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As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

BRASILIA (Reuters) – European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as a record number …

Stocks tumble, yen rallies as U.S. and China escalate trade war

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks, the dollar and oil prices fell on Friday while safe havens rose after President Donald Trump demanded U.S. companies look at alternatives to China for …

Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 battleground states

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during …

Special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett’s case: judge

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A judge in Chicago on Friday named a special prosecutor to probe the case involving former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s allegation that he was the victim of …

Qualcomm interim CFO David Wise to retire

FILE PHOTO: A Qualcomm sign is pictured in front of one of its many buildings in San Diego, California November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc said …

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Stocks tumble, yen rallies as U.S. and China escalate trade war

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks, the dollar and oil prices fell on Friday while safe havens rose after President Donald Trump demanded U.S. companies look at alternatives to China for …

China strikes back in trade dispute with U.S. with new tariffs

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. flag on an embassy car is seen outside a hotel near a construction site in Shanghai, China, July 31, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) – China …

Tesla to buy batteries from South Korea’s LG Chem: Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO – Tesla super chargers are shown in Mojave, California, U.S. July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has agreed to buy batteries from South Korea’s …

Exclusive: Boeing, grappling with uneven 737 supply chain, targets 52 per month in February – sources

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) has told suppliers it will resume production of its best-selling 737 jets at a rate of 52 aircraft per month in February 2020, then …

U.S. jobless claims fall in sign of labor market strength

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, suggesting the labor market was holding firm despite a manufacturing slowdown and concerns the …

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Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 battleground states

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during …

White House mulling tax cuts but not to counter short-term weakness: adviser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is studying tax cuts to buttress long-term U.S. economic growth that could be rolled out during the 2020 election campaign but is not looking …

Bernie Sanders meets California fire victims, lays out Green New Deal

WASHINGTON/SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a $16.3 trillion climate change strategy on a tour of northern California that included meeting families displaced by deadly …

Trump set to discuss biofuels Thursday with USDA, EPA: sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, summoned Cabinet members …

Graphic: Factory woes grip swing states that flipped for Trump in 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A slowdown in U.S. manufacturing is hitting jobs in states that flipped to Donald Trump in the 2016 election and that will be key to the Republican …

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Qualcomm interim CFO David Wise to retire

FILE PHOTO: A Qualcomm sign is pictured in front of one of its many buildings in San Diego, California November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc said …

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Special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett’s case: judge

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A judge in Chicago on Friday named a special prosecutor to probe the case involving former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s allegation that he was the victim of …

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Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough they …