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Comey expected to testify about Trump conversations

Comey expected to testify about Trump conversations

The Senate Intelligence Committee announced mid-May that Comey had agreed to testify before their panel - while turning down a similar request from the Senate Judiciary Committee - but the date was up in the air while the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director talked with special counsel Robert Mueller about the parameters of what could be discussed in open session.



Citigroup Downgrades Rating On PennTex Midstream Partners, LP (PTXP)

The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink . The institutional investor held 14,500 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $526,000, down from 157,651 at the end of the previous reported quarter.


Chinese yuan strengthens against USA dollar for third day

Chinese yuan strengthens against USA dollar for third day

The adjustment to the pricing model is the fourth change since Beijing made a decision to adopt a market-based midpoint rate determination mechanism with reference to major currencies on August 2011. Traders said major state-owned banks were selling dollars, which helped keep the yuan strong. China took a major step past year by opening up its $9.3 trillion bond market to foreign investors through the China Interbank Bond Market direct access scheme, scrapping investment quotas and widening ...



France's Macron says U.S. interests to be harmed by climate deal withdrawal

He vowed during the election campaign to "cancel" the Paris agreement within 100 days of becoming president on January 20 in order to bolster U.S. oil and coal giant, which bankrolled his campaign. . There is no industry-wide consensus. Speaking to reporters on Thursday before Trump's decision was announced , a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation "thinks highly" of the accords and sees no alternative to it.



U.S. cities and states defy Trump, embrace climate pact

President Trump has announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Urging all parties to redouble their efforts, he said that UNEP would work with everyone willing to make a difference. Governor Andrew Cuomo said his state of NY was committed to complying with the Paris standards - which call for USA reduction of its emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels - "regardless of (the capital city) Washington's irresponsible actions".



U.S. climate retreat a 'global setback': China media

Pittsburgh will continue to follow the Paris Agreement despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the deal, the city's mayor said on Thursday. Mr Macron said that he would move swiftly to define "a common strategy and to launch new initiatives" with France's partners. He said he would consider re-entry if the USA could get a better deal.