Monthly Archives: August 2017

McIlroy upbeat ahead of title defense in Boston

August 31, 2017 By Frank Pingue (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy is winless this season but hopeful a return to a familiar stomping ground at this week’s Dell Technologies Championship in Boston will provide him a springboard to another FedExCup playoffs … Continue reading

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American retailers, restaurants oppose U.S. negotiators produce proposal

August 31, 2017 By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American retail, restaurant and agriculture groups have weighed in against proposals regarding fresh produce put forward by U.S. negotiators as part of an effort to renegotiate NAFTA, according to letters sent … Continue reading

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Panama ex-president facing political spying charges should be extradited: U.S. judge

August 31, 2017 By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A federal judge in Miami on Thursday said former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli should be extradited to his homeland to face charges he illegally orchestrated a campaign funded by public money to … Continue reading

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Argentine activist granted house arrest amid international scrutiny

August 31, 2017 BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine social activist Milagro Sala was granted house arrest and released from prison on Thursday, state news agency Telam reported, after more than a year of pre-trial detention that drew scrutiny from international … Continue reading

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UPS, FedEx resume operations in some parts of storm-battered Texas

August 31, 2017 By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) – United Parcel Service Inc <UPS.N> and FedEx Corp <FDX.N> said they resumed flights at Houston’s main airport on Thursday afternoon and restarted some Texas operations crippled by Hurricane Harvey. UPS <UPS.N>, … Continue reading

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New ETF plans to ‘make America great again’

August 31, 2017 By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) – A planned index fund is hoping to “make America great again” by investing in companies that support the Republican Party. The Point Bridge GOP Stock Tracker exchange-traded fund will list … Continue reading

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Platinum Partners founder’s lawyers drop appeal on witness contact order

August 31, 2017 By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers defending Platinum Partners founder Mark Nordlicht in a $1 billion fraud case on Thursday said they would no longer pursue their appeal of a federal judge’s order restricting the … Continue reading

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Shutdown and default threaten U.S. safe-haven status: James Saft

August 31, 2017 (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) By James Saft (Reuters) – If the United States does more than flirt with a government shutdown and technical default, old assumptions about the … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Latin America looks to Venezuelan fuel cargoes as Harvey swamps U.S.

August 31, 2017 By Marianna Parraga HOUSTON (Reuters) – After Hurricane Harvey roared into Texas, flooding oil refineries and crippling ports along U.S. Gulf Coast, Latin American countries scouring the globe for other sources of fuel are zeroing in on … Continue reading

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Brazil consumers drive recovery as investment lags

August 31, 2017 By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian policymakers and economists have for years promised that a surge in corporate investment would lift Latin America’s largest economy out of its worst recession. Investors are not buying it. … Continue reading

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