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Trump promises border wall 'soon, way ahead of schedule'
February 24, 2017
Addressing a conservative summit, he promises to focus on "getting bad people out of this country".

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AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations
February 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States....
Trump blasts media, anonymous sources _ after WH uses them
February 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump unloaded on the news media Friday for using anonymous sources - just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed....
White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports
February 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents....
Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'
February 24, 2017
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help....
Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside Syria
February 24, 2017
MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) -- As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country's air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants....
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Hollywood Is Left Hanging as China Reins In Investments
February 25, 2017
China has been snapping up Hollywood companies in recent years, but as the government increases scrutiny of overseas investment, some pending deals face the threat of an unwelcome twist ending.
Trump to Meet With Insurance Executives on Repeal of Affordable Care Act
February 25, 2017
President Donald Trump is planning to hold a round-table meeting with health-insurance executives at the White House on Monday, according to people close to the planning, as the administration looks to encourage insurers to sign onto Republicans’ health-care overhaul efforts.
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China’s Landmark One-Child Policy Reversal Doesn’t Seem to Be Working
February 24, 2017
That's a big deal for the country's economy.
The Trump Team’s Meeting With Mexico Did Not Go Well
February 24, 2017
Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said it was "a complex time" for U.S.-Mexican relations.
Why a Newly Confident Mexico Is in No Rush to Renegotiate NAFTA
February 24, 2017
Members of President Trump's cabinet haven't been approved, among other issues.
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There's a big week ahead, and what President Trump tells Congress could be a big deal
February 24, 2017
Investors are hopeful that Trump will wrap some details around tax reform and other programs when he speaks to Congress in the week ahead.
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US Treasurys rise as Trump trade pauses
February 24, 2017
U.S. bond prices were higher as a broad postelection trade paused while traders digested a couple of pieces of data.
Dow posts longest win streak since 1992; Street prepares for Trump's speech to Congress
February 24, 2017
U.S. equities closed flat to higher while investors awaited President Donald Trump's speech to Congress next week.
Dollar falls vs yen on US policy doubts
February 24, 2017
The U.S. dollar fell to a more than two-week low against the Japanese yen on Friday.
Gold climbs to 3-1/2 month high amid political worries
February 24, 2017
Gold hit its highest in about 3-1/2-months, on a weaker dollar and as uncertainties surrounding Trump's policies fueled safe-haven demand.
Oil settles at $53.99, ending the week 1.1% higher as OPEC cuts offset rising US supply
February 24, 2017
Oil prices fell on concerns over rising U.S. supplies and as traders pull out crude barrels from pricey storage.
Europe ends on a negative note as earnings disappoint; RBS falls 4.5%
February 24, 2017
Europe ended Friday's session on a negative, as a fall in commodities and underwhelming earnings weighed on sentiment.
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WORLD • Economy
Markets are alive to the sound of optimism
February 24, 2017
Yet it is unclear how much US stimulus will come and who will benefit
Boom in UK gold exports distorts impact of Brexit
February 24, 2017
Apparent rebalancing of economy since referendum driven by China demand for gold

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The Battle for Britain
February 24, 2017

British voters decided by a slim majority last June to leave the EU. But they were never consulted on the terms of withdrawal, and with Theresa May's government proposing policies for post-Brexit Britain that most voters would never support, the time has come to reopen the debate.

Baltic Dread
February 24, 2017

News media nowadays are rife with speculation about whether – if not when – US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will divide the world between them. The people of Estonia and the other Baltic states now fear being consigned to Russia’s sphere of influence yet again.

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