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U.S. Senate to consider hate crimes bill in potential filibuster test

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By Makini Brice, David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will take up hate crime legislation on Wednesday intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a potential first major test this Congress of the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster. The COVID-19 Hate......

Wall Street Week Ahead: With stocks at record highs, investors look to upcoming earnings

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street is kicking off a crucial reporting season as U.S. companies provide quarterly results a year after the coronavirus pandemic crippled the economy and as investors look for reasons to support a stock market at record highs. FILE PHOTO: A sign for the Wall Street......

Chinese envoy says Iran talks to resume next week

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FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo/File Photo VIENNA (Reuters) – China’s envoy to the Iran nuclear talks said on Friday all sides had agreed to reconvene next week to carry out......

Boeing sues, cancels contracts with Air Force One supplier

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By David Shepardson, Mike Stone FILE PHOTO: A pair of modified Boeing 747 jets which serve as Air Force One presidential aircraft are seen at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co said Thursday it had filed a suit against and......

U.S. adds Chinese supercomputing entities to economic blacklist

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday it was adding seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. economic blacklist for assisting Chinese military The department is......

Breakingviews – Path out of global tax combat is slowly emerging

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WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017. LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – A long slog to make international corporate tax rules fit for the digital age is nearing a breakthrough. Obstacles remain, but a path that gets around them is slowly......

Biden plan calls for $100 billion in new EV consumer rebates: email

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FILE PHOTO: An electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station is seen in the parking lot of a Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Khursheed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration’s $174 billion proposal to boost electric vehicles calls for $100 billion in new consumer rebates......

Biden plan calls for $100 billion in new EV consumer rebates: email

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FILE PHOTO: An electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station is seen in the parking lot of a Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Khursheed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration’s $174 billion proposal to boost electric vehicles calls for $100 billion in new consumer rebates......

U.S. Senate parliamentarian says reconciliation can be used to pass legislation

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) touts Senate Democrats legislative accomplishments as he holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate parliamentarian has issued an opinion that a revised budget resolution may contain budget......

Analysis: Biden White House tries to craft gun executive orders that can’t be undone

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is trying to craft a series of executive actions for President Joe Biden to sign to try to limit gun violence, hoping they cannot be quickly dismantled in court, according to aides and gun safety groups. U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the mass......

Take Five: Spring in the step

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1/ SPRING MEETINGS FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund logo is seen inside the headquarters at the end of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo Financial policymakers from around the globe are preparing to convene — virtually of course — for the springtime......

Biden singles out Amazon for not paying federal taxes

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company’s office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday singled out Amazon.com Inc for not paying federal taxes during his address in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as he spoke about raising the......

Cubans stage caravan to protest U.S. trade embargo, sanctions

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HAVANA (Reuters) – Hundreds of Cubans took to Havana’s famous seaside drive on Sunday in a colorful caravan of cars, motorcycles and bicycles to demand the United States lift its 60-year-old embargo on the Caribbean island nation. The caravan was part of a weekend of small protests and caravans in......

Take Five: Quarter-end tug of war – Reuters UK

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Georgia bans giving water to voters in line under sweeping restrictions

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ATLANTA (Reuters) – Georgia on Thursday enacted broad voting restrictions championed by Republicans that activists said aimed to curtail the influence of Black voters who were instrumental in state elections that helped Democrats win the White House and narrow control of the U.S. Senate. As soon as Republican Governor Brian......

As Iran toughens stance, hopes for nuclear thaw before June diminish

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PARIS (Reuters) – The odds of Washington and Tehran making progress to revive the 2015 nuclear deal before Iran’s June elections have dwindled after Iran opted to take a tougher stance before returning to talks, diplomats and officials said. FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag waves in front of the International......

Biden says he plans to run for re-election in 2024

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U.S. President Joe Biden listens to a question as he holds his first formal news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday he planned to run for re-election in 2024.......

U.S. appeals WTO decision in South Korea trade dispute

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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the World Trade Organization headquarters (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States has appealed against a World Trade Organization panel decision which recommended in January that Washington revise a series of duties imposed in the......

Blinken says U.S. weighs pressure, diplomatic options on North Korea

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By Humeyra Pamuk, Hyonhee Shin South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong gestures next to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken before the Foreign and Defense Ministerial meeting between South Korea and U.S. at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, March 18, 2021. Lee Jin-man/Pool via REUTERS SEOUL (Reuters) –......

U.S. House passes bill awarding Congressional Gold Medals to law enforcement

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill awarding Congressional Gold Medals to police officers who responded to the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump. The measure passed by a vote of 413-12. Five people, including a member of......

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