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North Korea warns US could 'pay dearly'

North Korea has warned the United States it "will be made to pay dearly" for any criticism of the country's human rights record, North Korean state news agency said Saturday.

The biggest risks for stocks in 2020

Optimism over a "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China is pushing stocks to record highs in the final days of the year. But Wall Street banks still believe trade is one of the biggest risks for markets in 2020.

Farmers skeptical of Trump's $50 billion China promise

President Donald Trump says the Chinese will buy $50 billion worth of farm products as part of a phase one deal struck last week, but that would mean China would have to double the amount it bought from US farmers before the trade war started.

Cathay Pacific will cut capacity as Hong Kong protests continue

Shares of Cathay Pacific opened down 1.6% in Hong Kong on Wednesday after the city's flagship airline recorded yet another dismal month and said it would reduce capacity next year. But the stock reversed direction in mid-morning trade and was last up 0.2%.