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Fed's Powell, under pressure, likely to stick to 'mid-cycle' message

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:09am
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell comes to this year's meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, caught between discord within the U.S. central bank over appropriate monetary policy and mounting outside pressure for more interest rate cuts.

Cleared for takeoff: Saudi women start exercising their newest right

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:52am
Saudi Arabia's international airports are the scene of the latest "first" for women citizens, who can now leave the country without permission from a male relative as the kingdom chips away at its heavily criticized guardianship system.

Wall St. falls after disappointing data, Fed policymakers dampen rate cut hopes

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:50am
U.S. stocks turned lower on Thursday as the first contraction in the manufacturing sector in nearly a decade and uncertainty about future interest rate cuts overshadowed an initial boost from upbeat retail earnings.

Trump set to discuss biofuels Thursday with USDA, EPA: sources

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:44am
President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allowed oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, is set to meet with cabinet members on Thursday to discuss ways to boost biofuel demand, four sources familiar with the matter said.

On the front lines: Trade war sinks North Dakota soybean farmers

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:34am
North Dakota bet bigger on Chinese soybean demand than any other U.S. state.

Explainer: What is the Brexit backstop alternative paper British PM praised?

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:20am
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson referred for the second successive day on Thursday to "an excellent paper" endorsed by pro-Brexit members of parliament proposing alternatives to replace the so-called Irish backstop.

Boeing spacecraft astronauts see new frontier for commercial space

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:13am
A crew of veteran U.S. astronauts and aviators are training in Houston for a manned mission to the International Space Station aboard Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft, which could also be used to take tourists into space on future missions.

Myanmar troops' sexual violence against Rohingya shows 'genocidal intent': U.N. report

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:09am
Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military's genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators concluded in a report released on Thursday.

Britain-EU talks must respect single market integrity, Irish stability: Macron

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 9:54am
French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Boris Johnson held constructive talks on Thursday and agreed that exchanges between Britain and the European Union in search of a Brexit deal should continue until the end of September, an official in Macron's office said.

South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid row over history

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 9:53am
South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old row over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea.