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S&P 500 up slightly in choppy action as Trump gives China announcement

05/29/20 3:09 PM

The S&P 500 was slightly higher on Friday in choppy action as investors absorbed U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on China.

Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd case

05/29/20 3:07 PM

The white Minneapolis policeman who pinned an unarmed black man with a knee to the throat before the man died was arrested and charged with murder, a prosecutor said on Friday, after three nights of violent protests rocked the Midwestern city.

Trump says doesn't want 'shooting' after Minneapolis riot over police killing

05/29/20 3:06 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man.

Exclusive: Sanofi stops enrolling COVID-19 patients in hydroxychloroquine trials

05/29/20 2:58 PM

Sanofi has temporarily stopped recruiting new COVID-19 patients for two clinical trials on hydroxychloroquine and will no longer supply the anti-malaria drug to treat COVID-19 until concerns about safety are cleared up, it said on Friday.

Trump defends Tweet threatening 'shooting', says 'looting leads to shooting'

05/29/20 2:36 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump in a Twitter post on Friday repeated that "looting leads to shooting" after an earlier Tweet in which he threatened on Friday to stop looters in Minneapolis with deadly military force was hidden by a warning from Twitter.

Los Angeles union, joined by 'Pandemic Pig,' demands meatpacking plant closure

05/29/20 2:27 PM

The union representing workers at a meatpacking plant near Los Angeles where at least 153 employees have come down with COVID-19 called on Thursday for the plant's immediate closure, saying measures to control the outbreak were not working.

Hong Kong warns removing U.S. special status is a 'double-edged sword'

05/29/20 2:22 PM

Hong Kong told the United States to keep out of the debate over national security legislation being imposed by China, and warned that withdrawal of the financial hub's special status under U.S. law could backfire on the U.S. economy.

U.S., Britain raise Hong Kong at U.N. Security Council, angering China

05/29/20 2:22 PM

The United States and Britain raised China's plan to impose new security legislation on Hong Kong at the U.N. Security Council on Friday, prompting China and Russia to criticize the United States for excessive use of force against black people.

New York City expected to reopen on June 8, five upstate regions OK for phase 2: Cuomo

05/29/20 2:13 PM

New York City is "on track" to enter phase one of reopening on June 8, New York Governor Cuomo said on Friday as he announced that five upstate regions will now transition to phase two which includes businesses like barber shops and hair salons.

Minneapolis police officer arrested in death of George Floyd, no charges yet

05/29/20 2:08 PM

The Minneapolis police officer shown in videotape footage pressing his knee into the neck of a handcuffed, unarmed black man has been arrested in the death of that man, a spokesman for the Hennepin County attorney told Reuters on Friday.

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