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Traders boost bets on Fed interest rate rises

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:44am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is increasingly likely to raise rates a fourth time this year after a government report showed employers added more jobs than expected in May, bets by traders in short-term interest-rate futures showed.

Trump calls for comedian Samantha Bee's firing after crude Ivanka comment

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:41am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump waded further into television controversies on Friday, calling for comedian Samantha Bee to be fired after she made a vulgar comment about his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump on her program.

U.S. coal lobby fights black-lung tax as disease rates surge

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:55am
PRINCETON, West Virginia (Reuters) - As a young man, Barry Shrewsbury dug coal in the West Virginia mines and spent his time off hunting and fishing in the rolling hills.

Markets breathe easier as Italy government sworn in

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:51am
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's new anti-establishment government was being installed on Friday, calming markets spooked by the possibility of snap elections that might have become a de facto referendum on quitting the euro.

Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as prime minister

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:37am
MADRID (Reuters) - Socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain's prime minister on Friday, after outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy lost a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by a long-running corruption trial involving members of his center-right party.

Deutsche Bank gets key investor backing as S&P doubts strategy

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:34am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank and its biggest investor sought to reassure shareholders and staff of its financial strength after a ratings downgrade on Friday questioned its ability to implement a plan to return to profitability.

Google's 'Reserve' tool winning converts, taking search to next level

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:32am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is drawing thousands of new customers to gyms and salons each month through an appointment-booking tool released last year, Reuters has learned, a quiet step in the company's transition to the next generation of search.

Exclusive: U.S. military looking at deploying anti-missile system in Germany - sources

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:29am
BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. military has held preliminary discussions about moving a powerful missile defense system to Germany to boost European defenses, according to two sources familiar with the issue, a move that experts said could trigger fresh tensions with Moscow.

North Korea talks heading in right direction, U.S. envoy says

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:14am
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Talks between the United States and North Korea are headed in the right direction, a top U.S. envoy said on Friday, ahead of a rare visit to the White House by a senior North Korean official.

Moment of truth arrives for EU after U.S. tariffs strike

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:12am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - After all the condemnation of U.S. tariffs on EU metal exports and calls for unity, the European Union still has two decisions to make - how hard to hit back at the United States and whether to engage in trade talks with Washington.

Two Koreas make progress, agree to talks on military, family reunions

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:00am
SEOUL (Reuters) - The two Koreas agreed at a high-level meeting on Friday to hold talks this month on military issues and reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War, they said in a statement.