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Mixed shares...Brexit appeal...Trump pipeline order

April 10, 2019

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday amid growing tensions between the U.S. and the European Union and a dim forecast on global economic growth. Futures point to a higher open on Wall Street. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose above $64 per barrel. The dollar fell against the yen and gained against the euro.

BRUSSELS (AP) — Groups representing manufacturers in the U.K. and across the continent have appealed to European leaders to work with Britain to avoid a divorce from the bloc without a deal. Make UK and sister organization Ceemet issued a joint letter to heads of state and chief negotiator Michel Barnier warning of economic shock in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will announce an executive order during a trip to Texas on Wednesday that could make it harder for states to scuttle pipelines and other energy projects based on concerns about their impact on water quality. Trump has made it a priority to expand energy development in the United States, in part by rolling back government regulations.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — It’s taking many hours and even days, for some U.S. truckers to roll into the U.S from Mexico. That’s because hundreds of inspectors who normally working crossings have been assigned to deal with the surge of families arriving at the border. Borders have been sleeping in their vehicles to hold spots in line. Portable toilets have been brought in for drivers.

CHICAGO (AP) — Johnson Publishing Co., publisher of two iconic magazines, Ebony and Jet, that helped changed the image of black people portrayed by U.S. media, has filed for bankruptcy liquidation in a federal court in Chicago. Tin filings, the company said it was “caught in a tidal wave of marketplace changes and business issues which, despite exhaustive efforts, could not be overcome.”