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Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:48pm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

Republicans finish tax bill, will release details later in day

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul and will release the details later on Friday, including plans for an expanded child tax credit aimed at winning the support of two wavering senators.

Chef Batali fired from 'The Chew' after sex harassment accusations

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - ABC Television Network said on Friday that it fired celebrity chef Mario Batali from its daytime cooking show, "The Chew," after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

Special Report: At a hotel near you - Cadavers in the banquet room

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 1:09pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (Reuters) - Just outside the operating theater, the organizers of a medical conference wore Minnie Mouse ears.

Fed's rosy economic scenario leaves inflation puzzle for Powell

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 1:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As incoming Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell works through his holiday shopping list, he might consider the nearly 50 percent discount he could get buying Calvin Klein underwear online instead of at the local mall.

Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:49pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin blasted to another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange on Friday, up 9 percent on the day, as warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative instrument.

Wall Street rally sets the stage for big IPO year in 2018

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:32pm
(Reuters) - A relentless bull-run in U.S. stock indexes this year has set the stage for a strong IPO market in 2018, with several multi-billion dollar firms including Airbnb and Spotify widely expected to grab headlines with their offerings.

Republicans race to finish tax bill and win over reluctant senators

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:51am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress worked furiously on Friday to put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul and expanded a child tax credit in an effort to win the support of two wavering senators.

Tillerson urges lull in North Korea 'threatening behavior' before any talks

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43am
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday said a "sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behavior" was needed before the United States could talk with Pyongyang about its development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:21am
(Reuters) - After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research.

Big U.S. banks engage universities to fill unglamorous banking jobs

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:14am
(Reuters) - Banks are grappling with how to recruit young people into businesses like trade finance and cash management, which are increasingly important drivers of revenue but perceived to be un-sexy compared with investment banking and trading.

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:04am
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week.

Trump administration issues new rules on U.S. visa waivers

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:39am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration put new requirements in place on Friday for the 38 countries participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, including that they use U.S. counterterrorism data to screen travelers, officials said.

U.S. internet rule change leaves major streaming companies unscathed for now

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:35am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Behind your video stream of a hit like "Stranger Things" is a complicated array of technology and business relationships that will not change very much, at least in the short term, as a result of this week's repeal of U.S. regulations on internet traffic, industry insiders say.

Trump urges Moore to concede Alabama Senate race

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:20am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump called on fellow Republican Roy Moore on Friday to concede to Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama U.S. Senate race, following the party's stinging loss in the southern U.S. state earlier this week.

Suspected North Korean cyber group seeks to woo bitcoin job seekers

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 9:41am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The surging price of cryptocurrencies in global markets is catching the eye not just of ordinary retail investors but a cybercrime gang with links to the North Korean government, according to cyber researchers tracing the group's activities.

Trump urges Republican to concede Alabama Senate race

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 8:55am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump called on fellow Republican Roy Moore on Friday to concede to Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama U.S. Senate race, following the party's stinging loss in the deeply southern U.S. state earlier this week.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 8:53am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, his office Kensington Palace said on Friday.

Exclusive: KKR wins auction for Unilever's spreads business - sources

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 8:52am
(Reuters) - Private equity firm KKR is in exclusive talks to buy Unilever's margarine and spreads business after outbidding other buyout firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, in a deal expected to top $7 billion.

Israeli troops wound more than 40 Palestinians in protests over U.S. Jerusalem move

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 8:39am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded more than 40 Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week.

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