Wall St. slides as Saudi Arabia, Italy add to economic concerns

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy's budget and concerns mounted over the possibility of strained relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia, further denting investors' appetite for risk amid global trade tensions and rising interest rates.

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Exclusive: U.S. asks for WTO panel over metals tariffs retaliation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is requesting that a World Trade Organization dispute resolution panel get involved in a clash over international retaliation over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter.

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China asks WTO to set up panel to discuss U.S. steel, aluminium measures

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has filed a request with the World Trade Organisation to establish an expert group to determine the legality of tariffs imposed by the United States on imports of steel and aluminium, the Ministry of Commerce said late on Thursday.

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Dollar at One Week High after Hawkish Fed Minutes; Asia Stocks Capped

Asian stocks were capped and the dollar rose to a one week-high in early Thursday trade after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed broad agreement among board members on the need to raise borrowing costs further.

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At Facebook, Public Funds Join Push To Remove Zuckerberg as Chairman

Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers.

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Despite Trump Criticism, Fed Sees Need for More Rate Hikes

Federal Reserve policymakers are largely united on the need to raise borrowing costs further, minutes from their most recent policy meeting show, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's view that interest rate hikes have already gone too far.

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Netflix Eases Wall Street Worries with Record Quarter

Netflix Inc hooked 7 million new streaming subscribers from July to September, a third more than Wall Street had expected, reassuring investors who had worried the company was facing a slowdown in its fast-paced growth.

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U.S. Regains Crown as Most Competitive Economy for First Time since 2008: WEF

The U.S. economy sits atop of the World Economic Forum's annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, benefiting from a new ranking methodology this year, the Swiss body said on Tuesday.

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IBM Revenue Misses as Server, Software Sales Slow

IBM Corp reported a bigger-than-expected drop in revenue on Tuesday, hit by slowing software sales and wavering demand for mainframe servers, pointing to a bumpy recovery for the technology services giant that is in the midst of a turnaround.

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JP Morgan and Ford Cancel Plans for Saudi Investor Event

JP Morgan & Chase Co (JPM.N) Chief Executive Jamie Dimon and Ford Motor Co (F.N) Chairman Bill Ford canceled plans to attend a Saudi investor conference, the companies said on Sunday, the latest such high-profile announcements after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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