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Trump open to biofuel policy reform, senators say after meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is open to reforming the country's biofuels policy if it can be done in a way that protects jobs in both the refining and agriculture industries, senators said on Thursday after a meeting with Trump on the issue.

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Trump open biofuel policy reform, senators say after meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is open to reforming the country's biofuels policy if it can be done in a way that protects jobs in both the refining and agriculture industries, senators said on Thursday after a meeting with Trump on the issue.

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Trump to meet senators to discuss biofuels policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will lead a delegation of lawmakers in a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday to argue for changes to the nation's biofuels policy to protect oil refining jobs.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares creep above 2-mth lows, but growth, US policy risks weigh

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered above two-month lows on Thursday as some high-tech bellwethers bounced back after a searing sell-off although softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over U.S. policy kept many investors cautious.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares hover near 2-mth low as growth, US policy risks weigh

* Ex-Japan Asia little changed despite rebound in some tech names

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares hover near 2-mth low as growth, US policy risks sap sentiment

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Asian shares held close to a two-month low on Thursday as softer oil and copper as well as U.S. policy uncertainty kept sentiment in check, while high-tech stocks struggled to recover after a searing sell-off.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

German Mayor Who Welcomed Refugees Is Stabbed by Angry Resident

Andreas Hollstein, who won plaudits for taking in extra asylum seekers, was wounded in the neck, but he vowed not to alter his policy of openness.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Colombia cenbank springs surprise rate cut; Mexico peso up

(Updates with Colombian central bank, final prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank lowered its main interest rate in a surprise move on Friday, while Mexico's peso strengthened after the nation's central bank chief said it was undervalued on a day of otherwise quiet activity in Latin American markets. Five of seven board members of the Colombian central bank voted to lower the benchmark rate by a quarter point to 4.75 percent, as policymake

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Natgas exporting countries convene as global buyers' market rises

* Energy ministers from countries with 70 pct of world gas reserves to discuss policy

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U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policy probe

BOSTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

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EU's Tusk says alarmed that Poland's policy resembles 'Kremlin's plan'

WARSAW (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said on Sunday he was alarmed by the similarity of policies pursued by Poland's right-wing government to what he described as "Kremlin's plan".

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U.S. biofuels policy contributes to global warming: study

(Reuters) - U.S. renewable fuel mandates are contributing to global warming, boosting carbon emissions as farmers turn carbon-rich areas like wetlands and forests into cropland to grow corn, soy and wheat for biofuels production, a study presented on Wednesday said.

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Fed chief says policy guidance beneficial but must be conditional

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve's guidance about its likely future policy path is beneficial but should always be viewed as conditional on how the economy actually develops, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday.

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German parties divided on speed of coal power reduction

BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties discussing a possible coalition government are divided over how fast Europe's largest economy should switch to greener sources of energy, a document on emissions policy seen by Reuters showed on Monday.

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IMF, BOJ member say Japan needs to keep stimulus running

TOKYO/MIYAZAKI, Japan (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday urged Japan to maintain its massive monetary stimulus to support struggling consumer prices, a view echoed by a central bank board member, reinforcing expectations policy will remain accommodative.

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Trump: Kim Jong Un threatening millions of lives

During a joint press conference in Seoul, President Donald Trump laid out the US policy and its position in dealing with a possible North Korea nuclear threat.

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

William Dudley, Chief of New York Fed, to Retire Next Year

Mr. Dudley, an influential voice on the Federal Reserve’s policymaking board, said he would step down from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in mid-2018, before his term expires.

Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline nytimes.com

Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Regional leaders have long sought to craft an oil and gas policy independent of Baghdad, but the fallout from the recent referendum reveals new liabilities.

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European shares hold near two-yr highs before BoE decision

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - European shares hovered near two-year highs on Thursday, with trading muted as investors battened down the hatches ahead of the Bank of England's policy meeting, though a profit warning from Playtech punctured the calm in early deals.

