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New York could sue U.S. in travel, immigration disagreement: Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday his state will move ahead with a lawsuit against the federal government if President Donald Trump rejects his proposal to resolve a dispute on a travel program and immigration when the two leaders meet at the White House later in the day.


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Posted 2020/02/13 22:01:38

Jump in coronavirus cases halts stock rally; dollar gains

The dollar rose and global equity markets slumped on Thursday after a new methodology that boosted the coronavirus death toll in China unnerved investors, curbing a rally that had lifted U.S. and European stocks to a series of record peaks.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:53:50

Trump administration taking $3.8 billion more from military for Mexico border wall

The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump's campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:51:31

U.S. gives Huawei another 45 days to buy from American suppliers

The Trump administration on Monday issued a 45-day extension allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:42:06

U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit Iran warmaking ability

The U.S. Senate backed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran's retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:34:45

Wall Street slips as coronavirus fears mount

Wall Street lost ground on Thursday, backing away from record highs as investors digested new coronavirus developments and mixed corporate earnings.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:27:35

T-Mobile-Sprint merger wins approval from U.S. judge

T-Mobile US Inc's edged closer to a takeover of Sprint Corp after a federal judge on Tuesday approved the deal, rejecting a claim by a group of states that said the proposed transaction would violate antitrust laws and raise prices.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:02:39

Investors expect any T-Mobile/Sprint deal price haircut to be small

(This Feb 11 story corrects reference to value of Sprint's spectrum in paragraph 11)


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:02:39

China reports record increase in coronavirus deaths

The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer a fatality.


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Posted 2020/02/13 17:45:20

Indian generic drugmakers may see supply shortages from China if coronavirus drags on

Shortages and potential price increases of generic drugs from India loom if the coronavirus outbreak disrupts suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients in China past April, according to industry experts.


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Posted 2020/02/13 17:36:43

Jump in coronavirus cases halts stock rally; dollar gains

The dollar rose and global equity markets slumped on Thursday after a new methodology that sharply increased the death toll in China from the coronavirus unnerved investors and halted a rally that had lifted U.S. and European stocks to record peaks.


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Posted 2020/02/13 17:33:00

After slamming prosecutors and judge, Trump turns ire on jurors in Stone case

After chastising the prosecutors and judge in the trial of his longtime adviser Roger Stone, President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the jury that convicted the veteran Republican operative, raising further concerns about political interference in the U.S. judicial system.


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Posted 2020/02/13 17:20:45

U.S., Taliban have negotiated proposal for seven-day reduction in violence: Pentagon chief

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that the United States and the Taliban had negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction in violence.


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Posted 2020/02/13 17:09:20

Former Trump aide Hicks to return to White House as election nears

Hope Hicks, a one-time close aide and communications director to President Donald Trump, will return to the White House next month after two years away to work closely with key advisors, administration officials said on Thursday.


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Posted 2020/02/13 16:45:43

Tesla seeks to tap into stock surge with $2 billion share sale

Tesla Inc on Thursday announced plans to raise $2 billion in a stock offering, tapping into an astronomical jump in its share price over the past few months and reversing the electric-car maker's often-stated policy of avoiding sales of new stock.


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Posted 2020/02/13 16:15:44

Shelterless Syrians burn refuse for warmth in bitter Idlib winter

Families fleeing air strikes and advancing troops in Syria's Idlib province are sleeping rough in streets and olive groves, and burning toxic bundles of rubbish to stay warm in the biting winter weather, aid workers say.


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Posted 2020/02/13 15:57:30

Rents lift U.S. core inflation; weekly jobless claims rise slightly

U.S. underlying consumer prices picked up in January, while the number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, suggesting the economy was stable enough for the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates on hold this year.


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Posted 2020/02/13 15:52:38

Alibaba warns of drop in e-commerce revenues due to coronavirus

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd warned of a drop in revenues at its key e-commerce businesses this quarter as the coronavirus sweeping China hits supply chains and deliveries.


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Posted 2020/02/13 15:39:09

Cruise passengers shunned over coronavirus to head home after Cambodia reprieve

Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears cheered and clapped as the vessel finally arrived at a port in Cambodia on Thursday.


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Posted 2020/02/13 15:38:03

Coronavirus deaths, cases leap in China suggesting much bigger crisis

The Chinese province at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more cases on Thursday under a new diagnostic method, suggesting a much bigger crisis facing China and the world.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:45:14