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Villains or visionaries? Hedge funds short companies they say ‘greenwash’

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LONDON (Reuters) – Tens of trillions of global investment dollars are pouring into companies touting robust environmental, social and governance credentials. Now short-sellers spy an opportunity. FILE PHOTO: Carson Block, Chief Investment Officer, Muddy Waters Capital LLC., speaks at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S. May 4,...
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Mexico objects to labor enforcement provision in North American trade deal

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s deputy foreign minister, Jesus Seade, said on Saturday he sent a letter to the top U.S. trade official expressing surprise and concern over a labor enforcement provision proposed by a U.S. congressional committee in the new North American trade deal. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s Deputy Foreign...
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U.S. Justice Department preparing legal action against Live Nation: source

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Department of Justice building is seen in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to take legal action against Live Nation Entertainment (LYV.N) on allegations the concert promoter has sought to strong-arm concert venues into...
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Factbox: A lot of soy, a little rice – China’s historical U.S. agricultural purchases

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. government said on Friday China would buy an additional $32 billion in U.S. farm goods over the next two years as part of an initial trade deal. FILE PHOTO: Soybeans in a field on Hodgen Farm in Roachdale, Indiana, U.S. November 8, 2019. Picture taken...
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Trade deal removes major hurdle for rally in Apple and tech

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s limited trade deal with China removes a major hurdle for Apple (AAPL.O) and other technology stocks that have already surged this year to record highs. The so-called Phase One deal announced, but still not signed, on Friday suspends the planned imposition of...
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U.S.-China trade deal cuts tariffs for Beijing promise of big farm purchases

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and China cooled their trade war on Friday, announcing a “Phase one” agreement that reduces some U.S. tariffs in exchange for what U.S. officials said would be a big jump in Chinese purchases of American farm products and other goods. Beijing has agreed to...
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Wall Street steady as U.S., China announce trade deal

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(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow industrials ended little changed on Friday, hitting record highs in the session, as the United States and China announced an initial trade agreement, cooling tensions that have rattled markets. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange...
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U.S. agency probes 12th Tesla crash tied to possible Autopilot use

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TFILE PHOTO: he company logo is pictured on a Tesla Model X electric car in Berlin, Germany, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. auto safety agency said Friday it will investigate a 12th Tesla crash that may be tied to the vehicle’s advanced Autopilot driver assistance...
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China to buy additional $32 billion in U.S. farm goods over two years, sign deal in January: USTR

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has agreed to buy $32 billion of additional U.S. farm products over two years as part of a phase one trade pact, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reporters on Friday, adding the deal would be signed the first week of January. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade...
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Wall Street hits records on news of U.S.-China trade deal

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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes hit record highs on Thursday following news that the United States had reached a “deal in principle” with China to resolve a trade war that has rattled markets for nearly two years. Stocks were boosted in the morning when President Donald Trump tweeted that...
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Wall Street touches record high on trade optimism

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks hit record highs on Thursday after President Donald Trump tweeted that Washington was “very close” to a trade deal with Beijing and on a report that U.S. trade negotiators had offered to cancel a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on...
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Wall St. opens lower as Apple weighs, trade deadline looms

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FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened modestly lower on Thursday, weighed down by losses in Apple after Credit Suisse said iPhone shipments sharply fell in...
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Oil market to remain oversupplied despite deepening OPEC+ cuts: IEA

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global oil inventories could rise sharply despite OPEC and its allies deepening their output cuts and slowing U.S. production growth, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Oil pump jacks work at sunset near Midland, Texas, U.S., August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jessica Lutz “Despite the...
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Mexican businesses focus on labor provisions as they pore over USMCA trade deal text

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MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexican business leaders on Wednesday began poring over texts of a new stricter trade deal with the United States and Canada, looking for details of how more intrusive enforcement of labor rules in Mexico would affect their operations. Moises Kalach, a leader of the CCE business...
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U.S. chief executives back revised USMCA trade deal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Business Roundtable, a trade group of top U.S. chief executives, announced Wednesday its members backed the revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal after negotiators brought the hard-won agreement across the finishing line. FILE PHOTO: Jamie Dimon, chairman & CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co., speaks during...
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Factbox: How the North American trade deal will affect labor, environment, drugs

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(Reuters) – New amendments to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) focus heavily on stronger labor enforcement, outlining a detailed process to address any allegations that Mexican factories are violating workers’ rights. FILE PHOTO: The flags of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are seen on a lectern before a joint news...
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Wall Street posts modest gain as Fed signals rates to hold for some time

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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main stock indexes ended modestly higher on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and signaled that borrowing costs are likely to remain unchanged indefinitely. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York...
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S&P 500, Nasdaq higher ahead of Fed meet; Dow hit by Boeing, Home Depot

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(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq indexes held on to gains on Wednesday as traders awaited the Federal Reserve’s December policy statement for clues on the domestic economy’s strength, while the Dow Jones index was pressured by losses in Boeing and Home Depot. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on...
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Mexican businesses focus on labor provisions as they pore over USMCA trade deal text

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MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexican business leaders on Wednesday began poring over texts of a new stricter trade deal with the United States and Canada, looking for details of how more intrusive enforcement of labor rules in Mexico would affect their operations. Moises Kalach, a leader of the CCE business...
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Oil prices fall as U.S. crude stocks jump

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Wednesday after industry data showed an unexpected build in U.S. crude inventories and as investors waited for news on whether a fresh round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods would take effect on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Oil pump jacks work at sunset near...

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