Trump says the Fed should have acted faster but today’s action is fine

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 19:00
President Donald Trump said the Federal Reserve's decision on Wednesday to lower interest rates was "fine" but the central bank should have acted sooner.
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Greta Thunberg to U.S. Congress on climate change: 'Wake up'

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 18:45
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a strong message to U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday: "Wake up."
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Trump capping California fundraising swing with visit to border wall

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 17:59
President Donald Trump will visit a section of wall along the U.S. border with Mexico on Wednesday in a bid to illustrate his commitment to crack down on illegal border crossings as he raises money in California for his re-election campaign.
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Northern Ireland's DUP sees Brexit deal if both sides 'flexible'

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 17:57
The Northern Ireland party whose support is crucial to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Wednesday it believed a deal could be secured for an orderly British exit from the European Union if flexibility is shown by all sides.
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UK parliament suspension not a matter for judges, PM Johnson's lawyer tells Supreme Court

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 17:57
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is not a matter for judges and was not done for improper reasons, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court the five-week shutdown was lawful.
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DUP leader meets Irish PM in Dublin to discuss backstop

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 17:57
The leader of the Northern Ireland party whose support is crucial to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government met with the Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Wednesday evening, national broadcaster RTE reported.
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Parts shortage leads GM to lay off 1,200 temporarily in Canada

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 17:40
The strike against General Motors Co's U.S. operations has led to a parts shortage, the automaker said on Wednesday, and as a result it announced the temporary lay-offs of 1,200 workers at its Oshawa assembly plant in Canada.
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Powell to Trump: Now it's your turn

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 17:33
Tucked into Fed Chair Jerome Powell's news conference on Wednesday was a not-so-subtle message for President Donald Trump: the economy is holding up because the U.S. central bank has acted to support it through a volatile patch, and whether that continues is now in the president's lap.
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S&P 500 ends slightly higher after Fed gives mixed signals

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 17:07
The S&P 500 ended marginally higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, as expected, but gave mixed signals about their next move.
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Fed cuts rates again, gives mixed signals for next move

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 17:05
The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the second time this year on Wednesday in a widely expected move meant to sustain a decade-long economic expansion, but gave mixed signals about what may happen next.
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Stocks reverse losses, Treasury yields dip following remarks by Fed's Powell

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 16:36
The S&P 500 and the Dow reversed losses to close higher on Wednesday and U.S. Treasury yields slipped after remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tempered the market's initial reaction to the U.S. central bank's policy statement.
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Fed cuts rates on 7-3 vote, gives mixed signals on next move

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 14:34
The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the second time this year on Wednesday in a widely expected move meant to sustain a decade-long economic expansion, but gave mixed signals about what may happen next.
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Instant view: Fed cuts rates again, gives mixed signals for next move

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 14:34
The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the second time this year on Wednesday in a widely expected move meant to sustain a decade-long economic expansion, but gave mixed signals about what may happen next.
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U.S. housing starts, building permits scale 12-year high

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 14:33
U.S. homebuilding surged to more than a 12-year high in August as both single- and multi-family housing construction accelerated, suggesting that lower mortgage rates were finally providing a boost to the struggling housing market.
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Wall Street sinks after Fed gives mixed signals on next move

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 14:33
Wall Street sank on Wednesday when Federal Reserve policy makers gave mixed signals about their next move after cutting interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point in a widely expected move.
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U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 14:31
Fifty-eight people have been charged with engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioid pills across Texas, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.
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DUP says it wants Brexit deal, but Northern Ireland must be 'master' of rules

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 14:27
The Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parliament back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Wednesday it wants to help secure an orderly Brexit but that the region must remain "master" of the rules governing its economy.
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Trump orders more Iran sanctions as Saudi displays attack evidence

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 14:27
U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.
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Pompeo says attack was 'act of war' on Saudi Arabia, seeks coalition

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 14:27
The United States wants to build a coalition of European and Arab partners to deter Iran after an attack on Saudi Arabia that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described on Wednesday as "an act of war" against the world's top oil exporter.
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GM to temporarily lay off 1,200 workers in Canada

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 14:26
General Motors Co said on Wednesday it plans to temporarily lay off about 1,200 workers at its Oshawa assembly plant in Canada, which makes the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.
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