Asia markets trade higher, following US gains overnight

Asia markets traded mostly higher on Tuesday, following gains in U.S. equities overnight amid strong economic data. This will be a short week for the U.S. stock market, which is set to be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. In Australia, the ASX 200 closed up 17.84 points, or 0.3 percent, at 5,963.52, with the …

Merkel’s political future may hinge on one big gamble

German Chancellor Angela Merkel started her unprecedented political career with a risky act by breaking ranks with her supporter and former leader Helmut Kohl. And she might also end her career in politics with a risky act by now preferring snap elections over a minority government. “I don’t have a minority government in my plans, …

Tyson Foods: New facility in Tennessee to create 1,500 jobs

Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday. The new plant in Humboldt will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide, …