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BRIEF-Honda says changes dividend policy to aim for shareholder returns of 30 percent with dividend alone

* changes dividend policy to aim for shareholder returns of 30 percent with dividend alone, versus previous policy of combining dividend and share buybacks Further company coverage:

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Chicago Bears linebacker Freeman suspended 10 games for doping

(The Sports Xchange) - The NFL on Monday suspended Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman 10 games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

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China's Shanxi calls for gas supply 'guarantee' in switch from coal

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top coal-producing province Shanxi called on local authorities to ensure natural gas supplies during winter and not to "blindly" push ahead with the central government's coal-to-gas policy, state-owned news agency Xinhua reported on Monday.

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Senators from refinery states request Trump meeting on biofuels

(Reuters) - Nine U.S. senators from states that have oil refineries sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging changes to the country's biofuels policy and asking for a meeting to discuss the issue.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Corker ‘Couldn’t Get Elected Dog Catcher,’ Trump Says in Renewed Attack

Senator Bob Corker suggested that the White House “step aside” on tax legislation hours before the president’s policy lunch with senators.

Hazardous and Toxic Substances nytimes.com

TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk.

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UPDATE 3-EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Trump 'committed' to U.S. renewable fuels -Iowa governor

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ease concerns on Wednesday that his administration would make major alterations to biofuels policy, telling Iowa's governor he was committed to a decade-old biofuels program even as a top official considers changing it.

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How serious is Trump on DACA?

The Trump administration dropped a potential bomb into negotiations on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy on Sunday night -- but key players on the Hill still aren't sure yet whether the fuse is actually lit.

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Philippines says policy trumps popularity after Duterte ratings dip

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's honeymoon period may be over, but his deadly anti-drugs campaign will not wane, his office said on Monday, after a fall in ratings that his opponents said showed public disillusionment with his rule.

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Inside the Iran deal: How Trump's past influenced announcement

A behind-the-scenes look at the expected White House decision on the Iran nuclear deal, watching the changing dynamic of the Trump/Tillerson relationship, and new worries for House Speaker Paul Ryan's policy promise on tax reform. It's all in the "Inside Politics" forecast -- where you get a bit of tomorrow's news today.

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GOP senators call on ATF for new bump fire stock guidance

Nine Republican senators sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Friday asking the agency to review its policy on bump fire stocks, a firearm accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire more like automatic ones.

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Trump tax plan expends recession-fighting U.S. business tax break

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax plan would let U.S. companies take bigger, faster deductions on capital investments, a step some experts said would deplete Washington's policy arsenal by using up a tax break normally reserved for fighting recessions.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. EPA mulls counting ethanol exports against mandates -sources

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a change to U.S. biofuels policy that would allow exports of ethanol to count toward the country's annual biofuels volumes mandates, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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German FDP demands policy change as price for coalition with Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's liberal Free Democrats (FDP) said his party will only join an alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel if there is a change in the direction of government policy.

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Fed officials in muddle over permanent vs temporary inflation lull

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials with competing views about inflation laid out on Friday the quandary facing U.S. policymakers as they wrestle over whether a recent dip in the pace of price increases is trivial, or the result of global forces that could permanently throw off the Fed's policy calculus.

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Wall St. lower as investors assess Fed's hawkish stance

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks pulled back from their all-time highs on Thursday as investors assessed the Federal Reserve's policy statement, which hinted at raising interest rates for the third time this year and laid out plans to roll back its monetary stimulus.

Mattis, James N nytimes.com

Pentagon Memo: Mattis Shows How to Split With Trump Without Provoking Him

The secretary of defense has been deft at leveraging the president’s respect for him into room to maneuver on his policy goals.

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Wall St. flat; all eyes on Fed policy decision

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision for clues on the future path of interest rates.

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Nikkei ends nearly flat after sharp rally on snap election hopes

TOKYO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks were nearly flat on Wednesday after scaling highs not seen in more than two years on Tuesday, while investors stayed cautious before the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting which ends later in the day.

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Wall St. edges up as U.S. Fed meeting is in focus

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Tuesday, helped by gains in financial, technology and telecom stocks, but indexes traded in a narrow range as investors stayed away from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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Wall St. edges up on telecom gains; Fed meet in focus

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, helped largely by gains in telecom stocks, but traded in a narrow range as investors stayed away from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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Wall St. little changed as investors focus on Fed meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors held back from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's debt holdings.

