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FOREX-Pound pauses for breath amid Brexit limbo, dollar steadies

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – The British pound stabilised on Thursday as the Brexit project entered a fresh holding pattern, while the dollar held firm as traders took a breather from Sino-U.S. trade headlines. FILE PHOTO: Pound and Dollar banknotes are seen in this picture illustration taken June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Currency markets are also Read More

U.S. trade envoy meets lawmakers on U.S.-Mexico-Canada deal as time runs short

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met this week with Democratic lawmakers to try to resolve their concerns about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement as Republicans increased pressure to get the deal passed by the end of 2019. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Read More

U.S.-China trade reprieve makes no dent on recession chances: Reuters poll

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BENGALURU (Reuters) – The recent truce in the U.S.-China trade war is not an economic turning point and has done nothing to reduce a significant risk that the United States could slip into recession in the next two years, a Reuters poll of economists found. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo looking north shows shipping containers Read More

‘Longest trial in history’: Palestinian aid worker charged with funding Hamas attends 129th hearing

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A former charity manager in the Gaza Strip accused of funding Hamas has attended court for the 129th time in what has become the longest trial of its kind in Israel’s history, dragging on as witnesses are blocked from testifying. The 41-year-old aid worker, Muhammed al-Halabi, was arrested in June 2016 while working for World Read More

GOP senators introduce bill to move several federal agencies away from Washington

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Two Republican senators have introduced a bill that would relocate several federal agencies out of the Washington, D.C., Beltway to economically distressed areas in an effort to boost local economies across the country. The bill, titled the “Helping Infrastructure Restore the Economy (HIRE) Act,” is sponsored by Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Marsha Blackburn Read More

Martin Midstream Partners Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Revised Guidance

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Execution of Strategic Initiatives Continues with Sale of East Texas Pipeline Quarterly Distribution Coverage Ratio Above Internal Forecast Update on Structure Damage at Neches Terminal KILGORE, Texas, Oct. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (Nasdaq:MMLP) (the “Partnership”) announced today its financial results for the third quarter of 2019. Ruben Martin, President and Read More

Explainer: Google hails ‘quantum supremacy’, but don’t chuck out your PC just yet

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Researchers at Google say they have achieved ‘quantum supremacy’, in which a computer harnessing the properties of sub-atomic particles did a far better job of solving a problem than the world’s most powerful supercomputer. FILE PHOTO: A handout picture from October 2019 shows a component of Google’s Quantum Computer in the Santa Read More

Walmart offers holiday deals early to avoid shorter holiday season

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FILE PHOTO: Walmart’s logo is seen outside one of the stores in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) will offer online holiday deals a few days earlier this year in order to minimize the impact from a shorter selling period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the retailer Read More

Caterpillar cuts profit outlook as China construction sales slump

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(Reuters) – Industrial bellwether Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) reported a drop in sales in the United States and China in the third quarter, leading it to cut its outlook for the year and adding to evidence that the global economy is firmly on the decline. FILE PHOTO: Caterpillar logo is pictured at the ‘Bauma’ Trade Fair Read More

‘A 1950s show trial’: John Pilger describes ‘disgraceful’ courtroom treatment of Julian Assange by UK judge

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Veteran British journalist John Pilger has blasted the “atrocious” and “appalling” treatment of Julian Assange by a judge who decided this week to reject the whistleblower’s request to delay his upcoming US extradition hearing. “To say it is surreal is not enough, it is simply appalling,” Pilger, who was present in the courtroom on Monday, Read More