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WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases retail sales data for November, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases business inventories for October, 10 a.m..
At a hearing on Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will examine if cockpit complacency caused an Asiana Airlines Inc's jetliner with 307 people aboard to crash land at San Francisco International Airport in July, killing three and injuring more than 180. The hearing had been set to begin on Tuesday, and to run for two days, but was postponed and shortened by bad weather.
SEOUL, Dec 10- South Korea is looking to scale back plans to rely on nuclear power, but growing energy demand and the shutdown of aging reactors mean it will still likely need to build new nuclear-fired plants in the next two decades.
SEOUL, Dec 10- South Korea is looking to cut its reliance on nuclear power to 29 percent of the country's total power supply by 2035, the least amount of reduction recommended by a group urging the government to cut dependence on nuclear-fired generators.
At a two-day hearing that starts on Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will examine if cockpit complacency caused an Asiana Airlines Inc's jetliner with 307 people aboard to crash land at San Francisco International Airport in July, killing three and injuring more than 180..
*Australia, S.Korea just signed free trade agreement. SEOUL/ SYDNEY, Dec 6- General Motors Co may consider shipping more South Korean-made cars to Australia, a source said on Friday, as part of a global restructuring that will see its Chevrolet brand in Europe dropped and production in Australia potentially scrapped.
SEOUL, Dec 6- For 61- year old construction worker Chae Chang- geun, an ethnic Korean from China, Seoul is a place to make money but not a place to call home.
Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
*CEO says addressing technical issues to push London launch. SINGAPORE, Dec 5- CME Group says the delayed launch of its first overseas bourse could come in London in the first quarter of 2014, as the top U.S. futures market operator intensifies its focus on overseas growth.
SEOUL, Dec 5- Spanish banks are solid and healthy thanks to effective recapitalising and restructuring efforts by the country's financial authorities, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3- The heads of two U.S. Senate committees overseeing national security have expressed concern to the Obama administration over a recent network supply deal between China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Washington ally South Korea.
SEOUL, Dec 4- Power generation at a seventh nuclear facility was halted in South Korea on Wednesday, due to a technical glitch, the country's atomic operator said, boosting the chance of power blackouts this winter.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3- The heads of two U.S. Senate committees that oversee national security have expressed concern to the Obama administration over news reports that China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has been chosen to build a nationwide wireless network in South Korea.
Economic expansion, nuclear plant shutdowns in Japan and South Korea and the shift toward cleaner-burning gas in smog-choked Chinese cities have contributed to rising demand for LNG in Asia, already the top destination for the fuel.
SEOUL, Dec 3- Hyundai Motor Co could be one of the biggest losers from surging sales of Japanese cars in China as the South Korean automaker's problems spread from the United States to the world's largest auto market.
TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Dec 3- Shoppers browsing in supermarkets around the world would once have been reassured by a' Made in Japan' tag. The growing list of food scandals could dent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to boost exports of high-end products such as Kobe beef, organic sake and even gimmicky square watermelons.
NEW YORK/ TOKYO, Dec 1- U.S. airlines United, American and Delta, have notified Chinese authorities of flight plans when traveling through an air defense zone Beijing has declared over the East China Sea, following U.S. government advice. He will travel to Japan, China, and South Korea and try to ease tensions, senior American officials said.
Growth of sales to China, the United States and the European Union all slowed whereas exports to Southeast Asia's 10- nation ASEAN bloc posted the worst decline since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, the data showed.
Beijing is now confronting strategic assumptions that have governed the Western Pacific region since World War Two.
*China says monitored flight of the B-52s. *Islands at heart of China territorial dispute with Japan. The defiance from Japan and its ally the United States raises the stakes in a territorial standoff between Beijing and Tokyo over the islands and challenges China to make the next move, experts said.