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Wall St. little changed ahead of Fed's policy meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in morning trading on Tuesday as investors avoided taking major bets ahead of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's bond holdings.

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Banks, chips help Wall St. scale record levels

(Reuters) - The three major U.S. indexes were trading at record levels on Monday, powered by gains in financial, technology and industrial stocks, with focus on Federal Reserve's policy meet.

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Fed meeting could trigger stock sector rotation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. equity investors could rotate out of high-yielding sectors and into stocks of banks, which would benefit from the next leg up in interest rates, after the Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting wraps up on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-National General Holdings reports agreement to buy personal lines policy administration system

* National General Holdings Corp. announces agreement to acquire personal lines policy administration system

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Texans' Cushing suspended for 10 games for PEDs

(Reuters) - Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was suspended for 10 games by the NFL on Wednesday for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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EPA chief denies Icahn influence in biofuel regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investor Carl Icahn never wielded excessive influence on U.S. biofuels policy while acting as President Donald Trump's adviser on regulation, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to a Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

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FINRA reverses policy on Brokercheck information, allows access to bulk data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority told a congressional committee on Thursday that FINRA overhauled its policy on allowing public access to information it...

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Texas churches sue FEMA for disaster relief after Harvey

(Reuters) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been sued by three Texas churches severely damaged in Hurricane Harvey, over what they called its policy of refusing to provide disaster relief to houses of worship because of their religious status.

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Cabinet member's daughter rips Trump over transgender military ban

The daughter of a key Trump administration Cabinet member is speaking out against the President's policy banning transgender people from serving in any capacity in the military.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Investors seek gems among unloved small-caps

NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - U.S. small-cap stocks, highly sensitive to the fate of President Donald Trump's policy ambitions, may face more selling pressure, leaving small-cap investors scrambling for quality names and more resilient sectors.

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Investors seek gems among unloved small-caps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. small-cap stocks, highly sensitive to the fate of President Donald Trump's policy ambitions, may face more selling pressure, leaving small-cap investors scrambling for quality names and more resilient sectors.

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Wall St Week Ahead-Investors seek gems among unloved small-caps

NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - U.S. small-cap stocks, highly sensitive to the fate of President Donald Trump's policy ambitions, may face more selling pressure, leaving small-cap investors scrambling for quality names and more resilient sectors.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise, U.S. dollar eases as Yellen omits policy

* Dollar slides after Yellen makes no monetary policy remarks

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Trump blames fellow Republican leaders for debt ceiling 'mess'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump picked a new fight on Thursday with fellow Republicans whose support he needs to advance his policy agenda, saying congressional leaders could have avoided a "mess" over raising the U.S. debt ceiling if they had heeded his advice.

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Trump criticizes fellow Republicans over debt ceiling 'mess'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump picked a new fight on Thursday with fellow Republicans whose support he needs to advance his policy agenda, saying congressional leaders could have avoided a "mess" over raising the U.S. debt ceiling if they had heeded his advice.

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Trump says U.S. debt ceiling 'mess' could have been avoided

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday congressional leaders could have avoided a legislative "mess" if they had heeded his advice on raising the U.S. debt ceiling, renewing criticism of fellow Republicans whose support he needs to advance his policy agenda.

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As U.S. debates policy, Afghan pilots fear for families' lives

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - As the Trump administration debates war strategy in Afghanistan, this Afghan pilot in the U.S.-backed Afghan Air Force has more pressing concerns: He's worried the Taliban may kidnap or kill his family.

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New Brazil ethanol policy should boost demand, M&A

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - An overhaul of Brazil's biofuels policy in coming days, aimed at cutting the country's carbon emissions, should boost demand for cleaner fuels, stabilize the volatile industry and accelerate a recent wave of mergers and acquisitions in the sector.

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Hezbollah steers Lebanon closer to Syria, straining efforts to stay neutral

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah and its allies are pressing the Lebanese state to normalize relations with President Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria, testing Lebanon's policy of "dissociation" from the Syrian conflict and igniting a political row.

