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  • May 24- The escalating U.S.- China trade war has sent dividend-rich sectors like utilities higher, but investors don't need to get all defensive just yet, according to strategists who say there are plenty of growth stocks with some insulation from China. Some investors are seeking safety in domestic U.S. growth stocks ranging from software and online...

  • *Philadelphia chip index snaps 3- day losing streak. NEW YORK, May 21- Shares of technology companies helped lift Wall Street on Tuesday after the United States temporarily eased curbs on China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, alleviating investor concerns about pressure on future corporate results in the sector. But late on Monday, the United States granted the...

  • *Germany's DAX jumps, leads European markets higher. *Oil prices rise as Middle East tensions persist. A spike in U.S.- China tensions over import tariffs has convulsed markets recently as investors seek to parse statements from government leaders to gauge the direction of negotiations.

  • May 9- China's CRRC plans to bid on a big Washington D.C. subway project as it doubles down on a charm campaign in the United States to quash a rising chorus of critics who have cast the rail car maker as a threat to cyber security and U.S. industry. The world's largest maker of passenger trains has roared into the U.S. market in recent years, clinching contracts in...

  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia issues statement on monetary policy- 0130 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its April 2019 rate-setting meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • *White House says China wants to make a trade deal. NEW YORK, May 8- A gauge of world equity markets slid and the dollar traded near break-even on Wednesday over growing concerns about the latest U.S.- China trade talks and as the United States moved closer to raising tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. Gold prices slipped as safe-haven demand eased...

  • *White House says China wants to make a trade deal. NEW YORK, May 8- The benchmark S&P 500 fell on Wednesday for the third day in a row as investors remained cautious about the latest developments on U.S.- China trade talks even after hopeful comments from the White House regarding an eventual agreement. Wall Street had edged higher for much of the session after...

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand monetary policy committee meeting. ZAGREB- Croatia National Bank holds monetary policy meeting. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds monetary policy meeting.

  • NEW YORK, May 7- Like many transplants to Chicago, Chris Easton needed to adjust to winter after moving from Atlanta to take a job as a database engineer at the accounting firm EY. Among other work-life skills, Easton, 23, who is on the autism spectrum, learned the key to surviving the bone-chilling winds from Lake Michigan: layering. "Moving from Georgia to Chicago was...

  • NEW YORK, May 7- Like many transplants to Chicago, Chris Easton needed to adjust to winter after moving from Atlanta to take a job as a database engineer at the accounting firm EY. Among other work-life skills, Easton, 23, who is on the autism spectrum, learned the key to surviving the bone-chilling winds from Lake Michigan: layering. "Moving from Georgia to Chicago was...

  • The cities are Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and Toronto. However, Chief Financial Officer Dennis Durkin said on a post-earnings call the company does not expect to recognize material revenue and income from Call of Duty esports team sales and new mobile initiatives for Activision or Blizzard this year. The company earned 31 cents per share in the first...

  • April 30- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it would allow Philip Morris to sell a heated tobacco product called IQOS in the United States, a major victory for the international tobacco giant as it looks to sell more alternatives to traditional cigarettes. Following a review of about two years, the FDA determined that authorizing the device...

  • April 30- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it would allow Philip Morris to sell a heated tobacco product called IQOS in the United States, a major victory for the international tobacco giant as it looks to sell more alternatives to traditional cigarettes. Following a review of more than two years, the FDA determined that authorizing the...

  • ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes its Inflation Report ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes summary of its monetary policy committee meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian central bank holds its rate-setting meeting- 1200 GMT. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 SYDNEY- Presentation by Melissa Hope, head of Note Issue Department at Reserve Bank of...

  • MONDAY, APRIL 29 MANILA- Philippines central bank Governor Benjamin Diokno delivers keynote address at a general members meeting of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines- 0400 GMT. ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes its Inflation Report ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes summary of its monetary...

  • *SEC sued Robert Carr over $4.3 bln Global Payments merger. The SEC accused Carr of repeatedly discussing merger talks with his partner Katherine Hanratty and writing a check so Hanratty, who had expressed worries about her finances, could buy $900,000 of Heartland stock before the merger was announced. Hanratty sold her stock for a $250,628 profit in April...

  • April 25- United Parcel Service Inc on Thursday blamed harsh winter weather in the United States as it reported lower-than-expected first-quarter profit, sending shares down more than 7% percent in early trading. "There is pressure on management to execute at a high level during the peak," Cowen and Co. analyst Helane Becker said in a client note.

  • On Tuesday, the government charged drug distributor Rochester Drug Co-operative Inc and company executives for their role in fueling the epidemic. Deaths from opioid overdose in the United States jumped 17 percent in 2017 from a year earlier to more than 49,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. China last month listed all...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- President Donald Trump is expected to tout his fight against opioid abuse in remarks in Atlanta on Wednesday, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives. On Tuesday, the government charged Rochester Drug Co-operative Inc and executives of the major...

  • Gold in hand, stacked

    Gold steadied on Wednesday, crawling up slightly from the lowest in nearly four months hit during the previous session, with bullion pressured by a robust dollar as U.S. stocks took a breather following a strong rally.