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Gunfire and hostages taken at California veterans home: media

March 9, 2018 - 4:50pm
(Reuters) - The California Highway Patrol was responding on Friday to an incident at a veterans' home in Napa Valley after local media said there were reports of shots fired and a hostage situation.
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Pennsylvania Republicans make case for scrapping new Congress map

March 9, 2018 - 4:09pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A panel of three federal judges heard arguments on Friday in the latest attempt by Pennsylvania Republicans to block a court-imposed map of voting districts that could boost Democrats' chances of winning control of the U.S. Congress this year.
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High-performance U.S. tech stocks drive Nasdaq to record high

March 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Nasdaq blasted through a record high on Friday as traders looking to ride recent momentum piled into Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon.com and other high-performance technology names.
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U.S. eases way to more tariff exemptions under pressure from allies

March 9, 2018 - 3:49pm
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The United States opened the way for more exemptions from its steel and aluminum tariffs on Friday, after pressure from allies and intense lobbying from lawmakers, further diluting the measures just a day after they were formally announced.
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Florida governor signs gun-safety bill into law after school shooting

March 9, 2018 - 3:29pm
(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a bill from the legislature that raises the legal age for buying rifles, imposes a three-day waiting period on all gun sales and allows the arming of some school employees.
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Detained immigrants separated from children in U.S. sue Trump administration

March 9, 2018 - 3:26pm
(Reuters) - Migrants separated from their children after they were detained for illegally entering the United States filed a class action lawsuit on Friday, claiming there are "hundreds" of parents in the same situation, and that the Trump administration is violating their due process rights.
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Goldman CEO Blankfein prepares to exit as soon as year-end: WSJ

March 9, 2018 - 12:19pm
(Reuters) - Lloyd Blankfein is preparing to step down as Goldman Sachs Group Inc's chief executive as soon as the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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In the cellars of eastern Ghouta, Syrians wait in fear

March 9, 2018 - 11:29am
EASTERN GHOUTA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Abu Alma has holed up in a basement for two weeks with his wife and baby daughter. Ten other families stay with them, hiding from the bombs that fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta.
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Italian election lays bare gaping north-south divide

March 9, 2018 - 10:47am
ROME (Reuters) - Long divided along economic lines, Italy is now also politically cleft after Sunday's elections, with the anti-elite 5-Star Movement triumphing in the underdeveloped south and the right predominating in the wealthy north.
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Spanish court says proposed Catalan leader must stay in jail

March 9, 2018 - 10:28am
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court on Friday turned down a request by Catalan regional presidential candidate Jordi Sanchez to be allowed out of jail to attend a parliamentary session to swear in a new leader, in a further blow to the region's bid to split from Spain.
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Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

March 9, 2018 - 10:18am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
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Bull market aging but still has juice to break record

March 9, 2018 - 10:08am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The bull market for stocks turns nine years old on Friday and, despite being long in the tooth, appears poised to set the record as the longest in history, buoyed by global economic growth and stronger company earnings.
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Toymakers tumble as Toys 'R' Us prepares to liquidate

March 9, 2018 - 10:03am
(Reuters) - Shares of Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc , the two largest U.S. toymakers, tumbled on Friday after reports that key customer Toys 'R' Us Inc is preparing for potential liquidation, six months after filing for bankruptcy.
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GM confirms investment in South Korea business, flags first quarter 'cash crisis'

March 9, 2018 - 9:58am
SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors confirmed details of a proposed investment in its loss-making South Korean business on Friday, but said it was subject to support from Seoul and GM's Korean union.
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U.S. fails to keep pace with global tourism boom

March 9, 2018 - 9:51am
BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States is missing out on a global boom for tourism, hurt by a so-called Trump slump and currency exchange rates, travel industry experts said at a gathering in Berlin this week.
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Former Trump campaign aide Nunberg appears before grand jury

March 9, 2018 - 9:51am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Donald Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg, who had balked at testifying in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, appeared at the federal courthouse in Washington on Friday as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
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Dow opens higher as wage data cools inflation fears

March 9, 2018 - 9:33am
(Reuters) - Dow Jones Industrial Average opened 160 points higher after payrolls data showed strong job additions in February, but a slowdown in wage growth pointed to a gradual rise in inflation, tempering expectations of faster interest rate increases.
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Bitcoin falls to lowest level in three-and-a-half weeks

March 9, 2018 - 8:40am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $9,000 on Friday to its lowest level in 3-1/2 weeks on concerns about regulatory clamp down around the world following cases of large thefts of digital currencies.
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Stock futures higher after jobs data

March 9, 2018 - 8:37am
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures moved higher on Friday after payrolls data showed wage increases were muted in February, tempering a very high jobs number and cooling expectations of a faster rise in inflation.
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U.S. stocks suffer massive outflows as Trump risks trade war: BAML

March 9, 2018 - 8:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - A marked shift toward protectionism by President Donald Trump caused sharp outflows from U.S. large-cap stocks this week, Bank of America Merrill-Lynch (BAML) strategists said on Friday.
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