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Atlanta gym owner defends 'no cops' rule after death threats

(Reuters) - A gym owner in Atlanta who banned police officers and military members defended his policy on Wednesday after receiving scores of death threats prompted by the rule posted on his business's door.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base

The looming publication of a climate report again raises a contentious policy issue that has deeply divided President Trump’s closest advisers since he arrived in the Oval Office.

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Trump's reckless words aren't the support law enforcement needs

President Donald Trump's speech last Friday was ostensibly to lay out the framework for his administration's policy to confront the violent street gang MS-13.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Republicans Worry That White House Disarray Is Undermining Trump

A recent sequence of disappointments and blunders has rattled the president’s volatile governing coalition and threatens the G.O.P.’s policy agenda.

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MS-13 gang members: Trump makes us stronger

MS-13 members say Trump's policy and rhetoric serves as a recruitment tool. Activists say Trump is emboldening the gang, making immigrants vulnerable.

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Witness: Putin's business is creating chaos

Testifying on Capitol Hill, American financier Bill Browder explains Vladimir Putin's attempts to influence US policy.

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When peacemakers ruled the world

The early 1990s offer an important reminder to the way that US policymakers -- for a time -- believed in collective security, diplomacy, international alliances and military restraint.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Transgender Service Members Can Stay in the Military for Now, Pentagon Official Says

The military’s policy is unchanged until the White House changes the rules, a top Pentagon official said a day after President Trump announced a ban on transgender service members.

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Top U.S. general says no changes yet to transgender policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said in a written message on Thursday to military leaders that there has been no change yet to the military's policy on transgender personnel, despite plans for a ban announced by President Donald Trump.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil rate futures yields slump on dovish central bank statement

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, July 27 (Reuters) - Yields on Brazilian interest rate futures slumped on Thursday after the central bank hinted that it could maintain an aggressive pace of rate cuts as inflation slowed sharply. The bank cut the benchmark Selic rate by a widely expected 100 basis points late on Wednesday to 9.25 percent, the first time it has hit single digits since November 2013. In its policy statement, the central bank said it could maintain that pace of easing

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Wal-Mart proposes policy actions to boost U.S. manufacturing

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Wednesday proposed 10 policy actions to boost U.S. manufacturing that the retailer said could help recapture $300 billion of the $650 billion worth of consumer goods that are currently imported.

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African Markets - Factors to watch on July 26

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday and the dollar held firm as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision later in the day for more clues on its tightening plans. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil prices firmed on Wednesday to hold near eight-week highs hit in the previous s

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Asia stocks inch up, dollar steadies as investors await Fed clues

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up early on Wednesday after Wall Street indexes notched record highs, while the dollar was steady as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision later in the day for more clues on its tightening plans.

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Nikkei edges down before Fed; Topix ends below key technical level

TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Tuesday in choppy trade as investors braced for the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting which begins later in the day.

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Japan's Nikkei inches up, caught in tight range before Fed meeting

TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average inched up on Tuesday as the market found its footing following the previous day's fall, although the index was confined in a narrow range ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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China's debt specter could haunt Fed's policy meetings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In September 2015, the U.S. Federal Reserve cited risks from China as a key reason for delaying its first interest rate hike in a decade. A wall of Chinese debt maturing in the next few years could jolt the country back into the U.S. central bank's policy deliberations.

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France's far-right National Front party reaffirms anti-EU stance

PARIS (Reuters) - France's far-right National Front party reaffirmed on Saturday its anti-European Union stance while admitting voters' concerns over its policy to quit the euro, at the end of a two-day meeting aimed at analyzing its defeat in this year's election.

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European shares edge down as euro continues to weigh, earnings in focus

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - European shares edged down on Friday as a fresh flow of corporate earnings failed to change the mood of the previous session, dragged down by the European Central Bank's policy meeting, which pushed the euro close to a two-year high.

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BOJ keeps policy steady, pushes back timing to hit price target

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and pushed back again the timing for achieving its 2 percent inflation target on Thursday, reinforcing expectations it will lag well behind major global central banks in dialing back its massive stimulus program.

