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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Volatility in U.S. equity markets this year is pushing investors not only to invest in stocks abroad, but also to commit their money to an even more foreign place: the hands of stockpickers rather than index funds.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocates who have been pushing for renewal of the U.S. federal flood insurance programs in the wake of last year's devastating hurricanes and floods praised Congress for extending the program through July 31.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court will rule on Friday on whether to send four Catalan separatist leaders back to jail while an investigation into their roles in Catalonia's banned independence push last year continues.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which has pushed for a budget increase to fund its job of overseeing the multitrillion-dollar derivatives market, said on Thursday it was "absolutely astounded" that the U.S. Congress is preparing to cut its funding.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe must set a minimum price for carbon, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, something that would require a new tax on imports from non-EU countries that are not doing enough to tackle climate change.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's crude oil futures, to be launched on Monday, will be a major step in Beijing's years-long push to win greater sway over oil pricing, but for western traders it will likely bring frustration as well as opportunity.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Big internet companies and small software developers alike are likely to face scrutiny over how they share customer information in the wake of the scandal involving Facebook Inc and the British election consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. House of Representatives member has privately urged banks to push Senate Democrats to agree to further easing of rules in a bid to end a stalemate over the first rewrite of regulations since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, sources said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department will hold the largest lease sale in American history in the offshore Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, in a major test of the oil industry’s appetite for federal acreage being offered by the Trump administration.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd , whose chairman recently took a $9 billion stake in Germany's Daimler AG , said on Wednesday its profits more than doubled in 2017, driven by strong domestic sales of popular SUVs.
(Reuters) - Salesforce.com Inc said on Tuesday it would buy U.S. software maker MuleSoft Inc for about $5.90 billion in a cash-and-stock deal, illustrating CEO Marc Benioff's push to bolster the company's cloud-based portfolio with new technology.
BOSTON, March 20 (Reuters) - A push to restrict shareholder resolutions could shut out many small investors with concerns about corporate governance, an executive at asset manager Vanguard Group said.
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is making a push for merchants on its website to sell goods into other countries, setting the stage for greater competition with rival marketplaces run by eBay Inc and potentially Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
NEW YORK/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator said on Monday that a U.S. court should deny a bid by Rio Tinto Plc and two former top executives to have civil fraud charges over a failed African coal project dismissed.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders sought on Monday to endorse free trade amid concerns over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium, while the United States said it could not sacrifice its national interests to make the system work.
President Donald Trump will hire an attorney to join his personal legal team who has alleged the President is being framed by a group of FBI and Justice Department officials, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
President Donald Trump has hired Joseph diGenova, who has alleged the President is being framed by a group of FBI and Justice Department officials, to join his personal legal team. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider rolling back the wide latitude federal agencies are given to interpret their own regulations in a case that could have bolstered President Donald Trump's push toward deregulation and curbing agency power.
BERLIN/WARSAW (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will emphasize bilateral ties and the need for European unity when she meets with top Polish officials, amid ongoing differences between the allies over Polish judicial reforms, migration and a new gas pipeline.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Germany's new finance minister Olaf Scholz warned on Sunday that protectionism could harm future economic prospects and said Germany would continue talks to dissuade the United States from imposing planned punitive steel and aluminum tariffs.
(Reuters) - Henrik Stenson held a one-stroke lead over Bryson DeChambeau with big names Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler pushing into contention and Tiger Woods five shots back after the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Saturday.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany' Daimler is in a push to boost production capacity as its Mercedes-Benz Cars unit eyes annual sales of 3 million vehicles, up from 2.4 million last year, an executive told weekly publication Automobilwoche.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As another U.S. government funding deadline looms, a huge spending bill is ground zero in the latest battle between Republicans and Democrats in Congress over President Donald Trump’s push to toughen immigration policy.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Indonesia has lobbied Southeast Asian countries to carry out maritime patrols in the disputed South China Sea, claimed in most part by China, to improve security, Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers pushing legislation aimed at preventing China from acquiring sensitive U.S. technology have proposed relaxing elements of the measure after lobbying by high-tech firms but will tighten another portion, according to a draft revision seen by Reuters.
The Trump administration's pick to head the United Nations organization that coordinates assistance to migrants worldwide regularly pushed anti-Muslim sentiment, including claims that Muslims were trying to impose Sharia law in the US.
PARIS (Reuters) - French rail unions on Thursday called a wave of strikes, setting up a confrontation with President Emmanuel Macron as he tries to push through an overhaul of the state-run rail operator.
(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the iconic U.S. toy retailer, is shuttering all its U.S. stores after failing to find a buyer or reach a restructuring deal with creditors to push its indebted business out of bankruptcy, the company said on Thursday.
March 15 (Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the iconic U.S. toy retailer, is shuttering all its U.S. stores after failing to find a buyer or reach a restructuring deal with creditors to push its indebted business out of bankruptcy, the company said on Thursday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's financial watchdogs are pushing for harsher rules and stepping up action against miscreants, spurred on by official pressure on them to curb risk in the financial system, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
BERN (Reuters) - Swiss lawmakers are pushing the government to amend the law on how to handle ill-gotten bank profits seized by authorities and pave the way to return more than $100 million linked to scandal-hit sovereign fund 1MDB to the Malaysian people.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said it has selected partners to provide battery cells and related technology worth around 20 billion euros ($24.7 billion) for electric-vehicle (EV) projects in Europe and China, pushing ahead with a shift to zero-emission cars.
BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, calling them unfair to U.S. farmers and industry, a view rejected by the EU and challenged by a Republican senator.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Over two-thirds of U.S. House of Representatives Democrats urged President Donald Trump to enact sanctions on Russia, the latest push by lawmakers for a response to investigators' findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.
BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, calling them unfair to U.S. farmers and industry, a view the EU firmly rejects.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and Japan urged the United States on Saturday to grant them exemptions from metal import tariffs, with Tokyo calling for "calm-headed behavior" in a dispute that threatens to spiral into a trade war.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's incoming minister with responsibility for digital policy says she will push social media giants to make users' information feeds more diverse and timely to avoid creating "echo chambers" for the like-minded.
LONDON/RIYADH (Reuters) - Britain and Saudi Arabia took a step closer to a multi-billion- pound arms deal on Friday, touching on the most inflammatory element of their relationship at the end of an official visit to London that has mixed warm diplomacy with angry street protests.
HOUSTON, March 9 (Reuters) - Two influential U.S. senators pushed President Donald Trump on Friday to be more nuanced in his approach to trade in the wake of his controversial decision to impose tariffs on most steel and aluminum imports.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth likely rose at a brisk clip in February and probably pushed down the unemployment rate to a more than 17-year low of 4.0 percent, but wage gains are expected to have slowed after three straight months of strong increases.
WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth likely rose at a brisk clip in February and probably pushed down the unemployment rate to a more than 17-year low of 4.0 percent, but wage gains are expected to have slowed after three straight months of strong increases.
(Reuters) - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is to push for equal gender representation across all areas of its governance, the organization's President Sebastian Coe said on Thursday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump's push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include exemptions for key partners.
HONG KONG, March 8 (Reuters) - CLSA, the offshore platform of Chinese investment bank CITIC Securities, is working on the finance for a new $10 billion airport in Manila as part of its push into Southeast Asia and China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump's push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include carve-outs for key partners.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Facebook has removed a video posted by the Hungarian prime minister's chief of staff in which he said immigrants were responsible for increased crime in the capital of neighboring Austria and were pushing "white Christians" out.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An economist who believes that Chinese goods are literally poisoning Americans, advocates ending Washington's "One China" policy and says trade deals have weakened the United States economically with the connivance of U.S. business has emerged as the big winner from renewed turmoil in the White House.
Trump is signaling his intention to rewrite the political map by pushing a policy that -- however distasteful it seems to Wall Street, or costly for consumers -- will be popular with a narrow slice of voters he needs in order to get a second term, writes Errol Louis.
(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a settlement in lawsuits by state and local governments against drug companies over their roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic said on Wednesday that trials may be needed after both sides identified barriers to reaching a deal.
WASHINGTON/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump looked set on Wednesday to authorize steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminium this week as he stepped up pressure against China to develop a plan to reduce its trade imbalance with the United States by a billion dollars.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's city of Cape Town said on Wednesday that if no rainfall comes then "Day Zero", when the taps are predicted to run dry, would be pushed back to 27 August from July 9, and that the bullet could be dodged completely this year.
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe and the IMF urged Donald Trump on Wednesday to step back from the brink of a trade war, after the resignation of his top economic adviser emboldened those encouraging him to push ahead with tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Wednesday after the resignation of top economic adviser Gary Cohn, a supporter of free trade in the White House, triggered worries that President Donald Trump may push ahead with plans to impose hefty metal tariffs and ignite a global trade war.
BEIJING, March 7 (Reuters) - Tianjin, a major port city in North China, said it would hold "lazy" officials accountable for any dent to the pace of its economic expansion, even as the central government pledged to pursue quality over quantity with respect to growth.
(Adds broker comment, updates prices) MELBOURNE/BEIJING, March 7 (Reuters) - Most London metals slipped on Wednesday on heightened fears of a trade war that could derail global growth after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would push ahead with his plan to impose heavy tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. The threat of a trade war has led to speculative buying, Kingdom Futures CEO Malcolm Freeman wrote in a note, on expectations that metal will be harder and more expensive to com
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers stepped up calls on Tuesday for President Donald Trump to pull back from proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell added to an avalanche of criticism of the measures, saying they risked igniting a trade war and damaging the U.S. economy.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The 2018 U.S. primary elections kick off on Tuesday in Texas, where Democrats hope record-high levels of early voter midterm turnout and anger over President Donald Trump’s policies will help them flip congressional seats from Republican control.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares regained ground on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump faced growing pressure from political allies to pull back from proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, easing investor worries about an imminent trade war.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump faced growing pressure on Monday from political and diplomatic allies as well as U.S. companies urging him to pull back from proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, although he said he would stick to his guns.
WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump faced growing pressure on Monday from political and diplomatic allies as well as U.S. companies urging him to pull back from proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, although he said he would stick to his guns.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican and U.S. officials pushed on Monday to speed up NAFTA negotiations, with the United States floating the idea of reaching an agreement "in principle" in coming weeks to avoid political headwinds later this year.