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19 May 7:40pm Brazil watchdog opens new probes into JBS-related insider trading
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's securities regulator said it launched four new probes against meatpacker JBS SA and other companies controlled by J&F Investimentos on Friday to investigate suspicious trades made before markets were rattled by the revelation of a plea deal by the company's top executives.
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19 May 6:22pm Trump to offer exclusive contract to service U.S. student loans
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration will soon offer an exclusive contract that will give one company the right to service billions of dollars of outstanding federal student loans now handled by four companies, officials said on Friday.
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19 May 6:01pm Updated Boeing scrambles to save big Canada fighter jet deal: source
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OTTAWA/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Friday rushed to fix a gamble that looks to have gone wrong, with the defense unit of the U.S. plane maker seeking to fend off a Canadian threat to scrap the purchase of 18 Super Hornet jets, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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19 May 5:26pm Updated Wall St. ends off session highs after fresh Russia probe reports
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose but closed below their session highs on renewed concerns about Donald Trump's presidency, after two new reports related to a federal investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump's election campaign.
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19 May 5:21pm Wells Fargo suffers slump in muni bond underwriting
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CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is paying a price in the U.S. municipal bond market for the bogus customer accounts scandal that hit the bank last year and led to bans by some cities and states, an analysis of Thomson Reuters data shows.
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19 May 5:00pm Updated Boeing seeks talks with Canada over threat to scrap jet purchase: source
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Boeing Co's defense unit wants talks with Canadian officials as it tries to fend off a government threat to scrap the purchase of 18 Super Hornet jets, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.
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19 May 4:23pm About 37,000 AT&T workers go on three-day strike
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(Reuters) - About 37,000 AT&T Inc workers, or less than 14 percent of the company's total workforce, began a three-day strike on Friday after failing to reach an agreement with the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier over new contracts.
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19 May 4:22pm Fiat Chrysler to modify 104,000 U.S. diesel vehicles: company
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to update software that it expects will resolve the concerns of U.S. regulators about excess emissions in 104,000 older diesels, the Italian-American automaker said on Friday.
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19 May 3:42pm Stocks pare gains after fresh reports on Washington Russia probe
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks pared gains in late afternoon trading after two reports related to an investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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19 May 3:35pm AT&T workers go on three-day strike
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(Reuters) - A majority of AT&T Inc's wireless, wireline and DirecTV workers began a three-day strike on Friday after failing to reach an agreement with the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier over new contracts.
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19 May 3:31pm Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Friday it would delve into the growing arena of "over-the-air" software updates, adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its Sync 3-equipped 2016 vehicles for the first time via a wireless software update.
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19 May 2:20pm Updated Exclusive: Italy tax police seize documents from IBM in BT Italy probe
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MILAN - Italian investigators have seized documents from the Milan offices of International Business Machines Corp as part of an investigation into allegations of fraud at one of its customers, BT Italy, a unit of Britain's BT Group, sources said.
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19 May 1:27pm U.S. drillers add oil rigs for 18th week in a row: Baker Hughes
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(Reuters) - U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for an 18th week in a row, the second-longest such streak on record, as expectations of higher crude prices have motivated drillers to boost monthly shale production to its highest level since mid-2015.
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19 May 1:23pm U.S. regulators approve VW diesel fix for 84,000 vehicles
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board on Friday announced approval of a fix for about 84,000 older Volkswagen diesel vehicles that can emit excess emissions.
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19 May 1:03pm Updated Strong earnings lift investor spirits after Trump slump
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(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rallied on Friday as a set of strong corporate earnings lifted investor spirits in a week dominated by uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump's presidency.
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19 May 12:38pm U.S. regulators to approve VW diesel fix for 84,000 vehicles: sources
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board on Friday are expected to announce approval of a fix for about 84,000 older Volkswagen diesel vehicles that can emit excess emissions, two sources briefed on the matter said.
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19 May 12:35pm WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry "ransomware" attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain's National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries.
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19 May 12:16pm Boeing defense unit seeks talks with Canada over jets threat: source
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Boeing Co's defense unit is seeking talks with Canadian officials as it tries to fend off a government threat to scrap the purchase of 18 Super Hornet jets, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.
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19 May 11:43am Ford to invest $350 million in Livonia transmission plant in Michigan
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said Friday it would invest $350 million to upgrade its Livonia transmission plant in Michigan as the company expands its lineup of powertrains.
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19 May 11:42am Boeing military arm frets over Canada jets threat, seeks government talks: source
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Boeing Co's military sales division is worried about Canada's threat to scrap the proposed purchase of 18 Super Hornet jets and is seeking talks with government officials, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.
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19 May 11:29am U.S. regulators to announce VW diesel fix approval for 84,000 vehicles
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board on Friday are expected to announce approval of a fix for about 84,000 older Volkswagen diesel vehicles that can emit excess emissions, two sources briefed on the matter said.
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19 May 10:30am Updated Campbell Soup misses profit, sales estimates; trims sales forecast
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(Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co's quarterly sales and profit missed analysts' estimates, hurt by higher promotions and weak demand for its condensed soups, broths and V8 vegetable juices, and the company warned that its full-year sales could decline.
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19 May 10:06am Updated Oil heads for second week of gains as output cut extension expected
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LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices were heading on Friday for a second week of gains on growing expectations that big crude exporters will extend output cuts to curb a persistent glut in inventories.
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19 May 9:56am Wall Street gains as Trump rout eases
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(Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, driven by Apple, as a sense of calm prevailed over Wall Street in a week that was dominated by political uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump's presidency.
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19 May 9:43am Wall St. opens higher as Trump slump eases
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(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, led by technology stocks, as a sense of calm prevailed over Wall Street in a week that was dominated by political uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump's presidency.
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19 May 9:00am U.S. stocks suffered $8.9 billion outflow as Trump storm built
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LONDON (Reuters) - Investors ditched almost $9 billion of U.S. equities as political turmoil in Washington built up in the past week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch figures showed on Friday.
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19 May 8:19am Dollar remains weak as beating eases for global stocks
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LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar limped toward its worst week since last July on Friday and world stocks headed for their first weekly fall in five, as storms surrounding Donald Trump's U.S. presidency and Latin America's biggest economy, Brazil, began to calm.
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19 May 6:45am SoftBank boss follows Trump to Saudi to launch $100 billion fund
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Some six months after his visit to Donald Trump's Manhattan mansion cheered investors, Masayoshi Son, Japan's richest man, is set to follow his friend to Saudi Arabia as the new U.S. president makes his first overseas trip since taking office.
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19 May 5:51am Global shares, dollar lick wounds as Trump rout eases
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LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar limped toward its worst week since August on Friday and world stocks headed for their first weekly fall in five, as storms surrounding Donald Trump's U.S. presidency and Latin America's biggest economy, Brazil, began to calm.
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19 May 5:46am Updated Four car makers settle claims over Takata inflators for $553 million
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WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Four automakers agreed to a $553 million settlement to address class-action economic loss claims covering owners of nearly 16 million recalled vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators, court documents filed on Thursday showed.
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19 May 5:34am Updated Oil prices climb on hopes output cuts will be extended
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil futures rose on Friday to the highest in nearly a month on growing optimism that big producing countries will extend output cuts to curb a persistent glut in crude, with key benchmarks heading for a second week of gains.
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19 May 2:20am Asia stocks tiptoe higher, dollar holds most gains as optimism inches back
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks were slightly higher on Friday after a sluggish start, while the dollar held most of the gains it made overnight on strong U.S. economic data as some risk appetite returned despite caution over political turbulence in the United States.
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