Top US lawmaker opposes potential F-16 sale to Turkey

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has told Congress it is preparing a potential $20 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, prompting an immediate objection from a senior US lawmaker who has long opposed the deal. The State Department sent the informal notice … Read more

S&P 500 closes at month’s high, indices gain for a week as earnings kick in

JPMorgan and Wells Fargo shares jump US consumer inflation expectations are easing – survey Tesla drops after electric vehicle price cuts Indices: Dow up 0.3%, S&P 500 up 0.4%, Nasdaq up 0.7% NEW YORK, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended Friday at their highest levels in a month as shares of … Read more

US FDA and CDC see early signal of link between Pfizer’s bivalent COVID vaccine and stroke

Jan 13 (Reuters) – A safety watchdog has reported that U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and German partner BioNTech’s updated COVID-19 vaccine may be linked to some type of accident stroke in the elderly, according to preliminary data analyzed by the United States. health authorities. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and … Read more

US strongly committed to defending Japan, Biden tells Kishida, welcomes military build-up

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden told Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday that the United States remains firmly committed to its alliance with Japan and hailed Tokyo’s “historic” defense reforms. Kishida is in Washington on the latest leg of a tour of G7 industrial powers and seeks to bolster longstanding … Read more

US lends $700 million to Ioneer for Nevada lithium mine

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy said on Friday it would lend ioneer Ltd (INR.AX) up to $700 million to build its Rhyolite Ridge lithium mining project in Nevada, a major step forward in President Joe Biden’s plan. develop a domestic supply chain of electric vehicles. Shares of Ioneer rose 16.3% … Read more

Lithuania-Latvia gas pipeline explodes, but no signs of attack

VILNIUS, Jan 13 (Reuters) – A gas pipeline linking Lithuania to Latvia was hit by an explosion on Friday but there was no immediate evidence of an attack, Lithuanian gas transmission operator Amber said. Grid. Video released by Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT showed a raging fire at the site of the blast in Panevezys county … Read more

China acquires ‘preferred shares’ in two Alibaba units

BEIJING, China, Jan 13 (Reuters) – China has acquired minority stakes with special rights in two domestic units of tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK), according to company registration records, so that Beijing is extending its campaign to tighten control over the Internet. contents. Beijing has taken “preferred shares” in private online media and … Read more

Tesla extends price cuts in US and Europe amid sales push

Tesla cuts prices in the US and Europe by up to 20% The move follows cuts in Asia last week Certain models are now eligible for US tax credits Model 3 price in Germany in line with Volkswagen’s ID.3 Jan 13 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) has cut prices for its electric vehicles in the United … Read more

China’s COVID peak will last two to three months, then hit rural areas

Peak of the COVID wave observed for 2 to 3 months – epidemiologist Older people in rural areas particularly at risk People’s mobility indicators are picking up, but not yet fully recovering BEIJING, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The peak of the COVID-19 wave in China is expected to last two to three months and will … Read more

Adidas loses New York lawsuit against Thom Browne over three-stripe design

Jan 12 (Reuters) – A Manhattan jury said on Thursday that Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) had failed to prove that luxury brand Thom Browne Inc’s use of stripes on its clothing infringed the trademark at signature three stripes from the sportswear giant. The jury found the fashion house’s parallel stripe designs were not likely to confuse … Read more