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Pelosi says House may not vote on USMCA by year’s end

“The California Democrat’s comment at her weekly news conference raised some doubts about the trade pact’s prospects after she sparked optimism a week ago by saying a USMCA breakthrough appeared “imminent.”” writes Victor Reklaitis for marketwatch.com. When asked if she needed to make a deal with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week in order to have a House vote in December, Pelosi said: “I’m not even sure if we came to an agreement today that it would be enough time to finish.”.  Source: marketwatch.com

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GOP accuses Democrats of shifting goalposts on Trump USMCA deal

“House Democrats and Trump administration officials have been negotiating for months to create a compromise version of the USMCA deal” reports washingtonexaminer.com. We’re talking about a trade deal that would create more American jobs, and Democrats are considering outsourcing their judgment to Big Labor special interests,” he said.Many Democrats are reportedly waiting on the labor movement to signal that it is OK to vote for the deal.Republicans are accusing Democrats of changing their demands related to President Trump’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade as the deal gets closer to passage. Source:…

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Amazon agreement allows police to keep and share Ring doorbell footage indefinitely

“Amazon reiterated that homeowners had the right to refuse to share Ring footage with law enforcement” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Amazon has made an agreement with hundreds of law enforcement agencies to allow footage obtained through their home surveillance Ring doorbells to be stored and shared indefinitely with police, with or without legal cause.More than 600 police departments across the country are in an agreement with Ring to collect up to 12 hours of surveillance footage obtained through the doorbell cameras with the permission of the homeowners. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Summit County settles panhandler’s lawsuit, changes law as part of agreement

“The lawsuit filed on behalf of Leon Wilson said a law that deals with how panhandlers ask for money was unconstitutional” writes Cleveland Com for cleveland.com. The County Prosecutor’s Office also said the ordinance was unconstitutional and the County Council repealed the ordinance the following October.CLEVELAND, Ohio — Summit County has settled a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio on behalf of a panhandler who said police harassed him and enforced an unconstitutional ordinance.The settlement agreement called for the county to repeal a law that made…

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Trump Threatens to Raise Tariffs on China if No Trade Deal Reached

“With less than a year until the 2020 presidential election, Trump is eager to secure a trade deal with China to fulfill a major campaign promise” reports thehill.com. If we don’t make a deal with China, I’ll just raise the tariffs even higher.”. The comment is likely to jolt markets and throw further into question the ability of the Trump administration to secure a trade agreement with Beijing.Trump has imposed billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods to boost pressure on China’s fading economy and induce Beijing to reform its…

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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi says enforcement is key to USMCA trade deal

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday an agreement with the Trump administration on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal can be reached if it is enforceable” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “We can reach an agreement on USMCA when the Trade Representative makes the new NAFTA agreement enforceable for America’s workers,” Pelosi said in a joint statement with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal after meeting with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who has been critical of the accord. The White House has…

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ACY Securities Invited to Australia-China Free Trade Agreement Anniversary

“The organisation that put the event together, Australia-China Future Forum (ACFF), bestowed special recognition on ACY Securities for its contribution to the finance industry, with the former Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon” reports financemagnates.com. ACY Securities is one of the fastest growing multi-asset trading providers offering state-of-the-art technology and educational solutions that assist traders better execute their trading plans and stay on top of their trading activity. Source: financemagnates.com

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MTN deal with Cell C knocks shares in South Africa’s Telkom

“Telkom shares were down 4.29% by 0758 GMT, while Blue Label shares were up 4.71% and MTN shares were flat” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s MTN Group has signed an expanded roaming and services agreement with the country’s third-biggest carrier Cell C, MTN said on Monday, pushing shares in rival Telkom down more than 5%.The deal spares Cell C from having to spend hefty sums to otherwise ensure national coverage. In the six months to June 30, however, MTN opted not to recognize revenue…

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Kudlow: U.S., China “Getting Close”

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and China are getting close to a trade agreement, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday, citing what he called very constructive talks with Beijing about ending a 16-month trade war” writes Min Read for reuters.com. Markets also soured after U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he could impose substantial new tariffs on China if no deal was reached.An agreement had appeared likely in May, but those prospects were dashed after U.S. negotiators said China backed away from the text of…

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