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  • Republicans rush to nail down tax deal as Trump readies final push December 13, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to hammer out a final tax bill, as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make his closing arguments in a speech promoting the party's plan to slash taxes for corporations and wealthy Americans.
  • Wall Street higher on tech gains; Fed decision awaited December 13, 2017
    (Reuters) - U.S. stocks inched higher on Wednesday powered by technology stocks but shares of big banks lost steam ahead of a widely-expected interest rate hike in the afternoon.
  • U.S. core inflation slows, puts spotlight on 2018 interest rate outlook December 13, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades, which could impact the pace at which the Federal Reserve raises interest rates next year.
  • Bitcoin fever exposes crypto-market frailties December 13, 2017
    LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As bitcoin raced to another record high on Tuesday, one of the biggest providers of digital currency wallets, Coinbase, went down under the weight of traffic, leaving many of its more than 10 million customers unable to access their funds.
  • WTO struggles to hone global trade vision after U.S. turnabout December 13, 2017
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Trade ministers looked set to wrap up their biennial World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting without having reached a single agreement on Wednesday, still reeling from criticism brought by the United States, once the WTO's driving force.
  • With rate hike in the bag, Fed may hint at Trump effect on economy December 13, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday, but, more significantly, it may give its strongest hint yet on how the Trump administration's tax overhaul could affect the U.S. economy.
  • Novartis generics arm says may sell or end some products December 13, 2017
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis's Sandoz generics business is in the process of selling or closing some products in the United States, it said on Wednesday.
  • Want cheaper British car insurance? Mind how you shop December 13, 2017
    LONDON (Reuters) - Ever wondered what your shopping habits say about your driving? Britain's big supermarkets have.
  • Sports Direct shareholders veto payment to brother of founder Mike Ashley December 13, 2017
    LONDON (Reuters) - Independent shareholders in Sports Direct on Wednesday voted against making a retrospective payment of 11 million pounds ($15 million) to the brother of founder and majority shareholder Mike Ashley for his work as an IT expert.
  • Airbus leadership under fire as crisis deepens December 13, 2017
    TOULOUSE/PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is engulfed in a fresh bout of speculation over the future of senior managers as corruption probes rattle the aerospace company and add fuel to a long-running clash of egos at the top, people familiar with the group said.