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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.

House passes Trump's trade deal with Canada and Mexico

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed President Donald Trump's revised North American Free Trade Agreement, with members sending Trump's foremost legislative priority — just a day after the divided chamber took the historic vote to impeach him -- to the Senate.

Boeing's 737 Max halt affects credit

Boeing's credit rating was trimmed by Moody's and Standard & Poor's, as the rating agencies said the aircraft maker's move to halt 737 Max production comes with increased risks.

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%.

US, Mexico say trade deal on track after last-minute objections

Top trade negotiators from both the United States and Mexico reaffirmed Monday that the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as USMCA, is a done deal -- despite complaints from Mexico over the weekend about a labor provision included in the bill unveiled by Democrats.

Details of interim US-China trade deal remain unknown

After a year-and-half of fraught negotiations that has slowed global growth and hurt American farmers and consumers, the United States and China have reached an interim trade deal bypassing an economic calamity -- for now.