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Clinton courts Appalachian voters to counter Trump on trade

WASHINGTON/CARMEL, Ind. (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with coal and steel workers in the Appalachian region on Monday in an effort to win over blue-collar voters in a part of the country with strong support for Republican Donald Trump. Read More


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North Korea capital gears up for congress; South fears nuclear test

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has started welcoming delegates from around the country to its first ruling party congress in 36 years, state media reported on Tuesday, as rival South Korea expressed concern that Pyongyang could conduct a nuclear test before or during the event. More »


NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia: U.S.

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - The NATO alliance is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern member states, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia. More »


Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company‚Äôs talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer. More »


Solar-powered plane lands in Arizona on round-the-world flight

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A solar-powered airplane midway through a historic bid to circle the globe completed the tenth leg of its journey on Monday, landing in Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California, the project team said. More »


Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by business groups to Seattle's law raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move echoed by other locales, in a case focusing on how the ordinance affected local franchises like McDonald's. More »


Ex-girlfriend can get video deposition of Sumner Redstone in upcoming trial: judge

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Media mogul Sumner Redstone can be deposed at his home in a short videotaped session ahead of a trial to resolve his ex-girlfriend's lawsuit over his mental competence, a California judge ruled on Monday. More »


Ackman defends Valeant, hints at more changes

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman on Monday mounted a vigorous defense of Valeant Pharmaceuticals , ruling out any sale of the drug company's "crown jewel" assets but saying price cuts and even a new name may be in its future. More »


Brazil prosecutor asks for probe of opposition leader Neves

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor asked the Supreme Court to open an investigation on opposition Senator Aecio Neves on Monday as a vast corruption probe ensnares more politicians. More »


Puerto Rico government bank misses payment, talking with creditors

SAN JUAN/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank, the main funding source for the U.S. commonwealth's public agencies, said it reached a tentative restructuring deal with some major creditors hours after declaring it would skip a $422 million debt payment. More »


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