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In Trump's shadow, Republican suburban slide shows little sign of slowing

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 9:21pm
The last time Democrats controlled the government in Delaware County, a suburb of Philadelphia, the U.S. Civil War had just ended.

Regulators want revised Boeing 737 MAX software documentation: company

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 8:53pm
U.S. and European regulators have asked Boeing Co to revise documentation on its proposed 737 MAX software fix, the planemaker confirmed Wednesday, further complicating its efforts to return the jet to service by year-end.

Xerox in $33 billion bid for HP: sources

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 8:41pm
U.S. printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp has made a roughly $33 billion cash-and-stock offer for personal computer maker HP Inc, a company more than three times its size, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Airbnb to review 'high risk reservations' following Halloween shooting

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 8:22pm
Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc said on Wednesday it will introduce new safety measures in response to a fatal Halloween shooting in California last week, including a 24/7 hot line and review of "high risk reservations."

Investors left exposed as Trump's SEC gives America Inc a helping hand

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 8:03pm
The United States' top market cop is slowly taking the shackles off corporations.

Factbox: How the SEC is making life easier for corporate America

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 8:03pm
Under the Trump administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken more than two dozen measures - including trimming rules - that make life easier for corporate America, according to a Reuters analysis of SEC announcements and interviews with more than a dozen lawyers, academics and advocacy groups.

Exclusive: U.S.-China trade deal signing could be delayed to December; London a possible venue - source

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 7:52pm
A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a long-awaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue, a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday.

Alphabet expects to complete probe of sexual misconduct claims by next month

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 7:47pm
The board of Google parent Alphabet Inc expects to complete by next month an investigation into the company's handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct complaints against current and former executives, according to a filing in state court last month.

U.S. diplomats to star in public impeachment hearings next week

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 7:43pm
Three U.S. diplomats who expressed alarm about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine will serve as star witnesses when Democrats bring their impeachment case against Trump directly to the public with televised congressional hearings next week, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

White House expects two new hires to bolster Trump impeachment defense: official

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 7:43pm
The White House is expected to recruit two advisers to take a more aggressive posture in defending President Donald Trump in the congressional impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents - diplomats

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:52am
Iran briefly held an inspector working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog in the Islamic Republic and seized her travel documents, diplomats familiar with the agency's work said on Wednesday, with some describing it as harassment.

U.S. House committee to kick off public impeachment hearings next week

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:46am
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will kick off a series of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump next week, the panel's Democratic chairman said on Wednesday.

Iran distances itself further from nuclear deal, alarming Russia, France

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:42am
Iran has stepped up activity at its underground Fordow nuclear plant, state TV said on Wednesday, a move France said showed for the first time that Tehran explicitly planned to quit a deal with world powers that curbed its disputed nuclear work.

Jury selected for longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone's trial

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:42am
A jury was selected on Wednesday in the trial of President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone in a criminal case stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe that detailed Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

SoftBank's Son admits mistakes after Vision Fund's $8.9 billion loss

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:39am
SoftBank plunged to its first quarterly loss in 14 years on Wednesday, dragged down by an $8.9 billion hit at its giant Vision Fund, as CEO Masayoshi Son admitted poor investment judgment and turning a blind eye to problems at startup WeWork.

SoftBank CEO Son says his judgment on WeWork was poor in many ways

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:39am
SoftBank Group Corp fell into the red in the second quarter for the first time in 14 years, with its gigantic Vision Fund suffering a 970 billion yen ($8.9 billion) loss on plunging valuations of WeWork and Uber Inc .

Risk rally pauses on U.S. data, trade talk caution

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:36am
The dollar slid and the three-day global stock market rally paused on Wednesday as U.S. productivity data disappointed and investors turned a bit cautious about U.S.-China trade talks.

U.S. judge voids Trump-backed 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:33am
A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday declared void a rule backed by the Trump administration that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions on religious or moral grounds.

Public impeachment probe hearings to start next week: chairman

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:32am
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee will kick off a series of open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into Republican President Donald Trump next week, the panel's Democratic chairman said on Wednesday.

Iraqi security forces break up protests in Battle of the Bridges

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:23am
Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday as the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital.