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  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 6- A U.S. federal appeals court will hear testimony on Tuesday over whether to restore President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, the most controversial policy of his two-week old administration. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Monday asked lawyers for the states of Washington and Minnesota and the...

  • The administration faced a Monday afternoon deadline to justify in court the executive order that temporarily bars entry to the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program. The government had until 3 p.m. PST on Monday to submit additional legal briefs to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San...

  • Trump's executive order of Jan. 27, temporarily barring entry to the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program, was suspended by a federal judge in Seattle on Friday. The government now has until 3 p.m. PST on Monday to submit additional legal briefs to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco in...

  • Trump's executive order of Jan. 27, temporarily barring entry to the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program, was suspended by a federal judge in Seattle on Friday. The government now has until 3 p.m. PST on Monday to submit additional legal briefs to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco in...

  • Feb 5- Nearly 100 companies, including high-tech, joined a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, arguing that it would give companies incentives to move jobs outside the United States. Trump's Jan. 27 executive order temporarily barred entry into the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority nations as well as...

  • A federal judge in Seattle on Friday blocked the move, and the Trump administration has a deadline on Monday to justify the action, which temporarily barred entry to the United States by people from seven mostly Muslim countries, as well as suspending the U.S. refugee program. Amazon.com and Expedia, both based in Washington state, had supported the Seattle...

  • SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, Feb 4- When Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson arrived in Seattle last Saturday after a trip to Florida, public outrage over the immigration order issued the previous day by President Donald Trump was quickly growing. District Judge James Robart put on hold the travel ban for refugees and citizens of seven mainly Muslim...

  • Feb 5- A U.S. appeal court late on Saturday denied an emergency appeal from the U.S. Department of Justice to restore a immigration order from President Donald Trump barring citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries and temporarily banning refugees. "Appellants' request for an immediate administrative stay pending full consideration of the emergency...

  • SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, Feb 4- When Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson arrived in Seattle last Saturday after a trip to Florida, public outrage over the immigration order issued the previous day by President Donald Trump was quickly growing. District Judge James Robart put on hold the travel ban for refugees and citizens of seven mainly Muslim...

  • DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FORMALLY APPEALS SEATTLE COURT RULING THAT SUSPENDED TRUMP IMMIGRATION BAN ACROSS U.S.-COURT FILING.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- President Donald Trump vowed to overturn a Seattle judge's blocking of his executive order to keep refugees and travelers from seven countries out of the United States on Saturday.

  • PARIS, Feb 4- Air France said on Saturday it had reopened U.S.-bound flights to passengers affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, after the executive order was temporarily suspended by a federal court. "Nationals from the countries concerned are being authorised to fly once again to the United...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- The U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 227,000 jobs last month, the largest gain in four months, the Labor Department said. "Most of the disappointment is really focused around the inflation pressures that would presumably force the Fed to act," said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. Municipal bond sales next week from New York City, the state of Oregon and a California healthcare provider worth nearly $1.7 billion include warnings to potential buyers that Trump's policies could pose a financial risk to these issuers. New York City on Tuesday told potential investors for its upcoming $800 million bond sale that...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. Municipal bond sales next week from New York City, the state of Oregon and a California healthcare provider worth nearly $1.7 billion include warnings to potential buyers that Trump's policies could pose a financial risk to these issuers. New York City on Tuesday told potential investors for its upcoming $800 million bond sale that...

  • The world's largest online retailer also reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and missed Wall Street targets for its closely watched cloud computing unit. The Seattle- based company is spending heavily to take greater control of package delivery and to expand its video service around the world. "The story is an investment story," said Amazon...

  • The world's largest online retailer also reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and missed Wall Street targets for its closely watched cloud computing unit. The Seattle- based company is spending heavily to take greater control of its delivery systems as well as expanding its video service around the world. "The story is an investment story,"...

  • The world's largest online retailer also reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and missed Wall Street targets for its closely watched cloud computing unit, sending its shares down more than 4 percent in extended trading on Thursday. The Seattle- based company is spending heavily to take greater control of its delivery systems as well as...

  • Production cuts by OPEC and Russia tighten market. *OPEC, Russia spare Asia supply cuts to hold market share. NEW YORK, Feb 2- Oil prices edged lower on Thursday, giving back early gains as traders grew less concerned about tensions between the United States and Iran.

  • Congress members Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velazquez, both Democrats from New York, wanted clarification on whether an immigration ban issued on Friday by President Donald Trump prevented the Iraqis from consulting with attorneys. The tense exchange, witnessed by Reuters, was representative of the confusion at airports across the United States and others...