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Lebanon's government scrambles to respond to mass protests

Oct 21, 2019

Protesters have closed major roads around Lebanon ahead of a Cabinet meeting that is scheduled to discuss a rescue plan for the country's crumbling economy

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Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

Oct 20, 2019

The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals

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Europe's specialty food makers brace for US tariffs

Oct 17, 2019

European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine and Italian Parmesan are facing a U.S. tariff hike due Friday with trepidation.

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Pence's mission to Turkey could be his most significant yet

Oct 16, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence is leaving for Turkey on arguably his most significant mission yet

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JPMorgan Chase 3Q profits up 8% but loan growth slows

Oct 15, 2019

JPMorgan Chase 3Q profits rise by 8% from a year earlier, beating analysts' expectations, helped partly by higher interest rates

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UK labor market weakening amid Brexit uncertainty

Oct 15, 2019

Official figures are suggesting that the U.K. labor market is weakening in all the Brexit uncertainty

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The Latest: Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks Kurds

Oct 14, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence says he's being dispatched to the Middle East by President Donald Trump as U.S. troops pull out of northeast Syria and Turkish forces invade

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Iran's Guard says it detains Paris-based exiled journalist

Oct 14, 2019

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says it has arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017

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Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce on tariffs

Oct 14, 2019

Asian stock markets rise after Washington and Beijing announce a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war

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China's September imports from US fall 20% amid tariff war

Oct 14, 2019

China's September imports from the United States fall 20.6% amid tariff war

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