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It’s still unclear whether Donald Trump’s expected decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal will lead to the total collapse of the agreement. But the truth is that decertification is only half the story. The bigger threat to the deal is Trump’s apparent intention to ratchet up pressure in the region on Tehran. Doing so risks not only scuppering the agreement, but putting the United States and Iran on a collision course that could result in outright conflict.
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Channing Tatum might wanna watch his back, there’s another guy gunning for his role in the ‘X-Men’ spinoff, ‘Gambit,’ … and dude’s got a flashy stick. Nick Bateman went viral last week with his own slick version of a ‘Gambit’ trailer — but…
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co , one of Donald Trump's prime corporate targets on the campaign trail, offered the President-elect a chance to claim a victory late on Thursday by informing him it would not shift production of a Lincoln sport utility vehicle to Mexico from Kentucky. Trump jumped at the chance, claiming in a tweet that he had "worked hard" with Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. to keep the plant in Kentucky, even though Ford had never considered moving the whole factory south of the border. In letting Trump claim a victory, Ford made what appeared to be a calculated, public appeal to the next president in an attempt to soothe concerns about outsourcing jobs and to gain some leverage with the new administration as the automaker pushes for favorable policy changes in Congress.
In yet another unusual twist in an unusual campaign season, Ted Cruz named Carly Fiorina as his running mate on Wednesday, making him the first candidate from either party to name a veep pick before the convention since Ronald Reagan in 1976. But while Reagan’s naming of Sen. Richard Schweiker…
With several virtual-reality companies expected to release consumer headsets this Christmas, Hollywood is developing projects to make sure new buyers have something to actually experience with them.
WSJ.com: US Business
In what may be its best and last chance to stimulate growth and ward off deflation across the eurozone, the European Central Bank on Monday will launch its long-awaited 1.1 trillion euro ($ 1.2 trillion) quantitative easing programme. The kickoff was announced Thursday by ECB President Mario Draghi, who confirmed the eurozone central bank will begin its programme of buying around 60 billion euros of public and private bonds each month starting March 9 — a policy it will apply until at least September 2016. The policy known as quantitative easing or QE is also being adopted as the eurozone faces growing threats of deflation, in which falling prices lead consumers to put off purchases in expectation they will drop further, sparking a damaging cycle of falling production, job creation and prices. The strategy behind the ECB's QE programme is similar to that of earlier schemes introduced by the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England to pump money into the economy with massive purchases of government bonds, aiming to foster easier credit and rising economic activity.
Facebook’s ability to woo investors will depend on deals like its 72-hour Black Friday experiment with Wal-Mart, the social network’s biggest mobile-advertising campaign ever, with 50 million ads.
WSJ.com: US Business
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid duel in bid to gain a political edge over President Obama’s call for a permanent increase in the debt ceiling.