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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, joining a record-setting session for global markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent, taking its cues from the world stock index rising to an all-time peak of 446.21 overnight.

  • The EPA had until April 2018 to decide whether the 2025 standards were feasible but in November moved up its decision to Jan. 13, just before Obama left office. Separately, the Association of Global Automakers, a trade group representing Honda Motor Co, Nissan Motor Co Ltd, Hyundai Motor Co and others, said late Tuesday it had formally petitioned the EPA to withdraw...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 22- U.S. soybean prices rose on Wednesday to move away from a three-week low touched the session before, but gains were checked as favorable growing weather in South America stoked expectations of ample global supply. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade, for March, gained 0.3 percent to $10.29-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 21- Mexico's top finance policymakers said on Tuesday the central bank will offer up to $20 billion in currency hedges, a major shift in policy aimed at helping Latin America's No. 2 economy tame volatility that has battered the peso. The move puts Mexico, which has been one of the most orthodox supporters of free-floating exchange rates, more in...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 22- Copper steadied in early trading on Wednesday, after slipping overnight, as a weaker U.S. dollar limited profit taking. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was flat at $6,060 a tonne by 0100 GMT after dropping 0.2 percent the previous session. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dipped 0.2 percent to...

  • *Traders are focused on the release of minutes from the Fed's Jan. 30- Feb. 1 meeting, due on Wednesday at 1900 GMT. *Also on the radar is President Donald Trump's address to Congress on Feb. 28, which analysts and traders hope will offer details on infrastructure spending and tax cuts. *Bank of England Governor Mark Carney faced a challenge from lawmakers on Tuesday...

  • Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a press conference, February 21, 2017 in New York City.

    Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos apologized and resigned Tuesday, NBC News reports.

  • The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says America need not choose between jobs and the environment, as the White House prepares executive orders that could come as soon as this week to roll back Obama-era regulation. The White House signals it is preparing to reverse a U.S. policy on transgender rights, raising concern among rights advocates...

  • Landing ships of the People's Liberation Army Navy's South Sea Fleet in mid-February, 2017.

    China is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea.

  • SAN DIEGO, Feb 21- A U.S. biofuels lobbying group on Tuesday said it is seeking to work with longtime rival the oil industry to fight the threat to both from subsidies for electric vehicles. The two industries have been at loggerheads for years as they seek sway with Washington over how much biofuel should be included in gasoline and diesel. The two groups are more...

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