Meanwhile, Total TOTF.PA said a rising number of its filling stations were running dry as a result of "yellow vest " road blocks. December 1 protests turned violent across the whole country and saw over 130 people injured and more than 400 arrested.
OPEC members agreed to cut oil output on Thursday, although it's unclear by how much. The United States should not try to dictate policy to OPEC, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih has told reporters ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna .
The United States expects China to take immediate action to cut tariffs on USA vehicle imports and end intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers as the two countries move toward a broader trade deal, a White House official said on Monday.
The US said that China will purchase a " very substantial " amount of US products to ease the trade imbalance, and would clamp down on the export of deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl to the US. This self-proclaimed nickname, " Tariff Man ", has led to a wealth of jokes, including some superhero-related tweets that speculate about this newly minted Trump persona.
When one-third of the customer (100M users) data is hacked in a company with tech DNA, it is a message for all companies of how vulnerable the cyberspace is. "This is one of the most significant data breaches in history given the size - about 500 million people are affected - and the sensitivity of the personal information that was stolen", said CreditCards.com industry analyst Ted Rossman.
The U.S. does about a $1 trillion worth of business each year with the two countries, and Canada (second) and Mexico (third) are America's most significant trade partners. On Sunday, Henry Connelly, a spokesman for Pelosi, told the New York Times that it was "disappointing but not surprising" that Trump was trying to force Congress to approve the new deal.