

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Equatorial Guinea says seven people of various nationalities have been kidnapped by pirates off its coast in the Gulf of Guinea.

Brexit Party not just about Brexit, Farage tells UK voters

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Dec. 12 vote has been dubbed the “Brexit election,” dominated by the country’s stalled exit from the European Union. But political parties are also trying to win over...

Iran internet slowly revives; US sanctions telecom minister

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices...

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing has settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet off the coast of Indonesia.

BA : 367.78 (+0.37%)
Serbia president defends minister in plagiarism dispute

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has dismissed calls for the resignation of the Balkan country’s finance minister triggered by a university ruling that he plagiarized parts of the doctoral...

AG Barr: Epstein’s death was a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’

ABOARD A US GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails...

Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands

NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays.

Merkel’s heir apparent takes on critics, wins applause

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled heir apparent sought to silence critics Friday, throwing down the gauntlet for any member of the Christian Democratic Party to challenge her...

Pennsylvania to fund research into fracking health dangers

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday his administration will spend $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential health effects of the natural gas industry, taking action after months of impassioned...

South Africa’s airline says deal reached to end strike

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s troubled state-owned airline says flights will resume as normal over the weekend after it reached a deal with unions to end a week-long strike.

ConocoPhillips seeking sales of Alaska assets

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — ConocoPhillips hopes to sell parts of its Alaska projects to offset risks and share the expenses of investments planned in the state, company officials said.

XOM : 69.72 (+0.07%)
COP : 60.41 (+0.33%)
BP..LS : 497.250 (+0.03%)
BP : 38.52 (-0.18%)

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