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Facebook buys Boston software company that authenticates IDs: source

January 23, 2018 - 4:43pm
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is buying Boston-based software company Confirm Inc, which specializes in authenticating government-issued identification cards, a person familiar with the acquisition said on Tuesday.
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NAFTA negotiators open key round of talks; Trump cites progress

January 23, 2018 - 4:24pm
MONTREAL (Reuters) - U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials opened a key round of negotiations to modernize NAFTA on Tuesday as President Donald Trump, who has regularly threatened to quit the trade pact, said the talks were going "pretty well."
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Trump to meet with world leaders, business CEOs at Davos forum

January 23, 2018 - 4:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and other world leaders when he attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said on Tuesday.
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Wall St. ends higher with help from Netflix

January 23, 2018 - 4:05pm
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday, as strong results from Netflix helped lift the S&P and Nasdaq Composite, but the Dow Industrials were hemmed in by declines in Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble.
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Turkey kills at least 260 Kurdish, Islamic State fighters in Syria offensive: military

January 23, 2018 - 3:42pm
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey has killed at least 260 Syrian Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in its four-day-old offensive into the Kurdish-dominated Afrin region of northwest Syria, the Turkish military said on Tuesday.
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Trump signs solar panel tariff, angering U.S. installers

January 23, 2018 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels on Tuesday, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but which the solar industry said would lead to thousands of layoffs and raise consumer prices.
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Senate Democratic leader says border wall offer 'off the table'

January 23, 2018 - 3:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he had withdrawn an offer to provide some funding for Republican President Donald Trump's desired border wall with Mexico because it had been part of a larger agreement that was not honored.
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Turkey says seeks no clash with U.S., Russia, but will pursue Syria goals

January 23, 2018 - 2:54pm
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with U.S., Russian or Syrian forces but will take any steps needed for its security, a Turkish minister said on Tuesday, the fourth day of its air and ground offensive against Kurdish forces in northwest Syria.
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Venezuelan President Maduro set to run for re-election in 2018 vote

January 23, 2018 - 2:49pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked sure to stand for re-election in a presidential vote due by the end of April where the ruling Socialists hope to trump a squabbling opposition despite an economic crisis and foreign sanctions.
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Tesla sets massive stock awards for Musk based on boosting market value

January 23, 2018 - 2:43pm
BANGALORE/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk could earn as much as $55.8 billion in Tesla Inc stock and own more than a quarter of the electric car company in the next decade if he hits all targets of a bold new pay plan.
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S&P, Nasdaq get Netflix boost; Dow dragged by J&J, Procter

January 23, 2018 - 2:35pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday, as strong results from Netflix helped lift the S&P and Nasdaq Composite, but declines in Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble kept the Dow Industrials in check.
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Trump slaps steep tariffs on washing machines, solar products

January 23, 2018 - 2:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday imposing steep import tariffs on washing machines and solar panels, saying the move showed the United States would not be taken advantage of anymore.
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U.S. Attorney General orders probe of FBI agents' texts: lawmaker

January 23, 2018 - 2:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into texts exchanged between two officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who are accused of expressing views against President Donald Trump, the Republican lawmaker who chiefly oversees the FBI and Justice Department said on Tuesday.
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Two students dead, 12 others wounded by gunfire in Kentucky high school shooting

January 23, 2018 - 1:57pm
(Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun in his high school in western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two classmates and wounding a dozen others before being arrested, the state's governor and police said.
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Lawmakers scramble on immigration as government shutdown paused

January 23, 2018 - 1:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday sought a way forward on an immigration deal including protection for "Dreamer" immigrants and border security before federal funding runs out again next month.
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Netflix lifts S&P, Nasdaq; J&J weighs on Dow

January 23, 2018 - 1:46pm
(Reuters) - The S&P and the Nasdaq rose on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from Netflix spurred gains for the highly-valued technology sector, while the blue-chip Dow index came under pressure from declines in Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble.
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Self-driving car experts offer online degree in 'flying cars'

January 23, 2018 - 1:22pm
(Reuters) - Self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun has shifted his gaze to the skies, as his Silicon Valley online school Udacity launches what it calls the first "nanodegree" in flying car engineering.
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One dead, several wounded in Kentucky high school shooting

January 23, 2018 - 1:09pm
(Reuters) - One person was killed and several others were wounded in a shooting on Tuesday at a high school in western Kentucky, where the lone suspect was arrested shortly after the violence erupted, state police said.
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NYSE sees no need to 'bend over backwards' to woo Aramco IPO

January 23, 2018 - 12:58pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange took a swipe on Tuesday at its London rival in their battle to attract the foreign listing of shares in oil giant Saudi Aramco, saying it didn't need to "bend over backwards" to lure what could be the world's biggest IPO.
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Exclusive: Looted cash, gold help Islamic State recruit in Philippines

January 23, 2018 - 12:06pm
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents looted cash, gold and jewellery worth tens of millions of dollars when they occupied a southern Philippines town last year, treasure one of their leaders has used to recruit around 250 fighters for fresh attacks.
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