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White House candidate Harris urges new investigation of Kavanaugh, FBI

September 17, 2019 - 3:15pm
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was a college student in the 1980s.
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Oil down as Saudi output restored; stocks steady as Fed meets

September 17, 2019 - 3:14pm
Oil prices dropped sharply on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia's energy minister said the kingdom has fully restored its oil production after having been hit by an attack this weekend that shut 5% of global oil output.
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Trump to bar California from setting vehicle emissions rules: sources

September 17, 2019 - 3:13pm
The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and blocking states from setting tailpipe emission rules -- a move that will spark a furious legal challenge, two auto industry officials said on Tuesday.
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Trump administration officials tell Senate about Big Tech antitrust probes

September 17, 2019 - 3:01pm
The Justice Department's antitrust division chief, Makan Delrahim, said Tuesday that its probes of big technology companies like Alphabet's Google were a "priority" that could result in either "law enforcement or policy options as solutions."
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Ex-campaign chief defends Trump at chaotic impeachment hearing

September 17, 2019 - 2:57pm
Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and close confidant, on Tuesday vigorously defended his former boss and lashed out at Democrats but repeatedly avoided answering their questions during a chaotic hearing before a U.S. congressional panel considering whether to impeach Trump.
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Factbox: Big Tech faces growing number of federal, state probes

September 17, 2019 - 2:57pm
U.S. antitrust enforcers testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on Tuesday as the number of antitrust probes into big tech companies grows.
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U.S. antitrust chiefs face Senate grilling on collaboration, interference

September 17, 2019 - 2:57pm
Top U.S. antitrust enforcers go before the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on Tuesday at a time when a little- watched series of laws designed to protect consumers from monopolies are being used to investigate Alphabet's Google and others among the world's most dynamic companies.
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U.S. Justice Dept official calls big tech antitrust probes a 'priority'

September 17, 2019 - 2:56pm
The Justice Department's antitrust division chief, Makan Delrahim, said Tuesday that its probes of "market-leading online platforms" such as Alphabet's Google were a "priority" that could result in either "law enforcement or policy options as solutions."
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Wall Street mixed as investors await interest rate cut

September 17, 2019 - 2:49pm
Wall Street was mixed on Tuesday as investors awaited a widely expected Fed interest rate cut on Wednesday, while the impact of weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil refinery faded.
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Ethiopian crash victims want 737 MAX documents from Boeing, FAA

September 17, 2019 - 2:44pm
A lawyer for victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 said on Tuesday he wants Boeing Co and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to hand over documents about the decision to keep the Boeing 737 MAX in the air after a deadly Lion Air crash last October.
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U.S. official says Washington believes Saudi attacks came from southwest Iran

September 17, 2019 - 2:43pm
The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Aramco IPO will be ready within coming 12 months: chairman

September 17, 2019 - 2:43pm
Saudi Aramco chairman Yassir al-Rumayyan said on Tuesday a planned initial public offering (IPO) of the state oil giant would be ready within the coming 12 months and that the kingdom was committed to the listing.
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U.S. believes attack on Saudi Arabia came from southwest Iran

September 17, 2019 - 2:37pm
The United States believes Saturday's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Saudi Arabia's oil supply fully back online: energy minister

September 17, 2019 - 2:37pm
Saudi Arabia's oil supply is fully back online after weekend attacks halved output and the kingdom will achieve 11 million barrels per day (bpd) capacity by the end of September and 12 million bpd by the end of November, the energy minister said on Tuesday.
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Trump says China trade deal could come before U.S. election, or not

September 17, 2019 - 2:34pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration could seal a deal on trade with China before the U.S. presidential election, or an agreement could be reached the day after U.S. voters go to the polls.
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Trump does not see oil reserve release after Saudi attacks

September 17, 2019 - 2:24pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he did not think it would be necessary to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve after attacks on Saudi oil facilities, saying oil prices have not spiked very much.
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Trump says not looking to meet Iran’s Rouhani at U.N. meeting

September 17, 2019 - 2:23pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is not looking to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a United Nations event at the end of the month, as tensions between the two countries rise over U.S. accusations Iran was behind an attack on oil plants in Saudi Arabia.
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U.S. sues Edward Snowden over new book, cites non-disclosure agreements

September 17, 2019 - 2:18pm
The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who in 2013 leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone and Internet surveillance, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements.
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White House says not involved in contract talks with GM, UAW union

September 17, 2019 - 1:31pm
The White House is not involved in contract talks with General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union, aimed at ending a nationwide strike that began late on Sunday, a White House spokesman and GM said.
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Walmart likely discriminated against female workers, U.S. agency says

September 17, 2019 - 1:20pm
Walmart Inc likely discriminated against 178 female workers by paying them less, denying them promotions or both, because of their gender, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in memos seen by Reuters.
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