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S&P 500 posts highest close since November 8 on trade optimism2/22/2019 9:53:35 PM The S&P 500 posted its highest closing level since Nov. 8 on Friday as investors clung to signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China.Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in Florida prostitution sting2/22/2019 9:38:27 PM Robert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots, was charged in Florida with soliciting prostitution after he was captured on video engaging in sex acts with a worker at a massage parlor, police said on Friday.Trump says inclined to extend trade deadline, to meet China's Xi soon2/22/2019 9:32:24 PM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that there was a very good chance the United States would strike a deal with China to end their trade war and that he was inclined to extend his March 1 deadline to reach an agreement.Trump says could include Huawei and ZTE in trade deal2/22/2019 9:32:24 PM U.S. President Donald trump said on Friday he may or may not include Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp in the trade deal being negotiated between the United States and China.Democrats launch resolution to stop Trump border emergency2/22/2019 9:31:57 PM The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on a resolution aimed at stopping President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the border with Mexico, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday.Branson's Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism2/22/2019 9:30:40 PM A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first time, nudging British billionaire Richard Branson’s company closer to its goal of suborbital flights for space tourists.Venezuelan troops open fire near border as aid standoff intensifies2/22/2019 9:22:00 PM Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on members of an indigenous community near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing at least one and injuring others, as President Nicolas Maduro defied U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.Trump administration bans abortion referrals at U.S.-funded clinics2/22/2019 9:06:20 PM The Trump administration said on Friday that taxpayer-funded family planning clinics which primarily serve low-income Americans will no longer be able to refer patients for abortions, a move that critics vowed to challenge in court.New York pursuing charges against Manafort whether or not Trump pardons him: source2/22/2019 9:02:41 PM The Manhattan district attorney is pursuing criminal charges against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, whether or not Trump pardons him for his federal convictions, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.Syria Kurds evacuate civilians from IS redoubt, hail Trump troop reversal2/22/2019 9:00:30 PM Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they would complete the evacuation of thousands of civilians from Islamic State's last redoubt in the area on Friday, and welcomed a White House reversal of President Donald Trump's decision to pull out all U.S. troops.North Carolina orders new U.S. House election after 'tainted' vote2/22/2019 8:59:14 PM North Carolina's elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of a 2018 vote that has embarrassed the Republican Party.Mexican president to help 'El Chapo' sisters, mother visit him in U.S.2/22/2019 8:51:44 PM Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he had told Mexican authorities to help two sisters and the mother of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman visit the drug lord in the United States following his conviction for narcotics trafficking.A Fed pivot, born of volatility, missteps, and new economic reality2/22/2019 8:48:47 PM The Federal Reserve's promise in January to be "patient" about further interest rate hikes, putting a three-year-old process of policy tightening on hold, calmed markets after weeks of turmoil that wiped out trillions of dollars of household wealth.Kraft Heinz shares fall 28 percent after writedown, dividend cut2/22/2019 8:31:27 PM Kraft Heinz Co shares fell to a record low on Friday a day after the food company disclosed a $15 billion write-down on its marquee brands, raising concern that years of rigorous cost cutting have eroded the value of its Kraft cheeses and Oscar Mayer deli meats.Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. marine accused of spying2/22/2019 8:25:27 PM A Russian court on Friday ruled that Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine accused of spying, should be held in a pre-trial detention facility for a further three months to give investigators more time to look into his case.Trump says he expects to meet China's Xi soon on trade2/22/2019 8:09:24 PM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that if he sees progress being made in trade talks with China, he may be inclined to extend negotiations beyond a March 1 deadline, and suggested it was likely the globe's two largest economies would be able to make a deal.China has agreed to buy up to $1.2 trillion in U.S. goods: CNBC2/22/2019 7:46:17 PM China has agreed to buy up to $1.2 trillion in goods from the United States as part of the current negotiations to end the trade war between the countries, CNBC reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the situation.Fox cuts Smollett's character from 'Empire' after arrest2/22/2019 7:34:05 PM Fox is cutting Jussie Smollett's character from its popular hip-hop drama "Empire" after the actor was arrested and accused of staging a hoax hate crime attack on himself, show officials said on Friday.Despite Putin's swagger, Russia struggles to modernize its navy2/22/2019 7:31:36 PM President Vladimir Putin calls improving the Russian navy's combat capabilities a priority.Volkswagen warns of challenges, to redouble efforts to meet targets2/22/2019 7:11:27 PM Volkswagen warned on Friday of a tough year ahead as its preliminary annual results were weighed down by currency effects and supply bottlenecks caused by new emissions testing rules.