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President-elect Donald Trump continues to dominate the headlines. Here are the top stories from the past 24 hours:
- “Cancel order!”: Trump says Boeing’s contract for new Air Force One plane is too expensive
- The CEO of United Technologies just let slip an unintended consequence of the Trump-Carrier jobs deal
- JAMIE DIMON: “I want to do my share to help America get better”
- A hot investing startup wrote an open letter to Donald Trump, and is setting the stage for a battle on Wall Street
- Trump’s new Treasury secretary could kick the can down the road
- Trump’s corporate tax holiday could spur pharma M&A
- A China economist told us how China could hurt the US in a trade war
In other news, Wall Street banks are having a great time in trading.
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Here are the top Wall Street headlines at midday
Mark Carney: ‘Every technological revolution mercilessly destroys jobs well before the new ones emerge’ – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney thinks the jobs market is experiencing “great disruption” due to technology, and believes governments and corporations have a duty to help people manage the change.
Crude oil is losing its OPEC rally – Crude-oil prices were lower Tuesday for the first day since OPEC agreed last Wednesday to limit its production.
BILL GROSS: The world’s growing debt problem is just like the US prison system – Bill Gross, the Janus bond guru and legendary investor, thinks that America has two imprisonment problems.
Verizon to sell data centres to Equinix for $3.6 billion – Verizon Communications, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, has agreed to sell 29 data centres to Equinix for $3.6 billion.
The Supreme Court just dealt a blow to Wall Streeters accused of insider trading – The US Supreme Court, ruling in an insider trading case for the first time in two decades, on Tuesday upheld a Chicago man’s conviction in a decision that could make it easier to prosecute people accused of profiting from confidential information.
GOLDMAN: Here are our biggest fears for 2017 – David Kostin, the chief US equity strategist at Goldman Sachs, thinks there is good news coming in 2017, but investors shouldn’t be complacent.
How a misunderstanding led to a former CIA programmer getting the top job at Steve Cohen’s investment fund – Doug Haynes, president of New York’s Point72 Capital Management, didn’t have his sights set on a career in the hedge fund business. But that’s where he ended up after a call from legendary money manager Steven Cohen in late-2013.
South Korea’s president could be forced out of office amidst economic troubles – South Korea’s president Park Geun-Hye could soon be out of office amid a corruption and influence-peddling scandal that has been front-and-center for weeks. However, it’s unlikely that her exit would immediately smooth things over for Korea’s economy.
Europe’s best low-cost airline just got the green light to charge full-steam into America – Late Friday, the US Department of Transportation finalised its decision to grant Norwegian Air International approval to operate flights into the US.
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