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Biles dominant at U.S. gymnastics championships

(Reuters) – Olympic champion Simone Biles compiled the highest score in the world this year when she piled up 60.100 points on the first...
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Texas jury finds Toyota negligent in accident, awards $242 million to...

(Reuters) – A Texas jury awarded damages of $242 million to a Dallas family after finding that defects in the family’s Lexus sedan caused...

U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos...

China complains about Pentagon report, says it is ‘pure guesswork’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China’s military was ...

Snedeker, Tour’s newest ‘Mr 59’, leads by two after second round

(Reuters) – Brandt Snedeker followed up his first-round 59 at the Wyndham Championship with a three-under-par 67 on Friday, good for a two-stroke lead...

Quake rattles southern Costa Rica, Panama; no damage reported

SAN JOSE (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.0 quake struck southern Costa Rica on Friday, close to the border with Panama, the U.S. Geological Survey...
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Walmart asks some beauty suppliers to consider sourcing outside of China

(Reuters) – Walmart Inc <WMT.N> has asked some beauty suppliers to consider sourcing products from outside China, as it looks for ways to mitigate...

Chicago teachers pension fund divesting from private prisons

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund’s board of trustees voted on Friday to phase out investments in companies that...

USTR doubles length of tariff hearing on $200 billion of China...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Friday it doubled the length of tariff hearings on the next $200 billion...

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources

By Dan Levine and Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc <FB.O> to break the encryption in...

Musk’s tunnel-boring firm seeks U.S. tariff exemption for Chinese parts

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A company owned by Elon Musk that is trying to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels has...

Exclusive: ValueAct invests $800 million in financial stocks in second quarter...

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) – Activist hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management boosted investments in financial stocks by more than $800 million during the second...
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Tencent-backed Qutoutiao files for U.S. IPO

(Reuters) – Chinese content aggregator Qutoutiao Inc, which is backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, filed for an initial public offering of up...

U.S. value stocks capitalize on ‘FANG’ stumbles, with room to run

By James Thorne NEW YORK (Reuters) – The summer roller-coaster in two of the four big-cap ‘FANG’ names – Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Netflix Inc...

Indonesia’s Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO

By Fanny Potkin JAKARTA (Reuters) – Go-Jek, Indonesia’s first billion-dollar startup, is “extremely close” to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder...

Turk Telekom, Turkey’s Vestel clinch deal after Erdogan call to snub...

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish fixed-line operator Turk Telekom said on Friday that it clinched a cooperation deal with Vestel after President Tayyip Erdogan called...

Uber’s new Brazil center aims to improve safety of cash transactions

By Marcelo Rochabrun SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc plans to open a 250 million-reais ($64-million) center in Brazil that will research...

Australian teen sparks FBI action after hacking Apple: media

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian teenager has pleaded guilty to hacking into the main computer network of technology giant Apple Inc <AAPL.O>, downloading big...

Saving a life more important than medals, says Phelps

(Reuters) – American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, said it was more important to him to save a life than...

Tite brings in young blood for Brazil soccer friendlies in USA

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira and Barcelona’s Artur are among the new names in a much-changed Brazil squad for upcoming...

Athletics: Coleman ready for bright ending to rough season

By Gene Cherry (Reuters) – It’s been a tough outdoor season for Christian Coleman with only one 100m win, but the world silver medalist says...