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Four Hong Kong stations close to head off protest as China frees UK consulate worker

Four Hong Kong stations close to head off protest as China frees UK consulate worker

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s rail operator shut down four stations ahead of a planned protest on Saturday as the Chinese-ruled city braced for further unrest and as China released an employee of the…

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UPDATE 1-Trump says he wouldn’t stop Fed Chair Powell if he offered to resign

UPDATE 1-Trump says he wouldn’t stop Fed Chair Powell if he offered to resign

(Adds quotes, details, background) WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticized Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday and said he wouldn’t try to stop the chief U.S. central banker if…

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Trump says he wouldn’t stop Fed Chair Powell if he offered to resign

Trump says he wouldn’t stop Fed Chair Powell if he offered to resign

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not attempt to stop Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell if he offered his resignation. Trump, departing for the G7 summit in…

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Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new ‘Star Wars’ streaming TV series

Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new ‘Star Wars’ streaming TV series

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) – Ewan McGregor will reprise his “Star Wars” role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie…

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FTC, AT&T settle 2014 lawsuit over data slowdowns: court

FTC, AT&T settle 2014 lawsuit over data slowdowns: court

FILE PHOTO: An AT&T logo is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (Reuters) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and AT&T Inc (T.N) reached a settlement agreement on a 2014 case…

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World needs to end risky reliance on U.S. dollar: BoE’s Carney

World needs to end risky reliance on U.S. dollar: BoE’s Carney

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney took aim at the U.S. dollar’s “destabilizing” role in the world economy on Friday and said central banks might need to join together to…

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U.S. Steel to idle Indiana plant, 150 jobs at risk

U.S. Steel to idle Indiana plant, 150 jobs at risk

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. Steel said on Friday it will idle a plant in Indiana by mid-November as part of the consolidation of its till mill operations in the United States, a move which could…

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General Dynamics wins $1.1 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

General Dynamics wins $1.1 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

FILE PHOTO: A General Dynamics NASSCO ship yard entrance is shown in San Diego, California, U.S., June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Dynamics Corp (GD.N) has been awarded a $1.1 billion contract…

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Wall Street plunges as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

Wall Street plunges as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street tumbled on Friday after the U.S.-China trade war escalated in dramatic fashion, with President Donald Trump demanding that American companies seek alternatives to doing business with China after Beijing…

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Responding to Trump, UPS and FedEx say they already fight illegal drug shipments

Responding to Trump, UPS and FedEx say they already fight illegal drug shipments

(Reuters) – FedEx Corp (FDX.N) and United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) said on Friday they already work closely with law enforcement to stop illegal shipments from entering the country after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered…

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