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Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:30:04 EST

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Fed Gives Bullish Signals on Economy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:08:18 EST

Federal Reserve officials agreed last month that a strengthening economic growth outlook bolstered their plans to keep raising short-term interest rates this year, minutes from their January meeting show. image

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Trump, at White House Forum, Signals Support for Arming School Staff

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:05:51 EST

President Donald Trump, leading an emotional discussion with families touched by school gun violence, signaled support for a plan to arm teachers and coaches and also tighten background checks and mental-health screening before gun purchases.image

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Mueller Examines Manafort Loans

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:04:55 EST

Special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in New York are examining as much as $16 million in loans that a bank run by a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump made to former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to court filings and a person familiar with the two investigations. image

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Saudi Arabia Stymies U.S. Over Pakistan Terror List

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:21:08 EST

Saudi Arabia joined Turkey and China in a move to block a U.S.-led attempt this week to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list, according to officials involved in the process, in a rare disagreement between Riyadh and the Trump administration. image

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I Avoided the Norovirus, but I Caught the Curling Bug

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:47:45 EST

When the Olympics are over, our Seoul bureau chief will go back to writing about North Korea. But until then, you can find him at the Gangneung Curling Center.image

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Ford North America President Leaves Following Misconduct Allegations

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:00:28 EST

Raj Nair, a top Ford executive, has been fired following misconduct allegations, the latest high-ranking leader to be shown the door amid broader scrutiny of workplace behavior in corporate America.image

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Lotte Group Chairman Resigns From Its Japanese Holding Company

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:27:42 EST

Shin Dong-bin’s resignation could reignite an ugly family dispute with his older brother over control of South Korea’s fifth-largest conglomerate. Lotte operates businesses ranging from chemicals to snacks, supermarkets, entertainment and hotels.image

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