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China's November coal imports slump 19% month-on-month on port curbs

China's coal imports plunged 19% in November from the previous month as tighter import rules at ports curbed shipments towards the year's end.
Suspect in deadly shooting at Florida naval base hosted a dinner party to watch mass shooting videos before the attack, according to a US official

Suspect in deadly shooting at Florida naval base hosted a dinner party to watch mass shooting videos before the attack, according to a US official

Another Saudi student reportedly filmed the shooting. Ten have been detained for questioning, but some Saudi nationals are unaccounted for.
5 Ways Liberal Arts Majors Can Make Themselves Marketable

5 Ways Liberal Arts Majors Can Make Themselves Marketable

This is how liberal arts students can help make themselves marketable in an unknown future world of work.

Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet

Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk emerged victorious on Friday from a closely watched defamation trial as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British cave

Wall Street climbs on solid jobs data, trade hopes

Wall Street ended solidly higher on Friday as a strong jobs report and optimism about U.S.-China trade negotiations ahead of an upcoming deadline helped stoke investor risk appetite.

Wall Street advances on strong jobs report, trade optimism

U.S. stocks jumped on Friday as solid monthly jobs data and upbeat comments from President Donald Trump on trade talks with China spurred riskier bets, putting the benchmark S&P 500 index on track
WeWork's CTO, who previously worked at Spotify and Google, is leaving the office company

WeWork's CTO, who previously worked at Spotify and Google, is leaving the office company

Co-CEO Sebastian Gunningham will take over central technology, while the new chief product and experience officer will manage technology products.

Duct-taped banana sold for $120,000 at Art Basel Miami

Two of the three editions have been sold and last one is expected to go for $150,000.

Futures inch up after Trump comments; November jobs data eyed

U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday as comments from President Donald Trump that trade talks with China were "moving right along" helped set a calmer tone ahead of the Labor Department's
Ask Ethan: Do Ancient Galaxies Get Magnified By The Expanding Universe?

Ask Ethan: Do Ancient Galaxies Get Magnified By The Expanding Universe?

The farther away they get, the smaller distant galaxies look. But only up to a point, and then they get magnified. Here's how.

Saudi, Russia look to seal deeper output cuts with producers

By Shadia Nasralla, Olesya Astakhova and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

Labor group accuses Google of sacking workers to deter unionism

The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from

Labor group accuses Google of firing four to deter workers from union activities

The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from
Uber Reports Nearly 6,000 Sexual Assaults In Rides Over Two Years

Uber Reports Nearly 6,000 Sexual Assaults In Rides Over Two Years

“Confronting sexual violence requires honesty,” Tony West, Uber’s chief legal officer, said.

Wall Street inches higher as Dec. 15 tariff deadline looms

Wall Street eked out slight gains on Thursday as investors waited for concrete news on a hoped-for interim trade deal between the United States and China before a new round of tariffs scheduled to

UAW names Rory Gamble to serve as president until 2022

The United Auto Workers union international executive board on Thursday named the acting president Rory Gamble to serve in the job until June 2022 after its previous president resigned last month.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman is poised to exceed 50% returns after a 3-year drought

Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman is poised to exceed 50% returns after a 3-year drought

Pershing Square Capital Management nearly secured a net yearly gain in 2018, but fees dragged its 0.7% growth to a -0.7% loss.
Peloton's nightmare before Christmas: $1.5 billion vanished from its market value in 3 days amid holiday ad backlash

Peloton's nightmare before Christmas: $1.5 billion vanished from its market value in 3 days amid holiday ad backlash

"Peloton missed the mark, and social commentary is largely negative," analysts at Raymond James said.

United Airlines picks Scott Kirby to replace Oscar Munoz as CEO

United Airlines Holdings Inc on Thursday named insider Scott Kirby as its chief executive officer to succeed Oscar Munoz, who will take the role of executive chairman in May 2020.

German industry hit by biggest downturn since 2009

Output falls 5.3% in year to October, weighing on eurozone growth outlook