Oil slips 1% after Fed disappoints, U.S. crude output rises

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices skidded on Thursday, declining for the first time in six days, after the U.S. Federal Reserve dampened hopes for a string of interest rate cuts and Sino-U.S. talks ended without apparent progress towards resolving a bitter trade dispute. FILE PHOTO: A pump jack operates in the Permian Basin oil production […]

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Democrats pass up chance to dent GM on job cuts in Detroit debates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Detroit-based General Motors Co emerged from two days of Democratic debates in its hometown largely unscathed as 2020 White House hopefuls largely passed up an opportunity to criticize it for significant job cuts in recent months. The GM logo is seen in Warren, Michigan, U.S. on October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File PhotoThe […]

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Seeds of London Stock Exchange deal planted at flower show

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The London Stock Exchange Group Plc’s (LSE.L) expected $27 billion purchase of financial-data business Refinitiv has its origins in May 2013, amid the crocuses, champagne and corporate hobnobbing of London’s Chelsea Flower Show. FILE PHOTO: An advertisement for Refinitiv is seen on a screen in London’s Canary Wharf financial centre, London, […]

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Democratic Debate: Progressives, Moderates Tussle, Challenge Biden

DETROIT (AP) — The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden’s candidacy.The former vice president was repeatedly forced to defend his decades-old political record against pointed attacks from his younger, diverse […]

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Second Democratic Debate: Perspectives From a Swing State

As the second Democratic debate continues in Detroit, Michigan, hopes to find a candidate who can defeat President Trump seems to rest on two broad strategies. The first is to nominate someone who excites the Democratic base in a way that Hillary Clinton didn’t. The second is to find someone who can win over people who […]

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Florida Elder Affairs Chief on Guardian Complaints: We Dropped the Ball on This

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In light of the ongoing investigations into a former state guardian’s handling of hundreds of senior guardianships, the head of Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs says action needs to be taken to fix the guardian program. State Elder Affairs secretary spoke exclusively with Spectrum News Official: Guardians chief quit over complaints backlog about […]

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Grant Amato Found Guilty of Murdering Parents, Brother

SANFORD, Fla. — Grant Amato was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder by a jury late Wednesday night in the killings of his mother, father, and brother at their Chuluota home in January. Grant Amato found guilty in murders of parents, brother Family found shot dead in their Chuluota home in January Defense reverses course, […]

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