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GOP's Collins says her tax vote isn't a sure thing

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said that she hasn't made a decision yet about whether or not she will vote for the the Republican tax reform plan.

Sirius XM faces celebrity backlash after Steve Bannon rejoins radio show

Steve Bannon's return to a radio hosting gig is kicking up some celebrity backlash.

Politics and Government

Macron Steps Into Middle East Role as U.S. Retreats

President Emmanuel Macron of France is carving out an ambitious and assertive global role, as many see the United States under President Trump abandoning leadership.

He isn't campaigning for Moore in Alabama but is having a rally in Pensacola, 25 miles from the border

President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Roy Moore in Alabama -- but he's holding a campaign-style rally just 25 miles from the state line ahead of Tuesday's special election.

Steven Tyler opens home for abused girls

When Steven Tyler co-wrote Aerosmith's hit "Janie's Got a Gun" almost 30 years ago, he knew he wanted to help young women who had been abused.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: Can Steve Bannon Realign American Politics?

Realignments are made, not born — and unlikely with candidates like Roy Moore.

Partial justice for Walter Scott isn't nearly enough

Steve Bannon's shameful dog whistle

As incredible as it may sound, Steve Bannon has hit a new low. He was in Alabama on Tuesday, stumping for Senate candidate Roy Moore, when he lashed out at Mitt Romney, his family, and by implication, an entire religion. Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart News, was apparently angry at a tweet by Romney saying Moore in the Senate would be "a stain on the GOP and on the nation."

Analysis: Steve Bannon, troll-in-chief

Steve Bannon left the White House in late August, about seven months after President Donald Trump arrived. But even at a distance from power, his words remain a constant source of frustration and angst for Democrats and, perhaps more often, Republicans.


Utah Republicans defend Romney after Bannon's 'Mormon' jab

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Utah Republicans on Wednesday rallied around Mitt Romney, their party's former presidential nominee, a day after former senior White House aide Steve Bannon accused him of having used his Mormon religion to avoid military service.


South Africa's rand retreats as sellers return to take profits

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand weakened on Wednesday, giving back gains made after a larger-than-expected expansion in third-quarter GDP as investors took some profits on the recent rally.

Steve Bannon joins Roy Moore at rally

Steve Bannon labeled Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake a "total embarrassment" and said Mitt Romney "hid behind" his Mormon faith to avoid military service in Vietnam during a Tuesday night campaign rally for Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore.

Trans student: This isn't about a wedding cake, it's about civil rights

Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US Supreme Court and still continues today -- despite the Court sending my case back to the district court.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: The Ghost of Steve Bannon

He is still guiding Trump’s ideology.

Opinion: I worked for Charlie Rose. Calling him a villain isn't the answer

We have entered an age in which women can safely discuss sexual misconduct in the workplace without fear of retaliation and retribution.

Attorney: Resignation sure the hell isn't up to Pelosi

Rep. John Conyers' attorney delivers a statement to media about sexual harassment allegations against the lawmaker.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit)

Brexit Cost Rises as Britain Retreats on Divorce Demands

Britain has capitulated to the E.U., doubling its cash offer as part of exit talks. It was not the first time, analysts say, and won’t be the last.

What Trump is doing to consumer agency isn't normal


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Asian shares retreat from decade peak on China anxiety

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares drifted away from decade highs on Tuesday as Chinese stocks stumbled for a second straight session, while the dollar inched higher on optimism about a tax reform in the world's biggest economy.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares retreat from decade peak on China anxiety

* Chinese market extend losses after heavy sell-off on Monday

Opinion: Ivanka Trump isn't a champion for women, and she can prove it

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.

This isn't genocide, say hardline Buddhist monks in Myanmar

As ISIS retreats, US is set to reveal troop numbers in Syria

The US currently has approximately 2,000 troops in Syria on an ongoing basis, mainly special operations forces, according to several defense officials.


CEE MARKETS-Polish bank stocks retreat on new dividend rules

* Warsaw bank stocks ease as Poland regulates dividends * Romanian PM slams central bank for letting leu weaken * Leu drifts off record lows for now, pressure may return (Recasts with new rules on bank dividends from regulator) By Sandor Peto and Bartosz Chmielewski BUDAPEST/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Polish bank stocks retreated on Friday from 2-1/2 year highs after KNF, the country's financial market regulator set new leverage rules which may limit bank's dividend payment


Higher oil prices help Wall Street nullify tech retreat

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were flat in morning trading on Wednesday, but holding at record levels, as a retreat in technology stocks was offset by a jump in U.S. crude prices.


