• 10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Here is what you need to know.
    Trump meets Putin. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki on Monday with no clear specific goals, the Associated Press says.
    China's economy slows down. The Chinese economy grew at a 6.7% year-over-year rate in the second quarter, making for its weakest annual growth since the third quarter of 2016, data released Monday by the National Bureau of Statistics showed.
    Morgan Stanley says a dreaded recession indicator is coming within the next year. The bank says a yield-curve inversion - something that has preceded every...
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  • Putin showed a threatening video of nukes hitting Florida - and an outraged Trump snapped on him

    Putin showed a threatening video of nukes hitting Florida - and an outraged Trump snapped on him

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

    REUTERS/ITAR-TASS/PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE
    US President Donald Trump reportedly became outraged after Russian President Vladimir Putin showed a video of nuclear weapons hitting Florida before his reelection in March.
    Florida doesn't have a ton of military value, and it's very likely Russia showed the video as a direct threat to Trump.
    Trump reportedly snapped on Putin, saying if he wanted an arms race, the US would beat him, according to Axios.
    On the same call, Trump reportedly congratulated Putin on his March election victory despite being advised by his aides not to.
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  • China slowdown weighs on markets as Trump meets Putin

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

    LONDON - A slowdown in Chinese economic growth weighed on global stock markets Monday as investors kept a close watch on a summit U.S. President Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent to 12,521 while the CAC 40 in France was down 0.4 percent at 5,409. The FTSE 100 index was 1.1 percent lower at 7,577. U.S. stocks were poised for a flat opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.1 percent.
    CHINA GROWTH: China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June to an annual rate of 6.7 percent...
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  • Trump and Putin sit down for Helsinki conference after Trump bashed past US Russia policy

    Trump and Putin sit down for Helsinki conference after Trump bashed past US Russia policy

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a conference in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.
    The two have no clear agenda, but Trump is expected to press Russia on its hacking of the Democratic National Convention's servers after the special counsel Robert Mueller's probe indicted 12 Russians for their role.
    Putin kept Trump waiting a full hour before the summit. Putin's plane landed in Helsinki at 1 p.m. local time, just 10 minutes before the scheduled start, according to pool reports.
    President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a...
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  • Why Are Trump and Putin Holding Their Meeting In Helsinki?

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    President Trump has arrived in Helsinki, the Finnish capital where he is due to meet with President Putin on Monday.
    But why is Finland playing host to the summit that Trump is going into " with low expectations "?
    There are a number of possible explanations.
    Geography
    One of the most straightforward reasons is simply Helsinki's geographic location. Trump has already been in Europe, attending the NATO summit and visiting the U.K. , including meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May and the Queen.
    Putin, meanwhile, attended the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, which is just an hour's...
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  • Ahead of Putin Meeting, Trump Knows Whom to Blame for Poor U.S.-Russia Relations: The U.S

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    On Monday morning, just hours ahead of his scheduled meeting with Russian President Putin in Helsinki, Trump shared his thoughts about current U.S.-Russia relations on Twitter.
    Noting that the U.S.'s relationship with Russia "has NEVER been worse," Trump placed blame on these poor relations on "many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!"
    Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!
    - Donald J. Trump July 16, 2018
    The real state of U.S.-Russia relations aside, the...
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  • ‘Mr. President, Welcome to the Land of Free Press:' Helsinki Newspaper Trolls Trump and Putin Before Their Meeting

    ‘Mr. President, Welcome to the Land of Free Press:' Helsinki Newspaper Trolls Trump and Putin Before Their Meeting

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    As Presidents Trump and Putin arrived in Helsinki, Finland for their meeting Monday, they were greeted with a less-than warm welcome by the country's largest newspaper.
    Kaius Niemi, the editor-in-chief of Helsingin Sanomat , wrote on Twitter that his publication wanted to remind the two leaders "of the importance of free press." To do so, the newspaper financed "300 billboards on the routes from the airport to the summit" that depict headlines regarding the presidents' “attitude toward press freedom."
    As we welcome the presidents to the summit in Helsinki, we hsfi want to remind them of...
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  • Trump blames everyone except Putin for bad US-Russian ties before Helsinki summit - and it's a huge mistake

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

    Mikhail Klimentyev/AP
    President Donald Trump blamed stupid policy from the Obama administration for souring US-Russian relations.
    Trump also preemptively blasted the media as "the enemy of the people" for what he expects will be negative coverage of the summit.
    Trump, like Obama before him, is making a huge mistake by asking how the US can improve ties with Russia, rather than asking Russia to improve its behavior.
    President Donald Trump blamed stupid US policy from former President Barack Obama for souring US-Russian relations just hours before meeting with Russian President Vladimir...
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