US stocks are looking to close out the week with a bang on Friday, with the three main indices all powering to new record highs following reports that Republican senators Marco Rubio and Bob Corker will support the Republican tax reform bill.
Ukraine’s general prosecutor said late Friday that Mikheil Saakashvili, the stateless ex-Georgian president turned Ukraine opposition figure, faced “likely” extradition to Tbilisi late this year or early 2018 — after exhausting legal attempts to prolong his grounds for staying on Ukrainian territory.
US stocks opened firmly higher on Friday, bouncing back from the prior session’s sell-off amid renewed hopes that Republicans will be able to push through their proposed tax reform bill before the end of the year.
KKR, the US buyout fund, has won a fiercely contested auction to purchase Unilever’s spread business, which includes Flora margarine and other international brands, according to two people familiar with the process.
Shares of US railroad operator CSX are eyeing their biggest one-day drop since 2011, after the company said that chief executive Hunter Harrison would be going on medical leave nine months into the job.
The South African accounting watchdog has launched an investigation of Deloitte’s audit of Steinhoff International after the retailer last week disclosed accounting irregularities that have triggered a share price collapse.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have set March next year as a deadline for the EU’s two biggest economies to reach an agreement to revamp the eurozone, as Paris urges Berlin to accelerate its domestic coalition talks in order to keep ambitious single currency reforms on the road.