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Trump pulls military plane from Pelosi overseas trip in shutdown fight
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:22:27 -0500
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday stopped House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military plane for an overseas trip, in a tit for tat after the Democratic leader's suggestion he postpone the State of the Union address during the partial government shutdown.
In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:11:52 -0500
Two years after filling the streets of U.S. cities to protest the start of Donald Trump's presidency, women will march again this weekend to try to build political pressure against him ahead of the 2020 elections.
Wall Street rises on report of U.S. considering end to China tariffs
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:10:25 -0500
U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday as a published report that the United States was considering lifting tariffs on Chinese imports lifted investor sentiment.
UK in deadlock over Brexit 'Plan B' as May and Corbyn tussle
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:55:39 -0500
Britain's last-minute scramble to shape an EU exit, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, stalled on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions.
U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children than known: watchdog
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:39:42 -0500
The U.S. government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Thursday.
Ex-Trump lawyer: rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:39:27 -0500
Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump.
U.S. stocks edge up on defense, healthcare gains; pound firms
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:15:14 -0500
Gains in defense shares as well as healthcare helped to keep U.S. stocks in positive territory on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter in Britain's exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May's defeat of a confidence vote, lifted sterling.
Trump tariffs force tough choices at U.S. auto suppliers
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:12:05 -0500
Bob Roth makes no bones about his feelings towards U.S. manufacturing.
Britain should delay Brexit to hold citizen assemblies, Gordon Brown says
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:07:05 -0500
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Thursday the government should delay the formal process of leaving the European Union by a year to hold citizens' assemblies to break the political impasse over Brexit.
Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:59 -0500
President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated. 
Factbox: U.S. eyes lasers, F-35s, 'Star Wars' tech for missile defense
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:38 -0500
The U.S. Missile Defense Review, unveiled on Thursday at the Pentagon, underscored the ways the American military is studying to detect and defeat ballistic missile attacks.
John Bogle, Vanguard founder and low-cost investing pioneer, dies at 89
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:56:35 -0500
John Bogle, whose family's struggles during the Great Depression led him to pioneer low-cost investing and to found Vanguard Group, now the world's biggest mutual fund firm, died on Wednesday at the age of 89, Vanguard said.
U.S. House backs sanctions on Russia's Rusal in symbolic vote
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:28:55 -0500
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday backed legislation to keep sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, including aluminum firm Rusal , but the Trump administration is expected to lift them as soon as Friday.
Volatile market hits Morgan Stanley's trading, wealth management
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:20:56 -0500
Morgan Stanley's quarterly profit fell short of expectations as bond trading revenue slumped more than rivals and its wealth management business faltered, sending its shares down more than 5 percent.
Lampert wins Sears bankruptcy auction with $5.2 billion bid
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:15:28 -0500
Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction to buy the once iconic U.S. retailer after presenting an improved offer of $5.2 billion, Sears said on Thursday, allowing it to keep its more than 400 stores running.
Trump lawyer Giuliani says does not know if campaign colluded with Russia
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:14:33 -0500
Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who along with the president has repeatedly denied that any collusion occurred between Russia and other people in Trump's 2016 campaign, retreated from those earlier broad statements, saying he had no idea whether any aides colluded with Moscow during that time.
Leslie Moonves challenges $120 million severance denial by CBS
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:44:07 -0500
Leslie Moonves, who resigned under pressure as CEO of CBS Corp, is challenging the company's decision to deprive him of $120 million in severance pay, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday.
Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:56:06 -0500
Turkish prosecutors are seeking the extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter over his links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said.
EU open to more ambitious deal with Britain: Barnier
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:36:46 -0500
The European Union is open to the possibility of an agreement with Britain that goes beyond free trade, EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday.
Facebook blocks accounts linked to Russian state-owned Sputnik
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:21:16 -0500
Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its platforms, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik.