As of January 1, tariffs on frozen avocado will be slashed to 7%, compared to the current most-favored-nation duty of 30%. It included frozen pork as a key item aimed at alleviating shortages of the meat due to the outbreak of African swine fever.
Stocks edged higher early Thursday as US markets reopened for trading after the Christmas holiday. The S&P 500 rose 16.53 points, or 0.5%, to 3,239.91. Advancing issues outnumbered decliners for a 1.53-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and a 1.09-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq composite climbed 69.51 points, or 0.8%, to 9,022.39.
The sun sets behind an oil pump outside Saint-Fiacre, near Paris, France September 17, 2019. Crude inventories fell by 7.9 million barrels in the week to December 20 to 444. government data forecast to show crude stockpiles shrank, while Iraq trimmed output as Saudi Arabia applied pressure on nations to better comply with cuts.
Earlier, Trumps attended a music-filled Christmas Eve service at a Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated church before celebrating the holiday with dinner in the ballroom of his private club. "You're tremendous warriors, and we appreciate it so much", he said in the call. The troops also invited the president to attend the homecoming of the USS Forrest Sherman when the destroyer returns to its home port in Norfolk, Virginia, next year.
In the third quarter, automotive revenues were $5.35 billion. The take-private tweet in August a year ago, at a time when Tesla was trading in the mid-$330s, had taken shares as high as $387. After the settlement, Tesla shares jumped 17.35% to $310.70, but the stock turned south again days later when Musk mocked the SEC in a tweet, calling the agency the " Shortseller Enrichment Commission ".
Beer Store locations across the province also close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and remain closed Christmas Day . United States Postal Service offices will be open, although the USPS website says post offices may close early on Christmas Eve and recommends checking hours locally.