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Dec 13, 2018

Nissan board unlikely to select new chairman on Monday: source
Nissan Motor Co's board is unlikely to select a chairman to succeed Carlos Ghosn as had been expected on Dec. 17 after a panel tasked to choose a candidate did not agree on a nominee in a meeting held Thursday, a source said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Apple China says it will push software update in bid to resolve Qualcomm case
Apple Inc, facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc patents, said on Friday it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues.

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Dec 13, 2018

Trump meets Christie as some advisers urge Kushner for chief of staff: sources
President Donald Trump on Thursday met with former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and considered him a top contender for the job of White House chief of staff, a position some advisers urged him to give to senior aide Jared Kushner, sources said.A source familiar with Trump's thinking said the president had a positive meeting with Christie, confirming a report by Axios.com, and considered him a top-tier candidate for the position.

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Dec 13, 2018

Asian shares jolted by weak Chinese data, growth risks
Asian shares tumbled on Friday after China reported a set of weak data, fanning fresh worries of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy and leaving investors fretting over the wider impact of a yet unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute.

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Dec 13, 2018

Bitcoin bomb threats sweep U.S., Canada, but lack credibility
A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats appeared credible, law enforcement officials said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Smog and a hard place: China regions caught between economic woes and pollution war
Amid a slowing economy and a slew of mixed signals from the environment ministry, China's embattled local governments are facing a dilemma: do they go all out to curb smog this winter, or do their best to keep factories humming?

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Dec 13, 2018

Asian shares wobbly, euro steady after ECB ends QE
Asian shares were on the defensive on Friday as investors kept a wary eye on economic tensions between Washington and Beijing while the euro was steady after the European Central Bank halted new bond purchases as expected.

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Dec 13, 2018

EU gives May assurances on Brexit, but cold comfort
European Union leaders assured Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that the Brexit treaty she agreed last month but is struggling to get through UK parliament should not bind Britain forever to EU rules.

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Dec 13, 2018

New York sues Target, Walmart over lead-contaminated toys
Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries were sued on Thursday over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. appeals court narrows order on Trump birth control rules
A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. recession risks jump, Fed rate hike expectations slump: Reuters poll
The risk of a U.S. recession in the next two years has risen to 40 percent, according to a Reuters poll of economists who also found a significant shift in expectations toward fewer Federal Reserve interest rate rises next year.

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Dec 13, 2018

Exclusive: France plans Renault CEO hunt as board frays over Ghosn - sources
The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault's embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, sources told Reuters, as board members began to voice doubts about keeping him in office following his indictment in Japan for suspected misconduct.

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Dec 13, 2018

Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be
The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible.

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Dec 13, 2018

Main suspect in Strasbourg attack killed in gun battle with police: officials
The suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead on Thursday in a brief gun battle with police after being on the run for 48 hours, police sources said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Bomb threats demanding bitcoin sweep U.S., Canada, none found credible
A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats appeared credible, law enforcement officials said.

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Dec 13, 2018

New Zealand police investigating bomb threat emails: cyber security agency
Police in New Zealand are investigating email threats received by some residents that claim explosive devices were hidden in their offices, the cyber security agency CERT NZ said on Friday after similar threats were made in the United States and Canada.

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Dec 13, 2018

Some Trump advisers tell him to consider Kushner as chief of staff: sources
President Donald Trump has been hearing appeals from some advisers to consider his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner for the position of White House chief of staff, two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

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Dec 13, 2018

Evidence of Apple switch ruled inadmissible in Qualcomm antitrust case
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that evidence provided by chip supplier Qualcomm Inc that major phone makers like Apple Inc have moved to competing suppliers like Intel Corp cannot be used to fight allegations Qualcomm acted to preserve a monopoly on some mobile phone chips.

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Dec 13, 2018

Instacart, Amazon's Whole Foods relationship to end next year
Instacart said on Thursday it will stop delivering groceries for Whole Foods next year, ending a partnership that has been under stress since Amazon.com Inc bought the upmarket grocer last year.

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Dec 13, 2018

EU offers Britain some assurances over Brexit backstop
European Union leaders gave Prime Minister Theresa May assurances on Thursday that they would seek to agree a new deal with Britain by 2021 so that the contentious Irish "backstop" is never triggered.

