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AMERICA • Today
Elijah Cummings: Veteran US Democrat dies aged 68
October 17, 2019
The US congressman was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry.
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Striking Chicago teachers picket as contract talks gear up
October 17, 2019
Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system picketed outside of schools on Thursday during their first day of a strike after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district leadership failed to produce a deal.
White House acknowledges strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid
October 17, 2019
President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff on Thursday acknowledged that Trump held up $391 million in military aid to Ukraine in part to make the money contingent upon the Ukrainians investigating a U.S. domestic political matter involving the Democratic Party.
Presidential candidate Biden has less campaign cash than top Democratic rivals
October 17, 2019
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden had $9 million in his campaign bank account at the end of September, significantly less than his top rivals in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, data released on Tuesday showed.
Explainer: Democrats Warren and Sanders want wealth tax; economists explain how it works
October 17, 2019
From 1982 to 2018 the share of U.S. wealth held by the 400 richest Americans is estimated to have grown from 1% to around 3.5%, or probably around $3 trillion.
Request for 2016 election probe was factor in frozen Ukraine aid: White House
October 17, 2019
A top White House official on Thursday acknowledged that U.S. President Donald Trump held back military aid for Ukraine earlier this year in part to pressure Kiev to look into allegations about the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
News Commentary
Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump Tests Separation of Powers
October 11, 2019
An impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is pushing the country closer than it has been in years to a constitutional crisis.
Trump Works to Marginalize Congress During Impeachment Inquiry
October 4, 2019
Trump and his aides ignore subpoenas in an effort to marginalize Congress.
News Analysis

White House picks Trump's struggling Florida business for G7 gathering
October 17, 2019
World leaders who wish to participate in the G7 gathering will now have no choice but to spend considerable funds at the American president's own business.
In 'final betrayal,' U.S. brokered Syria ceasefire is effectively a Kurdish surrender
October 17, 2019
After hours-long talks Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria. Turkish forces will pause their operation for 120 hours to allow YPG forces to withdraw from “the safe zone.” Richard Engel reports.
Pence announces the U.S. and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria
October 17, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence announced that the United States has reached an agreement with Turkey for a ceasefire in northern Syria.
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AMERICA • Business
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Netflix, Morgan Stanley, IBM, Honeywell & more
October 17, 2019
Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading:
Stations wagons struggle for a comeback in the US as European automakers add luxury touches
October 17, 2019
Station wagons sell well in Europe, but crossovers and SUVs have taken over the US. Some manufacturers still find it worth the trouble to lure a few American buyers with chic, plush, and fast wagons.

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Pelosi says she was "devastated by the loss" of Elijah Cummings
October 17, 2019
"In the House, Elijah was our North Star," Pelosi said in a statement mourning her Democratic colleague
E.U. ambassador says Trump told diplomats to work with Giuliani — live updates
October 17, 2019
Gordon Sondland planned to tell lawmakers he was "disappointed" by President Trump's directive to work with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine
Watch live: Pence and Pompeo in Turkey to seek ceasefire
October 17, 2019
Reporters were prohibited from asking questions, per an agreement the U.S. made with the Turks
Pelosi makes Trump's "meltdown" photo her cover image
October 17, 2019
Pelosi first said the president had a meltdown, so when he pushed back, she gave him the meme treatment
Elijah Cummings, congressman and civil rights activist, dies at 68
October 17, 2019
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, a powerful voice among Democrats and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, died early Thursday at a hospital in Baltimore. The 68-years-old had faced a series of health issues. Cummings' committee is one of three leading the House impeachment inquiry. Nancy Cordes reports.
Business Analysis

Salesforce founder on 'the key' to unlocking California's homeless crisis
October 17, 2019
Homelessness is griping the state of California.
Why are so many workers getting hurt at this Amazon factory?
October 17, 2019
Shopping giant Amazon is coming under fire for a 'speed-obsessed culture' at its Staten Island distribution center in a new report released this week.
First look at deal that could get nearly 50,000 GM employees back to work
October 17, 2019
Some of the most anticipated parts of the deal include a new shortened path to permanent status for temporary workers and guaranted wage increases and lump sums for permanent manufacturing employees.
Tom Lydon: Fixed income ETF strategies for further interest rate cuts
October 17, 2019
Amid a favorable interest rate backdrop, here are some fixed income ETFs for investors to consider over the near-term.
Boris Johnson's Brexit deal 'puts lipstick on the pig': Nigel Farage
October 17, 2019
Nigel Farage urges Parliament to reject Johnson's Brexit agreement.
Tyson Foods bans growth drug from US hog supply as meat firms chase China demand
October 17, 2019
The halt in the use of the drug, ractopamine, reflects a change in strategy for Tyson, company watchers say.
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AMERICA • Markets
Investors' Brexit Relief Turns to Deal Doubt
October 17, 2019
After more than three years of uncertainty, investors are understandably eager for the Brexit saga to end. But they aren’t blind to the drawbacks.
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Turkey ceasefire deal is an 'amazing outcome': Trump
October 17, 2019
Turkey ceasefire deal is an 'amazing outcome': Trump

Trump on Turkey

Zuckerberg addresses protecting freedom of expression at Facebook
October 17, 2019
Zuckerberg addresses protecting freedom of expression at Facebook

Zuckerberg free speech concerns

Could a Brexit deal pass Parliament before the Halloween deadline?
October 17, 2019
Could a Brexit deal pass Parliament before the Halloween deadline?

Brexit and Boris Johnson

Forex Markets
Gold – Hanging on in there (video)
October 17, 2019
OANDA Senior Market Analyst discusses the latest movements in gold and explains why he’s still
Brexit – It’s a deal!
October 17, 2019
Sterling soars on Brexit deal In typical eleventh hour fashion, the UK and EU have agreed a new Brexit
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Market Comment
U.S. Stocks Finish Lackluster Session Modestly Lower
October 16, 2019
Following the rally seen in the previous session, stocks showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading day on Wednesday. The major averages spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.
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AMERICA • Economy
Netflix’s Top 10 Original Movies and TV Shows, According to Netflix
October 17, 2019
The streaming giant has been hush-hush about how many people watch its original content. Until now.
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AMERICA • Insights
British Airways’ profits may not fly high much longer
October 19, 2019
On top of shabby service, doubts are emerging over the flag carrier’s dominance of Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest airports
LVMH, Kering and other French luxury groups are thriving
October 19, 2019
Smaller rivals are not
Data-labelling startups want to help improve corporate AI
October 19, 2019
A clutch of firms is generating the feedstock for machine-learning algorithms: tagged data
Investors hope psychedelics are the new cannabis. Are they high?
October 19, 2019
Money is going into medical use of mind-altering drugs
CEO-chairmen are an endangered species
October 19, 2019
Not just at scandal-prone firms like Boeing or Tesla
AmorePacific, South Korea’s biggest beauty firm, is struggling
October 19, 2019
The company has failed to capitalise on the global popularity of K-beauty
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