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Exclusive: Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom.

Exclusive: Tesla's Klaus Grohmann ousted after clash with CEO Musk - sources

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:53pm
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Tesla executive Klaus Grohmann was ousted last month after a clash with Chief Executive Elon Musk over the strategy of Grohmann's firm, which Tesla had acquired in November, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Exclusive: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown,' Trump says

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers.

Exclusive: Trump vows to fix or scrap Korea trade deal, wants missile system payment

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a "horrible" free trade deal with South Korea and said Seoul should pay for a U.S. anti-missile system that he priced at $1 billion.

Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

Exclusive: Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom.

In nod to oil industry, Trump to order review of offshore drilling bans

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday will order a review of offshore areas currently off limits to oil and gas drilling to determine which might be reopened, in his administration's latest move to expand domestic energy production.

Exclusive: Trump spurns Taiwan president's suggestion of another phone call

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president’s suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping at a time when Beijing appears to be helping with efforts to rein in North Korea.

Risk of deeper involvement as U.S. weighs its options in Afghanistan

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As President Donald Trump's administration drafts an Afghanistan policy, U.S. officials are seeking a way to reverse gains by militant groups without wading deeper into a 15-year-long war that has no end in sight.

U.S. Senate confirms Acosta to head Labor Department

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - R. Alexander Acosta was confirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Senate to head the Labor Department, making him the first Hispanic member of President Donald Trump's cabinet.

U.S. House may vote within days on tighter North Korea sanctions

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as soon as next week on legislation to toughen sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state, congressional aides said on Thursday.

Number of U.S. visas to citizens of Trump travel ban nations drops

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday.

U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday released a 58-page draft plan to reverse the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" order and disclosed the agency may withdraw "bright line" rules barring internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to some websites.

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:35pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines and the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month have reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum, they said on Thursday, in the carrier's latest step to contain damage from an incident which has sparked international outrage.

How did a copy of U.S. Declaration of Independence get to southern England?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:12pm
CHICHESTER, England (Reuters) - British experts will carry out tests to try to determine how a rare copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence found its way to an archive in southern England.

U.S. Republican leaders hunt for votes for healthcare bill

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans were making headway in efforts to build support for a reworked plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, but have not decided when to vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.

Pentagon launches probe into Trump's ex-security adviser Flynn: letter

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:24am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Pentagon inspector general is launching its own investigation into whether President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn took payments from foreign entities without approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday.

Trump's plan to slash business taxes seen as 'guidepost' by congressional Republicans

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets.

Jobless claims rise, but four-week average at two-month low

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:34am
filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last

Ford first quarter profit beats estimates, reiterates 2017 profit outlook

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:38am
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday reported a lower quarterly net profit that beat analyst expectations, and reiterated its pretax profit forecast for 2017.

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