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Trump administration is said to be losing patience on NAFTA

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.S. is running out of patience with Canadian and Mexican resistance to key American proposals ahead of talks next week on a new NAFTA, two people familiar with the matter said. The U.S. is serious about its threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement if...


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Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

Australia Drone Rescue

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler got into trouble on Thursday at Lennox Head, 750 kilometers (470...


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As federal shutdown looms, GOP struggles to show that it govern

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The federal government late Thursday faced increasing odds of a partial shutdown, the culmination of a long period of budget warfare that has now imperiled what most lawmakers agree is the most basic task of governance. The immediate challenge Thursday...


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As federal shutdown looms, GOP struggles to show that it govern

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Republican Party’s struggle to forge a plan to keep the government open exposes deep, intractable rifts that raise questions about its ability to govern, with GOP leaders handcuffed by party divisions and whipsawed by President Donald Trump’s...


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House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

Budget Battle-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. The partisan roadblock in the GOP-controlled Senate...


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Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Genetic Frontiers Cancer Blood Test

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find...


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Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

Hong Kong Financial Markets-1

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street’s retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 climbed 0.3 percent to 23,836.84 and South Korea’s Kospi was flat at...


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Berkshire Hathaway had an amazing 2017; this year isn't looking too bad, either

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Warren Buffett’s writings, proclamations - indeed, his offhand utterances - comprise a bible of investing for the legions who follow the Berkshire Hathaway founder. How fitting, then, that his likely successors are named Jain and Abel. The Oracle of Omaha announced on...


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Amazon releases list of metro areas it's considering for second HQ

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Amazon.com has released a list of 20 regions in the United States and Canada that the online retail giant is considering as possible sites for its second headquarters. The list, released Thursday, includes major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Dallas and...


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Many companies pivot to bonuses, not raises, after new tax cuts

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. On Wednesday, yet another company -- this time Apple, which pledged to give $2,500 restricted stock awards for most of its employees, in addition to investing $350 billion in the U.S. economy -- joined the ranks of employers offering bonuses in the wake of the new U.S....


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