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Asian shares gain on economy hopes, oil edges up on Mideast tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian share prices inched higher on Friday as economic stimulus around the world eased fears of economic deceleration while crude oil prices climbed on concerns that last weekend’s attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities still pose supply risks. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk pass an electronic board showing the Japan’s Nikkei average (R) […]

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg meets Trump, seeks to mend fences in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump on Thursday during a fence-mending visit to Washington where the chief executive faced aggressive questioning from lawmakers about the social network’s failures to protect consumer privacy. Trump posted a photo with Zuckerberg on Twitter and called their session a “nice meeting” in the Oval […]

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Trump, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg had ‘good, constructive’ meeting: Facebook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Facebook (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had a “good, constructive” meeting at the White House on Thursday, the social media company said in a statement. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. “Mark is in Washington, D.C., meeting with policymakers to hear […]

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Factbox: Tariffs in place or planned for nearly all goods traded by U.S. and China

(Reuters) – U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are meeting in Washington this week to find ways to defuse a trade war that has roiled markets and triggered tit-for-tat tariffs on hundreds of billions of goods traded between the world’s largest economies. Last week, both sides offered goodwill gestures aimed at laying the groundwork for productive […]

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House Democrats ask if Trump interfered in DOJ automaker antitrust probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Thursday asked the White House to turn over documents that would show if President Donald Trump interfered or directed a Justice Department antitrust probe of four automakers that struck voluntary agreements with California to reduce tailpipe emissions, according to a letter seen by Reuters. U.S. President Donald […]

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Trian and P&G highlight activist-corporate collaboration after ‘fog of war’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Eighteen months after officially burying the hatchet in one of America’s most bitter proxy contests, Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) CEO David Taylor and billionaire investor Nelson Peltz proclaimed their mutual respect on Thursday, underscoring how activists and corporations can end up working collaboratively. FILE PHOTO: The logo for Procter & […]

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Chinese officials to visit U.S. farmland as trade talks continue: U.S. agriculture chief

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue speaks during an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with workers on “Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom” in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Chinese delegation will visit American farm […]

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Mediaset strikes deal to limit withdrawal rights impact in pan-EU TV deal

FILE PHOTO: The Mediaset tower is seen in Cologno Monzese neighbourhood Milan, Italy, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian broadcaster Mediaset (MS.MI) said on Thursday it had reached an agreement with Peninsula Holding to limit the impact of the exercise of withdrawal rights in its deal to create a pan-European TV platform […]

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