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'Justice' named Merriam-Webster's 2018 Word of the Year

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 2:03pm
"Justice" is what most people sought on Merriam-Webster, among the world's most popular dictionaries, as the U.S. publisher named that principle of being fair as the Word of the Year for 2018.
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Global stocks dip as 'Santa Claus rally' elusive, oil rises

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 1:53pm
Broad stock declines in Europe and the United States dragged world equity markets lower on Monday, adding to a sell-off that has sent global stocks near 17-month lows.
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U.S. ethanol producers seek pricing reform as markets plunge, ADM sells

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 1:49pm
U.S. ethanol producers stung by collapsing prices are seeking changes to the way benchmark values for the biofuel are established, arguing the current system used by exchanges is vulnerable to manipulation, according to sources.
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Democrats jostle over investigations into Trump's finances, Russia ties

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 1:47pm
With less than three weeks to go before they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats are jockeying to lead overlapping investigations into President Donald Trump in a scramble that could cause headaches for Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to be House speaker.
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Wall St. sinks; Gundlach says U.S. stock are in bear market

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 1:46pm
Wall Street slid 1 percent on Monday, weighed down by retailers and health stocks and after DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach said U.S. equities are in a long-term bear market and that the Federal Reserve should not raise rates this week.
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UK's Labour calls May no confidence vote over Brexit vote timing

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 1:14pm
The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said he was calling for a no confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May -- a largely symbolic gesture -- for not putting her Brexit plan to a vote by lawmakers immediately.
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Exclusive: Venezuela creditors demand payment on $1.5 billion defaulted bond - lawyer

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 1:02pm
A group of creditors has demanded payment on $1.5 billion in defaulted Venezuelan bond, their lawyer said on Monday, kicking off a long-awaited showdown between creditors and the crisis-wracked OPEC nation.
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Czech cyber watchdog calls Huawei, ZTE products a security threat

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 12:50pm
The Czech cyber watchdog warned network operators on Monday against using software or hardware made by Chinese telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE , saying they posed a security threat.
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Fed draws White House fire as it prepares to raise rates

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 12:35pm
Just two days before the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for a fourth time this year, U.S. President Donald Trump and his top trade adviser on Monday ratcheted up their criticism of the central bank's monetary tightening.
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Top U.S. fund managers prepare for bear market in small company stocks

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 12:29pm
The shares of small companies in the U.S. haven't technically fallen into a bear market yet, but several top-performing fund managers are acting as if it is inevitable.
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Retailers, health stocks lead Wall Street lower; banks help ease pain

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 12:13pm
Wall Street dropped on Monday, but recovered from a slide of over 1 percent, weighed down by an Amazon-led drop in retailers and weakness in health stocks, with gains in banks ahead of a widely expected rate hike limiting losses.
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Facing opposition, Britain's May will bring Brexit deal back to parliament

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 11:29am
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a vote in mid-January, pledging to get assurances from the European Union to break the deadlock over Britain's departure from the bloc.
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J&J shares extend losses; company defends Baby Powder as safe

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 11:12am
Shares of Johnson & Johnson slipped another 2 percent on Monday, extending losses following Friday's Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder.
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Britain's Labour claims credit for forcing new date for Brexit vote

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 10:57am
Britain's main opposition Labour Party said on Monday Prime Minister Theresa May had only offered a date for a new vote on her Brexit deal because it had threatened to call for a motion of no confidence in her.
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Global stocks dip as 'Christmas rally' proves elusive, oil rises

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 10:56am
Broad stock declines in Europe and the United States dragged world equity markets lower on Monday, adding to a sell-off that has sent global stocks near 17-month lows.
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UK's May says rescheduling Brexit vote in parliament for mid-Jan

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 10:50am
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that she intended to re-schedule a delayed vote in parliament on her Brexit plan in the week starting on Jan. 14.
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Wall Street drops 1 percent as health stocks weigh; Nasdaq erases 2018 gains

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 10:23am
Wall Street slid 1 percent on Monday, led by healthcare stocks after a federal ruling that Obamacare was unconstitutional, with the decline in the market-leading sector further unnerving investors already concerned about slowing global growth.
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China, EU lambast United States for miring WTO in crisis

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 9:19am
The United States came under fire from China and the European Union on Monday, accused by both major trading partners of taking protectionist measures and bringing the World Trade Organization (WTO) to its knees.
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China says U.S. has brought back 'the ghost of unilateralism' to WTO

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 9:19am
China said on Monday that the Trump administration's trade measures on items from steel to intellectual property taken under the guise national security were "bringing back to life the ghost of unilateralism".
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Standoff over Trump border wall puts U.S. Congress in budget 'pickle'

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 9:06am
President Donald Trump and Congress, embroiled in a feud over his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, have only five days to reach a deal before a partial government shutdown could leave about a quarter of the federal workforce without paychecks.
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