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TOKYO (AP) — Shares are higher in Asia, tracking the rally sparked by the outcome of France’s vote. Hopes for U.S. tax reform and a compromise on the U.S. budget deadline also lifted sentiment.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp will start taking bids for Landis+Gyr, its Swiss smart meter unit, as early as June, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. East Coast refiners are looking to buy increasing volumes of domestic crude oil from the Gulf Coast, two sources said, the latest twist in a trade flow upheaval in the wake o
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years ago, two analysts who liked to swap notes on numbers they thought looked odd took a fateful step and tipped off U.S. regulators about a company that one of them had w
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State that America helped birth modern middle class ‘has moved from being a high-prosperity to a low-prosperity state’             
Success stories of startups at the interface of technology and health are emerging, but to be a part of them, traditional tech investors may need to get out of their comfort zone a bit, and learn to l
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Investors' enthusiasm for Asian stocks is waning as a raft of political and economic risks takes the shine off the best first-quarter returns in 26 years. Graphic:
Using some $8 million in venture capital raised last year, K4Connect hopes to help older adults and individuals with disabilities via a connected-life software suite that brings together home automati
Nevada lawmakers advanced a bill Monday to give medium- and low-paying businesses a break on payroll taxes if they help employees pay for child care.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian equities advanced on Tuesday as the return of risk appetite following a centrist victory in the first round of the French presidential election lifted several regional mark
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will impose preliminary anti-subsidy duties averaging 20 percent on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday, escalat
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices inched up on Tuesday but markets remain under pressure following six consecutive sessions of declines as traders lose confidence that pledged output cuts by major prod
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's premier and lumber lobby are vowing to fight for forestry workers after the Trump administration announced it will impose a tariff of about 20 per cent on Canadian softw
The vote could lead to the first production shutdown in a decade, as a labor contract between the two writers’ guilds and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expires at midnight Ma
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With her newly reclaimed No. 1 ranking in the world, Serena Williams wrote a message to her unborn child and then smacked down the racially charged comments made about her and her baby by another tenn
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump indicated an openness on Monday to delaying his push to secure funds for his promised border wall with Mexico, potentially eliminating a sticking poi
Mr. O’Reilly addressed his fans in a podcast posted to his personal website, claiming that “the truth will come out” about multiple harassment allegations against him.
Ronnie Crudup Jr. is running for Jackson mayor              
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Gnosis, a decentralized platform for prediction markets built on Ethereum blockchain technology, has raised $12.5 million in twelve minutes through a crypto token offering conducted via a Dutch auctio
CRANBROOK, B.C. - The trial of a British Columbia religious leader charged with polygamy heard Monday that the accused told police he didn't know a teenage girl's true age when he married her. Winsto
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