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Unbudgeted: How the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town America's finances
September 19, 2017
INDIANA, Pa./CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Reuters) - As deaths mount in America's opioid crisis, communities on the front lines face a hidden toll: the financial cost.
U.S. Senate's McConnell urges quick action on Obamacare repeal bill
September 19, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged quick action on a recently introduced bill to repeal Obamacare and said it had a lot of support.
St. Louis mayor to meet with protesters after nights of violence
September 19, 2017
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Activists in St. Louis plan to voice their concerns directly to the mayor on Tuesday over the acquittal of a white policeman who shot a black man to death, a verdict that sparked four night of violent protest.
Defamation lawsuit vs Rolling Stone over rape article is revived
September 19, 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived part of a lawsuit by three University of Virginia graduates who accused Rolling Stone magazine of defamation over a now-retracted article describing a gang rape.
After Irma, special oxygen masks helped Florida pets breathe easier
September 19, 2017
(Reuters) - Soon after millions of Floridians lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week, firefighters in the city of Titusville responded to an emergency call at a home where a gasoline-powered generator had been running in an attached garage.
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Republicans take aim at their own...
September 19, 2017
States like Arizona, Louisiana, and Nevada would be punished by the Republican health care plan. So why are Republicans from these states supporting the plan?
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White House seriously considers abandoning some tax cuts for the wealthy
The GOP is considering walking back some of its longstanding tax goals in a bid to bring Democrats on board.
Senate Intelligence Committee interview with Trump lawyer abruptly canceled
Lawyer Michael Cohen had planned to vigorously deny playing any role in Russia’s efforts during the 2016 election.
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Peltz, amid P&G proxy fight, says his record 'speaks for itself'
September 19, 2017
The billionaire activist says he wants to work with P&G's CEO even though the two have been engaged in a war of words.
Best Buy shares drop nearly 8% as CEO unveils new financial goals
September 19, 2017
Best Buy unveiled its new investment strategy on Tuesday while claiming success from the goals its previous five year plan sought to achieve.

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Toys "R" Us files for bankruptcy as holidays approach
September 19, 2017
Once a dominant player in America's toy market, the retailer is struggling to repay more than $5 billion in debt
Don't fall for phony hurricane investment scams
September 19, 2017
Illinois official warns investors to watch out for promises of big profits from clean-up and rebuilding projects
New York AG to TransUnion, Experian: How's your security?
September 19, 2017
The New York attorney general wants the credit monitoring companies to detail how they protect data following rival Equifax's breach
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White House vows quick action as Harvey aid estimates soar
October 2, 2017
Estimates of the size of a Hurricane Harvey aid package for Texas and Louisiana rose on Thursday, with one proposal being drafted for $150 billion, while the White House promised to make a request for funding soon to Congress.
FedEx to report earnings amid e-commerce boom
September 19, 2017
FedEx on Tuesday is expected to post higher earnings and revenue in its fiscal first quarter.
Global shares mixed but Nikkei rises on yen, muted elsewhere
September 19, 2017
Global shares were mixed Tuesday, as investors awaited comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve, but Japan's benchmark rose on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street.
Effort to repeal ACA gets new push
September 19, 2017
Republicans pushed ahead with a last-minute effort to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act.
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Toys “R” Us to file for bankruptcy as soon as today, sources say
September 18, 2017
Chapter 11 reorganization would deal another blow to a brick-and-mortar industry that’s already reeling from store closures, sluggish mall traffic and the threat of Amazon
U.S. homebuilder sentiment falls in September
September 18, 2017
Builder sentiment index down three points from August
Wenner Media explores sale of Rolling Stone magazine
September 18, 2017
Company recent sold its two other magazines, highlighting struggles in media industry
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How to Make Money on the Chinese Internet
September 19, 2017
Activist investor Aristeia Capital shows the way for New York-listed Sina to unlock long-trapped value in subsidiary Weibo.
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Varney on Trump’s UN speech: What a contrast from the Obama years
September 19, 2017
Varney on Trump’s UN speech: What a contrast from the Obama years

My Take: Trump’s U.N. speech

Latin American leaders met to condemn Venezuela: Mary Anastasia O’Grady
September 19, 2017
Latin American leaders met to condemn Venezuela: Mary Anastasia O’Grady

Mary Anastasia O’Grady on Venezuela

Kathy Ireland on business growth: It's listening to the customer
September 19, 2017
Kathy Ireland on business growth: It's listening to the customer

Model turned business mogul

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USD/JPY – Yen Touches 7-Week High Ahead of Fed, BoJ Rate Statements
September 19, 2017
USD/JPY has ticked higher in Wednesday trade, after gains in the Tuesday session. In the North American
Canada: Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, July 2017
September 19, 2017
Manufacturing sales decreased 2.6% to $52.5 billion in July, following a 1.9% decline in June. The decrease
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Major Averages Posting Modest Gains In Morning Trading - U.S. Commentary
September 19, 2017
Stocks are seeing modest strength in morning trading on Tuesday, extending a recent upward trend. With the upward move on the day, the Dow has reached a new record intraday high.
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Push for Nafta Overhaul May Fall Short, U.S. Negotiator Says
September 18, 2017
A tight timeline and ambitious goals leave the Trump administration with a narrow path to success in talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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Why America’s overseas aid agency needs reform
September 18, 2017

ON SEPTEMBER 14th, Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, presented the outline of a reform plan for the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Office of Management and Budget. Alongside a plan to cut up to $10bn from the State Department’s budget over five years, the proposals included a closer alignment of the department and USAID—potentially involving a full takeover of the semi-independent aid agency. That would require Congressional support, which may not be forthcoming: the Senate has already pushed back against the administration’s proposed cuts to the USAID budget, suggesting the agency enjoys some bipartisan support on Capitol Hill. But reform of America’s overseas assistance programmes is long overdue, and should involve a lot more than revamped organisation charts.

Every presidential administration since the 1970s has initiated efforts to reorganize foreign aid. But calls for more significant reform are growing, with good reason. While America’s aid programme is the...Continue reading

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