1. Dow opens a little higher as profits from Coca-Cola and American Express
People walking down Wall Street in Manhattan's financial district on September 03, 2019 in New York.
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USA. The stock futures were aimed at a mixed Friday opened on Wall Street – with two shares of Dow, Coca-Cola and American Express reporting profits before the bell. Estimates of Coca-Cola's second quarter earnings. Revenue beats. Several international factors have played out, including weak growth in China's GDP, Saturday's vote by the US Parliament on Brexit and fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces despite the ceasefire from the US. The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 were modestly higher on Thursday, for the second consecutive positive week the S&P 500 just missed its first close of over 3000 after September 1
2. China reports the weakest GDP in decades as the trade war takes away
Employees work on the production line of a robot vacuum cleaner factory in Matsutek in Shenzhen, China, August 9, 2019
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China's latest reading on economic growth came at its weakest in 27 ½ years as the Beijing-Washington trade war continued to have an impact. China's gross domestic product grew only 6% in the third quarter from a year ago. Apple CEO Tim Cook met with the head of the Chinese market regulator in Beijing after the US tech giant removed its App Store application last week, which helped Hong Kong protesters track police movements.
3. EU reaches agreement on Brexit but also faces new tariffs from US
United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a press conference at the European Parliament on October 17, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
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The United Kingdom and the European Union have come up with a long-awaited Brexit deal. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson must now persuade US lawmakers to support his agreement ahead of what is expected to be voted on Saturday. At midnight, opposing threats of retaliation, the US imposed tariffs of $ 7.5 billion on EU goods, including those targeted at Airbus, Italian cheeses, French wines, Spanish olives and Scotch whiskey.
4. Democrats see Trump's decision to keep G-7 in Doral as more fuel for impeachment
Review leading at Trump's National Doral in Miami, Florida on April 3, 2018
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President Donald Trump will host the G7 Summit of World Leaders in 2020 at Doral Miami National in Trump, a move by Democrats leading the impeachment investigation was quickly criticized as a presidential stand-alone deal. Trump has confirmed that Energy Secretary Rick Perry will resign later this year. In recent weeks, the former Texas governor has been mired in Democrats' impeachment impeachment in Trump's actions involving Ukraine.
5. Fight erupts in Syrian city held by Kurdish lands despite US ceasefire
A woman stands along a road in the outskirts of Tal Tamr near the Syrian Kurdish city of Ras al Ain, along the border with Turkey in the northeast province on October 16, 2019, with the smoke streams of tire fires contracting in the background to reduce visibility for Turkish military aircraft that are part of Operation Peaceful Spring.
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Despite the American ceasefire that came into force at night, fighting continued on Friday in the northeastern Syrian border city in the middle of a battle between Turkey and Kurdish forces. Trump described the ceasefire deal with Turkey as "a great day for civilization." Turkish troops and their allied Syrian fighters launched the offensive on October 9, two days after Trump suddenly announced that he was withdrawing US troops from the border area.
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– The Associated Press contributed to this report.