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Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:19:30 -0500 - A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group was defeated there and he would pull out all American forces.
As shutdown lingers, Pelosi urges Trump to reschedule State of the Union
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:17:52 -0500 - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to reschedule the annual State of the Union address until the federal government fully reopens, as a partial shutdown stretched into its 26th day with no signs of resolution.
Search on for Brexit consensus after May's crushing defeat
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:13:09 -0500 - Prime Minister Theresa May was trying to forge consensus in parliament on a Brexit divorce agreement on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her own deal left Britain's exit from the European Union in disarray 10 weeks before it is due to leave.
Dutch PM Rutte: Britain must tell us what it wants
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:13:09 -0500 - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned on Wednesday that time is running out to reach a deal before Britain leaves the European Union and urged the British to make up their minds.
Farage: second Brexit referendum would show even bigger 'leave' majority
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:13:09 -0500 - Britain would again decide to leave the European Union if a second referendum were to be held on membership of the bloc, former United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said on Wednesday, adding the "leave" vote would be even bigger.
Factbox: What might a no-deal Brexit look like?
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:05:12 -0500 - Britain is due to leave the European Union in 10 weeks' time but it still has no clear way out of the bloc, raising the prospect of no transition period to smooth the shock for the world's fifth-biggest economy.
Democratic Senator Gillibrand to launch 2020 White House bid
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:46:41 -0500 - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" that she would file paperwork on Tuesday night to explore a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election.
Factbox: How will the confidence vote in UK PM May's government work?
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:41:02 -0500 - British lawmakers will on Wednesday vote on whether they have confidence in the government, after Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal suffered a heavy defeat in parliament.
BofA's loan growth drives better-than-expected profit
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:37:00 -0500 - Bank of America Corp’s quarterly profit topped analyst estimates on Wednesday as a growing loan book helped it ride out year-end market turbulence, sending the lender's shares up more then 5 percent.
Market turmoil hits BlackRock's bottom line in fourth quarter
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:26:01 -0500 - BlackRock Inc , the world's largest fund manager, reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday due to financial market turmoil, but investors celebrated the company's strong sales of relatively low-fee funds.
Gains in Goldman, BofA drive Wall Street to four-week high
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:22:49 -0500 - Bank stocks drove Wall Street to a one-month high on Wednesday after strong earnings from Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, with a multi-billion dollar deal in the fintech sector adding to the boost.
Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 14 victims dead
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:12:12 -0500 - Kenyan security forces have killed the militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, taking at least 14 lives and forcing hundreds of others into terrifying escapes, the government said on Wednesday.
U.S. 9/11 survivor, Kenyan 'buddies' and Briton among Nairobi victims
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:12:12 -0500 - An American who survived the 9/11 attacks, two best friends from Kenya who worked to help Somalia, and a British development professional were among at least 14 people killed when Somali militants raided a posh hotel complex in Nairobi.
Fiserv to buy First Data for $22 billion to boost payments business
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:05:16 -0500 - U.S. financial technology provider Fiserv Inc said on Wednesday it will buy payment processor First Data Corp in a $22 billion all-stock deal, the biggest ever acquisition in a booming market in digital payments technology.
Brexit: Where will the UK end up: fudge, no-deal exit or halting Brexit?
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:02:21 -0500 - With just 10 weeks until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, it is unclear how or even whether the divorce will take place.
Ford sees weaker-than-expected fourth quarter, uncertainty in 2019
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:46:09 -0500 - Ford Motor Co forecast a weaker-than-expected fourth quarter profit, and said on Wednesday tariffs could erode 2019 earnings by about $700 million, sending its shares down 2 percent in early trading.
U.S. official: four U.S. soldiers dead, three injured in Syria blast
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:17:07 -0500 - Four U.S. soldiers were killed and three wounded in a blast on Wednesday in the Syrian town of Manbij, a U.S. official said.
Goldman's revenue beat powered by M&A bankers, equity traders
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:15:18 -0500 - Goldman Sachs topped analysts' revenue estimates on Wednesday as strength in its equities desk and M&A advisory cushioned losses from bond trading, making it the only Wall Street bank so far to show growth in fourth-quarter trading revenue.
Brexit bedlam: May's EU divorce deal crushed by 230 votes in parliament
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:09:57 -0500 - British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.
EU and UK are nearing a 'no deal' Brexit neither want: Moscovici
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:09:57 -0500 - The European Union and United Kingdom are getting close to a "no-deal" Brexit that neither party wants, in the wake of Prime Minister Theresa May's parliament defeat, said EU economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici.


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