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Dec 13, 2018

EU leaders agreed Irish backstop should only be temporary: Austria's Kurz
EU leaders agreed on Thursday to spell out that the "backstop" guarantee to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland should only be a temporary solution, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Starbucks sales growth to be steady despite UberEats deal, plans for China expansion
Starbucks Corp said on Thursday it was partnering with UberEats for delivery from about 3,500 U.S. stores and would nearly double its outlets in China over the next four years, but forecast that same-store sales would remain steady, sending shares down 3 percent.

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Dec 13, 2018

Butina admits being Russian agent, pleads guilty in U.S. to conspiracy
A Russian woman pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Thursday to a single conspiracy charge in a deal with prosecutors and admitted to working with a top Russian official to infiltrate a powerful gun rights group and make inroads with American conservative activists and the Republican Party as an agent for Moscow.

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Dec 13, 2018

Curry agrees to lunar lab visit: NASA
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked controversy by saying he did not believe humans had ever been to the Moon, comments he later called a joke.

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Dec 13, 2018

Bomb threats demanding bitcoin sent across U.S., Canada, none found credible
A rash of bomb threats were sent via email on Thursday to dozens of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats immediately appeared credible, law enforcement officials said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Main suspect in Strasbourg attack killed in gun battle with police -officials
The suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead on Thursday in a brief gun battle with police after being on the run for 48 hours, police sources said.

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Dec 13, 2018

'Trust me', Britain's May tells EU leaders she can get Brexit deal passed
"Trust me," Prime Minister Theresa May told other European Union leaders on Thursday, saying that with their help, she could win the British parliament's backing for her Brexit deal and prevent a chaotic departure.

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Dec 13, 2018

Islamic State says Strasbourg shooter was one of its soldiers, gives no evidence
Islamic State said the man who killed three people in Strasbourg was one of its soldiers, the group's Amaq news website said on Thursday, although it provided no evidence for the claim.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia
The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Dec 13, 2018

Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending: WSJ
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the funds it raised, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.

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Dec 13, 2018

Main suspect in Strasbourg attack killed in gunbattle with police: officials
The suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead on Thursday in a brief gunbattle with police after being on the run for 48 hours, police sources said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Wall Street ends flat as nervous investors flock to defensive shares
The S&P 500 finished little changed after a volatile session on Thursday, as investors continued to be spooked by uncertainty on both domestic and international issues, driving up bids for defensive shares while financials and consumer discretionary stocks were the biggest drags.

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Dec 13, 2018

Trump says GM shift to electric vehicles is 'not going to work'
President Donald Trump on Thursday said General Motors Co's decision to shift much of its focus to electric vehicles will not succeed, and he asserted a new trade deal will make it harder for the company to move work to other countries.

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Dec 13, 2018

Bomb threats demanding bitcoin emailed across U.S. and Canada, none found credible
A rash of bomb threats were sent via email on Thursday to dozens of businesses and public buildings across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats was immediately found to be credible, law enforcement officials said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Global stocks lose steam as nerves persist, euro dips after ECB
A gauge of world equities was little changed after giving up early gains on Thursday, continuing a pattern seen for the past several sessions, while the euro eased after the European Central Bank formally ended its bond purchasing scheme.

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Dec 13, 2018

French interior minister confirms death of suspected Strasbourg shooter
French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Thursday that the man suspected of killing three people in Strasbourg on Tuesday had been killed by police.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. Senate hands Trump double rebuke on Saudi Arabia
The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Dec 13, 2018

Exclusive: U.S.-backed SDF vows to fight any Turkish attack in north Syria
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces will respond strongly to any Turkish attack but is pressing diplomatic efforts to deter an assault, its commander-in-chief said on Thursday.

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Dec 13, 2018

Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years of testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to breach Earth's atmosphere since America's shuttle program ended in 2011.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. appeals court narrows Trump birth control ruling
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.

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Dec 13, 2018

Wave of bomb threats emailed across U.S., but none credible
A rash of bomb threats were circulated via email on Thursday targeting dozens of businesses and public buildings across the United States, but the credibility of those threats could not immediately be ascertained, law enforcement officials said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Main suspect in Strasbourg attack has been killed: police sources
The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, has been killed, two police sources said on Thursday, ending his 48-hours on the run.

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Dec 13, 2018

Starbucks partners with UberEats for delivery in U.S., to double China stores
Starbucks Corp said on Thursday it is partnering with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from nearly a quarter of its restaurants in the U.S. and will nearly double its outlets in China over the next four years.

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Dec 13, 2018

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Yemen war
The U.S. Senate backed a resolution on Thursday to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabian-led war in Yemen, defying President Donald Trump with a historic vote that underscored lawmakers' anger over the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Dec 13, 2018

Shots heard in Strasbourg district, police operation underway: Reuters witness
At least three gunshots have been fired in the La Meinau district of Strasbourg where a police operation was underway on Thursday, a Reuters journalist in the area said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Global stocks lose steam as trade hopes fade, euro dips after ECB
A gauge of world equities gave up early gains and turned negative on Thursday, continuing a pattern seen for the past several sessions, while the euro eased after the European Central Bank's policy announcement.

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Dec 13, 2018

FBI aware of bomb threats in multiple U.S. cities
The FBI said on Thursday it was aware of bomb threats made in cities around the United States and had offered assistance to local law enforcement authorities.

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Dec 13, 2018

May urges EU to help get Brexit 'over the line'
Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, appealed to fellow EU leaders on Thursday for concessions to help her win support in parliament next month for a deal that can smooth Britain's exit from the European Union.

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Dec 13, 2018

Wave of bomb threats across U.S. reported
Dozens of bomb threats were received on Thursday across the United States, targeting news outlets, government buildings, banks and other businesses, NBC News reported, citing various local media and police department accounts.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. government posts $205 billion deficit in November
The U.S. federal government ran a $205 billion deficit in November, according to data released on Thursday by the Treasury Department.

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Dec 13, 2018

New York sues Target, Walmart for sale of lead-contaminated toys
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys.

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Dec 13, 2018

Accused Russian agent Butina pleads guilty in U.S. to conspiracy
A Russian woman pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Thursday to a single conspiracy charge in a deal with prosecutors and admitted to working with a top Russian official to infiltrate a powerful gun rights group and make inroads with American conservative activists and the Republican Party as an agent for Moscow.

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Dec 13, 2018

Instacart to close Whole Foods delivery operation next year
Instacart said on Thursday it will stop delivering groceries for Whole Foods next year, ending a partnership that has been under stress since Amazon.com Inc acquired the upmarket grocer last year.

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Dec 13, 2018

House Democrats to seek Trump tax returns: Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that congressional Democrats will begin to seek President Donald Trump's tax returns - a move likely to be resisted by the White House - after they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January.

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Dec 13, 2018

A-maize-ing genetic sleuthing rewrites history of corn
The history of corn, one of humankind's indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted a comprehensive genetic and archeological analysis of its domestication.

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Dec 13, 2018

Strasbourg gunman eludes capture in France, death toll rises
A gunman suspected of killing three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was still on the run on Thursday, 48 hours after the attack, eluding security forces who have launched a manhunt across eastern France and neighboring Germany.

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Dec 13, 2018

Republicans introduce resolution blaming Saudi prince in journalist death
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday introduced legislation holding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and insisting on accountability.

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Dec 13, 2018

YouTube, under pressure for problem content, takes down 58 million videos in quarter
YouTube took down more than 58 million videos and 224 million comments during the third quarter based on violations of its policies, the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday in an effort to demonstrate progress in suppressing problem content.

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Dec 13, 2018

Canadian ex-diplomat detained in Beijing knows China well, colleagues say
Canadian ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was detained in Beijing earlier this week, is a fluent Mandarin speaker with a great love of China who has traveled to some of the most sensitive parts of the Asian country, people who have worked with him said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Virgin Galactic completes manned space test, more flights soon
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years of testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to breach Earth's atmosphere since America's shuttle program ended in 2011.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. House calls on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists
The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case.

