En route to Davos, Macron makes Versailles the place to be
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will host dozens of the world's most powerful business executives at the gilded Palace of Versailles to pitch France Inc before the global elite's annual gathering at Davos.
White House to hold briefing at 10:30 EST on possible govt shutdown
WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The White House said it will hold a briefing on Friday about a possible government shutdown, as lawmakers face a looming deadline to keep the government funded.
Philadelphia refiner's woes pose test for U.S. biofuel policy
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The worsening financial condition of East Coast oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions will present a new test for America's controversial biofuels policy, legal experts say, revealing whether the government can collect a massive biofuels-related debt from a company in distress.
IBM shares fall on soft profit outlook
(Reuters) - Shares in International Business Machines fell 2.6 percent on Friday as analysts judged a "disappointing" full-year profit forecast showed that the company would take more time to get back on a path of steady growth.
Exclusive: Trump's coal job push stumbles in most states - data
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's effort to put coal miners back to work stumbled in most coal producing states last year, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters.
UPDATE 1-Tennis-Kyrgios takes down idol Tsonga to reach fourth round
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios toppled his childhood idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to bury his Rod Laver Arena hoodoo and reach the fourth round of his home Australian Open on Friday.
UPDATE 3-Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun
SUGEDIGI, Turkey, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area.
Road to ruin? Carillion collapse puts spotlight on UK outsourcing model
LONDON/BALMEDIE, Scotland (Reuters) - In Balmedie, a village on the northeast coast of Scotland, an unfinished 12 km stretch of dual carriageway is a stark illustration of why British construction company Carillion went bust this week.
Mexican hotel keeping Hotel California name after Eagles settlement
Jan 19 (Reuters) - A hotel in Mexico named Hotel California plans to continue using the name in that country after settling a lawsuit brought by the Eagles over rights related to the country-rock band's classic 1976 song.
INSIGHT-Road to ruin? Carillion collapse puts spotlight on UK outsourcing model
LONDON/BALMEDIE, Scotland, Jan 19 (Reuters) - In Balmedie, a village on the northeast coast of Scotland, an unfinished 12 km stretch of dual carriageway is a stark illustration of why British construction company Carillion went bust this week.
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