Friday, December 6, 2019

 


Canadian Press
'Mexico, US, Canada trade talks continue in Washington

WASHINGTON — Mexico’s top trade negotiator wrapped up an 11-hour meeting with his U.S. counterpart Friday night, saying they had not finalized a new trade agreement for Mexico, United States and Canada.

“We are working on all the issues. It is not easy, but we are working well,” Jesus Seade told reporters as he left the office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

He said they might meet again Saturday.

Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland participated in the talks, as wel (full story)

 
Netflix executive touts 'golden era' of streaming service
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where sta (full story)
Report: Fire at Texas facility caused by equipment failure
HOUSTON — A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank, according to a report released Friday by local and federal inv (full story)
Jury: Elon Musk did not defame British caver in tweet
LOS ANGELES — Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet, a Los Angeles jury found Friday. (full story)

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Associated Press
Elon Musk cleared of defamation in 'pedo guy' tweet trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk defeated defamation allegations Friday from a British cave explorer who claimed he was branded a pedophile when the Tesla CEO called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet.

Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for weeks in a Thailand cave last year, had sought $190 million in damages for the shame and humiliation caused by the man his lawyer called a “billionaire bully."

It took less than an hour for an eight-person jury in (full story)

 
US firms keep hiring, easing worries of weakening economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses have complained for years that they can’t find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November’s suggests that at least some have found a way to do so. (full story)
S&P notches weekly gain as jobs growth blows past forecasts
A surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report put investors in a buying mood Friday, driving stocks on Wall Street broadly higher and extending the market’s winning streak to a third day. (full story)
Hitting the plastic: US credit card use jumped in October
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers ramped up their credit card spending in October. (full story)

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