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  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement would result in the "best deal" to revamp the 24- year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico in favor of U.S. interests. Trump's comments come less than a week before trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico meet in Montreal for the sixth of seven...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said on Wednesday that her assumption the U.S. federal tax overhaul would add 0.25 to 0.5 percentage points in growth over the next two years might be too low. Mester, speaking to reporters after a speech at Rutgers University in New Jersey, said that with respect to growth and inflation, risks are still...

  • A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date. asked Ed Wasserman, dean of the journalism school at the University of California, Berkeley. " The story, which appeared Saturday on the site Babe.net, offers a detailed 3,000- word...

  • *Japan asks India to introduce more bullet trains, new routes. NEW DELHI/ TOKYO, Jan 18- Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver's seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy- a push to' Make in India'.

  • Today due to Winter Storm@. Jan 17- Delta Air Lines Inc:. *DELTA- DUE TO WINTER STORM AFFECTING AIRPORTS ALONG GULF COAST AND SOUTHEAST, 600 MAINLINE, DELTA CONNECTION REGIONAL FLIGHTS CANCELLED SYSTEM-WIDE TODAY- TWEET Further company coverage:.

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Asian stocks were near record highs on Thursday, with a rally by Wall Street supporting bullish investor sentiment, while the dollar pulled back from three-year lows as the euro's recent rally lost steam. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.16 percent higher at 595.53, near the previous day's record high of 595.80.

  • DELTA- DUE TO WINTER STORM AFFECTING AIRPORTS ALONG GULF COAST AND SOUTHEAST, 600 MAINLINE, DELTA CONNECTION REGIONAL FLIGHTS CANCELLED SYSTEM-WIDE TODAY- TWEET.

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it would sell its claims in bankrupt nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co to a group led by the Baupost Group- a move that would contribute to an improvement of about 410 billion yen in its balance sheet. Confirming an earlier Reuters report, the Japanese conglomerate also said it had agreed a deal to transfer its stake...

  • Jan 18- For other diaries, please see:. Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 18- Jan Japan 3- month discount bill auction 18- Jan Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 18- Jan Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bonds 18- Jan Spain Bond auction 18- Jan United Kingdom Auction 0 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt...

  • FRANKFURT- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, ECB board member Benoit Coeure and Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann speak at a conference in Frankfurt. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on monetary policy at the Council for Economic Education's Economists on the Economy- 2305 GMT. **NASHVILLE, United States-...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 17- Brazil's benchmark Bovespa equities index registered strong gains on Wednesday, breaching the 81,000- point mark for the first time amid strong inflows of foreign capital and industry-related news that lifted some major stocks. The Bovespa ended the session up 1.7 percent, while Brazil's real currency gained 0.37 percent.

  • The approval breaks what has effectively been a duopoly on the stock market close, one of the busiest and most lucrative trading periods of the day, by the Intercontinental Exchange Inc-owned NYSE and Nasdaq. Cboe announced in May it planned to offer brokers an order type that would give them the same official closing auction prices from Nasdaq and the NYSE for...

  • WASHINGTON— A former photographer at the Department of Energy says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and a coal baron peddling a wish list of policy initiatives that would directly benefit his company. Also attending the meeting were Perry's chief of staff and Andrew Wheeler, a coal company...

  • Jan 17- A Florida man was sentenced on Wednesday to one year in prison for engaging in insider trading based on a tip he received from an ex-Morgan Stanley broker about Gilead Sciences Inc's planned $11.2 billion purchase of Pharmasset Inc in 2011, prosecutors said. District Judge Anne Thompson in Trenton, New Jersey, after pleading guilty in March 2016 to...

  • The decision came in a lawsuit by Carlos McClatchy, a beneficiary of a trust fund set up by Eleanor McClatchy, granddaughter of the company's founder, James McClatchy. The value of the trust fund plummeted after McClatchy bought Knight Ridder for $4.5 billion in 2006. Carlos McClatchy and other beneficiaries stopped receiving dividends that had previously...

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 17- Output at BHP Billiton PLC's Escondida mine in Chile, the largest copper mine in the world, fell 7.8 percent in 2017 compared to the prior year due to a prolonged strike, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. BHP said production in the second half of the year grew 29 percent to 583,000 tonnes compared with the same period in 2016, largely due to...

  • BOGOTA, Jan 17- Room for further cuts to Colombia's benchmark interest rate looks limited, Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Wednesday, adding that any such easing would likely come early in the year, before scheduled elections. Colombia's seven-member central bank board has made borrowing cost reductions of 275 basis points since December 2016, in a...

  • Jan 17- Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP has started a proxy fight on Wednesday for control of Mellanox Technologies Ltd, calling the Israeli chipmaker deeply undervalued. The nominations include Starboard head Jeffrey Smith, who has become the face and name behind the fund's multiple proxy contests. The New York hedge fund said on Wednesday that...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- A U.S. administrative court on Wednesday invalidated a Johnson& Johnson patent on its blockbuster prostate cancer drug Zytiga, bringing rivals closer to selling generic versions. The ruling was a victory for U.S. generic drug company Argentum Pharmaceuticals LLC, which had asked the board to invalidate the patent in hopes of bringing its own...

  • DETROIT, Jan 17- Overall U.S. new vehicle sales could fall for the second year in a row in 2018, but Detroit's automakers are betting they can sell more high-margin pickup trucks and sport utilities to prop up profits. At this week's Detroit auto show, auto industry executives and economists predicted that overall car and light truck sales will fall to about 16.8...