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Instant View: Signed U.S.-China trade deal removes one risk factor for markets

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
U.S. stocks pared early gains but closed at record highs on Wednesday after the United States and China signed a Phase 1 trade deal that ended 18 months of uncertainty and will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of U.S. goods and services.
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Factbox: Key U.S. senators in battle over Trump impeachment trial testimony

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
The U.S. Senate is poised to hear charges that President Donald Trump abused his powers and obstructed a congressional inquiry into his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.
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Pelosi says Trump administration broke law in withholding Ukraine aid

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, seizing on a report from a nonpartisan congressional watchdog, accused the Trump administration of breaking the law in withholding aid for Ukraine that Congress had approved.
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Three alleged neo-Nazis caught with machine gun ahead of Virginia gun rally: FBI

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:36
Three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group were in court on Thursday after the FBI arrested them for possessing a machine gun and planning to incite violence at a gun-rights rally in Virginia on Monday which is expected to draw thousands.
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Who is U.S. neo-Nazi group 'The Base'?

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:36
The FBI has arrested three suspected members of an armed neo-Nazi group known as The Base that hopes to start a race war in the United States, officials said on Thursday.
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Trade deal no panacea for rocky U.S. relations with China

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:32
From Huawei to the South China Sea, deep political rifts between Beijing and Washington are set to persist, despite a trade relations breakthrough, as the United States pushes back against an increasingly powerful and assertive China.
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Mounties, maple syrup, and... Meghan and Harry? Royal move could boost Canada brand

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:30
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's decision to step back from royal duties and split their time between Britain and Canada is expected to boost Canada's brand abroad and benefit tourism, although marketing consultants say the effect will be limited.
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U.S. Senate passes North America trade deal, Canada still to approve

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:29
The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content but leaves $1.2 trillion in annual U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade flows largely unchanged.
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S&P 500 breaches 3,300 mark on strong Morgan Stanley earnings, retail data

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 13:29
The S&P 500 crossed the 3,300 mark for the first time and the other main indexes hit record highs on Thursday, as encouraging retail sales data and upbeat Morgan Stanley earnings added to optimism from the signing of an initial U.S.-China trade deal.
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Trump impeachment trial opens; White House faulted on Ukraine aid freeze

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 13:28
As the Senate formally opened the impeachment trial on whether to remove Donald Trump from office, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog on Thursday dealt the Republican president a blow by concluding that the White House violated the law by withholding security aid approved for Ukraine by U.S. lawmakers.
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Bombardier shares dive on profit warning, A220 writedown fears

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 13:21
Bombardier Inc shares fell 37% on Thursday after the company warned its 2019 profits would be lower because of problematic rail contracts and said it might have to write down the value of a plane partnership with Airbus .
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FBI arrests three alleged neo-Nazis ahead of Virginia gun rally

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 13:09
The FBI has arrested three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group who had weapons and hopes of starting a U.S. race war, just days before a planned gun-rights rally in Virginia that was expected to draw thousands of people, officials said on Thursday.
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Morgan Stanley shares soar after Gorman boosts performance targets

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 12:56
Morgan Stanley lifted its performance goals on Thursday after beating Wall Street estimates by a wide margin, the latest sign that Chief Executive James Gorman's strategic vision for the bank is bearing fruit.
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U.S. allows time to wind down deals hit by fresh Iran sanctions

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 12:38
The U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday it will allow for a 90-day period to wind down transactions in certain sectors of Iran's economy hit with fresh U.S. sanctions last week.
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UK's Prince Harry appears in public for first time since royal split

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 12:29
Britain's Prince Harry made his first public appearance on Thursday since Queen Elizabeth acceded to the wishes of her grandson and his American wife Meghan to step back from their senior royal roles and seek a more independent future.
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Russian parliament backs Putin's pick for PM after 'January Revolution'

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 12:28
The Russian parliament overwhelmingly backed President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice for prime minister on Thursday after what one daily called a "January revolution", a major political overhaul that some say could set Putin up as leader for life.
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As Warren-Sanders spat intensifies, liberal grassroots groups seek to calm tensions

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 12:25
Liberal grassroots groups on Thursday launched a bid to calm tensions between supporters of the two progressive standard-bearers in the Democratic presidential race, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who have engaged in a days-long feud after months of non-aggression.
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Lawyers in Weinstein rape case begin questioning potential jurors

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 12:08
More than 100 potential jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein reported to Manhattan criminal court on Thursday as lawyers strive to choose 12 impartial New Yorkers to decide the former film mogul's fate.
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U.S. data point to moderate economic growth, tightening jobs market

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 12:02
U.S. retail sales increased for a third straight month in December, with households buying a range of goods even as they cut back on purchases of motor vehicles, suggesting the economy maintained a moderate growth pace at the end of 2019.
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Would you give up a kidney for Super Bowl tickets? Some would

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:44
What would you give up to watch your favorite team play live in a Super Bowl?
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