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  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- A power outage hit about 90,000 customers on Friday morning in San Francisco, closing shops and snarling traffic in the city's technology and finance center as a large swath of the financial district lost electricity. The utility PG&E Corp reported a fire at a San Francisco substation and a series of outages began affecting the city...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • Seleznev is the son of Valery Seleznev, a member of the Russian parliament, and Russia called his arrest in the Maldives in 2014 a "kidnapping." Seleznev, 32, was sentenced by Judge Richard A. Jones of the Western District of Washington. Prosecutors said that from October 2009 to October 2013 Seleznev stole credit card numbers from more than 500 U.S. businesses,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- A power outage hit about 90,000 customers on Friday morning in San Francisco, closing shops and snarling traffic in the city's technology and finance center as a large swath of the financial district lost electricity. The utility PG&E Corp reported a fire at a San Francisco substation and a series of outages began affecting the city...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- A power outage hit about 90,000 people on Friday morning in San Francisco, closing shops and snarling traffic in the city's technology and finance center as a large swath of the financial district lost electricity. Paul Doherty, spokesman for utility PG&E Corp, said there had been an incident at a San Francisco substation and a series of...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 21- Gold prices rose slightly on Friday as investors awaited the first-round of voting in the presidential French election at the weekend and possible announcements about tax changes in the United States. "Into the near term, if the geopolitical tensions intensify, there is a chance that gold prices will reach $1,300 or more," OCBC analyst...

  • *French election, North Korea tensions in focus. With no major economic data releases this week investors were focused on the first round of the French election, to be held on Sunday, U.S. tensions with North Korea and any new indications on when the Trump administration is likely to undertake tax and fiscal reforms. The 2.19 percent level represents about 50...

  • *French election, North Korea tensions in focus. With no major economic data releases this week investors were focused on the French elections, U.S. tensions with North Korea and any new indications on when the Trump administration is likely to undertake tax and fiscal reforms. The 2.19 percent level represents about 50 percent of the post-election selloff,...

  • *French election, North Korea tensions in focus. With no major economic data releases this week investors were focused on the French elections, U.S. tensions with North Korea and any new indications on when the Trump administration is likely to undertake tax and fiscal reforms. The 2.19 percent level represents about 50 percent of the post-election selloff,...

  • SEATTLE/ SYDNEY, April 13- A new version of Boeing Co's 737 jetliner took off for the first time on Thursday, marking another step in Boeing's revamp of its best-selling product line that could see up to five new models introduced by 2020.. It could begin delivering that version in 2020 if airlines start ordering it this year, with China emerging as a promising...

  • SYDNEY, April 13- Boeing Co could begin delivering its 737 MAX 10 X aircraft in 2020 if airlines start ordering the largest version of its 737 MAX family this year, with China emerging as a promising market, a senior executive said. The comments from Boeing 737 MAX chief project engineer and deputy program manager Michael Teal came as the smaller 737 MAX 9 completed...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- U.S. I do like a low-interest rate policy, "Trump told the Wall Street Journal. "We rallied a bit on these remarks," said Gene Tannuzzo, senior portfolio manager at Columbia Threadneedle in Minneapolis.

  • *Hopes for less tension after Russia, China comments. Investor anxiety about possible U.S. military showdowns against Syria and North Korea remained at elevated levels as they piled into Treasuries, sending the 30- year yield briefly to a near three-month low. North Korea warned of a nuclear attack on the United States for any sign of aggression as a U.S. Navy...

  • *Wall Street stocks fall, defensive sectors popular. Treasury yields were little changed as demand tied to worries about Syria and North Korea offset investor selling ahead of a 30- year bond auction. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without China's help...

  • *U.S. sells $12 billion 30- year bonds at 1 p.m. EDT. Investor anxiety about possible U.S. military showdowns against Syria and North Korea remained at elevated levels as they piled into Treasuries, sending the 30- year yield to hover above a near three-month low. North Korea warned of a nuclear attack on the United States for any sign of aggression as a U.S. Navy...

  • CHICAGO, April 12- Wal-Mart Stores Inc will offer' pickup discounts' to U.S. shoppers on items they order online and pick up in-store, as it revamps its e-commerce offerings at a faster pace to close the gap with larger rival Amazon.com Inc.. For example, a Vizio 70- inch 4 K Ultra HD television priced at $1,698 for store pick up will qualify for an additional discount...

  • LONDON, April 11- U.S. payments startup Remitly has launched services in Britain, expanding its international footprint to a third country from which users can send money abroad, the Seattle- based firm told Reuters on Tuesday. The digital money transfer service, backed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, sends more than $2 billion in remittances annually to India,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 7- Gold hit a five-month high on Friday after U.S. jobs data dampened expectations that the U.S. Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,253.71 an ounce by. 2:44 p.m. EDT after touching its highest since Nov. 10 at $1,270.46, putting it on track for a fourth consecutive.