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China to halt additional tariffs on U.S.-made cars as trade dispute de-escalates

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, 2019, the country’s finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. FILE PHOTO – Cars are seen in a parking lot in Palm Springs, California, Read More

China says to halt additional tariffs on U.S.-made cars from Jan. 1

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FILE PHOTO – Cars are seen in a parking lot in Palm Springs, California, U.S. on April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China will suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, 2019, the country’s finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a Read More

Japan's business mood, capex steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese business confidence and capital expenditure plans held steady from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, a sign companies weren’t significantly worried about escalating trade frictions and global growth concerns. FILE PHOTO – A worker cycles near a factory at the Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan, March 8, Read More

Japan business mood steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Confidence among Japan’s big firms remained unchanged from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, but sentiment on the outlook soured for the first time in three quarters as trade frictions and global growth concerns hurt the business mood. FILE PHOTO – A worker cycles near a factory at the Read More

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman ‘neutralized’ in shootout with police (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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French police have killed the main suspect in the deadly Strasbourg Christmas market shooting, Cherif Chekat, following a dramatic, helicopter-assisted raid and a shootout in the city center. More than 700 officers and military personnel, as well as two helicopters, were engaged in a 48-hour operation to hunt down the 29-year-old suspect, following the Christmas Read More

Costco margin dip overshadows sales beat, shares slide

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(Reuters) – Costco Wholesale Corp’s (COST.O) gross margins fell in the first quarter, as the warehouse operator paid higher wages, ramped up investments in its online business and cut prices amid intense competition in the grocery industry. Shopping carts are seen at a Costco Wholesale store in Glenview, Illinois, U.S. May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jim young/File Read More

Instacart to close Whole Foods delivery operation next year

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(Reuters) – Instacart said on Thursday it will stop delivering groceries for Whole Foods next year, ending a partnership that has been under stress since Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) acquired the upmarket grocer last year. Apoorva Mehta of Instacart speaks during 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach Amazon’s $13.7 Read More

A higher Social Security retirement age comes with risks for many workers

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Is it time to raise the Social Security retirement age? The idea crops up often as a partial fix for the long-term financial challenges facing the program. FILE PHOTO: An elderly couple looks out at the ocean as they sit on a park bench in La Jolla, California November 13, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Read More

LOL! Californians may be slapped with tax on short text messages

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The Californian state watchdog has proposed a new tax on text messages sent and received by mobile phone users every day. The odd measure to raise new taxes has sparked ridicule and outrage in the state. According to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), funds raised from the text tax will be used to help Read More