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United States eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

United States eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

On Jan. 2, Xi said in a speech that China reserved the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but would strive to achieve peaceful " reunification ". "China's leaders hope that possessing these military capabilities will deter pro-independence moves by Taiwan or, should deterrence fail, will permit a range of tailored military options against Taiwan and potential third-party military intervention", the report explained. Read More

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Lindsey Graham wants Trump to 'Build a wall NOW'

Lindsey Graham wants Trump to 'Build a wall NOW'

The president and congressional Democrats remain at an impasse over his demand for $5.7 billion for a wall along the southern border. "I just got back and it is a far worse situation than nearly anyone would understand, an invasion!" Some have resorted to selling their possessions or posting appeals on online fundraising outlets to help pay their bills. Read More

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US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

Last year, Trump imposed tariff hikes of up to 25 percent on $ 250 billion of Chinese goods, with China retaliating with its own tariff increases on $110 billion of USA exports. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish is leading the American delegation, which includes the top U.S. trade negotiator on agricultural issues, Gregg Doud; Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs David Malpass; Commerce Undersecretary for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan; Agriculture Department ... Read More

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Asia stocks mixed after Mnuchin's weekend of triage

Asia stocks mixed after Mnuchin's weekend of triage

But the President has it exactly backwards: according to research conducted by myself and my colleague Dr. Mike Ellington, the Fed should be raising interest rates even faster. The development comes after Mnuchin, in an effort to assure investors shaken by the falling stock market, reached out to the heads of the six major banks on Sunday to see if they had enough cash on hand in advance of Monday's opening bell. Read More

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Trump attacks Fed on eve of policy meeting

Trump attacks Fed on eve of policy meeting

The benefit of that stimulus will likely fade in 2019, slowing growth to a more modest pace. The Fed's Federal Open Market Committee, the body which sets interest rate policy, will announce its decision at 2 p.m. Trump's tweet follows one on Monday slamming the Fed for "even considering" another interest-rate increase, laying out arguments against a hike to savor the achievement of a strong US economy. Read More

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Canada’s envoy to China decries Huawei arrest as U.S.-inspired

Canada’s envoy to China decries Huawei arrest as U.S.-inspired

He said authorities had taken measures "according to the law" in the Canadians' cases, and China welcomed foreign visitors, and they had nothing to fear so long as they obeyed the law. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says any reports that Canada could ban Huawei from its 5G networks are "speculation". Spavor runs tours of North Korea along with sports, business and other exchanges through his company, Paektu Cultural Exchange . Read More

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United States fires latest volley in China tariff fight

United States fires latest volley in China tariff fight

Allowing China Mobile access to United States telecommunications networks would carry a "substantial and unacceptable risk" to national security and law enforcement, the U.S. For starters, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday slammed Beijing for failing to offer "meaningful reform" on aggressive trade policies and threatened tariffs on Chinese autos. Read More

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Cyber Monday Brings Hope for a Rally in Retail Stocks

Cyber Monday Brings Hope for a Rally in Retail Stocks

Walmart has a $35 minimum for free shipping and Kohl's has a $25 minimum-so be sure to check around! Specifically, Target's taking a ton of its stuff and slicing 15 percent off the top of a bunch of toys, electronics and even clothes. But some of the promotional efforts ahead of the day drew the ire of several people who complained that they woke up to a deluge of cyber Monday emails compared to years past. Read More

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Don't eat romaine lettuce: Health Canada

Don't eat romaine lettuce: Health Canada

Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 8 to October 31. Six individuals have been hospitalized, and one individual suffered from hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), which is a severe complication that can result from an E. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the leafy green is unsafe to consume. Both from unidentified sources. Throw in a nationwide alert over romaine lettuce contaminated by E. Read More

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Weed stocks are rallying after MI legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Weed stocks are rallying after MI legalizes marijuana for recreational use

North Dakota voters are also deciding whether to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday. Utah voters also were considering whether to allow medical marijuana and to join the 31 other states that have already done so. Kristin Schrader, 51, a Democrat from Superior Township in Washtenaw County, said she voted to legalize marijuana because she doesn't want people leaving MI to get it. Read More

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Tesla Faces Criminal Probe Over Model 3 Production Claims

Tesla Faces Criminal Probe Over Model 3 Production Claims

The electric carmaker said in a statement Friday that it complied with a "voluntary request for documents" from the Department of Justice about Tesla's "public guidance" about Model 3 production . Model 3 is a key part of Tesla's plan to expand from a niche player in the segment of luxury to the automaker with a wider range of consumers. In other Tesla news, Director Kimbal Musk sold 1,875 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. Read More

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Powerball Results: Winning Numbers Drawn, Jackpot Raises to $750 Million

Powerball Results: Winning Numbers Drawn, Jackpot Raises to $750 Million

The buyer of the ticket beat the odds of 1 in 303 million to win the Mega Millions drawing for one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history. The victor matched all five numbers - 3, 21, 45, 53, 56 , but not the Powerball , 22. "It wasn't me", Haynes said over the phone, adding he matched only one number. The huge jackpot had lottery ticket buyers speculating on what they would do with the money if they won. Read More

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