US STOCKS-Higher oil prices help Wall Street nullify tech retreat

* Indexes: Dow off 0.03 pct, S&P and Nasdaq up 0.01 pct (Updates to open)

Technology still isn't doing enough for people with disabilities

Analysis: Welcome to Steve Bannon's controversial candidates' club

In the grand narrative of American politics, there is a lofty -- and often lucrative -- place for the strategists and advisers who guide winning presidential campaigns.


Asian shares subdued after Wall Street retreats, euro slips

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares started the week on the back foot on Monday, pressured by a retreat on Wall Street amid tax reform uncertainty while the euro skidded after German coalition talks hit an impasse.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares subdued after Wall St retreats, euro slips

TOKYO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Asian shares started the week on the back foot on Monday, pressured by a retreat on Wall Street amid tax reform uncertainty while the euro skidded after German coalition talks hit an impasse.

Retreat isn't in Steve Bannon's DNA


Pass-through businesses to see cuts under tax plan: Steven Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The majority of small businesses and non-corporate enterprises known as "pass-throughs" would see a significant tax cut under the Republican tax plan, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.

Jews and Judaism

Op-Ed Columnist: Steve Bannon Is Bad for the Jews

Beware of some of those who say they support Israel.


CEE MARKETS-FX, stocks rebound as Asia stocks rise and euro retreats

* Profit-taking after euro rally mostly helps CEE currencies * Budapest leads stock rebound on MOL, upgraded by S&P * Leu remains under pressure from politics, overheating fears * Croatia starts marketing 2030-expiry euro bonds By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Central European currencies and equities mostly firmed on Thursday on relief that the past week's global stocks sell-off had not continued in Asia overnight, indicating less risk aversion. Regional c

Abe, Shinzo

Seeing U.S. in Retreat Under Trump, Japan and China Move to Mend Ties

With President Trump creating unease in Asia, two longtime adversaries inch toward a possible rapprochement that reflects a shifting power balance.

Steven Mnuchin's wife strikes a pose with a sheet of money

Analysis: Trump is saying something that isn't true 5.5 times a day

Alternative facts. Lies. Distortions. Exaggerations. Misstatements. Half truths.


METALS-Shanghai nickel retreats on lacklustre China data

SYDNEY, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Chinese nickel futures on Tuesday pulled back, after leading most metals higher earlier in the session, following data from China which pointed to moderating growth over the next few quarters.

Analysis: Roy Moore almost certainly isn't going to be a senator

If you thought Roy Moore's political future couldn't get any more bleak after four women went on the record with The Washington Post alleging that the Alabama Republican Senate nominee sought relationships with them when they were between 14 and 18, today showed things could get worse for Moore. Much, much worse.

Analysis: Bannon's conspiracy about Moore makes no sense

On Thursday night in New Hampshire, former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offered a simple explanation for the bombshell report in The Washington Post that Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore pursued sexual relationships with four teenagers when he was in his early 30s.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Steve Bannon’s War

Mr. Bannon, a former Trump adviser, discusses the future of the Republican Party, white nationalism and more in an interview with The Times.

Steve Bannon, Louis C.K., ‘Murder on the Orient Express’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Bannon, Stephen K

Key Takeaways From Steve Bannon’s Interview With The Times

Mr. Bannon, former White House chief strategist, discussed the Virginia governor’s race and the future of the G.O.P. in an interview with The Times.

Bannon, Stephen K

‘MAGA Day’: An Interview With Steve Bannon

In an exclusive interview with The New York Times, Stephen K. Bannon talked about Senate Republicans, white nationalism and the day President Trump was elected.

Hear Bannon's comments

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon compared a Washington Post story on allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to the newspaper's 2016 article about the "Access Hollywood" tape in which Donald Trump was heard making vulgar comments about touching women.


Wall St. retreats on worries over delays in tax-cut plan

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Nasdaq were on track to post their biggest one-day percentage losses in about two weeks as doubts on whether Republican would be a able to pulloff their promised tax-cut plan weighed on the markets.


US STOCKS-Wall St retreats on worries over delays in tax-cut plan

* Indexes down: Dow 0.36 pct, S&P 0.34 pct, Nasdaq 0.49 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Steve Bannon on Virginia’s Elections

We talk with President Trump’s former chief strategist, and look at why a mass shooting could make Texas friendlier to guns.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wind and Solar Power Advance, but Carbon Refuses to Retreat

As the United Nations convenes a climate conference in Bonn, leaders might consider whether phasing out nuclear energy is doing more harm than good.


Oil hits two-and-a-half year peak on Saudi purge, world shares retreat

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil jumped to its highest in over two years on Monday as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through a crackdown on corruption, while world shares eased a notch and major currencies traded in tight ranges.


Oil hits two-year high on Saudi purge, world shares retreat

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil jumped to its highest in over two years on Monday as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through a crackdown on corruption, while world shares eased a notch and major currencies traded in tight ranges.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil hits 2-year high on Saudi purge, world shares retreat

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Oil jumped to its highest in over two years on Monday as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through a crackdown on corruption, while world shares eased a notch and major currencies traded in tight ranges.


Spending plans trigger Facebook stock retreat

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc shares slid on Thursday, as investors shrugged off strong quarterly results and worried about the cost of the company's decision to spend more on preventing misuse of the world's biggest social media network.


CEE MARKETS-Crown retreats after CNB signals more modest hikes ahead

* Crown falls from 4-year high after Czech central bank rate hike * Rate hike was smaller as some bets, and unanimous decision * Budapest stocks hit record high on pre-earnings MOL gains * Kuna trades at weakest level since January (Recasts with Czech central bank interest rate decision and crown reaction) By Sandor Peto and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The Czech crown retreated from a 4-year high on Thursday on surpise that the central bank's board ha

Why the world isn't getting a pay raise

Charlie Braun can't find enough workers for his factory in Ohio and he's not sure how to keep the ones he has.

Trump rejects Bannon's hard line -- for now

President Donald Trump has decided -- for now -- to stick with his strategy of cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller, a day after the Russia investigation ensnared three of his campaign aides. That's despite being urged to take a harder line by his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

Steve Israel: Dems' big opportunity from Russia probe

If you're among the 33% (according to the latest Gallup Poll) who support Donald Trump and if you get all your news from Trump-friendly outlets, the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are indeed the "nothing-burger" the pundits like to discuss (paraphrasing the President himself, a nothing-burger meal might conclude with him standing in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shooting somebody without losing voters). On the other hand, if you're a stalwart Trump opponent, this is a lavish all-you-can-eat buffet.


METALS-London copper retreats as dollar advances

SYDNEY, Oct 31 (Reuters) - London copper returned overnight gains in Asian trading on Tuesday on the back of a stronger U.S. dollar.


METALS-Copper rises from two-week low as dollar retreats

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Copper rose on Monday, pulling away from the previous session's two-week low as a retreat in the dollar after its biggest one-week gain this year tempted buyers back to the metal.

ISIS still planning for future after retreat

The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff is warning ISIS is still a global threat, and as Arwa Damon reports, the militant group is cashed up and making plans for the future.


Wall St. retreats from record as industrials, tech lag

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks declined on Monday as each of the major Wall Street indexes retreated from a record, weighed down by a drop in technology and industrial shares.

Bannon, Stephen K

White House Memo: Steve Bannon Vows ‘War’ on His Own Party. It Didn’t Work So Well for F.D.R.

In 1938, Franklin Roosevelt’s bid to purge Democrats who opposed him backfired. Are there lessons as Mr. Bannon takes on dissident Republicans?

Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.


Steve Paxton, a Buddha of American Dance

Mr. Paxton, 78, doesn’t perform much these days. But we talked to him a few weeks before a rare New York show with old friends Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer.


Stocks retreat from record, U.S. Treasury yields slip

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets broadly retreated amid investor caution after a flurry of tepid corporate earnings reports from around the globe, stoking demand instead for safer assets like U.S. Treasuries, pushing yields lower.


Tech leads Wall Street's retreat from record high

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell sharply on Thursday, pulling back from record highs, amid a broad decline that was led by technology stocks and disappointing quarterly reports from major companies.


US STOCKS-Tech leads Wall Street's retreat from record high

* Indexes down: Dow 0.39 pct, S&P 0.39 pct, Nasdaq 0.76 pct (Updates to open)

Why Kellogg isn't giving up on sugary cereal

Here's what Trump isn't tweeting about

And on the 269th day, President Donald Trump tweeted about Hillary Clinton.

Tillerson: Trump isn't seeking war with North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says diplomatic talks between the United States and North Korea will continue until "the first bomb drops."

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations

Philippines Retreats From Threat to Expel E.U. Envoys

President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning to European ambassadors was based on condemnation by a group he thought represented the bloc.


Steven Seagal meets 'The Punisher' Duterte, talks drug war

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. actor Steven Seagal, famous for playing action roles like a vice squad detective in "Above the Law", met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while on a location scouting trip in Manila.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX retreats as energy stocks pressured by oil prices

TORONTO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index pulled back from a 7-1/2-month high on Thursday with broad declines led by energy stocks under pressure from weaker oil prices.

John Kelly: My job isn't to control Trump

President Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly discusses Trump's use of Twitter at the White House press briefing.


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Inside Bannon's war against McConnell

The next step in Steve Bannon's scorched-earth war against Republican incumbents is an attempt to cut off money to those aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin Risk Their Reputations

Pleasing their boss at all costs isn’t worth it.

Sykes: Corker sees the emperor isn't clothed

Charlie Sykes, former conservative talk show host and author of "How the Right Lost Its Mind," tells CNN's Brian Stelter that some Republicans such as Sen. Bob Corker are discussing President Donald Trump's behavior more plainly.

Bannon, Stephen K

Op-Ed Columnist: Yes, Steve Bannon Should Terrify You

His brigade is motley. His agenda? Disruption for its own ugly sake.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX slides as energy stocks drive broad retreat

TORONTO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell broadly on Friday, with energy shares hurt by a more than 2.5 percent fall in crude oil prices.

Opinion: Special Ops isn't US Band-Aid

Somalia. Afghanistan. Syria. Iraq.

CIA: Kim Jong Un isn't crazy

Between the ruthless executions of his own senior officers, bombastic threats of nuclear annihilation and defiant missile tests, it may be easy to agree with President Donald Trump's recent assessment that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "madman" who is "on a suicide mission for himself."

Steven Tyler denies he had a heart attack

Steven Tyler says it broke his heart that his health issues caused Aerosmith to abandon its tour but he insists his heart is not actually broken.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)

Drawn to Las Vegas for the Music, Victims’ Retreat Turned Into a Trap

At least 58 people were fatally shot in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. They had come from faraway states, seeking a getaway.


Aerosmith's Steven Tyler shuts down heart attack rumors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler dismissed speculation that he had suffered a heart attack or a seizure but did little to clarify the ailment that led the band to cancel the remainder of its South American tour.

In Seoul, the ultimate gentleman's retreat

In need of a day of pampering? Seoul barbershop Herr takes personal grooming to the next level. Video by Black Buddha

Daddy Yankee goes where Uncle Sam isn't

Eyleen Gonzalez lost everything in her home after Hurricane Maria.


U.S. consumer spending barely rises; core inflation retreats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending barely rose in August likely as Hurricane Harvey weighed on auto sales and annual inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, pointing to a moderation in economic growth in the third quarter.

The one film of his that Steven Spielberg will watch

Steven Spielberg is credited with a pretty impressive list of films, which were made during his nearly 50-year career in Hollywood.

Rep. Steve Scalise returns to House after shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise, the Republican whip in the House who was shot in June at a congressional baseball team practice, returned to Capitol Hill Thursday for the first time since being seriously wounded and said his prayers had been answered during his recovery process.


Kellogg names Nature's Bounty exec Steven Cahillane as CEO

(Reuters) - Cereal maker Kellogg Co said Steven Cahillane, the chief executive of nutritional supplements maker Nature's Bounty, will replace John Bryant as its CEO, effective Oct. 2.


What intimidates Steven Spielberg? Being subject of a documentary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg has directed dozens of award-winning movies in a 40-year career, but when it came to turning the cameras on himself he found the attention pretty uncomfortable.


Aerosmith's Steven Tyler experiencing medical problem, band cancels shows

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is dealing with an "unexpected medical issue" that has forced the band to cancel four shows in South America, the group said in a statement on Tuesday.

Steven Tyler suffers 'unexpected medical issues'

Aerosmith will be missing a thing or two on its Aero-Vederci tour.

Nuclear war isn't North Korea's only threat

Why Jake Gyllenhaal isn't on social media

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal tells Conan O'Brien that he is not on social media because he isn't very tech-savvy.

In a collapsed Mexico school, waiting isn't enough

When the Enrique Rebsamen School fell, it did not do so lightly. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake that jolted the region on Tuesday caused part of the building to fold in on itself, sandwiching and collapsing, classroom onto classroom.

Analysis: Why Hollywood enabling Sean Spicer isn't funny

When Sean Spicer rolled a faux presidential podium onto the Emmys stage Sunday night in Los Angeles, a collective gasp went up among the assembled celebrities. Was it really him?? What would he say???


Sterling retreats from 15-month highs before BoE governor's speech

* Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote


REFILE-CWT Commodities' U.S. team leaves for U.S. stevedoring firm

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Virginia-based stevedoring and shipping terminal operator T. Parker Host on Friday said it had hired all the staff from CWT Commodities' U.S. team as part of its drive into metals logistics and warehousing.


CWT Commodities' U.S. team leaves for U.S. stevedoring team

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Virginia-based stevedoring and shipping terminal operator T. Parker Host on Friday said it had hired all the staff from CWT Commodities' U.S. team as part of its drive into metals logistics and warehousing.

Steven Mnuchin, Trump's secretary of controversy

First look at Steve Jobs' dream campus

Apple opened up its brand new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, for the first time for a press conference on Tuesday.

Navarro says Bannon's interview was eerie

CNN's Ana Navarro said that Steve Bannon's "60 Minutes" interview was eerie, adding that it was horrifying he was in the ear of President Donald Trump.

Christie: Bannon's plane ultimatum 'never happened'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is disputing former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's characterization of his commitment to President Donald Trump on the campaign trail -- saying that one conversation Bannon described in a Sunday interview "never happened."

Analysis: The 48 most revealing lines of Steve Bannon's '60 Minutes' interview

Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon sat down with "60 Minutes" for his first major interview since leaving 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Known for his rhetorical bomb-throwing and willingness to poke the political establishment in the eye, Bannon did not disappoint in his conversation with Charlie Rose.

Historic Buildings and Sites

A Picturesque Retreat in a Tiny Town in Puglia

When his Rome apartment grew too small for his collections, an American curator found a historic home — and layers of lost history.


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United States Politics and Government

Next Stop for the Steve Bannon Insurgency: China

President Trump’s former chief strategist is to push a combative China policy in a speech in Hong Kong.


Senate panel rejects Trump's 'doctrine of retreat' on foreign policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful Senate committee blasted the Trump administration on Friday in a report accompanying its spending plan for the State Department, saying its approach to foreign policy weakens U.S. standing in the world.

EPA chief: This isn't the time to talk climate change

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNN in an interview about Hurricane Irma on Thursday that the time to talk about climate change isn't now.

Steve Bannon: Gary Cohn should have resigned after Charlottesville

Steve Bannon said his former colleague and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn should have resigned after publicly rebuking President Donald Trump for his response to racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


BP, Shell tie future to North Sea despite broad retreat

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Two of the most veteran oil and gas producers in the UK North Sea, Royal Dutch Shell and BP, still tie their future to the ageing offshore basin despite a broad retreat in recent years.

Irma isn't what Puerto Rico needs right now


CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as financials lead retreat

TORONTO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index lost ground on Tuesday in a broad retreat led by financial stocks as bond yields fell, while gold miners gained and energy stocks perked up with a surge in oil prices and news of a deal in Alberta's oil patch.

Why same-sex marriage isn't legal in Australia

In just over a week, ballots for a nationwide postal vote will be sent out asking Australians whether or not they want same-sex marriage.

Opinion: Mr. President, DACA isn't your reality show

You can take Donald Trump out of the reality show, but it seems you can't take the reality show mentality out of Donald Trump.

Flooding from Harvey isn't over in Beaumont, Texas, where there's high water and lack of flowing tap water


White House retreats from government shutdown threat: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that it has pulled back from U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government if a border wall with Mexico is not funded, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing a senior Republican congressional aide.


WRAPUP 5-U.S. job growth slows in August; wage growth retreats

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of hefty increases, but the pace of gains should be more than enough for the Federal Reserve to announce a plan to start trimming a massive bond portfolio accumulated as it sought to bolster the economy.


WRAPUP 4-U.S. job growth slows in August; wage growth retreats

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of hefty gains, but the pace of increase should be more than sufficient for the Federal Reserve to announce a plan to start trimming the massive bond portfolio it built to support the economy.


U.S. job growth slows in August; wage growth retreats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of strong gains, but the pace of increase should be more than sufficient for the Federal Reserve to announce a plan to start trimming its massive bond portfolio.


WRAPUP 1-U.S. job growth slows in August; wage growth retreats

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of strong gains, but the pace of increase should be more than sufficient for the Federal Reserve to announce a plan to start trimming its massive bond portfolio.


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CEE MARKETS-Fx, stocks retreat on Korea, economies remain supportive

* Budapest, Warsaw retreat after strong gains on Korean tension * Zloty, forint lead easing of currencies * Economic data could fuel optimism, Hungarian central bank dovish By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Central European stocks and currencies eased on Tuesday as risk aversion gripped global markets after a new missile test by North Korea reignited concerns over its tense relations with the United States. In equities markets, Budapest and Warsaw led the decli

Rep. Steve King: Profiling isn't wrong

Rep. Steve King and CNN's Chris Cuomo discuss President Donald Trump's pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Intercourse isn't everything; try 'outercourse'

Many of us equate "sex" with "intercourse" and use those words interchangeably. Yet highly satisfying sex doesn't have to be limited to penetration -- and doesn't even have to include it at all.


CEE MARKETS-Forint retreats from 28-month high as central bank signals easing

* Forint strongest since May 2015, retreats on cbank comments * Hungarian central bank says ready for further monetary easing * Hungarian easing would buck global trends, Czech rate hike * Crown firms ahead of likely strong Treasury bill auction By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The forint retreated from a 28-month high against the euro on Thursday after Hungary's central bank (NBH) signaled it stands ready to loosen monetary conditions, bucking a global trend

Prankster gets Breitbart editors to agree to do Bannon's 'dirty work' at White House


Soccer: Rooney joins the 200 club and shows he isn't done yet

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal in Everton's 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Monday and gave another display which showed his career is far from over.

Europe Edition: Barcelona, Steve Bannon, Jerry Lewis: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Yale University

Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence

The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.


Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda.


Bannon's exit not seen to signal Trump shift to center

WASHINGTON/BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration's "America First" agenda that has unnerved investors and trade partners and split the White House into nationalist and globalist camps.

Trump gushes over Bannon's return to Breitbart

President Donald Trump wished his former chief strategist Steve Bannon well upon his return to the conservative website Breitbart News, tweeting Saturday, "Fake News needs the competition!"


Trump tweets thanks to Steve Bannon for service and role in campaign against Clinton

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday, thanking him on Twitter for his service and his role in the presidential election campaign against Hillary Clinton.

Zelizer: What Bannon's ouster WON'T accomplish

In a stunning development, Steve Bannon -- one of the masterminds behind Donald Trump's presidency -- was fired Friday from his job as chief strategist. But we should not overestimate the impact that Bannon's departure will have on this White House. To paraphrase the Who -- the new boss is the same as the old boss.

What you need to know about Steve Bannon

Steven Bannon was fired as President Trump's chief strategist. Here's a look at the controversial far-right media mogul.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Bannon's White House exit lifts U.S. stocks; dollar off lows

* European shares fall; Barcelona attack weakens travel stocks (Updates with U.S. prices, adds commentary, changes byline, previous dateline London)

Bannon's interview: A blunder or intentional ploy?

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is privately offering shifting and conflicting explanations for the strikingly candid interview that could further imperil his already shaky standing inside the West Wing.


US STOCKS-Wall St recoups losses after report of Bannon's exit

* Indexes up: Dow 0.03 pct, S&P 0.24 pct, Nasdaq 0.38 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

Bannon's stunningly irresponsible words

Everything we know about Steve Bannon's interview with Robert Kuttner, editor of the left-leaning American Prospect magazine, suggests that Bannon -- President Trump's chief strategist -- was being entirely candid about his political thinking in an unsolicited phone call to Kuttner.

Writer: Interview highlights Bannon's arrogance

Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect talks about his interview with Steve Bannon, saying Donald Trump's chief strategist's claim that he didn't know he was being interviewed isn't believable.


BRIEF-‍Hologram emoji startup Mojiit says Steve Wozniak joins company

* ‍Hologram emoji startup Mojiit - has announced that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined company as an advisor​ Source text for Eikon:

Trump on Bannon's future: 'We'll see'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday declined to offer reassurances about the fate of chief strategist Steve Bannon inside the White House.

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Are Steve Bannon’s Days Numbered?

Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, has been criticized as being emblematic of the far-right nationalism that turned violent in Virginia last weekend. Can he salvage his role in the White House?

Are Steve Bannon's White House days numbered?

CNN's Brian Stelter says sources close to the White House and statements by current and former officials indicate that Steve Bannon could be the next high-profile departure from the Trump administration.


Steven Soderbergh Quit Movies. Now He’s Back. What Gives?

The director admits to “shooting my mouth off,” but he was genuinely fed up with prestige filmmaking. The caper “Logan Lucky” is his bid for a new way forward.

Officials say his off-the-cuff remarks to North Korea, but isn't far from comments he has made in private

WSJ editorial aims at Steve Bannon

The Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal weighs in on the feud between President Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster and chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Biology isn't why tech is a boys' club

Trump says media isn't covering North Korea sanctions. It is

President Trump says the media is ignoring the U.N.'s sanctions against North Korea. He's wrong.


Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in New Steve Martin Play

Ms. Schumer will star in “Meteor Shower” this fall along with Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key and Alan Tudyk.


Venezuela’s Ousted Attorney General Retreats on a Motorbike

The constituent assembly, established to rewrite the Constitution, dismissed Luisa Ortega and replaced her with an ally of the president.

'Dark Tower' adaptation isn't fit for a King

"The Dark Tower" feels like a throwback -- a trim, competently executed "B" popcorn movie, adapted from Stephen King's books with ample action but also lots of clunky exposition. That's not a great prescription for a would-be summer blockbuster, but more an endorsement to watch when it hits cable.

This spy-turned-GOP leader isn't afraid of Trump

Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed several elected Republicans publicly rebuke President Donald Trump or outright oppose him on matters ranging from Russia and health care to chaos in the West Wing.


BRIEF-Parkland Fuel appoints Steven Richardson to its board

* Parkland Fuel Corporation appoints Steven P. Richardson to its board of directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


BRIEF-Cotiviti CFO Steve Senneff to resign for new career opportunity

* Cotiviti CFO Steve Senneff to resign for new career opportunity


GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks retreat as gains in Europe fade; dollar dips

* Dollar dips to stay near 13-month lows (Updates with U.S. market open, changes byline, dateline; previous LONDON)


CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy and financial shares retreat

* TSX closes down 62.71 points, or 0.41 percent, at 15,128.65

Twitter haters, you've got the wrong Steve Bannon

Hey Internet, stop sending sex jokes to @SteveBannon! He's not the White House chief strategist. He's just some Scottish guy, valiantly fielding your misplaced Twitter hate.


UPDATE 1-Colombian airline Avianca accelerates retreat from Venezuela

BOGOTA/CARACAS, July 27 (Reuters) - Colombian airline Avianca said on Thursday it would suspend flights to and from Venezuela immediately, instead of in mid-August, sparking questions about what caused its accelerated retreat from the crisis-hit socialist nation.

Cillizza: News flash! Trump isn't going to stop bullying Sessions

Here's a headline from Wednesday morning on CNN: "Top White House aides press Trump to pull back on Sessions criticism."

Rep. Steve Scalise discharged

Rep. Steve Scalise has been discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the hospital said in a statement Wednesday, six weeks after he was shot at a congressional baseball practice.

Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus remind the President of attorney general's past loyalty, sources say

President Donald Trump has publicly rebuked Attorney General Jeff Sessions, expressing regret for appointing him to the post and disparaging him as "beleaguered" and "very weak."


Exclusive: Goldman Sachs retreats from ETF lead market making

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is pulling back substantially from trading that helps backstop the fast-growing use of U.S. exchange-traded funds, giving smaller firms an opportunity to grab market share.

Conway offers alternative fact to explain why Trump isn't lying

Here's an exchange on Sunday between CNN "Reliable Sources" anchor Brian Stelter and counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway:


CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls in broad retreat led by big banks

TORONTO, July 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened lower on Monday, hurt by slips for some of its biggest banks and gold miners and a broad retreat in consumer names.

Trump may be only politician who isn't sure Russia meddled

President Donald Trump hasn't been terribly consistent about much during his two-year political career. But one place where he has never wavered is in his skepticism that Russia actively meddled in the 2016 election.


Review: Steve Jobs of Apple, Tech Visionary, Has Glitches as an Opera

The much-in-demand composer Mason Bates and the librettist Mark Campbell have given Jobs’s thorny life a sappier, more stale arc.

Explore Hemingway's Cuban retreat

Safari trophies, Hollywood stars, covert missions during WWII -- all of them are part of the 21 years that Ernest Hemingway spent at his beloved Cuban home. To celebrate what would be the author's 118th birthday, CNNVR takes you on an exclusive tour of the estate, preserved as he left it 57 years ago.

Steve Jobs' life is now an opera

"The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" is set to open on Saturday night at the Santa Fe Opera, home to the largest summer-opera festival in U.S.


US STOCKS-Wall St retreats from record levels as GE disappoints

* S&P, Nasdaq on track to close higher for third straight week


Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

LONDON (Reuters) - A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications.


Kremlin says to keep mum on Siemens' Russia retreat over Crimea scandal

MOSCOW, July 21 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday it did not want to make any comment on a decision by Germany's Siemens to halt deliveries of power equipment to Russian state-controlled customers after a Crimean sanctions scandal.

John McCain isn't like most politicians

Senator John McCain, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, is one of a kind. He often out doing things that more tepid politicians will avoid.

Borger on Trump's response: This isn't leadership

CNN commentator Gloria Borger slams President Donald Trumps statement about letting "Obamacare fail" saying that his statement is not "presidential."

Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency (Book)

Nonfiction: How Steve Bannon and Donald Trump Rode the Honey Badger Into the White House

Joshua Green’s “Devil’s Bargain” tells the story of the alt-right impresario who invigorated Trump’s campaign and influences his presidency.

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Russian Mansions: Retreats or Spy Nests?

The Obama administration ordered Russian diplomats to leave two waterfront compounds in New York and Maryland. Now, Russia wants them back.

Steve Israel: Most people would NOT have taken that meeting

At Thursday's press conference in Paris, President Trump said that "most people would've taken that meeting" with Natalia Veselnitskaya, described in bombshell emails released by Donald Trump Jr. as a "Russian government attorney" who was offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Congressional Baseball Team Shooting (June, 2017)

Steve Scalise Is Moved From I.C.U. but Remains in Serious Condition

Mr. Scalise, the most badly injured victim of a mass shooting that took place at a congressional baseball practice, was treated for an infection.

The answer to N. Korea threat isn't military action

Judging from the United Nations Security Council's emergency meeting on July 5, it seems that the United States is not going to get China and Russia on board for serious collective UN sanctions against North Korea. US Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke about the United States going alone if that didn't happen, and left it unclear what that might mean. There were surely more discussions during the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. We have arrived at a critical juncture.

Rep. Steve Scalise transferred out of intensive care

Rep. Steve Scalise was transferred out of the intensive care unit Wednesday morning at MedStar Washington Hospital, according to a congressional source familiar with Scalise's condition.

What happens if Obamacare isn't repealed

Dalian Wanda Group

Wanda Signals Retreat on Debt-Fueled Acquisition Binge

The Chinese conglomerate said it would sell $9.3 billion in hotels and tourism projects, and would use the cash to pay off loans.


BRIEF-Hope Bancorp's Steven Koh passes on chairmanship responsibilities to Scott Yoon-Suk Whang

* Hope Bancorp chairman Steven Koh passes on chairmanship responsibilities to Scott Yoon-Suk Whang

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Steve Scalise Undergoes Surgery to Control Infection After Shooting

Mr. Scalise, who was critically injured in a June 14 shooting during a congressional baseball practice, was moved back to the I.C.U. over concerns about infection.

Congressional Baseball Team Shooting (June, 2017)

Steve Scalise Is Moved Back to I.C.U. Three Weeks After Shooting

A Washington hospital returned the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives to the intensive care unit over concerns about infection.


Steve Scalise's condition worsens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, shot and wounded during a baseball practice last month, developed an infection and was readmitted to an intensive care unit, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday.

Rep. Steve Scalise back in intensive care after shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the intensive care unit "due to new concerns for infection," a statement from his office said.

The lovestruck genius of Steve Urkel

Actor Jaleel White remembers his starring role on the '90s hit sitcom "Family Matters." "The Nineties" airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX hits near 7-month low as gold and tech shares retreat

TORONTO, July 4 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday to its lowest close in nearly seven months, as precious metal miners and technology shares led a retreat in lighter than usual trading volumes with U.S. markets closed for Independence Day.


Oil retreat takes wind out of sails of European rally, M&A in focus

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Retreating crude prices removed a key driver of European stocks' buoyant start to the month on Tuesday, leading them lower as a spate of dealmaking news moved individual stocks.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner's 'Biggie' blunder isn't a good look

Another day, another member of the Kardashian Kamp high-heel-deep in controversy.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls in broad retreat led by financials, resource stocks

* Index on track for 1.4 pct fall in June, down 1.2 pct on week


EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging assets retreat as German, U.S. bond yields rise

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks retreated on Wednesday, taking their cue from Wall Street losses amid rising U.S. and German bond yields and expectations that the Fed and ECB will soon cut back on stimulus.


Steven Cohen, Billionaire Collector, Gives $50 Million to MoMA

The foundation of Mr. Cohen and his wife, Alexandra, donated the money to the museum’s capital campaign, and a gallery will be named for them.


State Street appoints Steve Cook senior vice president of U.S. investor services

(Reuters) - Financial services provider State Street Corp said on Friday it appointed Steve Cook as senior vice president within its U.S. investment services business.


MOVES-State Street appoints Steve Cook senior vice president of US investor services

June 23 (Reuters) - Financial services provider State Street Corp said on Friday it appointed Steve Cook as senior vice president within its U.S. investment services business.