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Exxon, Ben & Jerry's among buyers of $256 million in political ads on Facebook - 23 Oct 2018 at 8:10pm - Facebook Inc's new searchable database of U.S. political ads reveals that companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp, Ben & Jerry's and Penzeys Spices are cumulatively spending millions of dollars to encourage voting and influence how Americans vote.

Union Pacific to cut 475 jobs in first wave of planned reductions - 23 Oct 2018 at 8:03pm - Railroad operator Union Pacific Corp said on Tuesday it would cut 475 jobs in the fourth quarter and signaled more workforce reductions to come as it seeks to boost profitability by the end of 2020.

High panel prices lift South Korea's LG Display to third-quarter profit - 23 Oct 2018 at 8:02pm - Higher panel prices ahead of the year-end holidays propelled South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd to a third-quarter profit, although analysts doubt the good times will last.

USC, gynecologist face more claims despite class-action settlement - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:54pm - Fourteen more women accusing a former University of Southern California gynecologist of sexual misconduct sued the physician and the university on Tuesday, as their lawyer decried a proposed class-action settlement with the school as "grossly inadequate."

Freddie Mercury's spontaneity challenged 'Bohemian Rhapsody' star - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:51pm - When television actor Rami Malek took on the role of colorful rock star Freddie Mercury in the film "Bohemian Rhapsody," he found the biggest challenge was capturing the Queen lead singer's commanding presence on stage.

Arrests of migrant families at U.S.-Mexico border increase: data - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:42pm - U.S. agents arrested nearly 17,000 members of family units attempting to cross the U.S. border with Mexico in September, a 31 percent increase over the previous month, according to official statistics released on Tuesday.

Publicity, transport, food: migrants flock to more caravans after Trump broad... - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:34pm - For years, an annual caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. border received modest publicity until President Donald Trump condemned it in April, pitching the procession into the glare of the world's media - and into the homes of thousands of potential migrants.

Dutch King highlights Brexit uncertainty on visit to Britain - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:24pm - King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands highlighted the "shadow of uncertainty" hanging over Dutch nationals living in Britain due to Brexit in an address to the British parliament on Tuesday during a two-day state visit.

New Jersey viral outbreak leaves six young patients dead, 12 others ill - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:22pm - Six young patients died and 12 others became sick following an outbreak of adenovirus at a rehabilitation center in Haskell, New Jersey, the state's Health Department said on Tuesday.

'No deal' Brexit would mean costly border disruption - UK spending watchdog - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:20pm - Companies will suffer and criminals could benefit from the inevitable border disruption that will ensue if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the country's public spending watchdog said on Wednesday.

For Fed, sell-off could point to fading Trump stimulus - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:19pm - A three-week stock market sell-off may signal concerns that the massive stimulus from U.S. tax cuts and government spending will fade sooner than expected, a central issue for the Federal Reserve as it considers when to halt interest rate hikes.

UK watchdog tells companies to spell out Brexit impact - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:18pm - Britain's listed companies must spell out how Brexit could hit their business and not pad out annual reports with generic concerns, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said on Wednesday.

Prosecutors seek to use Robert Durst's movie comments at murder trial - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:18pm - Los Angeles prosecutors sought on Tuesday to use comments made by Robert Durst praising a feature film based on his life as evidence in the murder case against him, saying the remarks represented admissions of his guilt.

Four U.S. soldiers injured in collision in Norway ahead of NATO exercise - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:16pm - Four U.S. soldiers were injured in a major North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercise in Norway in an accident involving four vehicles on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.

Second migrant caravan in Guatemala heads toward Mexico - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:15pm - A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed toward the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey toward the U.S. border.

CityFibre to invest 2.5 billion pounds in full-fibre for UK homes - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:14pm - CityFibre, a British broadband operator backed by Goldman Sachs , said it would spend 2.5 billion pounds ($3.25 billion) on rolling out fibre networks in 37 towns and cities, offering ultra-fast connections to as many as 5 million homes.

