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  • Steadfast opposition from the House of Representatives' conservative Freedom Caucus, as well as Republican moderates, has put Trump's art-of-the-deal skills to the test. The head of the House Intelligence Committee cancels a planned public hearing in its probe of allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, saying the panel...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shares pared gains and European shares slipped on Friday as investors were on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome of a vote in Washington on healthcare legislation reform, seen as pivotal for U.S. The White House said the vote was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EDT. The back-and-forth over the bill has led to some of the choppiest trading Wall Street...

  • TORONTO, March 24- Acacia Mining is losing more than $1 million in revenue each day at two mines in Tanzania because of the country's ban on exports of gold and copper concentrates, the London- listed company said on Friday. Acacia, the largest miner in Tanzania, said talks with government officials have failed to result in the ban being lifted.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- Republicans in Congress said they lacked the votes needed for passage of their U.S. healthcare system overhaul and a key committee chairman came out in opposition after Donald Trump demanded a vote on Friday in a gamble that could hobble his presidency. Amid a chaotic scramble for votes, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who has...

  • Shape of You, Ed Sheeran. That's What I Like, Bruno Mars. Body Like a Back Road, Sam Hunt.

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on a collision between trains operated by Amtrak and New Jersey Transit at New York's Penn Station:. Commuters can expect to face a difficult evening rush hour after two trains collided in New York's Penn Station. Two passenger trains clipped each other during the morning rush Friday at Penn Station, jolting commuters and creating major...

  • CURITIBA, Brazil, March 24- When government health inspector Daniel Gouveia Teixeira confronted a Brazilian processed meat plant with what he says was evidence of excess use of marrow, bone and other slaughterhouse by-products in food for human consumption, he was suddenly removed as the plant's inspector. The incident, nearly three years ago at the Peccin...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Delicate interest-rate hikes are necessary given the United States may be on the cusp of a jump in inflation, one of the Federal Reserve's most influential officials said on Friday before a local gathering that questioned the wisdom of even gradually trimming economic support for poorer Americans. Addressing residents, professors,...

  • LONDON, March 24- Copper fell on Friday, ending the week 2 percent lower after workers agreed to end a strike at the world's top copper mine in Chile. The price of copper in London dipped briefly on Thursday on news that the strike at BHP Billiton's Escondida mine had ended. "It had led to rising prices ahead of the strike and now I would expect the price to give away some...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- President Donald Trump was being briefed on Friday by House Speaker Paul Ryan about the status of voting on the Republican bill to replace Obamacare, the White House said amid signs the measure might not have enough support to pass. "The president... had Speaker Ryan come up here and visit with him to update him on the bill," White House spokesman...

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- Cyrela Brazil Reality SA expects high levels of sales cancellations during the current first quarter, a sign Brazil's largest homebuilder continues to struggle with the impact of a multi-year downturn in domestic construction. Cancellations tended to be higher in markets in the North and Northeast of Brazil. Still, Brazil's bleak...

  • ESCONDIDA MINE, Chile, March 24- With no bonus, and no salary rise, it was not the ending the 2,500 workers at Chile's Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, wanted. "It's been tiring, the showers were cold and obviously we missed home comforts, but here we were all the same, standing firm," supply operator Luis Varas said, as he took down his tent and shook out the dust.

  • BRUSSELS, March 24- The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday euro zone lenders and Greece should reach a technical deal before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on April 7. The IMF is pushing Greece to adopt such reforms as a condition to join an 86 billion euro bailout programme, so far funded only by euro zone creditors.

  • March 24- AMC Networks Inc, whose shows include "The Walking Dead," is planning to launch a commercial-free online video streaming service aimed at millennial TV subscribers, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters this week. Unlike standalone streaming options from Time Warners HBO and from CBS Corp, AMC's would be exclusively available to...

  • AMC NETWORKS, MAKER OF' THE WALKING DEAD,' PLANS COMMERCIAL-FREE ONLINE VIDEO SERVICE- SOURCES.

  • loomed@ HOUSTON/ CARACAS, March 24- A gasoline shortage in OPEC member Venezuela was exacerbated by an increase in government-sanctioned fuel exports to foreign allies and an exodus of crucial personnel from state-run energy company PDVSA, according to internal PDVSA documents and sources familiar with its operations. Leftist-run Venezuela sells its...

  • EXCLUSIVE- VENEZUELA BOOSTED FUEL EXPORTS TO ALLIES DESPITE LOOMING DOMESTIC SUPPLY CRUNCH.

  • About 37,000 defective ladders are being recalled because locking pins can fail unexpectedly. Other recalled consumer products this week include bibs that pose a suffocation hazard and electric bicycles with a defective fork. They were sold at AAFES, NEXCOM, PPG Paints stores nationwide and at Amazon.com, DirectBuy.com, Eladders.com, Grainger.com,...

  • WASHINGTON/ CALGARY, March 24- U.S. "We've got some work to do in Nebraska to get our permits there," Girling replied. Trump announced the presidential permit for Keystone XL at the White House with Girling and Sean McGarvey, president of North America's Building Trades Unions, standing nearby.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. Oil might already be flowing under Lake Oahe, but the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton and Oglala...