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U.S.-Korea trade talks pit pickup trucks against nuclear threat

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 12:39am
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea on Friday completed the first round of review talks on a bilateral trade deal with Washington saying there was "much work to do" to reach a new pact.

Companies in New York 'open' to new payroll tax system: state official

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:19pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Companies in New York state are "open to the idea" of moving the state income tax code to a payroll tax system, a senior state official told Reuters on Friday.

CES kicks off with no lead women speakers or code of conduct

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:52pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The technology industry's premier annual gathering kicks off next week with no women leading the keynote sessions and no code of conduct that might prevent incidents of sexual harassment, despite efforts by organizers to cast the show as a more inclusive event.

Businesses cautious in installing patches to fix chip flaw

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:12pm
(Reuters) - Chances that a fix to a major microchip security flaw may slow down or crash some computer systems are leading some businesses to hold off installing software patches, fearing the cure may be worse than the original problem.

Democrats, Republicans trade barbs in tense immigration talks

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 5:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Months of bipartisan negotiations in the U.S. Senate over the fate of young, undocumented immigrants known as 'Dreamers' turned angry on Friday, with the lead Democratic negotiator blasting the White House for making "hardline anti-immigrant" demands.

Senate's Trump-Russia probe not close to ending: top Democrat

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is nowhere near over, as lawmakers probe issues including a June 2016 meeting between top aides to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump and a Russian lawyer, the panel's top Democrat indicated on Friday.

Republicans, Democrats joust over 'Dreamer' immigration effort

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 1:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday downplayed the likelihood of a deal soon with Democrats on saving 700,000 young, undocumented U.S. immigrants from being kicked out of the country in March, a possibility created by President Donald Trump.

FBI agent describes grisly warehouse in start of body broker's trial

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:54pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - The warehouse of a Michigan man who sold donated body parts to researchers was littered with dead flies, dog bowls and human remains “frozen together in flesh-on-flesh chunks,” a federal agent testified Friday.

NSA chief to leave, expects successor this month: report

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers has announced plans to retire this spring and has said he expected a successor to be nominated and approved by the U.S. Senate this month, according to a report on Friday.

In blizzard's icy wake, intense cold grips U.S. Northeast

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:07pm
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Street crews dug out snow-clogged roads across the U.S. Northeast on Friday after a powerful blizzard, with temperatures set to plunge further during a brutal cold spell that has already killed at least 18 people.

Author of Trump book contradicts president, says aides see him as a 'child'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump's first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump's assertion that he had never talked to the writer for the book and had not authorized any access to the White House.

Intel downplays fears security patch will slow computers

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:54am
(Reuters) - Intel Corp downplayed concerns that software updates to address security vulnerabilities in its computer chips will degrade performance of computers as businesses and consumers scrambled to figure out whether installing the patches would slow their machines.

Pakistani minister decries U.S. as 'friend who always betrays'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:54am
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the United States was behaving towards Pakistan as "a friend who always betrays" after Washington suspended aid and President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of lies and deceit over many years.

Deal on'Dreamer' immigrants still ways off: Republicans

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:08am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday downplayed the likelihood of a deal soon with Democrats on saving 700,000 young, undocumented U.S. immigrants from being kicked out of the country in March, a possibility created by President Donald Trump.

U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages up

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

Trump book author Michael Wolff contradicts president, says he interviewed him

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump's first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump's assertion that he had never talked to the writer for the book and had authorized "Zero access" to the White House.

Fed's Harker says two rate hikes 'appropriate' this year

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:22am
(Reuters) - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker on Friday said he believes the central bank should raise rates just two times this year, fewer than most of his rate-setting colleagues, as low inflation continues to dog the U.S. economy.

In blizzard's wake, northeastern U.S. brace for intense cold

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:19am
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Street crews in the U.S. Northeast raced through the night into Friday to clear snow-clogged streets after a powerful blizzard and restore power to homes ahead of a brutal cold spell that has killed more than a dozen people.

After attacks by Trump, Bannon finds himself with few friends

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:17am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following his brutal disavowal by President Donald Trump, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's dream of spearheading a new U.S. political movement appears in tatters while the Republican establishment he challenged is feeling more secure.

U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages rise

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 8:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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