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Dec 13, 2018

Qualcomm to file suits in Chinese courts to ban iPhone XS, XR sales
Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is asking courts in China to ban sales of Apple Inc's latest iPhone models XS and XR after winning a preliminary injunction against older models, the company confirmed on Thursday.

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Dec 13, 2018

Saudi ambassador to Yemen says Hodeidah agreement to start Friday: Al Arabiya TV
Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed al-Jabir told Al Arabiya TV on Thursday that enforcement procedures of the Hodeidah agreement made earlier between Yemen's warring parties will start tomorrow.

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Dec 13, 2018

Wall Street edges lower as trade-fueled rally loses steam
U.S. stocks edged lower in volatile trading on Thursday, as a rally sparked by progress in U.S.-China trade talks faded, with investors preferring defensive sectors such as real estate and utilities.

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Dec 13, 2018

Special Report: In a Muslim lawyer's murder, Myanmar's shattered dream
As Ko Ni walked out of Yangon International Airport on a warm January afternoon in 2017, the legal adviser to Myanmar's ruling party had reason to smile.

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Dec 13, 2018

Republicans set resolution blaming Saudi prince for journalist's death
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he would introduce on Thursday legislation holding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and insisting on accountability for those responsible for his death.

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Dec 13, 2018

Trump says trade deal pays for border wall, Democrats scoff
U.S. Democratic leaders rebuked President Donald Trump on Thursday for saying Mexico will pay for a border wall through a new trade deal, while Mexico's new president said the topic has not come up in his talks with Trump.

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Dec 13, 2018

Wall Street pares gains after trade-fueled rally
U.S. stocks gave up early gains on Thursday, as a rally sparked by progress in U.S.-China trade talks faded, with investors moving into defensive sectors such as real estate and utilities.

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Dec 13, 2018

Bond giant Pimco expects 30 percent chance of U.S. recession in '19
Declining global economic growth rates will boost defensive stocks and could lead to opportunities in emerging market currencies and mortgage bonds in the year ahead, asset manager Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco) said in its 2019 outlook on Thursday.

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Dec 13, 2018

Virgin Galactic advances space tourism with successful test
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach space since America's shuttle program ended in 2011.

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Dec 13, 2018

Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role
Yemen's warring parties agreed on Thursday to cease fighting for the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and withdraw their troops, the first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. labor market tightening; inflation pressures muted
The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits tumbled to near a 49-year low last week, which could ease concerns about a slowdown in the labor market and economy.

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Dec 13, 2018

Mexico will pay for wall with trade, Trump says after call with Mexican president
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Mexico is paying for a border wall through trade and he did not mention the subject on a call with his Mexican counterpart, as he focuses on getting the U.S. Congress to fund the project.

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Dec 13, 2018

Apple plans new $1 billion campus for Austin, Texas
Apple Inc said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas, that will house up to 15,000 workers as part of a broader push by U.S. companies to create more domestic jobs.

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Dec 13, 2018

Stocks edge up on trade hopes; Euro dips after ECB
A gauge of world equities climbed for a third straight session on U.S. trade hopes on Thursday and the pound and the euro eased after the latest bout of Brexit drama and ECB announcement.

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Dec 13, 2018

Long-time GE bear ditches negative view, shares jump
A JP Morgan analyst who has long held a negative outlook on General Electric Co shares as they have tumbled upgraded his view on the conglomerate's stock on Thursday.

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Dec 13, 2018

Police hunt Strasbourg market gunman, dead or alive
Armed French police launched an operation in Strasbourg's Neudorf neighborhood on Thursday as they pursue the hunt for a gunman who killed three people in an attack on a Christmas market.

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Dec 13, 2018

Bolton frustrated Western Sahara conflict has not been resolved
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday he had great "frustration" over the fact that the conflict in Western Sahara has not been resolved.

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Dec 13, 2018

Highlights: EU leaders arrive for two-day summit dominated by Brexit
European Union leaders arrive in Brussels for two days of talks on Brexit, the euro zone, migration and Russia, among others.

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Dec 13, 2018

May expects no quick Brexit breakthrough as she seeks EU help
Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said on Thursday she did not expect to secure a quick breakthrough in Brexit talks that would give her fractured party the reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.

