Euro, kiwi slip on political uncertainties, Asia shares fall

TOKYO (Reuters) – The euro slipped on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faced a fractured parliament as support for the far-right surged, while Asian shares pulled back, weighed by concerns about China’s economy.

ABB buys GE unit for $2.6 billion to boost North American business

ZURICH (Reuters) – ABB is buying General Electric’s Industrial Solutions unit for $2.6 billion to expand its reach in North American markets, the Swiss engineering company said on Monday.

Walt Disney threatens to pull ESPN, ABC from Optimum

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co has threatened to pull its programming from the fourth largest U.S. cable distributor, Altice USA, if the two parties cannot reach a deal before the end of the month, the cable company said on Sunday.

Oil holds gains as producers say market rebalancing

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices stood little changed on Monday, keeping most of their gains from the previous session to hold near their highest levels in months, as major producers meeting in Vienna said the market was well on its way toward rebalancing.

Euro and kiwi slip on political news, Asia shares track Wall Street

TOKYO (Reuters) – The euro slipped on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in a weekend election, but faced leading a much less stable coalition in a fractured parliament as support for the far-right party surged.

Report: Jared Kushner used a private email server for White House work

 President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law and official White House adviser, Jared Kushner, used a private email server — set up after the election — to conduct White House business, according to a new report in Politico. Kushner used the private account in tandem with his official White House email account to correspond with current and former senior White House officials,… Read More