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  • SANTIAGO, June 11- Albemarle Corp, the world's largest lithium producer, said on Tuesday it will not participate in the London Metal Exchange's plan to launch a new contract for the white metal, depriving it of a key source of pricing data. "An exchange contract tends to support a commodity market, and that's not what we believe this is," David Ryan, Albemarle's head of...

  • NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. stocks ended near flat and the Dow snapped a six-day winning streak on Tuesday, as investors paused following a run of gains and fresh worries emerged over the U.S. trade war with China. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was holding up a trade deal with China and had no interest in moving ahead, unless Beijing agrees to four or five "major...

  • *Wall Street unchanged, after Europe, China end higher. NEW YORK, June 11- Wall Street's indexes ended Tuesday's session virtually unchanged after investors turned their focus to U.S.- China trade tensions as euphoria from Friday's U.S.- Mexico deal faded. But the mood soured later in the day after Trump said had no interest in moving ahead with a U.S.- China...

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  • SANTIAGO, June 11- Albemarle Corp, the world's largest lithium producer, said on Tuesday it will not participate in the London Metal Exchange's plan to launch a new contract for the white metal, depriving it of a key source of pricing data. "An exchange contract tends to support a commodity market, and that's not what we believe this is," David Ryan, Albemarle's head of...

  • The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS report from the Labor Department on Monday also showed an uptick in layoffs, though they remained at historically low levels. Trade tensions between the United States and China worsened following a move by President Donald Trump in early May to impose additional tariffs of up to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese...

  • *Trade gap with China rises 29.7%. The report from the Commerce Department on Thursday does not capture a recent escalation in trade tensions between the U.S. and China, as well as with Mexico. Last week, Trump announced he would impose a tariff on all goods from Mexico in a bid to stem the tide of illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexican border.

  • May 31- "Sell in May and go away" is a popular saying on Wall Street that arises from the S&P 500' s historical underperformance from May through October. Accompanying this year's summer effect are an escalating trade war between the United States and China, U.S.- Iran tensions and Britain's uncertain exit from the European Union. Stock rallied in the first four...

  • May 31- "Sell in May and go away" is a popular saying on Wall Street that arises from the S&P 500' s historical underperformance from May through October. Accompanying this year's summer effect are an escalating trade war between the United States and China, U.S.- Iran tensions and Britain's uncertain exit from the European Union. Stock rallied in the first four...

  • May 31- "Sell in May and go away" is a popular saying on Wall Street based on the S&P 500' s historical underperformance from May through October. Added to the summer effect this year are an escalating trade war between the United States and China, U.S.- Iran tensions and Britain's uncertain exit from the European Union. After surging 17.5% January through April, the...

  • The surge in confidence reported by the Conference Board on Tuesday came despite an escalation in tensions in the 10- month trade war between the United States and China, which sparked a sharp sell-off on Wall Street. The U.S. raised existing tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25% from 10% on May 10, prompting Beijing to retaliate with its own levies on...

  • Growth is slowing as the stimulus from the White House's $1.5 trillion tax cut package fades. President Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China, which triggered a steep U.S. stock market sell-off, is also seen hurting business confidence and undercutting spending on equipment. "Not a great start to the current quarter," said Sal Guatieri a senior...

  • *China to slap tariffs on U.S. goods despite Trump warning. NEW YORK, May 13- Global stock markets tumbled on Monday and the Chinese yuan fell to its lowest level since December as the trade dispute between the United States and China escalated. China said it would impose higher tariffs on a range of U.S. goods, striking back in its trade war with Washington shortly...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- U.S. consumer prices rose moderately in April and underlying inflation remained muted, supporting the Federal Reserve's projection of no further interest rates increases this year. The persistently benign inflation reported by the Labor Department on Friday could, however, ratchet up White House pressure on the U.S. central bank to cut...

  • May 9- Albemarle Corp said on Thursday it is moving forward on a project it claims will boost its Chilean lithium production by 30 percent without extracting more brine from the environmentally sensitive Salar de Atacama, the world's driest desert. Chief Executive Luke Kissam said on Thursday the company has successfully tested the process in a laboratory...

  • May 9- Albemarle Corp said on Thursday it is moving forward on a project it claims will boost its Chilean lithium production by 30 percent without extracting more brine from the environmentally sensitive Salar de Atacama, the world's driest desert. Chief Executive Luke Kissam said on Thursday the company has successfully tested the process in a laboratory...

  • *Wall Street ends down 1.8%, USTR comments add to trade angst. NEW YORK, May 7- Equities and oil futures fell sharply on Tuesday, as investors worried U.S.- China negotiations were floundering and that an escalating trade war could damage global growth. "The signs of a potential breakdown in the talks are really what's fueling the risk off trading," said Peter Kenny,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- U.S. employers likely maintained a strong pace of hiring in April while steadily increasing wages for workers, pointing to solid economic growth and moderate inflation pressures. The Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report on Friday is likely to support the Federal Reserve's decision on Wednesday to keep interest...

  • LONDON, May 1- Britain's Princess Charlotte celebrates her fourth birthday on Thursday and her parents released three new pictures of the smiling young royal to mark the occasion. Charlotte, daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was pictured in the gardens at Kensington Palace in central London, and the family home in Norfolk, eastern England.

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- U.S. manufacturing activity slowed to a 2-1/ 2- year low in April amid a sharp drop in new orders while construction spending unexpectedly fell in March, suggesting economic growth was moderating after surging in the first quarter. One of the reports from the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday showed businesses increasingly...