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  • U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
    16865 2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
    Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing. Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
  • Globalization not to blame for world's ills: China's Xi
    Globalization_not_to_blame_for_world's_ills-_china's_xi 2017-01-18 08:13:17 UTC
    "No one will win from a trade war," says Xi. Economic globalization has become a "Pandora's Box" for many, but global problems are not caused by it, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday. Xi told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Sw...
  • The danger of Trump's economic policies
    The_danger_of_trump's_economic_policies 2017-01-18 04:07:30 UTC
    Protectionism has a certain appeal in every age and every nation, because of what we might call a piece of faulty wiring in the human brain. Our instincts were evolved on the savannahs of Pleistocene Africa. We have an ingrained tendency to ...
  • Trump: Brexit is going to end up being a great thing
    Trump-_brexit_is_going_to_end_up_being_a_great_thing 2017-01-18 04:07:21 UTC
    Trump promised he would offer the United Kingdom a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a "great thing,” in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper "Bild" and British newspaper "The Times of Lon...
  • Trump and Republicans on their way to Destroy the Affordable Care Act
    U.s._house_votes_to_begin_repealing_the_affordable_care_act 2017-01-14 08:15:47 UTC
    By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of re...
  • Pena Nieto: Mexico will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build
    Mexico's_president-_we_will_not_pay_for_the_wall 2017-01-18 04:05:07 UTC
    Pena Nieto said his government would seek to diversify business ties with Asia and Latin American countries where it had room for improvement and And we will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build. By Dave Graham | MEXICO CITY Mexico said o...
  • Germany and EU economy ended the year with its strongest growth
    The_european_central_bank_(ecb) 2017-01-16 04:30:35 UTC
    By Francesco Guarascio | BRUSSELS Industries across the euro zone cranked up output in November and Germany ended the year with its strongest growth in five years, data showed on Thursday, pointing to an economic spurt that may be arriving earlie...
  • Justin Trudeau seeks to avoid potential U.S.- Canada trade war
    16825_justin_trudeau_seeks_to_avoid_potential_u.s._-_canada_trade_war 2017-01-09 21:49:47 UTC
    (Reuters) - Senior Canadian officials have met several times with advisers to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington in an effort to avert a possible trade war once he takes office this month, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday. ...
  • Brexit ‘catastrophe’: UK at risk, warns Canadian trade expert
    Brexit_%e2%80%98catastrophe%e2%80%99-_uk_at_risk__warns_canadian_trade_expert 2017-01-08 10:16:56 UTC
    UK-EU trade deal could take years after 'catastrophic' Brexit vote, expert warns. Renegotiating a trade deal with the European Union could take the UK up to a decade to finalise after its "potentially catastrophic" decision to leave the bloc, a...
  • U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Differences In Trump Team
    U.s._intelligence_agencies-_differences_in_trump_team 2017-01-06 01:23:18 UTC
    By Mark Hosenball and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON There is disagreement within President-elect Donald Trump's camp about the structure of the top U.S. intelligence agency when he takes office and it is unclear whether his national security adviser...
  • Texas moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood
    Texas_plans_to_block_about__3_million_in_medicaid_funding_for_planned_parenthood 2016-12-22 05:23:40 UTC
    By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS Texas plans to block about $3 million in Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood operations in the state, a legal document obtained on Wednesday showed, a move the reproductive healthcare group said could affect ...
  • Defeat for far right in Austria's Presidential election
    Defeat_for_far_right_in_austria's_presidential_election 2016-12-04 18:06:25 UTC
    The candidate vying to become Europe's first freely elected far-right head of state since World War Two conceded defeat in Austria's presidential election soon after polls closed on Sunday evening. The result is a blow to populists who had hope...
  • Putin: Trump a clever man
    Donald_j_trump 2016-12-04 17:58:35 UTC
    MOSCOW (REUTERS) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump wil...
  • In The Wake Of Trump's Win, EU Plans To Create An ARMY
    In_the_wake_of_trump's_win__eu_plans_to_create_an_army 2016-11-30 08:22:12 UTC
    The European Commission is pressing member states to increase military spending by paying into a common defense fund, the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" has reported. Details of the joint investment fund are due to be presented mid-day Wednesday. Accordin...
  • Ex-Christie aides guilty in New Jersey 'Bridgegate' scandal
    Trump-_after_my_victory_christie_will_oversee_an_extensive_team 2016-11-05 11:22:46 UTC
    By Joseph Ax | NEW YORK Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were convicted on Friday for their roles in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal, following a six-week trial that served to further tarnish the Republican's dama...
  • UK High Court: No Brexit without parliament approval
    Uk_high_court-_no_brexit_without_parliament_approval 2016-11-03 13:45:06 UTC
    England's High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, upsetting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans. The government said it would appeal ag...
  • Bank of England Governor Carney ready to serve full term
    Bank_of_england_governor_carney_ready_to_serve_full_term 2016-10-31 08:29:05 UTC
    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is leaning towards deciding to serve a full eight-year term, despite critics calling for him not to extend his time in charge of the British central bank, according to news reports. Carney, who has come unde...
  • Democratic Party officials sued Donald Trump
    Democratic_party_officials_sued_donald_trump 2016-11-01 00:15:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Party officials sued Donald Trump in four battleground states, seeking to shut down a poll-watching effort that they said was designed to harass minority voters in the Nov. 8 election. In lawsuits filed in fede...
  • BREXIT: British Jews seek German citizenship
    Judith_wolff 2016-10-31 05:50:38 UTC
    <i><strong>Judith Wolff had never considered trying to obtain German citizenship until after the Brexit vote.</strong> Photograph: Lee Brown for the Guardian</i><hr> Descendants of the tens of thousands of German Jews who fled the Nazis and fo...
  • FBI's Investigation into Hillary Clinton's Emails
    Probe_launched_over_fbi%e2%80%99s__pre-election_handling_of__clinton_email_case 2016-10-31 04:10:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal investigators have secured a warrant to examine newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton's private server, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday, as a prominent Democrat accused FBI Director Jame...
  • In Trump’s Empire, Hazy Ties and $650 Million in Debt
    Donald_j_trump 2016-08-20 22:40:51 UTC
    A New York Times investigation into the financial maze of Donald J. Trump’s real estate holdings in the United States reveals that companies he owns have at least $650 million in debt. That is nearly twice the amount apparent in his federal ele...
  • California: 15 percent of cars have zero emissions by 2025
    San_francisco_global_gathering 2016-08-12 21:03:52 UTC
    San Francisco (REUTERS) - A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025, her spokeswoman said on Friday. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke said the legislation...
  • Most Germans want to end the refugee deal with Turkey
    Most_germans_want_to_end_the_refugee_deal_between_the_eu_and_turkey 2016-08-08 00:32:20 UTC
    REUTERS - Most Germans think the European Union should scrap a landmark migration deal with Turkey, also scuppering negotiations on its accession to the bloc, according to a poll published on Sunday. The deal, agreed by Ankara in exchange for t...
  • Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
    Brazil_casts_aside_crisis_in_rousing_rio_games_opening 2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
    REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes ...
  • Trump's economic advisory group clashes with populist image
    Donald_trump_leads 2016-08-06 04:16:23 UTC
    REUTERS - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s team of economic policy advisers is packed with moguls from the hedge fund and investment banking industries that he has railed against in the past. And none of them are women - a demog...