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Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve

President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's independence, saying he was "not happy" with the Fed's recent interest rate increases. Trump told CNBC in an interview: "I don't like all of this work that...

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Farmers fret and wait as US-China trade war escalates

Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas. The longer the Trump administration's tariffs remain...

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Boeing, Airbus report roaring sales at close of Farnborough

Airbus and Boeing say demand for aircraft surged at the Farnborough International Airshow amid increased passenger and cargo traffic. The world's biggest commercial aircraft makers reported firm orders and commitments for future purchases...

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Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first US pot IPO

A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide. British Columbia-based...

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High-altitude balloons to deliver internet access in Kenya

A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons. Loon, which is linked to Google through parent company Alphabet...

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Belgium airspace closed for 2 hours over technical glitch

Belgium's airspace was closed off for landings and departures for about two hours on Thursday afternoon because of a technical glitch in the data system of the air safety control center. Belgocontrol spokesman Dominque Dehaene said the control...

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The Latest: Facebook to remove rumors instigating violence

The Latest on Facebook's response to misinformation (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Facebook says it's going to start taking down misinformation that could lead to violence. The company's new policy will begin in Sri Lanka...

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IRS nominee clears Senate panel despite Democrat opposition

The Senate Finance Committee narrowly approved on a party-line vote President Donald Trump's choice to become the new head of the IRS, with the panel's Democrats protesting the nomination because of a new IRS policy allowing some groups to hide their...

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The Latest: Alabama factory worker warns against car tariffs

The Latest on a U.S. Commerce Department hearing Thursday into whether imports of cars, trucks and auto parts pose a threat to American national security that would justify hitting them with tariffs (all times local): ___ 12:11 p...

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Saudi Arabia signs deal for 5 Spanish-built warships

Saudi Arabian Military Industries says it has signed a deal with Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia to establish a joint venture to supply five warships. The announcement Thursday formalizes a plan reached in April when the crown prince...

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