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U.S. Readies New Steps to Pressure Pakistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:58:39 EDT

The Trump administration outlined new measures it is prepared to take to raise pressure on Pakistan to stop harboring extremist groups, including possible sanctions on government officials and cuts in aid. image

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U.S. Navy to Relieve Admiral of Command After Collisions

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:04:27 EDT

The U.S. Navy plans to remove the commander of the fleet that has suffered four recent collisions and the deaths of several sailors in Asia, U.S. officials said Tuesday.image

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Think Interest Rates Are Going Up? Banks Don't

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:54:13 EDT

After years of waiting for interest rates to rise, some banks have started to lend as if they never will, loading up on a record amount of loans and securities that carry low rates for years. image

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LG Electronics to Build Factory for Electric Car Parts in Michigan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:14:15 EDT

The South Korean company will spend about $25 million to build a factory for electric car parts in a Detroit suburb. image

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Hong Kong Shuts Down in Preparation for Typhoon Hato

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:19:01 EDT

A powerful typhoon forced offices and schools to close and canceled hundreds of flights in Hong Kong, where residents were hunkering down as the storm brushes past.image

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U.S. Sanctions Chinese, Russian Firms for Aiding North Korea

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:18:45 EDT

The U.S. targeted a host of Chinese and Russian firms and related individuals it accuses of aiding Pyongyang, expanding its broader efforts to clamp down on financing critical to North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program.image

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Chinese Rival's Success With Volvo Sets Path for Great Wall's Pursuit of Jeep

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:34:03 EDT

The successful 2010 acquisition of Volvo by Geely, a then-little-known Chinese auto company, has helped fuel the ambitions of Great Wall, which has expressed interest in buying Jeep from Fiat Chrysler.image

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