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|Avianca Brasil files for bankruptcy, citing jet repossession threat|
Brazil's fourth-largest airline, Avianca Brasil, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, saying its operations had been threatened by potential repossession of aircraft, which could prevent the carrier from continuing to operate. The unlisted airline said in its bankruptcy filing that leasing companies seeking to take back some 30 percent of its all-Airbus fleet threatened its ability to fly some 77,000 passengers in December. The aircraft are still under Avianca Brasil's control for now and it remains unclear what their fate will be as the carrier is asking a Brazilian court to allow it to keep the planes for now.
|UK's May hits narrowing road for help rescuing Brexit deal|
BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May said she found "a shared determination" Tuesday among some European leaders to help persuade the British Parliament to accept a proposed Brexit deal, but her continental counterparts insisted any room for revisions is small.
|California man sues after pinky stuck in armrest during flight|
A California man has filed a lawsuit against two US airlines after his pinky got stuck in his first-class seat armrest, forcing firefighters and a mechanic to intervene to free the finger. Stephen Keys, an actor who has starred in "Soul Plane" and "Big Time Rush," claims in his suit -- filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against American Airlines Inc. and SkyWest Airlines Inc. -- that he suffered severe emotional distress and weeks of pain after the September 9 incident on board a flight from Reno, Nevada to Los Angeles. The mishap took place after he raised his armrest to reach for his seatbelt and his pinky got stuck in a small hole under the armrest, according to the suit.
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|U.S. derivatives regulator launches consultation on ether|
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is one of several regulators, along with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Treasury, that is grappling with how best to oversee virtual currencies, which fall into a regulatory gray area. Ether, powered by a blockchain technology called Ethereum, is among the top three largest cryptocurrencies by market cap alongside bitcoin and ripple. Since early this year, officials at the CFTC and SEC have been discussing whether the cryptocurrency falls into traditional asset types, such as securities or commodities, and should therefore be subject to the relevant regulations.
|Netflix Awakens a New Bear as Disney, AT&T Threaten Its Dominance|
The already high level of competition is expected to tighten as Walt Disney Co. and AT&T Inc. go live with their new streaming services next year, Germany’s DZ Bank AG said in note. For Netflix, more streaming options increases the risk of larger media players withdrawing attractive content in an effort to entice viewers. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has veered his focus toward in-house productions to shift dependency, but DZ Bank still sees Netflix at a disadvantage given its already high level of debt and negative free cash flow.
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|Global stocks choppy on political sparring, oil climbs|
European shares closed higher, in part from a boost in auto shares, and Wall Street opened on a strong note after a report that China is moving to cut import tariffs on American-made cars, which market participants viewed as a sign China is ready to make concessions on trade. "The key drivers of today's volatility are the political and geopolitical headlines," said Carol Schleif, deputy chief investment officer at Abbot Downing in Minneapolis.
|Exclusive: White House delays new farm aid payments on China trade deal hopes - sources|
U.S. President Donald Trump's Office of Management and Budget at the White House is holding up approval of the payments due to concern over the cost of the program, and wants to see if the trade issues with China are resolved, the sources said, asking not to be named because the matter had not yet been made public. "It has been no secret that OMB has not been terribly excited about the trade aid package," a source familiar with the matter said. The source added, however, that the payment will likely eventually be approved after some "back and forth." The U.S. Department of Agriculture in July had authorized up to $12 billion in aid for farmers and ranchers hit by the fallout from Trump's escalating trade war with China, a major buyer of American agricultural products, and the agency outlined payments for the first half last August.
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|Only 700 Amazon Workers are Coming to Long Island City in 2019|
The online retailer will hire only about 700 people next year at its new Long Island City location at One Court Square, growing to about 3,000 in 2020, according to documents released Tuesday by New York City. The documents include New York’s pitch to the Seattle-based tech giant to attract 50,000 good-paying corporate jobs to the metropolitan area, as well as a memorandum of understanding about the project in Long Island City. Amazon announced last month that it had split its new office project in half, with 25,000 jobs going to Queens and 25,000 going to the Washington, D.C. suburbs within 15 years.
|Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of the House in three weeks.
|Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Chinese exec|
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — China has detained a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing in apparent retaliation for the jailing of a top Chinese executive at the request of the United States, escalating a legal and diplomatic wrangle among the three countries.
|Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China, official confirms|
TORONTO (AP) — A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States.
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|Markets Right Now: Stock market ends mixed after a bumpy day|
|Dow, S&P 500 end choppy session down slightly|
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Dow ended a volatile session down slightly on Tuesday as investor optimism over China-U.S. trade talks was offset by U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government and by political uncertainty in Britain.
|Dell Wins Shareholder Vote to Return to Public Markets|
Under terms of the deal, Dell will buy out shareholders of the stock that tracks Dell’s stake in software maker VMware Inc., known by its ticker DVMT, for $23.9 billion worth of cash and shares. The Round Rock, Texas-based computer giant said it will list on the New York Stock Exchange as soon as Dec. 28 under the ticker DELL.
