Business Wire, Associated Press | PostedDec 10th - 7:46am
which has included an analysis of the hemp fiber and cellulose industries in the People’s Republic of China, various European countries and Canada — we have concluded that the processing of hemp stalk for industrial uses will be the next multi-billion-dollar business in the United States,” said Scott Evans, executive vice president of Panda Biotech. “Hemp fiber and cellulose will help manufacturers meet the needs of today’s eco-conscious consumers who increasingly require environmentally friendly products and services. As a result, hemp will be a game changer for both agriculture and industry for generations to come.”
Major stock indexes are opening lower on Wall Stret ahead of a U.S. tariff deadline on Chinese imports this weekend. Investors expect President Donald Trump to put off or scrap the tariff increase but talks on an interim “Phase 1” agreement announced in October have failed to agree on details. Investors are also watching the outcome of Britain's general election on Thursday. The S&P 500 fell 3 points, or 0.1%, to 3,132. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 38 points, or 0.1%, to 27,867. The Nasdaq lost 4 points, or 0.1%, to 8,617. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower.
David McHugh, Associated Press | PostedDec 10th - 7:13am
Mario Draghi took over as head of the European Central Bank eight years ago amid market speculation that the euro currency union might break up. Christine Lagarde succeeds him with a little more breathing room - but facing serious challenges from a weak economy, policy differences among her own officials, and questions about how much more central banks can do to help.
Business Wire, Associated Press | PostedDec 10th - 7:01am
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Business Wire, Associated Press | PostedDec 10th - 6:59am
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Business Wire, Associated Press | PostedDec 10th - 6:31am
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If Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wins Britain's general election on Thursday, he’s promising a remix of British society, with a strong emphasis on raising the lot of Britain’s disenfranchised and forcing tax-dodging corporations and wealthy individuals to pick up part of the tab.
Jamey Keaten and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press | PostedDec 10th - 5:11am
Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.’’
Food delivery company Just Eat rejected a sweetened takeover bid from investment firm Prosus on Tuesday, saying that the 5 billion pound ($6.6 billion) offer still “significantly undervalues” the company.
Danica Kirka, Mike Corder and Jill Lawless, Associated Press | PostedDec 10th - 4:28am
With two days until polling day, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought Tuesday to get his election campaign back onto Brexit after coming under fire for his lack of empathy for looking away from an image of a child sleeping on a hospital floor while seeking treatment.