Russia Delivering Advanced Air Defense To Syria, Despite U.S. Objections. North Korea says ‘no way’ will disarm unilaterally without trust. Russian-U.S. tycoon boasted of ‘active’ involvement in Trump election campaign. Asian stocks lower on U.S.-China trade worries. Israel: IAEA failed to act on Iran’s ‘secret atomic warehouse.’ If Trump abandons globalism, American interests will suffer ‘irreparable harm.’ Turkey’s Erdogan opens mosque in German city of Cologne. The Fed could be hiking the U.S. into a recession, warns Peter Boockvar. Musk out as Tesla chair, remains CEO in $40M SEC settlement.
Facebook Hack Exposed 50 Million Users’ Info — And Accounts On Other Sites. The upward march of oil prices shows few signs of stopping. Judge lets Democrats in Congress sue Trump over foreign payments. South Korea’s LG Display to cut jobs through voluntary retirement. Mexico says U.S., Canada could reach new NAFTA deal in 48 hours.
Senate GOP agrees to one-week delay on Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation to allow for FBI probe
Italy hikes deficit goal, defies EU and rattles markets. Saudi Arabia in short-term oil fix, fears extra U.S. supply next year. Global funds raise U.S. stock holdings to three-and-a-half-year high. China says it won’t be pushed around by U.S. on trade.
Fed Lifts U.S. Rates By Quarter Percentage Point. U.S. gasoline prices at seasonal four-year high ahead of midterm elections. CEOs are using the market boom to quietly cash in their own chips. IMF increases Argentina bailout package to $57 billion. A robot that can peel lettuce takes us closer to automating delicate farm work. Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford releases polygraph results showing ‘no deception’ in her account of assault. Only one in five adults want Rosenstein to leave: Reuters/Ipsos poll.