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Twitter warns of 'unusual activity' from China and Saudi Arabia

BBC News - December 17, 2018 - 5:16pm
Twitter says "unusual" activity from China and Saudi Arabia followed a users' country code bug.
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Trump did not tell Erdogan he would extradite Gulen: White House official

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 5:09pm
President Donald Trump did not commit during a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 summit two weeks ago to extradite a Muslim cleric based in the United States, a senior White House official said on Monday.
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J&J announces $5 billion share buyback after shares extend losses

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 5:04pm
Johnson & Johnson announced a stock repurchase of up to $5 billion on Monday, following Friday's Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that its Baby Powder contained cancer-causing asbestos, which wiped off about $40 billion from the company's market capitalization.
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J&J announces $5 billion share repurchase plan

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 4:44pm
Johnson & Johnson on Monday announced a share repurchase of up to $5 billion of its common stock. The repurchase plan has no time limit and may be suspended for periods or discontinued at any time, the company said in a statement.
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U.N. Security Council mulls Myanmar action; Russia, China boycott talks

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 4:42pm
The U.N. Security Council is considering action to push Myanmar to work with the United Nations to address the Rohingya refugee crisis, although China and Russia have so far boycotted talks on a British-drafted resolution, diplomats said on Monday.
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Oracle quarterly results beat on strength in cloud business

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 4:28pm
Business software maker Oracle Corp beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly results on Monday, as it added more clients to its cloud services and license support business, sending its shares up nearly 4 percent in extended trading.
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Twitter tumbles on concerns about hacking activity

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 4:28pm
Twitter Inc shares fell almost 7 percent after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that might be from state-sponsored hackers and, in what appeared to be an unrelated issue, a security firm said hackers used the platform to try to steal user data.
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Global stocks drop, where is 'Santa Claus rally'?

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 4:23pm
Broad stock declines in Europe and the United States dragged world equity markets lower on Monday, adding to a sell-off that has sent global stocks near 17-month lows.
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Wall St. tumbles, S&P closes at lowest level in 14 months

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 4:13pm
Wall Street's three major indexes each slid more than 2 percent on Monday, with the benchmark S&P 500 closing at its lowest level in 14 months, on concerns about slowing economic growth ahead of a highly anticipated decision from the Federal Reserve later this week on the course of interest rate hikes.
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Factbox: Trump, U.S. Congress flirt with partial government shutdown

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 3:56pm
If President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress fail to cut a spending deal by Friday, about 25 percent of federal operations will run out of money, causing a partial government shutdown.
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Oil drops as oversupply, economic growth worries weigh

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 3:50pm
Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Monday, with U.S. crude hitting the lowest since September 2017, on signs of oversupply in the United States and as investor sentiment remained under pressure from concern over global economic growth and fuel demand.
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Facing opposition, UK's May will bring Brexit deal back to parliament

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 3:45pm
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a mid-January vote, pledging to get assurances from the European Union before then to break a deadlock over Britain's fraught efforts to quit the bloc.
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Goldman Sachs fires back after Malaysia charges bank in 1MDB probe

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 3:43pm
Malaysia on Monday filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs Group Inc related to its dealings with the sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, and Goldman Sachs fired back that the previous Malaysian government had lied to the investment bank.
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Justice Department asks appeals court to end Trump emoluments case

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 3:27pm
The Justice Department on Monday asked a federal appeals court to step in and halt a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption provisions in the U.S. Constitution after the trial judge ruled the case could proceed.
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Wall St. sinks as DoubleLine's Gundlach says stocks are in bear market

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 3:10pm
Wall Street's major indexes each slid more than 1 percent on Monday on concerns about slowing growth and as DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach suggested that U.S. stocks are in a bear market.
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Twitter warns of suspicious traffic coming from China, Russia

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 3:08pm
Suspicious traffic to a Twitter Inc user forum appears to be part of a government-backed activity coming from China and Russia, a Twitter spokesman told Reuters via email on Monday.
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Goldman fires back after Malaysia charges bank in 1MDB probe

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 2:51pm
Malaysia on Monday filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs Group Inc related to its dealings with the sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, and Goldman Sachs fired back that the previous Malaysian government had lied to the bank.
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Exclusive: Venezuela creditors demand payment on defaulted $1.5 billion bond - lawyer

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 2:30pm
A group of creditors has demanded payment on a $1.5 billion Venezuelan bond that is in default, their lawyer said on Monday, kicking off a long-awaited showdown between creditors and the crisis-wracked OPEC nation.
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Russia used social media for widespread meddling in U.S. politics: reports

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 2:22pm
Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on social media was more widespread than previously thought and included attempts to divide Americans by race and extreme ideology, said reports by private experts released on Monday by U.S. senators from both parties.
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Embraer's net proceeds from Boeing deal the same, despite higher price

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 2:16pm
Brazil's Embraer SA will receive the same net proceeds from a deal to sell 80 percent of its commercial jet unit to Boeing Co, even though the U.S. aircraft maker increased the enterprise value which includes debt by 11 percent.
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