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- Presidency 'within reach,' Brazil's Bolsonaro is on 'cruise control'
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:44:36 -0400
Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that electoral victory was "within reach" and his campaign team said it had now switched to "cruise control" as it seeks to avoid hiccups and glide to the finish line.
- Wall St. indexes choppy after minutes showed united Fed
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:37:39 -0400
Wall Street struggled for direction on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released meeting minutes showing broad agreement on the need to raise borrowing costs further despite sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump over interest rate hikes.
- Despite Trump criticism, Fed policymakers see need for more rate hikes
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:35:44 -0400
Despite sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump for raising interest rates, Federal Reserve policymakers remain generally united on the need to raise borrowing costs further, according to minutes from their most recent policy meeting.
- More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:34:00 -0400
More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal.
- Fed downplays policy headaches from drop in bank reserves
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:28:01 -0400
The Federal Reserve downplayed any disruption to its policy tools from a drop last month in the so-called excess reserves that flow among banks, according to minutes published Wednesday of the U.S. central bank's Sept. 25-26 meeting.
- Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove Zuckerberg as chairman
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:23:35 -0400
Several public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, saying the social media giant mishandled several high-profile scandals.
- U.S. data drags oil lower; dollar up after Fed minutes
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:22:44 -0400
U.S. oil prices tumbled and Brent also fell on Wednesday after crude inventories rose by much more than expected and exports fell, while the dollar added to gains after minutes showed Federal Reserve policymakers generally agreed borrowing costs were set to rise further.
- Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over journalist disappearance, wants to see evidence
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:21:44 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon close ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and government critic, and he needed to see evidence to prove Turkish claims he was killed by Saudi agents.
- Turkey yet to share Khashoggi audio, video evidence with U.S.: sources
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:21:12 -0400
Turkey has not shared with the U.S. government or key European allies graphic audio or video evidence it allegedly collected on U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's visit to Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, seven U.S. and European security officials told Reuters.
- U.S. courts abruptly tossed 9,000 deportation cases. Here's why
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:08:15 -0400
Liliana Barrios was working in a California bakery in July and facing possible deportation when she got a call from her immigration attorney with some good news.
- Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:06:03 -0400
At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said.
- Lack of power, phone service hamper post-Hurricane Michael recovery
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:01:08 -0400
A lack of power and phone service in the areas of Florida flattened by Hurricane Michael last week was hindering efforts on Wednesday to distribute food and water and to contact residents not heard from since the storm plowed through the state's Panhandle.
- U.S. wants ruling on 'Dreamers' in Supreme Court's current term
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:45:42 -0400
The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will ask the Supreme Court to intervene if an appellate court has not ruled by Oct. 31 on whether the Trump administration can end protections for "Dreamers" who entered the country illegally as children.
- May faces EU leaders as Brexit talks stall
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:42:20 -0400
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she believed a Brexit deal was still possible as she arrived in Brussels on Wednesday to meet her European Union counterparts, three days after talks stalled over how to manage the Irish border.
- Sober start as recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:31:42 -0400
Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where stores are not yet open.
- White House's Kudlow says Trump not demanding Fed policy change
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:50:07 -0400
White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said on Wednesday that U.S. President Trump was not demanding a policy change at the Federal Reserve after Trump heaped more criticism on the Fed on Tuesday, calling rising U.S. interest rates his "biggest threat."
- O'Rourke gets tough in U.S. Senate battle in Texas, but is it too late?
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:16:04 -0400
Falling behind in the polls and running out of time, the Democratic contender for the U.S. Senate went on the attack against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in a raucous debate in Texas on Tuesday night, calling him dishonest and resurrecting President Donald Trump's campaign nickname, "Lyin' Ted."
- Second explosive device found at Crimea attack scene disarmed: RIA
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:57:44 -0400
A second explosive device found among the personal possessions of the chief suspect in a deadly attack on a college in Crimea that left at least 17 dead on Wednesday has been disarmed, the RIA news agency cited officials as saying.
- U.S. regains crown as most competitive economy for first time since 2008: WEF
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:36:48 -0400
The U.S. economy sits atop of the World Economic Forum's annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, benefiting from a new ranking methodology this year, the Swiss body said on Tuesday.
- Pot Nation: Canadian provinces' legal cannabis store regulations
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:01:22 -0400
Canada became the first Group of Seven nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday. The federal government left many of the details of regulating sales up to provinces, which are taking different paths.