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Stock rally flags after strong U.S. data, bond yields rise

February 1, 2019 - 3:40pm
Bond yields rose on Friday after U.S. employment and manufacturing data underscored a strong economy with little wage inflation, while a gloomy outlook from Amazon.com helped drag a gauge of global equity markets lower
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Jailed Citgo executives seek U.S. help to win their release

February 1, 2019 - 3:39pm
Six executives from U.S. refiner Citgo Petroleum held in a Venezuelan jail without a court hearing for more than a year have asked the U.S. State Department and lawmakers to help win their release, family members and lawyers said.
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Colombia's Duque says Venezuelan Maduro's hours are numbered

February 1, 2019 - 3:34pm
Venezuela's dictatorship only has a short time left, Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Friday, calling for more diplomatic pressure on that nation's leader, Nicolas Maduro, to facilitate the return of democracy to the oil-producing nation.
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U.S. judge mulls gag order on talkative Trump adviser Stone

February 1, 2019 - 3:29pm
A U.S. judge said on Friday she is considering imposing a gag order on President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone, who has spoken numerous times to news organizations in the week since he was charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the ongoing Russia investigation.
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In U.S. Midwest, 19F feels like heat wave after days of brutal cold

February 1, 2019 - 3:23pm
Bone-chilling cold that paralyzed a large swath of the United States this week and caused more than a dozen deaths eased on Friday as an errant Arctic air mass retreated, setting the stage for a warmer weekend in the Midwest and the Northeast.
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Judge considering gag order in case of Trump adviser Stone

February 1, 2019 - 2:57pm
The judge in the case of President Donald Trump's former political adviser Roger Stone said on Friday she was considering imposing a gag order to prevent the sides from discussing the criminal case in the media.
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U.S. says to withdraw from arms control treaty in six months

February 1, 2019 - 2:43pm
The United States announced on Friday it will withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia in six months unless Moscow ends its alleged violations of the landmark 1987 arms control pact.
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Pence calls for end to Maduro government in Venezuela at Florida rally

February 1, 2019 - 2:39pm
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, working to ramp up pressure to aid the opposition trying to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, told a Florida rally on Friday that the time for dialogue had ended and all options were on the table.
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As U.S. starts deportations, asylum-seekers face perils in Mexico

February 1, 2019 - 2:32pm
Central Americans who fled violence for refuge in the United States risk kidnapping or death under a new U.S. plan to deport them to murderous and cartel-wracked Mexican border cities while their asylum cases are processed.
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Advisory: News item on Moscow's readiness for dialogue over INF treaty withdrawn

February 1, 2019 - 2:30pm
The story on Moscow saying it is still ready for dialogue over the INF treaty has been withdrawn after Russian news agency RIA, the source of the information, withdrew its own news item.
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Amazon jitters offset upbeat jobs data on Wall Street

February 1, 2019 - 2:29pm
Wall Street was mixed on Friday, as optimism from a surge in January U.S. job growth was offset by a weaker-than-expected outlook from Amazon.com Inc that battered retail stocks.
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France calls on Russia to use six-month period to comply with nuclear treaty

February 1, 2019 - 2:22pm
The French government called on Russia on Friday to use the six-month period triggered by the United States's decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) to comply with its obligations under the landmark accord.
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NATO has no intention to move new land-based nuclear arms in Europe: Stoltenberg

February 1, 2019 - 2:06pm
NATO has no intention of moving new land-based nuclear missiles to Europe, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told Reuters on Friday, after the United States said it would suspend compliance with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia.
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Lindsey Vonn to retire next week as body 'broken beyond repair'

February 1, 2019 - 1:50pm
U.S. ski great Lindsey Vonn announced on Friday she would be retiring after this month's Alpine world championships in Sweden because her body was "broken beyond repair" and screaming at her to stop.
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Trump: 'Good chance' he will declare emergency for wall money

February 1, 2019 - 1:46pm
President Donald Trump edged closer on Friday to defying the power of the U.S. Congress by declaring a national emergency in an attempt to obtain funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, a step that would likely draw a court challenge from Democrats.
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U.S. judge throws out Maryland bid to protect Obamacare law

February 1, 2019 - 1:43pm
A U.S. judge on Friday threw out the state of Maryland's bid to protect the healthcare law known as Obamacare in a ruling that also sidestepped a decision on whether President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general was lawful.
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NATO to continue talking with Russia about INF treaty: Stoltenberg

February 1, 2019 - 1:29pm
NATO will continue to work with Russia to get it to respect the INF Treaty, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday.
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S&P sees slight gains after jobs data; Amazon knocks Nasdaq lower

February 1, 2019 - 1:26pm
The S&P rose marginally on Friday, as early optimism from a surge in January job growth was offset by Amazon.com Inc's gloomy outlook that battered other retail stocks.
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Trump says he wants to discuss new arms control treaty

February 1, 2019 - 1:18pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he wants to hold talks aimed at creating a new arms control treaty, after his administration announced that it may withdraw from a pact with Russia in six months.
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U.S. job gains largest in 11 months; unemployment rate rises

February 1, 2019 - 1:02pm
U.S. job growth surged in January, with employers hiring the most workers in 11 months, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite an uncertain outlook that has left the Federal Reserve wary about more interest rate hikes this year.
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