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  • MSCI's All-Country World index hit an intraday record of 444.94, although stocks on Wall Street dipped as the financial sector, down 0.1 percent, snapped a five-session winning streak and energy stocks slumped 1.4 percent. Other data showed improvements in exports from Indonesia and Taiwan, and falling unemployment in Sweden and the Netherlands.

  • Feb 16- Wall Street dipped on Thursday, weighed down by energy stocks as oil prices dropped and banks fell broadly for the first time in six days. Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan and Citigroup weighed more than any other stocks on the S&P 500, which has hit a string of record high in recent sessions on signs of an improving economy and promises by President...

  • CABINET AND ADMINISTRATION Trump announces his new choice to lead the Department of Labor, former National Labor Relations Board member Alexander Acosta, after his original pick withdrew under congressional pressure. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, says he does not see the conditions for military collaboration with Russia-...

  • The Senate confirms Trump's picks to run the Environmental Protection Agency and to serve as White House budget director. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, says he does not see the conditions for military collaboration with Russia- a blow to Moscow's hopes for repairing ties with the United States following Trump's election.

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, says he does not see the conditions for military collaboration with Russia- a blow to Moscow's hopes for repairing ties with the United States following Trump's election. The confirmation hearing for Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, conservative federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch, will...

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, says he does not see the conditions for military collaboration with Russia- a blow to Moscow's hopes for repairing ties with the United States following Trump's election. The European Union in Brussels is preparing a summit to promote free trade and international cooperation with China in April...

  • *All work at Grasberg stopped except maintenance- union. JAKARTA, Feb 16- All work has stopped at Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant copper mine in Indonesia and its workers are planning a demonstration against the government's move last month that halted exports of copper concentrate to boost domestic industries, a union said. Thousands of workers plan to stage a...

  • *All work at Grasberg stopped except maintenance- union chief. JAKARTA, Feb 16- All work has stopped at Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant copper mine in Indonesia, a worker union said on Thursday, just over a month after the country halted exports of copper concentrate to boost domestic industries. Thousands of workers planned to stage a demonstration on Friday in...

  • NOGALES, Arizona, Feb 16- For up to 16 hours a day, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and mangoes grown in Mexico flow north through a border checkpoint into Nogales, Arizona, helping to ensure a year-round supply of fresh produce across the United States. Now in office, Trump is considering a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico, one of several ideas under review in...

  • With Republican Senator John McCain announcing on the Senate floor that he would oppose Mulvaney, Cochran was seen as the potential 51st vote needed in the 100- member chamber for confirmation. McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee that oversees defense programs, blasted Mulvaney in a Senate floor speech, saying the nominee had pursued "...

  • A Senate vote on Mulvaney, a leading member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who represents South Carolina, was expected on Thursday at 7 a.m.. A Senate panel only narrowly backed the nominee earlier this month in a party-line vote. Republicans have 52 of the 100 Senate seats and are able to approve Trump's nominees if they can hold together a majority.

  • JAKARTA, Feb 14- Freeport-McMoRan Inc has halted production of copper concentrate in Indonesia and has begun to send home workers at Grasberg, the world's second-largest copper mine, a spokesman for the company's local unit said. Indonesia introduced rules on Jan 12 that restrict copper concentrate exports from the country in an effort to promote the...

  • JAKARTA/ TORONTO, Feb 10- Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Friday that an export ban remains in place at its copper mine in Indonesia, the world's second-biggest, because it has not yet reached agreement with the government on a new mining permit. The government banned copper concentrate exports Jan. 12 to try and boost Indonesia's smelter industry.

  • JAKARTA/ TORONTO, Feb 10- Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Friday an export ban remains in place on its copper mine in Indonesia, the world's second-biggest, because it has not yet reached agreement with the government on a new mining permit. The southeast Asian country banned copper concentrate exports Jan. 12 to try and boost the local smelter industry.

  • JAKARTA, Feb 10- Indonesia has issued a new mining permit for the local unit of Freeport McMoRan Inc, government officials said on Friday, signaling the possible end to a month-long suspension of exports from the world's second-biggest copper mine. Indonesia halted Freeport's exports of copper concentrate on Jan. 12, a suspension Freeport said would reduce...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- President Donald Trump's "wall" along the U.S.- Mexico border would be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security internal report seen by Reuters on Thursday. The report seen by Reuters is the work of a group commissioned by Kelly as...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 9- Zenefits is laying off nearly half its staff as the software startup grapples with the fallout of insurance violations that resulted in hefty penalties from state regulators. Employees were alerted to the layoffs in a memo sent by Jay Fulcher, who started as the San Francisco- based company's CEO on Monday. Fulcher said Zenefits would move...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- Intel Corp chose the White House Oval Office as its backdrop to announce a $7 billion investment in a previously shelved Arizona factory, which it said would create 3,000 jobs when it is up and running. Krzanich said he made the announcement at the White House as a sign of support for the "tax and regulatory policies that we see the administration...

  • Intel Corp Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich tells Trump that the computer chip manufacturer will invest $7 billion in an Arizona semiconductor factory that will employ 3,000 people. The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Irans powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- Intel Corp chose the Oval Office as its backdrop to announce a $7 billion investment in a new Arizona semiconductor factory, a plant it said would create 3,000 new jobs when it is up and running. Intel Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich announced the investment to reporters while standing behind President Donald Trump, a signal of how...