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Trump impeachment: President ‘a clear and present danger to democracy’
December 15, 2019
Top Democrats urge Republicans to cross party lines and side with them in impeaching Donald Trump.
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California governor rejects PG&E bankruptcy reorganization plan
December 15, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp , the state's largest investor-owned utility, saying its proposal fails to meet the requirements of a recently enacted wildfire law.
Trump lawyer Giuliani at White House as U.S. lawmakers vote on impeachment charges
December 14, 2019
President Donald Trump's private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was at the White House on Friday, the same day that a Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives panel approved impeachment charges against Trump.
Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges
December 14, 2019
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.
Factbox: Trump impeachment trial - What happens next?
December 14, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives will take up impeachment charges against President Donald Trump next week after the House Judiciary Committee on Friday recommended two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, to the full chamber.
Bloomberg climate plan would halve U.S. carbon emissions in 10 years
December 14, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a climate plan to slash U.S. carbon emissions by 50% in ten years, by slapping tougher pollution standards on new gas-fired power plants and replacing coal with cleaner energy sources like wind and solar.
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USMCA Trade Deal Wins Over Democrats But Faces 2020 Uncertainty
December 13, 2019
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement represents a win for both Republicans and Democrats. But its future is far from certain.
December Brings Dissension to Washington and the World
December 6, 2019
A December like no other is underway in Washington. And its effects are being felt far beyond Capitol Hill.
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Former GOP Rep. Jolly: Republicans should support impeachment for sake of democracy
December 15, 2019
Former GOP congressman David Jolly warns Republics trying to delegitimize the impeachment process: "We only get one shot at this democracy, at this republic, and I fear they don't realize it is not easily replaceable."
Rep. Dean to Congress: 'If you're here only to save your seat ... get a new line of work'
December 15, 2019
Rep. Madeleine Dean discusses Republicans in congress who have privately told Dean's Democratic colleagues they'd like vote for impeachment, but are afraid of backlash. A full House vote on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump will
Hallmark pulls ad featuring same-sex marriage amid pressure from conservative groups
December 15, 2019
The Hallmark Channel pulled an ad from Zola which featured a same-sex wedding. Zola, a wedding planning company, it would no longer be advertising with Hallmark.
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AMERICA • Business
Bloomberg will push Wall Street execs, other megadonors to back fundraising effort for DNC in 2020
December 13, 2019
Mike Bloomberg is slated to meet with influential business executives Thursday to encourage them to back Democratic causes on a national and state level.
Adobe's stock jumps to record close as investors cheer cloud transition
December 13, 2019
Adobe rose almost 4% on Friday, closing at an all-time high and reflecting the company's extended move from desktop software to the cloud.

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Schumer sends letter to set framework for impeachment trial
December 16, 2019
Senate Republicans, including McConnell, have been signaling to the president they would prefer a speedy trial that does not involve calling any new witnesses.
Worker strike may put Democratic debate in jeopardy
December 15, 2019
The sixth Democratic presidential debate, set to be held in Los Angeles this week, is in jeopardy. On Sunday, all seven candidates scheduled to appear pledged to boycott the debate in support of striking workers at the site. Farrah Fazal reports.
House Republicans prepare to vote on articles of impeachment
December 15, 2019
History will be made this week in Washington. For only the third time ever, the full House will vote on articles of impeachment against an American president. Republicans promise to "deep six" a Senate trial. Nikole Killion reports.
Face the Nation: Robert Lighthizer, Anthony Salvanto, Ed O'Keefe, Kelsey Snell, David French, Dan Balz, Edward Wong
December 15, 2019
Missed the second half of the show? The latest on U.S. trade rep hails USMCA, China deals as "most momentous day in trade history ever," CBS News poll: Americans remain divided on Trump impeachment, and political panelists break down the latest in the impeachment saga.
Trump attends Army-Navy game days before from the impeachment vote
December 15, 2019
The historic House vote on articles of impeachment against President Trump — a vote that would make Mr. Trump only the third president to be impeached — is just days away. On Saturday, the president took in another battle — the 120th edition of the Army-Navy game. If the House votes as expected, the president would face a Senate trial in the new year. Paula Reid reports.
Business Analysis

Boeing considers more 737 MAX production cutbacks: Report
December 15, 2019
Further cutbacks could be felt throughout the industry.
US may unilaterally retaliate if China breaks 'phase one' deal: White House
December 15, 2019
Lighthizer, Navarro tout trade agreement enforcement mechanism.
US will double exports to China under 'phase one' deal: Lighthizer
December 15, 2019
"By the second year, we will just about double exports of goods to China, if this, if this agreement is in place," Lighthizer said.
UK'S PM Boris Johnson pushes for Brexit deal before Christmas
December 15, 2019
Prime minister plans to make good on his campaign mantra to "get Brexit done."
China delays tariffs on US autos, other goods in trade deal
December 15, 2019
Washington has agreed to postpone a planned tariff hike and to cut current tariffs.
Geoff Shepard: Remembering Paul Volcker, former Fed chairman – A man I was privileged to work for
December 15, 2019
Paul Volcker was an intellectual giant, and I had a front row seat to understanding his genius while working with and for him early in his career.
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AMERICA • Markets
Boeing Weighs Halting or Cutting 737 MAX Production
December 16, 2019
Boeing is considering either suspending or cutting back production of the 737 MAX amid growing uncertainty over the troubled plane’s return to service and could disclose a decision as soon as Monday.
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Trump administration reaches phase one trade deal with China, some tariffs to remain in place
December 15, 2019
Trump administration reaches phase one trade deal with China, some tariffs to remain in place

U.S. expelled two Chinese diplomats after the Trump administration announced phase one of China Trade deal reports say; White House trade adviser Peter Navarro weighs in.

Is ‘buy low, sell high’ an outdated idea?
December 14, 2019
Is ‘buy low, sell high’ an outdated idea?

Panel on investment tips

Forex Markets
OANDA Market Insights – Episode 95 (Video)
December 13, 2019
OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam previews the week’s business and market news with Jazz
Week Ahead – Phase-one trade deal and UK election aftermath
December 13, 2019
The US dollar remains at a critical juncture as Fed policy will be on hold for the foreseeable future
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Market Comment
Positive Reaction To Fed Announcement Leads To Higher Close On Wall Street
December 11, 2019
Stocks showed a lack of direction throughout much of the trading session on Wednesday but saw a positive reaction to the Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy announcement. Buying interest remained somewhat subdued, however, limiting the upside for the major averages.
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AMERICA • Economy
Tech Giants Race for Streaming Deals, but Twitch Remains King
December 16, 2019
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and others are spending millions on video game streaming to compete with Amazon’s Twitch.
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AMERICA • Insights
Big Bird flies away
December 14, 2019
Caroll Spinney, puppeteer, died on December 8th
Posh hotels are scarce in Japan—and increasingly lucrative
December 14, 2019
Japan’s hot hoteliers
In praise of high-school football
December 14, 2019
Best known for gargantuan stadiums and other excesses, high-school football in Texas is sport distilled
Green with shame
December 14, 2019
Brace for a violent force of creative destruction—repulsion
A price war has undermined India’s big telecoms companies
December 14, 2019
The contours of a critical industry are about to be redrawn
Tesco considers selling its Asian supermarkets
December 14, 2019
The British chain’s overseas retreat illustrates the difficulty of foreign expansion
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