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Reuters Company NewsNov 20, 2019
METALS-London copper slips on U.S.-China trade deal uncertainty
London copper edged lower on Wednesday amid conflicting signals on the Sino-U.S. trade talks, but Shanghai copper jumped to its highest in more than a week after China's central bank vowed to step up credit support to prop up the slowing economy.

Yahoo BusinessNov 20, 2019
Trump's ‘America First' Tensions Exposed as Defense Secretary Ends Asia Trip
(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. The tension between bolstering U.S. alliances while pursuing an "America First" foreign policy tripped up Defense Secretary Mark Esper on a tour through Asia -- while still leaving the Pentagon chief exposed to Washington politics thousands of miles away.Over the course of a week, Esper had the unenviable job of pressing South Korea and Japan to spend vastly more money to host U.S. troops, rescuing a soon-to-expire intelligence pact between the Asian allies and extending an olive branch to the notoriously fickle North Korean regime as a year-end deadline for nuclear talks seems all but dead.It was rough going.Esper landed in Seoul with Trump demanding South Korea pay about $5 billion for the privilege of hosting U.S. troops, a 400% increase from current levels. Similar demands last year cratered discussions between the two countries and threatened to divide the allies just as they were trying to present a united front against North Korea's nuclear program."Korea is a wealthy country, and could and should pay more to offset the cost of defense," Esper said Friday, a message he reiterated days later in Manila. It's an argument the Trump administration has made to allies around the world, but in Asia it failed.Negotiations broke down soon after Esper left Seoul, with the U.S. side saying it cut talks short because the South Koreans "were not responsive" to Ameri

Reuters BusinessNov 19, 2019
Asia shares lost in trade labyrinth, bonds get the benefit
Asian shares lost out to safe-harbour bonds on Wednesday as Sino-U.S. trade talks produced nothing but white noise, while concerns about a supply glut left oil prices nursing their biggest one-day loss in seven weeks.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares lost in trade labyrinth, bonds get the benefit (Reuters Company News)

CNBC BusinessNov 19, 2019
Everything Jim Cramer said on 'Mad Money,' including trade hits to tech stocks, Salesforce CEO interview
CNBC's Jim Cramer advises investors not to give up software-as-a-service plays, despite boiling trade tensions. The "Mad Money" host sits down for interviews with executives of Salesforce, Square and RH.

3 "Strong Buy" Stocks That Are Heavily Discounted (Yahoo Business)

Reuters Company NewsNov 19, 2019
Japanese shares fall as Trump repeats threats of more tariffs on China
Japanese shares fell on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would raise tariffs on Chinese imports if no deal was reached with Beijing to end a trade war.

MarketWatch MarketPulseNov 19, 2019
Stocks finish mixed as Nasdaq logs third consecutive all-time closing high
U.S. stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as investors struggled to shrug off concerns around the prospect of a U.S.-China trade deal and dealt with disappointing earnings. The S&P 500 was down 2 points, or 0.1%, to finish around 3,120. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 102 points, or 0.4%, to finish around 27,934, based on preliminary numbers. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.2%, or 21 points, to end at around 8,571. The S&P 500 snapped its five day winning streak, its longest such stretch since July 15. Economic data on Tuesday suggested that low bond yields have helped boost activity in rate-sensitive sectors. Housing starts climbed 3.8% in October to an annual growth rate of 1.314 million, and building permits jumped 5% in October to a 1.461 million annual rate. In corporate news, Home Depot Inc. fell 5% after after reporting weaker-than-expected same-store sales and a poor outlook.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dismal retail forecasts drag down Dow, S&P 500 (Reuters Company News)

Reuters BusinessNov 19, 2019
Beijing tariff demands may expand U.S.-China 'phase one' trade deal significantly
A "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China was supposed to be a limited agreement that would allow leaders from both countries to claim an easy victory while soothing financial markets.

MarketWatchNov 19, 2019
Market Snapshot: Nasdaq closes at new high; Dow, S&P retreat from records on earnings and doubts about China trade deal
U.S. stocks slipped back from record highs on Wednesday on disappointing earnings results and doubts about a U.S. - China trade deal

Google Business NewsNov 19, 2019
Was it a bribe? Democrats trade 'quid quo pro' for 'bribery' in Trump impeachment messaging - USA TODAY
Was it a bribe? Democrats trade 'quid quo pro' for 'bribery' in Trump impeachment messaging  USA TODAYRatcliffe: No witness has used the word bribery  Fox NewsDemocrats Invite President Trump To Testify In Impeachment Inquiry | TIME  TIMEWhy the Democratic pivot from quid pro quo to 'bribery' is a bust  Washington ExaminerHuckabee: Dems 'chasing rainbows' with impeachment, Trump headed for 'landslide' win  Fox NewsView full coverage on Google News

Reuters BusinessNov 19, 2019
Retail sector weighs on Wall Street; Dow and S&P end lower
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 fell from record levels on Tuesday as dour forecasts from retailers Home Depot and Kohl's fueled worries about consumer spending and the U.S.-China trade dispute dragged on.
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