• U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says that South Korea ‘is a wealthy country and could and should pay more’ for the cost of maintaining the U.S. military presence in the country Link https://t.co/PBgoElA0RK
    Reuters 3m

    SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse.

    Speaking after a high-level defense policy meeting with his South Korean counterpart, Jeong Kyeong-doo, Esper also said the two countries must be flexible with their joint military drills to back diplomatic efforts to end North Korea’s nuclear program.

    But he stopped short of announcing any new reduction in military exercises that North Korea has sharply condemned.

    North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a U.S. offer for new talks ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set for Washington to show more flexibility in negotiations.

    As uncertainty hangs over the troubled peace push, the United...

  • Helmerich & Payne Sees E&P Rig Demand Stabilizing with Call for Super-Specs Still Strong: Tulsa-based Helmerich & Payne Inc., one of the leading high-tech drillers in the world, expects to see more stable rig demand into 2020 and a continued call… Link #NatGas
    Shale Daily 3m

    Tulsa-based Helmerich & Payne Inc. (H&P), one of the leading high-tech drillers in the world, expects to see more stable rig demand into 2020 and a continued call for top-of-the-line equipment, but orders could be impacted as customers focus on capital discipline, CEO John Lindsay said Friday.

    The company, which designs, fabricates and operates high-performance rigs, better known as super-specs, also provides automation, directional drilling and survey management technologies with a fleet of 99 U.S. land rigs, 31 international land rigs and eight offshore platform rigs.

    Lindsay in September had warned of the ongoing decline in activity by exploration and production (E&P) customers. The “sizable pullback in industry activity” by E&Ps was evident in fiscal 4Q2019, Lindsay said.

    “The steep decline this past quarter is a result of the overspend of E&P capital budgets that occurred during the first six months of the calendar year.”...

  • The U.S. urges Libya's Russian-backed eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive on Tripoli Link
    Bloomberg 3m
  • Fridges across Europe and the U.S. are filled with almond drinks, oat milk and plant-based meat substitutes. So where’s the imitation cheese? Until it starts to taste more like the real thing, it’s likely to stay out of the kitchen Bloomberg Markets 3m
  • Timeline: Amazon challenges Pentagon awarding $10 billion cloud deal to Microsoft Link https://t.co/w8wlqv8abG
    Reuters 3m

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Thursday it is contesting the Pentagon’s award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair contracting process.

  • Fed Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Wednesday that low rates could constrain central bank’s ability to counteract a future downturn Link
    WSJ Central Banks 3m

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank was optimistic its interest-rate cuts this year would buoy the U.S. economy against lingering headwinds, including trade uncertainty and a slowdown in global growth.

    The U.S.-China trade conflict that escalated this summer has contributed to declines in domestic manufacturing activity, Mr. Powell told the House Budget Committee on Thursday.

    “There...

  • Celebrity spokespeople may soon vouch for your financial adviser. That’s not progress, argues @jasonzweigwsj Link
    WSJ Markets 3m

    An ad pops up on your phone. There’s your favorite NBA superstar at the foul line. Positioning himself for a free throw, he looks into the camera: “I’ve known Caesar Cash for years. He’s a straight shooter, just like me.” He fires the ball at the hoop. Swish! “Cash Financial Advisors,” grins the star. “Move your money to the straight shooters.”

    Since 1961, it’s been illegal for investment advisers to use testimonials. A rule proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this month would change that.

    ...
  • GitHub's CEO is storing the world's open source software in an ice cave for safe keeping Link
    Businessweek 3m
  • Trump asks Supreme Court to block disclosure of his financial records to a Democratic-led House committee Link https://t.co/Vf8cpUn07t
    Reuters 3m

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a ruling that would require an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee, one of his lawyers said.

    Trump turned to the high court after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said on Wednesday it would not revisit its October decision backing the House Oversight Committee’s authority to subpoena the records.

  • The Bank of Canada is learning from Alan Greenspan's lessons Link
    Bloomberg 3m
  • Citi names Manuel Romo CEO of Mexican unit Link https://t.co/eaRS9MQI57
    Reuters Business 3m

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Manuel Romo has been appointed chief executive officer of Citigroup’s Mexican operations Citibanamex with immediate effect, the Mexican unit said in a statement on Friday.

    Romo was at the company between 1991 and 2008, and later worked for Mexican rival Grupo Financiero Banorte before returning to Citibanamex last April.

    He will replace Ernesto Torres Cantu, who became the bank’s Latin America boss last month.

  • You get a pony, you get a pony, you get a pony ? Link
    Wells Fargo 3m

    You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history. Learn more

  • RT @mirumpharma: Mirum CEO Chris Peetz sat down with the @Nasdaq team for a Behind The Bell interview after the Closing Bell ceremony to di…
    Nasdaq 3m
  • 'Our indulgence wore out with you a long time ago,' Republican congressman Jordan quips at Adam Schiff after going over his extended time allotment during the #impeachmenthearing. Follow live updates: Link https://t.co/XugHSbrxD1
    Reuters 8m
  • Exclusive: SEC rethinks changes to whistleblower program, which currently allows it to reward some tipsters, after backlash from whistleblower lawyers and advocates Link https://t.co/prHn1mzN1r
    Reuters 8m

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator is rethinking a proposal that could weaken a landmark whistleblower program after a pushback from whistleblower lawyers and advocates, people with knowledge of the deliberations told Reuters.

  • This company is building a lithium-ion battery that won't explode Link
    Businessweek 8m
  • Elizabeth Warren has laid out a three-year plan to gradually move the U.S. toward Medicare-for-All Link
    Bloomberg 8m
  • ECB revokes licence of one of Austria’s best-known banks Link
    Finance News 8m
  • YouTube To Delete All Accounts That Aren't "Commercially Viable" Starting Dec. 10th Link
    zerohedge 8m
  • Alphabet features self-driving garbage cans, apartment noise monitors in Toronto smart city project Link https://t.co/4XtV9vKGA4
    Reuters 8m

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Sidewalk Labs has provided more details on the technology it intends to use to develop a futuristic smart city in Toronto, which includes self-driving garbage cans and infra-red sensors to track foot traffic in stores, a document released by the company on Friday said.

  • Train from Blackpool to Preston delayed because guard was late. Preston to London train pulled out literally as Blackpool train was pulling in. Next London train in an hour. Please don’t ever tell me the UK is any good at running an integrated transport network. We are a joke
    Robert Peston 8m
  • BREAKING: President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a House subpoena for his financial records Link https://t.co/PMUyF5emei
    Bloomberg 13m
  • A jury convicted Trump's adviser Roger Stone, finding him guilty on seven criminal counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering Link https://t.co/a0PRdtthdS
    Reuters 13m

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A jury convicted U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone on Friday on all charges, finding the long-time Republican operative and self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” guilty on seven criminal counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

  • #AI is disrupting transport through: ?drones for quick life-saving medical deliveries ? smart traffic systems to reduce congestion and emissions ? driverless vehicles that shuttle cargo & people Link #IFCinfrastructure @IFC_org https://t.co/Ud5sBjDuXA
    World Bank 13m
  • To these photographers, the notion of "play" is different based on their own culture, habits, and hobbies. What does play mean to you? Edit a photo of play on Lightroom mobile and share with the #CapturePlay hashtag on Instagram to be featured! Link https://t.co/UFcIT5Z0wx
    Adobe Lightroom 13m
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