U.S. to bar 21 Saudis from entering over Khashoggi's death - State Department - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:05pm - Twenty-one Saudis will have their U.S. visas revoked or be made ineligible for U.S. visas over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday.

Trump calls Saudi handling of Khashoggi's killing a total fiasco - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:05pm - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the subsequent cover-up by Saudi Arabia was "a total fiasco."

Spain's parliament backs arms sales to Saudi Arabia - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:04pm - Spain's parliament voted on Tuesday against blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, despite increasing international pressure to punish Riyadh for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump says Saudis staged 'worst cover-up ever' on Khashoggi; U.S. revokes vis... - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:04pm - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Saudi authorities staged the "worst cover-up ever" in the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi this month, as the United States vowed to revoke the visas of some of those believed to be responsible.

Factbox - Who are the 15 Saudis who came to Turkey ahead of Khashoggi's killing? - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:04pm - Saudi Arabia has detained 18 people and dismissed five senior government officials as part of an investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

'No deal' Brexit would mean costly border disruption: UK spending watchdog - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:04pm - Companies will suffer and criminals could benefit from the inevitable border disruption that will ensue if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the country's public spending watchdog said on Wednesday.

CityFibre to invest 2.5 billion pounds in full-fiber for UK homes - 23 Oct 2018 at 7:04pm - CityFibre, a British broadband operator backed by Goldman Sachs, said it would spend 2.5 billion pounds ($3.25 billion) on rolling out fiber networks in 37 towns and cities, offering ultra-fast connections to as many as 5 million homes.

EU rejects Italian draft budget, setting up standoff with defiant Italy - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:54pm - The European Commission rejected Italy's draft 2019 budget on Tuesday, saying it brazenly broke EU rules on public spending, and asked Rome to submit a new one within three weeks or face disciplinary action.

Sport funding model 'broken', say Australian Olympic champions - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:49pm - Swimmer Ian Thorpe headlined a who's who of Australian Olympic champions calling for more government spending on elite sport on Wednesday, writing in an open letter that the current funding model was "broken".

Southwest passenger invokes Trump after groping charge - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:48pm - A man charged with groping a woman aboard a plane, who after being arrested cited U.S. President Donald Trump's past statements about women, appeared in federal court in New Mexico on Tuesday.

U.N. special envoy Jolie voices support for Venezuelan refugees - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:47pm - U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie voiced support on Tuesday for Venezuelans forced to leave their crisis-stricken homeland and thanked the South American countries hosting them.

Trump adviser tells Putin: We'll quit arms control treaty you're breaking - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:38pm - Washington will press ahead with a plan to quit a landmark nuclear arms control pact despite objections from Russia and some European countries, senior U.S. official John Bolton said on Tuesday, after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

FIFA head says Qatar World Cup to be best yet - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:37pm - FIFA President Gianni Infantino hailed Qatar's progress on infrastructure ahead of its 2022 World Cup and said the tournament is poised to be the best one yet during a visit to the next host nation on Tuesday.

Wall Street ends down while oil tumbles on demand worries - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:31pm - Wall Street indexes fell in Tuesday's volatile session though they had pared losses sharply by the closing bell as investors looked for bargains, but oil dropped sharply on demand worries.

Wall St. ends down while oil tumbles on demand worries - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:31pm - Wall Street indexes fell in Tuesday's volatile session though they had pared losses sharply by the closing bell as investors looked for bargains, but oil dropped sharply on demand worries.

Wall St. extends recent fall but ends well off day's lows - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:29pm - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after worries about the earnings outlook added to recent selling pressure, though major indexes ended well off the day's lows as investors snapped up beaten-down shares late in the session.

Hurricane Willa nears Mexican Pacific tourist resorts - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:06pm - Hurricane Willa closed in Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday with winds of over 100 miles per hour (160 kph), threatening to batter buildings and dump torrential rain on popular tourist resorts where thousands of people were moved to safety.

Saudi consulate vehicle searched in Istanbul in Khashoggi investigation - CNN... - 23 Oct 2018 at 6:00pm - Turkish investigators have found two suitcases and other items in a Saudi consulate car in Istanbul, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Tuesday.

