Facebook agrees to advertising overhaul to settle U.S. discrimination suits

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 6:24pm
Facebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and "harmful" practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday.
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Dutch prosecutors seek motive in Utrecht tram shooting

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 6:15pm
Dutch prosecutors on Tuesday said they were investigating a possible "terrorist motive" behind the shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht in which three people were killed and five wounded.
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U.S. jury finds Bayer's Roundup caused man's cancer

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 6:13pm
A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer caused a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a bellwether trial that may help determine the course of hundreds of similar cases.
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Venezuela opposition names board to state chemical company

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 6:09pm
Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly named an ad-hoc board of directors to state chemical company Pequiven on Tuesday, a move aimed at allowing opposition leader Juan Guaido to gain control of the country's assets abroad.
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Sage gets U.S. approval for first postpartum depression therapy

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 6:06pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics Inc's drug for postpartum depression, marking the first approval of a treatment specifically developed for the condition that affects a new mother's ability to care for herself or her baby.
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May's letter to EU on Brexit extension to be sent Wednesday: BBC

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 5:48pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday will send a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk seeking an extension of her country's departure from the European Union beyond a March 29 deadline, BBC News' political editor reported in a tweet late on Tuesday.
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U.S. jury rules against Bayer in Roundup cancer case

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 5:39pm
A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer to be a "substantial factor" in causing a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, allowing the trial to proceed into a second phase on liability and damages.
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Record floods inundate U.S. Midwestern states as Pence arrives

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 5:38pm
Catastrophic floods devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday after leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, with waters yet to crest in parts of the U.S. Midwest for several days.
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U.S. judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 5:23pm
A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration's "incorrect" claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the U.S. armed forces starting on April 12.
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Stocks and oil touch 2019 highs; sterling wobbles, like Brexit

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 5:10pm
Stocks across the globe rose for a seventh straight session on Tuesday despite late selling on Wall Street, while the pound wobbled against the dollar as traders expected European Union officials would allow Britain a delay on Brexit.
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Judges lean toward Trump in hotel 'emoluments' case

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 4:50pm
A three-judge U.S. appeals court panel signaled sympathy toward President Donald Trump on Tuesday in his appeal in a Democratic-backed lawsuit that accuses him of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his Washington hotel.
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San Francisco officials look to ban sale of e-cigarettes

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 4:43pm
San Francisco officials on Tuesday proposed legislation that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes from companies such as Juul until a review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as part of the city's efforts to tackle underage vaping.
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Exclusive: Lyft's IPO oversubscribed after two days - sources

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 4:41pm
Lyft Inc's initial public offering (IPO) is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
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Patriots owner Kraft can avoid prosecution in Florida prostitution sting: prosecutors

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 4:36pm
The owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots could be spared prosecution on charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida if he agrees to community service and other obligations, a spokesman for prosecutors said on Tuesday.
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Wall Street gives up gains on news of troubled trade talks

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 4:34pm
The benchmark S&P 500 index ended little changed on Tuesday as investor optimism regarding the Federal Reserve's expected affirmation of its dovish policy stance was offset by reports of fault lines emerging in ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations.
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Stakes rise for Boeing as EU, Canada step up scrutiny of 737 MAX after crashes

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 4:04pm
Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people.
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Trump says U.S. has not yet imposed toughest sanctions on Venezuela

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 3:57pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration had held in reserve what he called "the toughest of sanctions" to try to cut off revenues to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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Trump forges bond with Brazil's Bolsonaro in White House visit

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 3:41pm
U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazil's new far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro forged a bond over their shared brand of conservative and populist politics on Tuesday, with Trump pledging to give more U.S. support to Brazil's global ambitions.
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Plane catches fire at Tehran airport; 100 passengers evacuated unhurt: state TV

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 3:40pm
An airliner caught fire on landing at Tehran's Mehrabad airport on Tuesday but all 100 passengers were evacuated without injury, the head of Iran's emergency department said on state television.
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U.S. investigators sought ex-Trump lawyer Cohen's emails months before raids

Reuters News - March 19, 2019 - 3:34pm
U.S. investigators sought warrants to read Michael Cohen's emails in July 2017, nine months before the FBI raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, according to documents made public on Tuesday.
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