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|State Farm is Testing Blockchain to Expedite Auto Insurance Claims|
Insurance is one of the golden geese of the blockchain, an industry with so much paperwork, sensitive data, and manual processes that it almost seems obvious that it will eventually adopt blockchain technology to streamline its claims processes, data storage, and even — eventually — its payments. State Farm is among the first notable insurance
|FAANG Glory Days May Be Over as Headwinds Persist Into Next Year|
The FAANGs -- an acronym that refers to Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google-parent Alphabet -- were volatile throughout 2018, with pronounced gains in the first half of the year dramatically reversing in the second half. While Netflix and Amazon remain up about 40 percent on the year, all five have tumbled from record levels, with declines ranging from Alphabet’s 17 percent slump to Netflix’s 37 percent collapse.
|U.S. Stocks End a Volatile Day Where They Started: Markets Wrap|
The S&P 500 Index started out strong, took a turn down, then recovered from the day’s lows as key Senate leaders signaled a desire to avoid a government shutdown hours after Donald Trump threatened to do so in a spat over funding for his border wall. Carmakers rose as China signaled it may cut tariffs on auto imports, but investors were cautious about a broader deal. U.S. markets have been whipsawed in recent weeks as traders searched Trump’s tweets for clues about the outlook for trade talks, tried to decide if a stock selloff could prompt the Federal Reserve to pare back rate increases and evaluated economic data that signaled a slowdown may be coming.
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|McDonald's unveils plan for cutting antibiotics in beef|
McDonald's announced a plan on Tuesday for a phased reduction of antibiotics in beef, expanding a health-oriented reform to a new meat source other than chicken. The fast-food giant described a three-stage process where it would first undertake a study of its top 10 beef sourcing markets of current antibiotic use in livestock and by 2020 establish reduction targets. Starting in 2020, McDonald's will begin reporting progress against antibiotic reduction targets.
|S&P 500, Dow close slightly lower after wobbly session|
|A Guide to Emerging Asia in 2019: Buyers Beware|
On track for their worst year since 2015, developing markets are getting a tailwind from the U.S.-China trade truce, a weakening dollar and a more cautious tone from the Federal Reserve. Morgan Stanley forecast next year will feature a comeback for emerging markets as external headwinds ease.
|China, U.S. discuss road map for next stage of trade talks|
China's plan was communicated during a phone call between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday morning Beijing time, the official said. Meanwhile, U.S.-China tensions over the Canadian arrest of a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] appeared to rise, as Canada confirmed that one of its citizens had been detained in China. Canada said there was no direct link to the Huawei case, but two sources said the U.S. State Department was considering a travel warning of risks to U.S. citizens in China due to retaliation over the Huawei case.
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|Coinbase Might Be Behind Those 856,000 BTC Worth of Transactions|
Last week, it was reported that a Bitcoin whale had moved thousands of bitcoin into different wallet addresses. Between December 1 to December 6, 2018, the whale split 856,000 bitcoin between 107 wallets, sending an equal 8,000 BTC into each wallet.Speculators have formulated different hypotheses since the monstrous sum was moved. Was it a market whale moving funds to Over-the-Counter (OTC) markets? Could the sender be the Foundation for Economic Education (Fee.org)? (This second theory is highly improbable as the listed address on the organization’s website reveals it has only ever received a total of 2.2 BTC.)According to a report published on 8BTC, it’s likely the “whale” was merely Coinbase conducting routine maintenance on its infrastructure. 8BTC’s hypothesis is based on a Coinbase announcement that mentioned the exchange was going to make "monitored movements" two days prior to the transactions being made.U.S digital asset platform Coinbase had announced a scheduled maintenance on November 29, 2018. "Over the next seven days, Coinbase will be running scheduled maintenance across our platform that may cause movements on all Coinbase-supported blockchains. These are controlled, closely monitored movements that are being performed in order to provide enhanced security and protection for our customers."Inactive AddressThe commotion surrounding these coin movements began on December 4, 2018, when 66,452 BTC was transferred from a wallet address that had not sent funds since 2014. The funds were then distributed evenly across 100 wallet addresses. Once that transfer was complete, a new transaction of 66,379 BTC was transferred from another whale address and distributed equally between 101 wallet addresses. A few days after this, another transaction was initiated, followed by another round of distributing the bitcoin into different wallet addresses. This time, 8,000 BTC was transferred into 107 addresses for a total of 856,000 BTC: a total that accounts for over 5 percent of the total bitcoins in circulation.The report also suggests that the exchange might have used the SegWit “bc1” addresses to chop off the transactional costs while splitting the funds, which is a standard security protocol used to hedge risk and protect funds from a single point of failure.Other Big Moves Large sums of ether, ripple and bitcoin cash (BCH) have been moved in the last 30 days, as well, though there is no indication thus far that these transfers are related. In one instance, a day before BCH hard forked on December 5, 2018, a wallet address transferred over 1 million BCH ($300 million) to another address. Six days ago, 100,271 BCH, worth over $14 million, was moved. This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.
|Oil Rises on Optimism OPEC+ Supply Curbs Will Stabilize Market|
Futures in New York gained as much as 2.8 percent before prices were pared by a sell-off of U.S. equities prompted by President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the federal government over funding for his border wall. West Texas Intermediate futures for January settled at $51.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a 65 cent increase over Monday. On Tuesday, Russian Energy Minister Alex Novak said his country will reduce output next month by at least 50,000 to 60,000 barrels a day, some 11,000 below November.
|5 of the Best Stocks Under $10 for 2019|
Today we've highlighted five stocks that are currently trading for under $10 per share. All of these stocks currently sport a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) or better and are showing signs of outpacing the market in 2019.
|Venezuela vows to reactivate Goodyear plant|
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says it will reactivate an assembly line after U.S.-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber announced it will no longer produce tires in the crisis-wracked country.
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