If human rights shelved in North Korea talks, U.N. expert warns: look at Myanmar - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:59pm - A United Nations investigator voiced concern about human rights being sidelined during U.S. and South Korean talks with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, warning on Tuesday: look at what happened in Myanmar.

Saudi consulate vehicle searched in Istanbul in Khashoggi investigation: CNN ... - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:58pm - Turkish investigators have found two suitcases and other items in a Saudi consulate car in Istanbul, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Tuesday.

U.N. warns half Yemen's people could soon be on brink of famine - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:56pm - The United Nations aid chief sounded the alarm at the Security Council on Tuesday that half the population of war-torn Yemen - some 14 million people - could soon be on the brink of famine and completely relying on humanitarian aid for survival.

White House presses forward with Trump's Space Command - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:51pm - U.S. President Donald Trump's planned U.S. Space Command should seek to develop ways for the country's military to operate in outer space, White House advisers recommended on Tuesday, with the government hoping to secure approval for it by 2020.

Trail-blazing retired U.S. Justice O'Connor says she has dementia - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:51pm - Sandra Day O'Connor, a pioneer in the legal profession who made history in 1981 by becoming the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and remained on the bench for a quarter century, announced on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with dementia.

Target's two-day holiday shipping option beats Amazon, Walmart - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:47pm - Target Corp, aiming to one-up retail rivals during the upcoming U.S. holiday shopping season, said on Tuesday it was adding more delivery and pickup options for online shoppers to have items shipped to their homes or ready for quick pick-up at local stores.

Players on edge for record $1.6 billion jackpot in Mega Millions drawing - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:44pm - A record-setting $1.6 billion prize in the Mega Millions lottery has Americans dreaming of buying homes, cars, helping financially strapped friends and family and early retirement, but experts caution that with their newfound riches will come many headaches.

Tesla critic Citron makes U-turn ahead of results - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:39pm - Tesla Inc shares jumped more than 12 percent on Tuesday after long-time critic and short-seller Citron Research said it had a change of heart and is now betting the electric automaker's stock will rise.

U.S. to bar 21 Saudis from entering over Khashoggi's death: State Department - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:38pm - Twenty-one Saudis will have their U.S. visas revoked or be made ineligible for U.S. visas over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday.

Wealthfront to offer automated financial planning tool for free - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:34pm - Wealthfront, one of the largest digital wealth management startups known as "robo-advisers," will offer its automated financial planning tool for free by the end of the year as it seeks to grow its customer base, it said on Tuesday.

District of Columbia prosecutors open civil probe of Catholic archdiocese - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:29pm - The District of Columbia has opened a civil investigation into whether the Archdiocese of Washington covered up sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, the D.C. attorney general told local elected officials on Tuesday.

House Republican tax lawmaker pledges to work toward new Trump tax cut - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:26pm - The top Republican lawmaker on tax policy in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday that he is working with the White House and Treasury to develop a new 10 percent middle-class tax cut plan that President Donald Trump began touting over the weekend.

Caterpillar tries to allay earnings concerns after shares tank - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:25pm - Caterpillar Inc tried on Tuesday to ease mounting concerns about China and global demand after it affirmed its 2018 profit estimate, a move that investors feared signaled a cap in earnings growth and sparked a sell-off in its shares.

French, Italian firms seal naval co-operation venture - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:24pm - France and Italy moved closer toward a military shipbuilding alliance on Tuesday when state-controlled shipyards Naval Group and Fincantieri announced a 50-50 joint venture to bid for Franco-Italian warship projects and export to the world market.

CIA chief wants to hear Turkey's audio of Khashoggi killing - sources - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:15pm - CIA Director Gina Haspel, in Turkey to investigate the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has sought to hear a purported audio recording of his torture and murder, four sources familiar with her mission told Reuters on Tuesday.

U.S. revoking visas, exploring sanctions in Khashoggi death - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:15pm - The United States has identified some Saudi officials responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and is taking action, including revoking visas and exploring sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.