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  • The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, told reporters after his speech that he likes the tax bill moving in the Senate. GOP leaders in Congress and around the country have suggested a tax cut bill could boost enthusiasm for Republicans when they campaign in 2018 to retain their control of Capitol Hill.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, some participants said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to...

  • BERKELEY, Calif., Nov 18- Brazil's central bank chief Ilan Goldfajn said he expects the U.S. He added that he expects Jerome Powell, nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed Janet Yellen as Fed Chair in February, to continue to raise rates gradually, "and that will be good for emerging markets." Brazil has been cutting its target interest rate to bolster growth...

  • Hariri's resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into political crisis and put it centre-stage in the Middle East's overarching rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and its allies and a bloc led by Shi'ite Iran. "With regard to the political situation in Lebanon, I will go to Beirut in the coming days, I will participate in the independence celebrations, and it is there...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to...

  • BERKELEY, Calif., Nov 18- Economists presenting at a conference earlier this week blew through the organizers' four-slides-per-speaker limit, and the host, San Francisco Fed President John Williams, vowed to take action. "I am going to try, over the rest of my time at the Fed, to undo that damage by not showing any slides," he said on Saturday at a separate conference at the...

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Friday, Nov. 17:. Yield climbed 7 basis points over the last week to 1.45 percent. It was 13 basis points on Nov. 10.

  • ATLANTA— The family of a 5- year-old boy killed when he became caught in a rotating Atlanta restaurant is suing the company, saying it failed to prevent a "longstanding safety hazard." The lawsuit comes after Charlie Holt died in the Sun Dial, a restaurant atop the 73- story Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the child and...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • QUALCOMM TO MAKE INCREMENTAL CHANGES TO EU CONCESSIONS, APPROVAL LIKELY BY END OF YEAR- SOURCE.

  • QUALCOMM SET TO SECURE JAPANESE ANTITRUST APPROVAL FOR NXP DEAL- SOURCE.

  • JAPANESE CLEARANCE IMMINENT FOLLOWING CONCESSIONS SIMILAR TO EU ONES- SOURCE.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 18- U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win imminent Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38- billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europes approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said. The Japan Fair Trade Commission "is expected to clear Qualcomms acquisition of NXP...

  • The Reno Gazette-Journal reports some of the items are expected to go for as much as $100,000 when they're sold online by a Reno art gallery and auction house from Nov. 22 through Dec. 9. In addition to the Dead, Hal Kant represented a number of musicians dating to the 1960 s, including Janis Joplin and Sonny and Cher. Jesse Kant says she's keeping some valuables with...

  • SEATTLE— Officials in Washington state say Dungeness crab season will start two weeks later due to harmful algae. KING-TV reports that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the opening of the season on Washington's coast is being moved from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16. Officials say the crabs contain domoic acid that can build up in crabs and...

  • FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Unions that represent Navajo workers in New Mexico say tribal members are being passed over for jobs at a power plant on the reservation in violation of Navajo labor laws. In an area where unemployment hovers around 50 percent and jobs are scarce, they say the law is vital for protecting Navajo workers. "If we do get the first priority or they go by the...

  • MOSCOW— Ukraine's intelligence agency said Saturday it has detained a man wanted for the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia 13 years ago. Paul Klebnikov, the U.S.-born editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, was gunned down outside his Moscow office in July 2004. Ukraine's State Security Service said in a statement Saturday that it...

  • NEW YORK— Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. Honda says it has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue. Until then, Honda has put instructions for properly latching the seat on its website for owners.