U.S. labor costs accelerate in first quarter
WASHINGTON U.S. labor costs recorded their biggest gain since 2007 in the first quarter, suggesting wage growth was picking up as the labor market nears full employment.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump convenes a gathering of leaders of some of the largest technology companies at his New York headquarters on Wednesday as he continues to form his administration before taking office on Jan. 20.
The session is billed as an introductory meeting that would not result in any job or investment announcements, sources said.
Below is a list of attendees expected at the summit, according to sources. Trump's transition team has announced the meeting but did not name any invited executives during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14
* CEO Larry Page of Alphabet Inc, Google's parent company
* Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook
* Facebook Inc COO Sheryl Sandberg
* Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos
* Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk
* Microsoft Corp CEO Satya Nadella
* Oracle Corp CEO Safra Catz
* In addition, the technology news website Recode reported that Intel Corp executives were invited. An Intel spokeswoman declined to comment.
* The Wall Street Journal reported Palantir Technologies Inc CEO Alex Karp would also attend the meeting.
(Reporting by Julia Love and Ginger Gibson; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by W Simon)
LONDON Concern about global trade and U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policies kept appetite for risky assets in check on Friday, setting world stocks on the path to a sluggish end to what will be their sixth straight month of gains.