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U.S. companies say consumer still strong even as broader outlook dims

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 14:04
Walmart became the latest company to point to a strong U.S. consumer, adding to a raft of firms in recent weeks citing healthy demand at a time when spending is seen as an increasingly key support for the economy.
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Former U.S. envoy says corrupt Ukrainians found U.S. partners

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 14:03
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine told a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump on Friday that corrupt Ukrainians found Americans willing to work with them to oust her.
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U.S. prosecutors probe Giuliani's links to Ukrainian energy projects: WSJ

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 14:02
Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani's ties to Ukrainian energy projects and whether he violated federal lobbying laws, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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FAA administrator tells team to 'take whatever time needed' on 737 MAX: memo

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:59
U.S. Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson told his team to "take whatever time is needed" in their review of Boeing Co's 737 MAX, reiterating that the path to approval is "not guided by a calendar or schedule," according to a Nov. 14 memo reviewed by Reuters.
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Alphabet features self-driving garbage cans, apartment noise monitors in Toronto smart city project

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:58
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs has provided more details on the technology it intends to use to develop a futuristic smart city in Toronto, which includes self-driving garbage cans and infra-red sensors to track foot traffic in stores, a document released by the company on Friday said.
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Morales says the U.S. offered him plane to leave Bolivia

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:56
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said in an interview with Reuters in Mexico City on Friday that the United States had offered a plane to get him out of Bolivia.
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Boliva's interim government to ask Venezuelan diplomats to leave the country

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:53
Bolivia's interim government will ask all Venezuelan diplomats to leave the country for allegedly interfering in the country's internal affairs, the foreign minister said on Friday.
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Trump's tweets attacking impeachment witness draw angry response

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:51
President Donald Trump's Twitter attack on an impeachment witness during her testimony on Friday drew a furious response from Democrats, who accused him of witness intimidation, and even some allies criticized him.
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'This is a crazy environment': Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:45
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The witness was Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
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Morales says he is not organizing demonstrations from Mexico

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:38
Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said in an interview with Reuters on Friday that he was not organizing demonstrations from Mexico, where he has been given asylum.
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Twitter sets out plans for banning political ads

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:36
Twitter Inc on Friday laid out its plan for banning political ads just as campaigns for the 2020 presidential election heat up, and for banning ads that advocate for a certain outcome on social and political causes.
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Michael Bloomberg to launch $100 million digital anti-Trump campaign

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:30
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul who continues to weigh a run for the Democratic nomination for president, will launch a $100 million online ad campaign targeting Republican President Donald Trump, an advisor confirmed.
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Democrat Warren outlines three-year path to 'Medicare for All'

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:25
White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday outlined how she would implement "Medicare for All" during her first term in office, including by passing new legislation in her first 100 days that would give all Americans the option of choosing the government health insurance plan.
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WeWork faces U.S. SEC inquiry over possible rule violations: Bloomberg

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:12
WeWork is facing scrutiny from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over whether it violated financial rules in the run-up to its abandoned initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.
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Former U.S. envoy to Ukraine faults bosses at impeachment hearing

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 13:08
State Department leadership has damaged the institution by failing to resist "foreign and corrupt interests that apparently hijacked" U.S. policy toward Ukraine and by not defending its own diplomats, the former U.S. envoy to Ukraine said on Friday.
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Pentagon's Esper says it is crucial South Korea pays more for U.S. troops

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 11:16
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse.
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Alibaba gets strong demand for $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing: sources

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 11:14
Alibaba's order books for its $13.4 billion Hong Kong share sale have already been covered "multiple times," sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday, as the ecommerce group kicked off its campaign for the secondary listing in the city gripped by protests.
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'Very intimidating' - Trump launches Twitter attack on witness during impeachment testimony

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 11:13
President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday as she testified to an impeachment hearing in Congress, a move she called "very intimidating."
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'Fast forward to Ukraine': Reactions to Trump impeachment hearing

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 11:07
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, with Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testifying.
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On board Qantas' ultra-long haul test flight

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 11:05
When I signed up to join a trial run of the world's longest commercial flight, I expected an exercise in endurance but not steak for breakfast and a physical work-out regime.
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