CVS 2019 profit forecast a wide miss, shares fall 9 percent

World News - 6 hours 36 min ago
CVS Health Corp on Wednesday forecast 2019 profit well below Wall Street forecasts due to weakness in its pharmacy business that serves long-term care facilities and slower than anticipated growth in drug prices, sending shares down as much as 9 percent.
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Exclusive: Kinder Morgan to expand Chicago ethanol hub to calm glut concerns - sources

World News - 6 hours 38 min ago
Kinder Morgan Inc will expand barge-loading capacity at its ethanol terminal in Chicago to help relieve a supply glut there that is driving down global prices for the biofuel, three people briefed on the company's plans told Reuters.
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Consultant says unaware of fraud in U.S. House race in North Carolina

World News - 6 hours 44 min ago
A political consultant told North Carolina's elections board on Wednesday he was not aware an operative working for their Republican candidate had devised an unlawful absentee ballot operation that investigators say was an effort to sway a close congressional race.
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White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

World News - 6 hours 46 min ago
The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
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UK's May back in Brussels, hit by defections over Brexit

World News - 6 hours 52 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to Brussels on Wednesday to seek more concessions from a skeptical European Union after the defection of three pro-EU lawmakers from her Conservative Party undermined her Brexit strategy.
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EU won't renegotiate Brexit deal: Spain foreign ministry source

World News - 6 hours 52 min ago
The European Union will not agree to renegotiate the deal on Britain's exit from the bloc but there might be some margin of maneuver for a statement on the Irish backstop, a Spanish foreign ministry source told Reuters.
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EU's Juncker sees no Brexit breakthrough in Wednesday talks with PM May

World News - 6 hours 52 min ago
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday reiterated he had no expectations of a Brexit breakthrough when he meets British Prime Minister Theresa May in the evening.
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Danske Bank pulls out of Russia, Baltics after money-laundering backlash

World News - 6 hours 59 min ago
Danske Bank will pull out of Russia and the neighboring Baltic states, the Danish lender said after Estonia ordered it to close the branch at the center of one of the largest-ever money laundering scandals.
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Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

World News - 7 hours 1 min ago
A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue.
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Britain strips citizenship from teenager who joined Islamic State in Syria

World News - 7 hours 6 min ago
Britain stripped a teenager who traveled to join Islamic State of her citizenship on security grounds, triggering a row over the ramifications of leaving a 19-year-old mother with a jihadist fighter's child to fend for herself in a war zone.
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Bangladesh on UK teenager in Syria: nothing to do with us

World News - 7 hours 6 min ago
A teenager stripped of her British citizenship in Syria is nothing to do with Bangladesh and the matter is for the British to resolve, Bangladesh's interior minister said on Wednesday.
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Number of U.S. hate groups hits all-time high, watchdog says

World News - 7 hours 11 min ago
The number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high in 2018, reflecting an increasingly divisive debate on immigration and demographic change, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday.
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Abuse victims demand to see pope, say bishops should be sacked

World News - 7 hours 11 min ago
Victims of sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy on Wednesday demanded to meet Pope Francis personally to press demands that bishops who covered up such offences be dismissed from the priesthood.
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Islamic State nears defeat in last Syrian enclave

World News - 7 hours 12 min ago
Islamic State looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the remaining jihadists wanted to fight to the death.
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Schools shut, flights canceled as storm sweeps U.S. Midwest, East Coast

World News - 7 hours 16 min ago
A winter storm swept across much of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast on Wednesday, hampering air travel and prompting officials to close federal offices in Washington and several large public school systems.
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Britain managing Huawei risks, has no evidence of spying - official

World News - 7 hours 16 min ago
Britain is able to manage the security risks of using Huawei telecoms equipment and has not seen any evidence of malicious activity by the company, a senior official said on Wednesday, pushing back against U.S. allegations of Chinese state spying.
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Tesla's top lawyer leaves two months into the job

World News - 9 hours 49 min ago
Tesla Inc said on Wednesday its general counsel Dane Butswinkas is leaving the electric carmaker just two months into the job, the latest in a string of top-level departures at the company.
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UK PM May could pass Brexit deal with promise of second referendum - lawmaker

World News - 9 hours 52 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May could pass her Brexit deal if she agreed to hold another referendum to see if the public accepted it, one of the lawmakers who resigned from her party over the government's handling of Brexit said on Wednesday.
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Wall St. set to open slightly lower with focus on trade talks

World News - 9 hours 57 min ago
U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Wednesday after a handful of downbeat earnings reports, while investors weighed the latest developments in trade talks between the United States and China.
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Pope denounces constant accusers as sex abuse survivors express anger

World News - 10 hours 2 min ago
Pope Francis said on Wednesday that people who spent their lives denouncing the Catholic Church were friends of the devil, as survivors of sexual abuse by clergymen accused him of snubbing an invitation to meet them.
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