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Offbeat US stocks set for a tepid open as Trump’s decision on nuclear deal nears

12:36  08 may  2018
12:36  08 may  2018 Source:   cnbc.com

What Netanyahu Did and Didn't Say About Iran's Nuclear Program

  What Netanyahu Did and Didn't Say About Iran's Nuclear Program Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech Monday he billed as showing “something that the world has never seen.” He vowed to provide evidence of Iran’s duplicity over its nuclear program, and especially its obligations to the nuclear agreement Tehran signed in 2015 with the world’s powers. But much of the speech concerned details of Iran’s covert nuclear program from the years 1999 to 2003, and it provided no smoking-gun evidence that those programs were continuing in violation of the deal—something that would have given the Trump administration the justification it might be looking for to withdraw from it.

U . S . stock index futures slipped ahead of Tuesday' s open , as markets around the world turned their attention to the U . S . administration and the future of the country' s involvement in the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran. Around 8:15 a.m. ET, Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 52 points, indicating

The United States announced its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the "Iran nuclear deal " or the "Iran deal ", on May 8, 2018. The JCPOA is an agreement on Iran' s nuclear program reached in July 2015 by Iran, the P5+1

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U.S. stock index futures fluctuated ahead of Tuesday's open, as markets around the world turned their attention to the U.S. administration and the future of the country's involvement in the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran.

Around 4:20 a.m. ET, Dow futures slipped 21 points, indicating a lower open of 19.32 points. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 futures indicated a relatively flat to lower start to the session for their respective markets.

The moves in pre-market trade come as global markets remain on edge, awaiting an announcement by President Donald Trump on the future of an international nuclear agreement.

How Iran Hopes to Counter-Punch Trump

  How Iran Hopes to Counter-Punch Trump Iranian officials have said Iran has prepared any number of responses, including resuming its nuclear program as before. But that’s not likely to be their first play.Although the minutes of the SNSC meetings are never made public, those with a seat in the circle of power—including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei—are well known, and their pronouncements offer diplomats, spies, and scholars clues as what Iran will do if Trump steps back from the 2015 deal.

Donald Trump has confirmed the US will leave an arms control treaty with Russia dating from the cold war that has kept nuclear missiles out of Europe for three decades. “ We ’ll have to develop those weapons,” the president told reporters in Nevada after a rally.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in early trading Monday after the U . S . and other world powers reached a deal to limit Iran' s nuclear program. But working for Trump often proved more awkward than lucrative.Kushner’ s rising star attracted interest from investors who hadn’t done business with his

In the past, Trump has often threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran deal — which lifted sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation, in return for the country to pull back on its nuclear ambitions — unless allies in Europe amend what he sees as shortcomings of the agreement.

In spite of the U.S. incumbent's threats to pull out, President Hassan Rouhani stated that Iran had a plan to counter any move made by Trump when it comes to the deal; Reuters reported. While it is widely expected that the U.S. president will withdraw the country from the accord, Rouhani said Tuesday that Iran would continue to seek "constructive relations with the world," despite potential sanctions.

In Asia, markets finished the session on a mostly positive note, while in Europe, stocks were under slight pressure during trade.

Verifying the End of a Nuclear North Korea ‘Could Make Iran Look Easy’

  Verifying the End of a Nuclear North Korea ‘Could Make Iran Look Easy’ Inspections to confirm that North Korea had shut down its nuclear program and secure its arms would be far more onerous than those in Iran under a current deal that President Trump wants to end.WASHINGTON — As he weighs opening nuclear disarmament negotiations with North Korea, President Trump faces a regime that for decades has hidden key elements of its nuclear programs from international monitors and has banned inspectors from the country.

President Donald Trump ’ s US government has on Sunday withdrawn from an international treaty that As a result of the decision , the Americans will now no longer be able to operate unarmed spy Open Skies is the latest international treaty that the US has pulled out of over tensions with Russia.

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is preparing to decide whether to approve Oracle Corp.’ s alliance with the Chinese-owned video app TikTok “He’ s somebody I know, he’ s been really a terrific guy for a long time.”The proposal, unveiled in part, doesn’t call for Oracle to buy the business outright.

Aside from turbulence in the political space, earnings continue to flood in this week. On Tuesday, JD.com, Discovery, Camping World, Crocs, Dean Foods, SeaWorld, Disney, Electronic Arts, Marriott, Match Group, Etsy, GoDaddy, Papa John's and Wendy's are just a handful of names set to publish their latest financial results.

In central banking news, Fed Chair Jerome Powell delivered remarks in Zurich Tuesday. At the Swiss National Bank and International Monetary Fund's High Level Conference, the chair of the U.S. central bank said that the Fed's interest rate hikes may not end up having as great of a risk on emerging market economies and stock markets as many had initially thought.

Powell added that the central bank would however continue to communicate its policies clearly, to avoid market disruptions.

On the economic front, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is scheduled to be released at 6 a.m. ET, followed by the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) at 10 a.m. ET.

Half of America's carbon-free electricity comes from nuclear. Here's how to save it. .
With no price on carbon, here’s how states are keeping nuclear power plants open. Nuclear power currently provides about 20 percent of US electricity — and 50 percent of its carbon-free electricity. Insofar as the US economy has decarbonized (carbon emissions have been falling, fitfully, for more than a decade), nuclear power gave it a head start. Nuclear plants were not built because they produce carbon-free power, but since then, it has become a rather valuable feature. Valuable to climate hawks, anyway. But not to the market. Nuclear power plants are getting killed in US markets.

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