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Dec 13, 2018

Mexico's president did not discuss border wall with Trump
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he has not discussed a proposed border wall with President Donald Trump, as the U.S. leader seemingly backtracked on threats to make Mexico pay for the controversial project.

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Dec 13, 2018

Wall Street gains on trade optimism
U.S. stocks rose for a second day on Thursday, led by technology stocks, as sentiment was boosted by signs of progress between the United States and China over their bitter trade dispute.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. to counter China, Russia influence in Africa: Bolton
The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa, where the two nations use corrupt business practices with little regard for the rule of law, according to prepared remarks on Thursday by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.

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Dec 13, 2018

Apple deepens ties with Austin, to spend $1 billion on new campus
Apple Inc said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas that will house up to 15,000 workers as part of a broader push by several U.S. companies to create more jobs at home.

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Dec 13, 2018

Yemen's Houthis agree in principle to U.N. role at Sanaa airport
Yemen's Houthis have agreed in principle on a United Nation's role in Sanaa airport, a spokesman for the armed movement said in Sweden on Thursday.

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Dec 13, 2018

Wall Street rises at open on trade optimism
U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, led by technology shares, as signs of progress between the United States and China on resolving their bitter trade dispute continued to boost sentiment.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. weekly jobless claims near 49-year low; import prices fall
The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits tumbled to near 49-year lows last week, which could ease concerns about a slowdown in the labor market and economy.

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Dec 13, 2018

Weakened May turns to Brussels for Brexit help, but EU cautious
Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said on Thursday she did not expect to secure an immediate breakthrough in Brexit talks that would provide her fractured party with the kind of reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.

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Dec 13, 2018

EU leaders arrive for two-day summit dominated by Brexit
European Union leaders arrive in Brussels for two days of talks on Brexit, the euro zone, migration and Russia, among others.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.S. weekly jobless claims drop to near 49-year low
The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits tumbled to near a 49-year low last week, which could ease concerns about a slowdown in the labor market and economy.

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Dec 13, 2018

Yemen's warring parties agree to Hodeidah ceasefire at end of peace talks
Yemen's warring parties agreed to a ceasefire in the strategic Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and to place it under the control of local forces, the United Nations chief said at the close of peace talks in Sweden on Thursday.

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Dec 13, 2018

U.N. chief says Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that Yemen's warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

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Dec 13, 2018

Beijing eases back on 'Made in China 2025' amid trade talks with U.S.
China appears to be easing its high-tech industrial development push, dubbed "Made in China 2025," which has long irked the United States, amid talks between the two countries to reduce trade tensions, according to new guidance to local governments.

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Dec 13, 2018

Christmas market gunman evades French police two days after attack
The death toll in an attack on Strasbourg's Christmas market rose to three on Thursday as police searched through eastern France and manned checkpoints on the German border in a hunt for the fugitive gunman.

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Dec 13, 2018

Apple to build new $1 billion campus in Austin
Apple Inc said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas that will house as many as 15,000 workers, amid a broader push by many U.S. companies to create more jobs at home.

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Dec 13, 2018

Flurry of Democrats expected to enter 2020 White House race in coming weeks
A rush of Democrats will likely announce U.S. presidential bids in January in an unusually early start to the 2020 election cycle, lining up for what is poised to be a crowded race to take on President Donald Trump.

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Dec 13, 2018

Strasbourg shooting death toll rises to three
The death toll from the gun attack on Strasbourg's Christmas market rose to three on Thursday after a wounded victim died, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

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Dec 13, 2018

Bruised UK leader returns to Brussels for Brexit help
Britain's weakened Prime Minister Theresa May headed for Brussels on Thursday to lobby European leaders for help after she survived a parliamentary mutiny that highlighted the deadlock over Brexit.

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Dec 13, 2018

Stocks wait for ECB signals, pound strong after Brexit drama
Santa delivered his traditional end of year rally on Thursday as world stocks made a third day of gains and the pound and the euro both stayed strong after the latest bout of Brexit drama.

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Dec 13, 2018

UK's May seeking assurances over Irish backstop: Brexit minister
British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday that Prime Minister Theresa May was working to secure legal and political assurances over the so-called Irish backstop in her Brexit deal.

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