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World stocks climb to month peak, U.S. dollar hits three-week high

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 4:44pm
Stocks on major world markets climbed to a one-month high on Wednesday after a raft of strong corporate earnings, while the U.S. dollar hit a three-week high against major currencies.
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Europe hits Google with record $5 billion antitrust fine, appeal ahead

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 4:35pm
European antitrust regulators fined Google a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) on Wednesday and ordered it to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a ruling which the U.S. tech company said it would appeal.
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White House struggles to contain fallout from Trump-Putin summit

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 4:33pm
The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain the furor over President Donald Trump's heavily criticized summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States.
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American Express quarterly profit rises 21 percent

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 4:16pm
American Express Co reported a 21 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday as a strengthening U.S. economy drew in more customers and encouraged higher credit card spending.
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Nearly half of Americans link defense of NATO to allies' spending: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 4:06pm
Nearly half of Americans believe that the United States should not be required to defend NATO allies from attack if they do not spend more on defense, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to Europe.
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Judge orders alleged Russian agent jailed pending trial

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 3:48pm
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and poses a serious flight risk.
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Trump says EU officials want to negotiate trade deal in Washington visit

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 3:40pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that European leaders were coming to Washington next week to try to hammer out a deal focused largely on car tariffs, while his top economic adviser accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of holding up a U.S.-China trade deal.
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U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina jailed

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 3:34pm
A U.S. judge ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed on Wednesday pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk.
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White House denies Trump said Russia no longer targeting U.S.

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 3:25pm
The White House denied that U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russia was no longer targeting the United States, saying his answer "no" was about taking questions not about potential interference in U.S. elections.
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World stocks hit month peak; dollar firms to three-week high

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 2:38pm
A gauge of global stocks hit a one-month high on Wednesday as Wall Street and European markets churned higher after a raft of strong corporate earnings, while the U.S. dollar hit a three-week high against a basket of major currencies.
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Fed report shows tariff concerns rising among business contacts

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 2:37pm
Manufacturers in every one of the Federal Reserve's 12 districts worried about the impact of tariffs, a Federal Reserve report said on Wednesday, even as the U.S. economy continued to expand at a moderate to modest pace.
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Defiant Trump says Russia not targeting U.S., calls critics deranged

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 2:30pm
President Donald Trump contradicted U.S. intelligence agencies again on Wednesday, saying that Russia was not still targeting the United States, and accused his critics of being deranged.
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U.S. tech enforcer says will read 'closely' EU statement on Google

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 2:25pm
The head of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which has investigated Alphabet's Google in the past for abuse of web dominance, said on Wednesday he would take a close look at Europe's recent decision to fine the company 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion).
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Pompeo says North Korea deal 'may take some time,' sanctions to remain

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 2:10pm
Reaching a denuclearization deal with North Korea "may take some time," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, reiterating that sanctions would continue to be enforced in the meantime, even as Russia's envoy to Pyongyang proposed discussions on easing them.
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Two become one? Planemakers work on tech to cut pilot numbers

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 1:24pm
Airplane manufacturers are working to adapt jets to reduce the number of pilots needed for long-haul flights and to build new cockpits designed for a single aviator in order to ease a global pilot shortage and cut airline costs.
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Morgan Stanley CEO declares broker recruiting wars over

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 1:11pm
A subtle peace has emerged in Wall Street's long-running broker recruiting wars, Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman said on Wednesday.
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Trump says Russia is no longer targeting U.S.

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 1:07pm
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he does not believe Russia is still targeting the United States, contradicting U.S. intelligence assessments that Moscow was continuing its attempts to meddle in American elections.
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Thai cave boys: 'This experience makes me stronger'

BBC News - July 18, 2018 - 1:05pm
The 12 boys and their football coach describe their time trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.
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Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi 'found off South Korea'

BBC News - July 18, 2018 - 12:59pm
The vessel is rumoured to have been carrying gold when it sank 113 years ago - but no proof exists.
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Amazon.com's stock market value hits $900 billion, threatens Apple

Reuters News - July 18, 2018 - 12:58pm
Amazon.com's stock market value reached $900 billion on Wednesday for the first time, marking a major milestone in its 21-year trajectory as a publicly listed company and threatening to dislodge Apple as Wall Street's most valuable jewel.
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