US trade deficit falls to $52.5 billion in September. EU's Barnier warns of tough times ahead on UK trade deal. China and France reiterate support for Paris climate deal.
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US trade deficit falls to $52.5 billion in September
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US trade deficit falls to $52.5 billion in September

The U.S. trade deficit fell in September to the lowest level in five months as imports dropped more sharply than exports and America ran a rare surplus in petroleum. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the September gap between what America buys from abroad and what it sells shr...

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EU's Barnier warns of tough times ahead on UK trade deal

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday drew the battle lines for the upcoming free trade talks with the U.K. once it has left the bloc and warned Britain not to undercut EU standards. Barnier said the trade talks after Britain leaves as expected on Jan. 31 might be...

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Xi Jinping, Emmanuel Macron
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China and France reiterate support for Paris climate deal

Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday hailed a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron as giving a boost to multilateralism and free trade, amid ongoing economic tensions with Washington. The two countries also pledged continued support for the Paris Agreement as the U.S. begins it...

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US services companies growth rebounds in October
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US services companies growth rebounds in October

Growth in the vast U.S. service sector rebounded in October after sinking to a three-year low in September causing concern for investors and economists. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Tuesday that its service index grew to 54.7% la...

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Boeing chairman says CEO won't get bonus until Max flies

Boeing's new chairman gave embattled CEO Dennis Muilenburg a vote of confidence Tuesday and said the chief executive is giving up any bonus this year. David Calhoun said the Boeing board believes Muilenburg "has done everything right" and is positioning the Chicago company to return t...

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US job openings decline in September though remain healthy
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US job openings decline in September though remain healthy

U.S. employers advertised fewer open jobs in September compared with the previous month, but the number of available positions remains high by historic standards. The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers listed 7 million jobs, down from 7.3 million in August. Job openings peak...

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Used to impunity, Bangladesh elite face corruption crackdown
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Used to impunity, Bangladesh elite face corruption crackdown

As gamblers called out bets around craps and roulette tables at a sports club in Bangladesh's capital, dozens of black-clad security forces burst inside. Gamblers were ordered to the floor as police and members of Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion, which normally handles major count...

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California utility meets with governor amid bankruptcy case
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California utility meets with governor amid bankruptcy case

California's governor called the chief executive of a troubled utility to his office on Tuesday for a closed-door meeting as the company struggles to emerge from a high-profile bankruptcy while facing criticism for its practice of shutting off power for millions of people to prevent wildfires. ...

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German government advisers cut economic growth forecast
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German government advisers cut economic growth forecast

The German government's independent panel of economic advisers on Wednesday cut its 2020 growth forecast for Europe's biggest economy to below 1%, but said it sees no sign of a "broad, deep recession." In a report handed to Chancellor Angela Merkel, the five-member panel forecast econ...

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S Korea offers to visit stalled joint tour resort in North
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S Korea offers to visit stalled joint tour resort in North

South Korean has offered to send a delegation to check on South Korean-built facilities at a long-stalled joint tourist resort in North Korea, Seoul said Wednesday, as the North is pushing to tear them down. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered the destruction of South Kor...

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White House and Pelosi part ways on relief for drug prices

The White House on Tuesday signaled President Donald Trump's blunt thumbs-down to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Her office's sharp retort: "Working people won't like it if he sells them out." Despite the House impeachment inquiry, the Wh...

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McDonald's CEO's ouster reflects trend on workplace romances

Workplace couples are often romanticized — think Bill and Melinda Gates or Michelle and Barack Obama. But when the relationship involves two people with unequal power, it can also be fraught with peril, especially in the #MeToo era. McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is only the latest ...

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AT&T fined $60M for misleading with 'unlimited' plans
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AT&T fined $60M for misleading with 'unlimited' plans

AT&T will pay $60 million to settle the government's allegation that it misled customers of unlimited-data plans by slowing down service for heavy users. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that AT&T will automatically provide partial refunds to customers who signed up f...

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Fortis Inc

Fortis Inc. operates as an electric and gas utility company in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 425,000 retail customers in southeastern Arizona; and 97,000 retail customers in Arizona's Mohave and Santa Cruz counties with an aggregate capacity of 3,377 MW (MW), including 57 MW of solar capacity. The company also sells wholesale electricity to other entities in the western United States; owns gas-fired and hydroelectric generating capacity totaling 64 MW; and distributes natural gas to approximately 1,030,000 customers in British Columbia, Canada. In addition, it owns and operates the electricity distribution system that serves approximately 564,000 customers in southern and central Alberta; owns four hydroelectric generating facilities with a combined capacity of 225 MW; and provides operation, maintenance, and management services to hydroelectric generating facilities. Further, the company distributes electricity in the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador serving approximately 268,000 customers with an installed generating capacity of 139 MW; and on Prince Edward Island serving approximately 81,000 customers through generating facilities with a combined capacity of 145 MW. Additionally, it provides integrated electric utility service to approximately 176,000 customers in British Columbia; approximately 268,000 customers in Newfoundland and Labrador; approximately 30,000 customers on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and approximately 15,000 customers on certain islands in Turks and Caicos, as well as holds long-term contracted generation assets in British Columbia and Belize, and the Aitken Creek natural gas storage facility. It also owns and operates transmission and distribution lines; and natural gas pipelines. Fortis Inc. was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in St. John's, Canada.

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