By Lingling Wei WSJ Jeremy Page WSJ Bob Davis WSJ Fri., March 8, 2019 A U.S.-China trade accord is facing a new roadblock, as Chinese officials balk at committing to a presidential summit until the two countries have a firm deal in hand, according to people familiar with Beijing’s thinking. A week ago, the sides appeared to be closing in on a draft accord. But Chinese leaders were taken aback by President Trump’s failed meeting in Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the people said. Mr. Trump’s decision to break off those talks and walk away sparked concern that China’s President Xi Jinping could be pressured with take-it-or-leave-it demands at a potential summit at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida late this month, these people said. As a result, China wants a summit to be more of a signing ceremony than a final negotiating session that could break down, the people familiar with the leadership’s … [Read more...] about U.S.-China Trade Talks Hit a Bump
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Ask any Chevrolet dealer to name their franchise product and they'll no doubt nod to the Silverado. Chevy sold about 585,000 Silverados last year. (The mechanically similar GMC Sierra, meanwhile, accounted for another 219,000 units sold.) Around Chattanooga, Chevy Silverado and Ford F-series trucks are practically indigenous species. FAST FACTS Model: 2019 Silverado 4WD LT CrewExterior color: Northsky Blue MetallicInterior color: Jet BlackEngine: 5.3-liter, V-8Horsepower: 355Transmission: 8-speed automaticFuel economy: 22 mpg highway, 16 mpg cityLocal Dealers: Integrity Chevrolet, Mountain View ChevroletPrice (as tested): $52,205 Mark Kennedy Mark Kennedy Photo by Staff File Photo /Times Free Press. Chevy has updated the half-ton Silverado pickup for 2019, using more light-weight parts here and there to lower the curb weight and improve driving dynamics. The diet resulted in a 450-pound weight reduction. There are also some new folds in the sheet metal and a refreshed … [Read more...] about Test Drive: New Chevy Silverado a franchise player
Apple is set to release its first-quarter results Tuesday afternoon. It is one of the most highly anticipated reports in years. Strategists point out that despite recent volatility and some uncertainty surrounding the upcoming report, shares are not expected to see a particularly large move. Apple shares have fallen 33% since their October high of $US233.47. Watch Apple trade live. Apple shareholders are gearing up for one of the company’s most crucial earnings reports in years, which is due to come following Tuesday’s closing bell. The stock has fallen sharply from its recent highs, making its valuation more attractive, according to some Wall Street analysts. Others point out the options market is pricing in a relatively small move for the stock in reaction to its report. Tuesday’s report comes four weeks after the tech giant warned that its quarterly revenue would be approximately 7% below what it had previously expected, citing weak iPhone sales … [Read more...] about Apple has taken a beating following its China warning. Here’s what the pros are saying about the stock ahead of earnings.
By Joey Guerra Published 9:48 pm CST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 George Strait starred in the 1992 film "Pure Country." George Strait starred in the 1992 film "Pure Country." Photo: Rick Diamond/Country Rising/Getty Images Photo: Rick Diamond/Country Rising/Getty Images Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 George Strait starred in the 1992 film "Pure Country." George Strait starred in the 1992 film "Pure Country." Photo: Rick Diamond/Country Rising/Getty Images George Strait's 'Pure Country' is now a musical and premiering in Houston 1 / 19 Back to Gallery It's the musical we didn't know we wanted. Theatre Under the Stars announced its 2019-20 season Thursday, and … [Read more...] about George Strait’s ‘Pure Country’ is now a musical and premiering in Houston
Immigration A 1,300-page spending bill released by Senate Republicans Monday night contains provisions to restrict asylum and other hard-line immigration changes that make it unlikely to generate bipartisan support. Democrats already were poised to reject President Donald Trump’s proposal to pass his $5.7 billion funding request for a border wall in exchange for temporary protections for some immigrants brought to the United States as children and others covered by a humanitarian status. But hawkish measures embedded in the Republican spending bill will give Democrats even more reason to spurn the legislation.Story Continued Below “This is a Stephen Miller special,” Kerri Talbot, a director with the Washington, D.C.-based Immigration Hub, told reporters Tuesday. “It’s a Trojan horse with many extreme immigration proposals included.” The bill doesn’t appear likely to end a partial shutdown of the federal government that stretched into its … [Read more...] about Republicans load spending bill with hard-line measures targeting asylum