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Ford And JPMorgan Cancel Plans To Attend Saudi Conference

Media reports said that Ford Motor Co. (F) Chairman Bill Ford and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon canceled plans to attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, but U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is said to still be planning to attend.

In recent days, Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Viacom Inc. CEO Bob Bakish and AOL co-founder Steve Case have dropped out of the conference too, along with media organizations such as CNN, the New York Times and the Financial Times.

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the kingdom's policies, has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2. Turkish officials claim to have evidence that he was killed and dismembered. The Saudis have denied the allegations, but have yet to provide any evidence that Khashoggi is still alive.

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