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China second quarter GDP growth beats expectations on strong factory output

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter as industrial output picked up and investment remained strong, though analysts expect growth to slow over the remainder of the year as policymakers seek to reduce financial risk.

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UPDATE 1-S.Korea cenbank holds rates at record low to boost domestic consumption

SEOUL, July 13 (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank held its policy rate at a record-low 1.25 percent for a 13th straight month on Thursday, a widely expected decision as policy makers seek to boost subdued private consumption and keep any thoughts of tightening off the table for now.

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Get on Twitter, @Lagarde tells policymakers

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (Reuters) - How do you explain the European Central Bank's capital key in 140 characters? Or the U.S. Federal Reserve's dot plot?

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Berlin worries Trump's Russia problems hampering policy

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany welcomes signs the United States is engaging with Russia on Ukraine and Syria, but worries it will struggle to play a constructive role as long as its policy aims remain confused and the furor rages on over Moscow's role in the U.S. election, a senior German official said.

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Hawaii renews bid to narrow Trump travel ban

(Reuters) - The state of Hawaii renewed its bid to narrow President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, following court rulings which said the state had taken the wrong procedural approach in attempts to challenge the administration's policy earlier this week.

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Law enforcement advocates defend Sessions drug sentencing policies

A group of law enforcement advocates defended the Justice Department's new guidelines on drug prosecution in an op-ed posted Wednesday, writing that the Obama administration's policy of under-charging certain drug offenders had begun to leave a "devastating mark downstream on the safety of communities across the nation."

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Trump, Putin jab each other on eve of meeting

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet after Trump included harsh rhetoric toward Russia in a speech and Putin criticized US policy in a German newspaper. CNN's Elise Labott reports.

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Police injured in G20 protests as Merkel seeks policy consensus

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Protesters threw bottles and torched cars, injuring seven police officers, before a G20 summit in Hamburg on Thursday, tarnishing the start of a meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes will cement her role as a stateswoman as she seeks re-election in September.

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Police clash with G20 protesters as Merkel seeks policy consensus

HAMBURG (Reuters) - German police clashed with protesters before a G20 summit in Hamburg on Thursday, tarnishing the outset of a meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes will cement her role as a stateswoman as she seeks re-election in September.

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Putin jabs at Trump's trade policies

Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a thinly-veiled stab at US President Donald Trump's policy agenda, slamming US sanctions and trade protectionism just a day before the leaders' highly-anticipated meeting in Germany.

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Futures lower ahead of trade, ADP jobs data

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday ahead of data on trade and private sector hiring, a day after the Federal Reserve's policy minutes failed to provide a clear picture of future interest rate increases.

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US STOCKS-Futures lower ahead of trade, ADP jobs data

July 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday ahead of data on trade and private sector hiring, a day after the Federal Reserve's policy minutes failed to provide a clear picture of future interest rate increases.

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Dollar steadies after Fed minutes as markets await more central bank cues

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar steadied against its peers early on Thursday after the Federal Reserve's policy meeting minutes took the wind out of its advance, with the market awaiting comments by central bankers and U.S. data for its next cues.

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Uzbekistan says won't rejoin Russia-led security bloc

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan has no plans to rejoin a post-Soviet security bloc led by Russia, Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said on Wednesday, indicating the country's policy would remain the same despite a leadership change.

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No good options for the Trump administration

US policy towards North Korea has entered an unpredictable new era, analysts say, after the rogue state announced it had tested a missile which could hit "anywhere in the world."

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

Much of President Trump’s policy agenda is mired in delay, but Scott Pruitt has already achieved a major regulatory rollback.

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Cabinet ministers tell May to end austerity: Observer

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her ministers to end the government's policy of economic austerity as a new poll shows her popularity has slumped, according to the Observer.

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New conflicts threaten Syria after Islamic State defeat

RAQQA, Syria/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sheen Ibrahim's track record fighting ultra-hardline militants explains U.S. President Donald Trump's policy of arming Syrian Kurds like her as he seeks to eradicate Islamic State. It also highlights the risks.

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UPDATE 1-BASF ready to snatch seed bargains as rivals sell assets

* Bayer to sell LibertyLink seed brands (Adds details on BASF's thinking, previous policy, rivals)