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Fed looks to avoid crossed signals at policy meeting

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 6:24am
Only two things will really matter when Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell strides to the podium for his press conference on Wednesday after the end of the U.S. central bank's latest two-day policy meeting: Dots and bonds.

O'Rourke candidacy asks: Can a moderate white male win the 2020 Democratic primary?

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 5:21am
As he had done at several stops in his first campaign trip as a presidential candidate, Beto O'Rourke on Friday climbed atop a counter at a local Iowa business and addressed a small but adoring crowd. People clapped and cheered. Outside, some waited in the cold, hoping to catch a glimpse of him. 

As Xi heads to Italy, Vatican says China should not fear Church

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 4:30am
A top Vatican official says China's government should not fear "distrust or hostility" from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week.

OPEC's Barkindo says rebound in oil investments 'very minimal'

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 4:28am
The investments needed to ensure stability in the global oil industry are returning after a downturn, but the pace is still slow, OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo said.

OPEC's Barkindo says compliance with supply cut deal improving

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 4:28am
OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo said on Sunday that compliance with a supply cut agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC members was improving, and that this would help the oil market to weather through the build up of oil inventories.

Thais flock to early voting in first election since 2014 coup

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 3:50am
Many Thais queued on Sunday, some for hours, to vote early in parliamentary elections scheduled for March 24, the country's first since a 2014 military coup.

Lyft to launch road show for up to $2 billion IPO: sources

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 3:06am
Ride-hailing platform Lyft Inc will launch the investor road show for its initial public offering on Monday, seeking to raise as much as $2 billion and to be valued at more than $20 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

NZ mosque shootings toll rises to 50, families wait to bury their dead

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:46pm
The death toll in the New Zealand mosque shootings rose to 50 on Sunday when police found another body at one of the mosques, as families waited for authorities to formally identify victims and release their bodies for burial.

Amazon's second headquarters clears blocks in Virginia funding vote

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:42pm Inc's planned second headquarters in northern Virginia cleared a key test on Saturday when local officials approved a proposed financial package worth an estimated $51 million amid a small but vocal opposition.

Historic floods hit Nebraska after 'bomb cyclone' storm

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:26pm
Large parts of Nebraska and the U.S. Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter "bomb cyclone" storm triggered historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte rivers, causing two deaths, tearing apart homes and swallowing roadways.

Controversial Australian lawmaker 'egged' after comments on New Zealand mass shooting

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:23pm
Australian police said they were investigating after a teenager smashed an egg on a controversial right-wing lawmaker who had blamed New Zealand's mass mosque shootings on the country's immigration program.

PG&E close to reshaping leadership with investor backing: WSJ

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:10pm
PG&E Corp is close to naming a new chief executive officer and revamping its board backed by some of its largest investors, the Wall Street Journal said on Saturday, as the power utility restructures after filing for bankruptcy because of potential liabilities from California wildfires.

French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 6:02pm
Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Saturday, in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms entered a fourth month.

Ethiopia crash probe advances with voice download, fresh details

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 5:56pm
The hunt for the cause of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed all 157 people on board gathered pace on Saturday when investigators successfully downloaded the cockpit voice recorder and fresh details emerged of the final seconds of the flight.

UK PM May warns lawmakers: back my deal or face long Brexit delay

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 5:46pm
Prime Minister Theresa May's warned lawmakers that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from the European Union could face a long delay and could involve taking part in European parliament elections.

Police have man in custody for murder of New York Mafia boss

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 5:41pm
Police have a 24-year-old suspect in custody in the slaying of reputed Mafia boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali in New York City, authorities said on Saturday.

Trump urges General Motors to reopen Ohio plant in tweet

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 4:48pm
U.S. President Donald Trump urged General Motors Co to reopen Ohio plant in a tweet on Saturday, ten days after the plant made its last Chevrolet Cruze.

NZ police say mosque shootings death toll rises to 50

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 3:58pm
The death toll in the New Zealand mosque shootings has risen to 50 after investigators found another body at one of the mosques, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said on Sunday.

Ethiopian jet asked permission to climb then vanished: source

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 2:56pm
Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, which crashed killing 157 people, had an unusually high speed after take-off before the plane reported problems and asked permission to climb quickly, said a source who has listened to the air traffic control recording.

Ethiopian jet's cockpit recorder data successfully downloaded: BEA

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 2:55pm
Data from the cockpit voice recorder of the Ethiopian jet that crashed last week has been successfully downloaded, France's air accident investigation agency said on Saturday.