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Asia stocks edge up on steady China GDP, earnings in focus

April 16, 2018 - 11:14pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asia stocks rose modestly on Tuesday following data showing China's economy grew a little faster than expected in the first quarter.
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U.S. suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies it

April 16, 2018 - 8:15pm
DAMASCUS/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.
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Facebook must face class action over facial recognition: U.S. judge

April 16, 2018 - 8:09pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission.
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Fox's Hannity revealed as mystery client of Trump's personal lawyer

April 16, 2018 - 6:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer was forced on Monday to reveal in a New York federal court that Fox News personality Sean Hannity, one of Trump's most ardent defenders, was also on his client list.
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Netflix programming binge pays off with subscriber surge

April 16, 2018 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's blitz of original programs attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video streaming pioneer's massive spending will fuel growth around the world.
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Reuters wins Pulitzers for Philippines reporting, Rohingya photography

April 16, 2018 - 5:58pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for exposing the methods of police killing squads in Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, and one for feature photography documenting the Rohingya migrant crisis between Myanmar and Bangladesh.
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Exclusive: BlackRock's biggest stock-picking fund likes Facebook shares

April 16, 2018 - 5:58pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biggest stock-picking fund at BlackRock Inc raised its bet on Facebook Inc in March, a source familiar with the matter said, making the social media company a top 10 equity holding and apparently betting that Facebook's privacy scandal will not weigh on the stock for long.
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U.S. government watchdogs slam Trump Cabinet on spending

April 16, 2018 - 5:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government watchdogs rapped two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Monday over their spending last year, adding pressure on an administration already roiled by ethics complaints.
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Netflix original shows lure more new subscribers than expected

April 16, 2018 - 5:06pm
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's blitz of new programming attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video streaming pioneer's massive spending will fuel growth around the world.
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Trump's personal lawyer coughs up name of mystery client: Sean Hannity

April 16, 2018 - 4:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As adult-film actress Stormy Daniels looked on, a federal judge ordered U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to cough up the name of client he had hoped to keep secret at a Monday court hearing: Sean Hannity.
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Netflix subscriber growth beats on strong original content

April 16, 2018 - 4:10pm
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc added more international subscribers than expected in the first quarter as a slate of original shows including "Altered Carbon" kept viewers hooked to the video streaming service provider.
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Reuters wins Pulitzers for Philippine reporting, Myanmar photography

April 16, 2018 - 4:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, for reporting on the links between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and police assassination squads and for feature photography documenting the Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar.
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EPA chief Pruitt's $43,000 soundproof booth violated law: U.S. GAO

April 16, 2018 - 3:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it approved a $43,000 soundproof phone booth last year for the office of embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt, a congressional watchdog unit said on Monday.
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U.S., Britain blame Russia for global cyber attack

April 16, 2018 - 3:27pm
(Reuters) - The United States and Britain on Monday warned of a global cyber attack targeting routers and other networking equipment, blaming Russian government-backed hackers for the campaign on government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators.
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Stormy Daniels creates stir arriving at Trump lawyer's hearing

April 16, 2018 - 3:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Adult-film star Stormy Daniels arrived to watch a court hearing on Monday over documents seized from U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, in a federal investigation that could cast a harsh light on Trump's business and personal dealings.
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Gang dispute sparks deadliest U.S. prison riot in 25 years: official

April 16, 2018 - 2:52pm
(Reuters) - A gang-related dispute sparked an overnight riot in a South Carolina prison that killed seven inmates, the deadliest U.S. prison riot since 1993, state officials and prison safety experts said on Monday.
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Robert Durst of 'The Jinx' faces hearing on murder charges

April 16, 2018 - 2:28pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A frail-looking Robert Durst appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday as a hearing began to determine whether the real estate scion should stand trial for the murder 18 years ago of a friend who prosecutors say could have tied him to the presumed killing of his wife.
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T-Mobile to pay $40 million over false ring tones on rural U.S. calls

April 16, 2018 - 2:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - T-Mobile USA Inc agreed on Monday to pay $40 million to resolve a government investigation that found it failed to correct problems with delivering calls in rural areas and inserted false ring tones in hundreds of millions of calls, the Federal Communications Commission said.
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Stormy Daniels arrives for Trump lawyer's hearing over seized documents

April 16, 2018 - 2:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Adult-film star Stormy Daniels arrived to watch a Monday court hearing over documents seized from U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, as part of a federal investigation that could cast a harsh light on Trump's business and personal relationships.
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T-Mobile to pay $40 million penalty for inserting false ring tones in rural U.S. calls

April 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - T-Mobile USA Inc agreed on Monday to pay $40 million to resolve a government investigation that found it failed to correct problems with delivering calls in rural areas and inserted false ring tones in hundreds of millions of calls, the Federal Communications Commission said.
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