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Factory Growth Slows, Will We Still See A Rate Hike?

The Federal Reserve has hit pause, leaving its key policy rate unchanged in its current range from 0.75 percent to 1 percent. Job gains were described as "solid", as were the fundamentals underpinning...

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US, European officials to discuss proposed expansion of in-flight laptop ban

The ban, already in place at 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa, prohibits electronics larger than a cellphone in the passenger cabin. While restrictions have yet to be imposed, the United St...

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Emmanuel Macron sworn in as French president

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as French president

At 39, Mr Macron is France's youngest leader since Napoleon and the first to be born after 1958, when a presidential system was set up. His rivals on the far-right and far-left, opposed to the Eur...

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China and U.S. reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas

China and U.S. reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas

Following one more round of technical consultations, beef exports from the U.S.to China will begin as soon as possible, but no later than July 16. China has purchased negligible amounts of USA ...

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PR verdict on Team Trump in Comey exit: 'Inexplicable,' 'crazy'

PR verdict on Team Trump in Comey exit: 'Inexplicable,' 'crazy'

Mason, who heads a member organization of reporters who cover the White House for major media organizations, pushed back strongly on the idea Trump tweeted early on Friday amid critical reports abou...

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Snyder to name new justice to Michigan Supreme Court

The 120 federal vacancies Trump still has to fill are more than twice the vacancies that greeted Obama during his tenure - seats he stacked with left-leaning judges, tipping the balance from a largely...

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Mnuchin getting questions on tax reform at G7 meeting

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejects the idea that under President Donald Trump the United States is reviving protectionism, yet asserting that the US would still do that if "trade is not free...

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Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination

Tony Estanguet will be President of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee if they are awarded the Olympic and Paralympic Games, it was announced here today. Neither of the two cities has put the 2028 Ga...

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Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack

Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack

Earlier Saturday, the spokeswoman had said the problems were mainly related to France, and had also affected the company's IT systems. On Saturday night, the company began restoring operations at so...

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British cyber whiz hailed 'accidental hero' after stopping global virus

But it appears to be "low-level" stuff, Eisen said Saturday, given the amount of ransom demanded - $300 at first, raising to $600 before it destroys files hours later. Experts say the virus, called Wa...

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Tottenham bid farewell to White Hart Lane with victory over Manchester United

Spurs are unbeaten at home in the league this season, collecting a league-high 50 points from 18 games. 'We know that if we lose the final we don't play in the Champions League, we know that. Eric B...

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Saudi Arabia hopes to extend oil cuts to end-2017 or longer

Overnight, crude futures settled higher on Wednesday, as investors cheered the latest report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), showing US crude inventories fell more than expected. U...

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Comey Was 'Uneasy' About Having Dinner With President Trump, Says James Clapper

Comey Was 'Uneasy' About Having Dinner With President Trump, Says James Clapper

Asked if the pick would be announced before his trip overseas, Mr. Trump said, "Even that is possible". We don't know yet what that investigation will reveal about Trump or top aides like Paul Manaf...

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Donald Trump calls for stronger sanctions on North Korea after missile

The US and South Korea have recently signalled an interest in negotiations with North Korea to ease months of tensions. A North Korean missile would need to travel more than 8,000 kilometers (4,970 ...

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Kimi Raikkonen quickest in final practice for Spanish Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen quickest in final practice for Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis and myself picked up wheel-spin straight away. He won it fair and square so I can't take it away from him. "It was a tough, physical battle with Seb and I'm so happy to get the win". "I think ...

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Mnuchin Says US Reserves Right To Be Protectionist

When asked if G7 ministers were concerned about the potential for USA tax reform to cause the income gap to widen, Secretary Mnuchin said, "Reductions in the highest tax rates will be offset by reduct...

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Bank of England sees sharper inflation and slower growth in 2017

The bank also warned that it may need to hike up interest rates sooner than the market thinks. In the last comments before the pre-election purdah, Michael Saunders effectively outed himself as with...

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FURIOUS Fernando Alonso leaves Spanish Grand Prix track: He's playing TENNIS instead

FURIOUS Fernando Alonso leaves Spanish Grand Prix track: He's playing TENNIS instead

The two-time world champion isn't competing in the race as a public relations stunt, but rather, he's trying to showcase his talents in a way he now can't in F1. Obviously I don't have 100 per cent co...

