Trump to press China on North Korea, trade on Beijing visit

U.S. President Donald Trump will urge President Xi Jinping to make good on his commitments to pressure North Korea when he visits China next month, a senior White House official said on Monday, stepping up a strategy to have Beijing help rein in Pyongyang. Isolating...
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Kobe Steel plant that supplied plane components being checked

Japanese authorities are conducting safety checks at a Kobe Steel Ltd aluminum plant that supplied components for a domestically built passenger aircraft, the transport minister said on Tuesday.Kobe Steel's revelations of widespread tampering in the specifications of...
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Microsoft to drop lawsuit after U.S. government revises data request rules

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it will drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice (DOJ) changed data request rules on alerting internet users about agencies accessing their information. FILE PHOTO - A sign marks the Microsoft office in...
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China’s fiscal deficit is going to come in under Beijing’s target, says finance minister

China's finance minister said the country's 2017 fiscal deficit will be less than the budget deficit target of 3 percent of GDP due to stronger-than-expected economic growth, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Monday, citing a statement to the newspaper. The...
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5 Signs Your Business Needs to Grow to Survive

There has never been a time in history when businesses have had this level of access to technologies to accelerate growth. Competitive landscapes and  customer needs are evolving more rapidly than ever and companies need to respond quickly to stay relevant. Some...
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China has grand ambitions to dethrone the dollar. It may make a powerful move this year

China is looking to make a major move against the dollar's global dominance, and it may come as early as this year. The new strategy is to enlist the energy markets' help: Beijing may introduce a new way to price oil in coming months — but unlike the contracts...
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How the ECB could deliver a shock to markets

Traders are eagerly anticipating Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB), with some contemplating whether President Mario Draghi's actions could radically reschedule when the central bank's first rate hike could come. Back in July, Draghi said that...
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Amazon rivals turn to legal fine print to stem Whole Foods strategy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market met a new foe this summer during talks to lease a top retail space in a San Francisco mall: the Target next door. The Stonestown Galleria, where Target raised concern that rival Amazon might open a store where Macy's...
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US considers slapping sanctions back on Myanmar a year after removing them

The world's largest economy is also consulting with allies on accountability options, the statement continued. The notice comes a week after more than 40 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives called for action against Myanmar's military leaders. Despite the...
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The $1,000 Bagel Is Here. Run For the Hills

Now imagine it with truffles and gold on top. CREDIT: Getty Images Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  Society has a way of showing its undergarments, even as it insists that it's dressed...
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China’s fiscal deficit is going to come in under Beijing’s target, says finance minister

China's finance minister said the country's 2017 fiscal deficit will be less than the budget deficit target of 3 percent of GDP due to stronger-than-expected economic growth, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Monday, citing a statement to the newspaper. The...

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Troops Ambushed in Niger Waited an Hour to Call for Help, Pentagon Official Says

The Pentagon has not determined why the soldiers waited to seek backup. A top official said they might have thought they could withstand the deadly attack.

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Melania Trump, in Michigan, Urges Middle Schoolers to ‘Choose Kindness’

The first lady’s visit to a Detroit suburb was meant to lend some attention to “No One Eats Alone” and to acknowledge the “Week of Inclusion.”

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Odd Journey From Victim to Criminal

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. October 23, 2017 FORT BRAGG, N.C. — At his first major court hearing two years ago, it seemed that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had caught a break: the Pentagon’s hostage debriefer, Terrence Russell, testified that the...

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D.E.A. Says Hondurans Opened Fire During a Drug Raid. A Video Suggests Otherwise.

Now made public, the government’s surveillance video strongly suggests the agency’s account of a raid in Honduras, where four civilians died, was not accurate.

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Rex Tillerson Pays Secret Visit to U.S. Air Base in Afghanistan

Mr. Tillerson did not risk the short trip to Kabul to visit the heavily fortified United States Embassy or Afghan presidential palace, as his predecessors have done.

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Employees at this Silicon Valley start-up are rebuilding a rare 1970s ‘microcar’ for team bonding

Company culture-building efforts can range from corny trust falls to lavish retreats. At Volta, a start-up that builds electric vehicle charging infrastructure, employees work on rare cars together, turning them into street-legal electric vehicles. Volta's CEO and...

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Soldier’s Widow Says Trump Struggled to Remember Sgt. La David Johnson’s Name

“That’s what hurt me the most,” Myeshia Johnson said of a condolence call President Trump made after her husband was killed in an ambush in Niger.

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Tax Cuts Are Coming. So Are the Fights About Paying for Them.

Cutting taxes isn’t hard. Paying for them is. Republicans are running into a math problem as they try to change longstanding tax preferences in their $1.5 trillion tax rewrite.

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The Healing Edge: To Mend a Birth Defect, Surgeons Operate on the Patient Within the Patient

In a startling experimental procedure, doctors lift the uterus from a pregnant woman and operate on a fetus with miniature instruments.

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Russia sanctions advocate Bill Browder says ‘there may be something sinister at foot’ if visa issue lingers

A major advocate for Russian sanctions told CNBC that his U.S. visa issues should raise a red flag if they linger. Over the weekend, The Guardian reported that Russia was finally successful in pushing Interpol to place Bill Browder on its wanted list. Browder, a...

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California’s wine country wildfires near containment even as structure loss grows

The number of structures destroyed by the 245,000-acre Northern California wildfires climbed to 8,400 and authorities warned Monday the total could continue to go up as crews assess damage in scorched areas. "The numbers are going to continue to increase," said Robert...

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