Factory activity shrinks across Asia as cooling China threatens global growth

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Factory activity shrank across much of Asia in January, falling to the weakest in years in several countries and adding to worries that trade tariffs and cooling demand in China pose an increasing threat to global growth. FILE PHOTO: Women wearing sunglasses work at a production line manufacturing electric machine parts […]

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Police: 1 Dead in DeLand Shooting

DELAND, Fla. — DeLand Police are investigating a shooting Thursday evening that left one man dead.Investigators said the shooting occurred in the 300 block of West Euclid Avenue. It’s believed that the suspect in the shooting fled the scene on foot. No further information has been released. This is a developing story. Check back for […]

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An End to Spam Calls? Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Want to See it Happen

WASHINGTON — If you’re getting bombarded by spam calls, you are not alone.A new report found that Americans received 26.3 billion robocalls last year. That’s up 46 percent from 2017. That uptick has a group of Washington lawmakers working to do something about it. Rep. Charlie Crist among bipartisan group Group calling for task force […]

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French regulator orders Google to review ads policies

A man holds his smartphone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Regis DuvignauPARIS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – France’s competition regulator on Thursday ordered Alphabet Inc’s Google to review its policies and procedures for blocking certain ads, saying that its actions against French firm Amadeus […]

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Amazon sales outlook falls short after record holiday quarter

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Thursday forecast first-quarter sales below Wall Street estimates as new regulations in India created uncertainty around one of its key growth markets, even as the online retailer reported record holiday sales and profit. Shares of the company fell more than 5 percent to $1,623.90 after the bell, sliding as company […]

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Asian shares at four-month high as hopes rise on Trump-Xi meet

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares ticked up to four-month highs on Friday on hopes the leaders from the United States and China could strike a trade deal and as the Federal Reserve appeared to have all but abandoned a plan to raise borrowing rates further. FILE PHOTO – People pass stock index tickers at the […]

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GM, Fiat Chrysler to resume normal operations after utility strain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Thursday they plan to resume normal operations after they were forced to cancel shifts at plants in Michigan over concerns about the state’s natural gas supply. FILE PHOTO: A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) sign is seen at the U.S. headquarters in Auburn […]

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Trump to meet with China’s Xi to try to seal trade deal, progress reported

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as Trump and his top trade negotiator both cited substantial progress in two days of high-level talks. Trump, speaking at the White House during a meeting with Chinese […]

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Parkland Activism “Made a Huge Difference” in UCF Student’s Arrest

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — When UCF Police arrested a student who had a machine gun — and parts to make guns shoot faster — they credited Crimeline tips for alerting them. UCF students met police a day after student’s arrest Students lobbied lawmakers for bump-stock ban Some attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School RELATED:  But […]

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