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Trump urges Liberty U grads to stand up to criticism

Trump urges Liberty U grads to stand up to criticism

Trump bypassed more traditional options for a first presidential commencement speech , like the University of Notre Dame, instead sending Vice President Mike Pence . Next week, Trump will leave for ...

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Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev

Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev

Ireland have won most often - seven times in all - following by Sweden. Firebrace was selected by the broadcaster SBS and Australia's Eurovision delegation to perform; Nissen competed for her ent...

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None of Amazon's Echo devices support call blocking

In nutshell, they have got the access to that speaker in your home. Based on another response from Amazon, it appears that if you wish for this mass import to not happen, the contacts would have to ...

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JetBlue Now Involved in Passenger-Crew Incident

JetBlue Now Involved in Passenger-Crew Incident

The Burke family told WABC-TV that the cake, which was initially stored in the overhead bin, was deemed a security risk. That's when the Burkes were removed. "When she told me I had been non-compl...

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Donald Trump to visit Middle East on first official trip

Donald Trump to visit Middle East on first official trip

One senior White House official said Trump was invited by Saudi leadership specifically because of statements he has made about his desire to defeat Islamic extremism. He said they will seek new c...

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Competition to Boeing-Airbus as China's first Jetliner completes maiden flight

Of course, the majority of the orders were from government-run companies like Air China, China Southern and China Eastern Airlines. China's first large domestically made passenger aircraft has compl...

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North Korea conducts yet another missile test, ratcheting up tensions

Pyongyang has carried out dozens of missile tests under ruler Kim Jong-un, but the launch Sunday was the first since Moon took office last Wednesday. It impacted "so close to Russian soil ... In Was...

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BoE unlikely to hike rates until after Brexit deal finalised

The earnings result is not expected to directly impact the Pound, but slowing wage growth and rising inflation could cause a wage squeeze. And while inflation hit a higher-than-forecast 2.3% in Febr...

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Korea: North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile

The Sunday launch was the first since President Moon kicked off his five-year term in South Korea four days ago, replacing impeached leader Park Geun-hye, who is jailed awaiting a corruption trial. On...

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Inauguration Day: Macron to Become France's New President

Inauguration Day: Macron to Become France's New President

The official result of the vote was proclaimed in a ceremony Sunday at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris by the president of the Constitutional Council, Laurent Fabius . He also listed "the e...

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Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

Lord Paddick, Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, said: "We need to get to the bottom of why the Government thought cyber attacks were not a risk, when a combination of warnings and plain common ...

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Kentucky Derby prediction: Pick from an expert who won eight straight doubles

Kentucky Derby prediction: Pick from an expert who won eight straight doubles

The pressure was on the New York-based Pletcher, whose Derby record of one victor from 45 previous runners was much talked about prior to the race on Sunday morning (AEST). "He responded right away", ...

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President Trump: James Comey Was a 'Showboat' and 'Grandstander'

In Thursday's interview, Trump blasted Comey as a "showboat" and "grandstander". "You know that, I know that. Am I under investigation?'" Trump said. Rosenstein's recommendation, which the White Hou...

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Switching sides, BlackRock helps pass climate resolution at Occidental (BLK, OXY)

Switching sides, BlackRock helps pass climate resolution at Occidental (BLK, OXY)

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of OXY. Bollard Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Occidental Petroleum by 0.9% in the third quarter. This represents a $3.04 annua...

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Less than picture ideal: Snap slumps on slowing user growth

The number was below analysts' expectations and year-on-year growth also slipped to 36 per cent from 48 per cent in the previous quarter. The company's shares fell more than 20% in after-hours tradi...

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OPEC sees much higher oil supply from rivals in 2017

OPEC's production last month fell by 18,000 barrels per day, according to secondary sources cited in the report, to 31.73 million barrels per day. In recent market action, light, sweet crude futures...

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Bank of England: interest rates may need to rise before late 2019

In its quarterly Inflation Report, the Bank of England revised down its full year growth forecast for 2017 slightly to 1.9 per cent, from 2 per cent previously. That shift will be driven by the trade-...

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