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  • BERLIN, Nov 19- Germany's would-be coalition partners appeared to have reached an impasse over immigration policy as a self-imposed Sunday evening deadline for agreeing the outlines of a government programme passed with no deal. A deadline of 1700 GMT passed with no announcement being made, suggesting Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, the...

  • President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980 s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday. "If we can repeal part of Obamacare as part of a tax bill... that can pass, that's great," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on CNN's "...

  • The United States, Canada and Mexico are holding the fifth of seven planned rounds of talks to modernize NAFTA, which U.S. "As long as the United States is taking the position they are, this is a colossal waste of time," said Dias, who is advising the government and regularly meets the Canadian team. Canada and Mexico object to a number of demands the U.S. side unveiled...

  • HONG KONG/ PARIS, Nov 19- Chinese-owned aircraft leasing company Avolon has firmed up an order for 75 Boeing airplanes and may order 20 more, its parent Bohai Capital said on Sunday. The Dublin- based leasing group, founded by Chief Executive Domhnal Slattery, agreed to buy 55 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and 20 of the higher-capacity Boeing 737 MAX 10, Bohai said in a...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 19- ProSiebenSat.1 Chief Executive Thomas Ebeling will leave the German broadcaster next February, the group said on Sunday days after a profit warning and after Ebeling apologised for disparaging comments about the network's viewers. Ebeling will leave the company after its annual news conference on Feb. 22, 2018, the group said in a statement...

  • DUBAI, Nov 19- Saudi Arabia's state budget deficit shrank nearly 10 percent from a year earlier in the third quarter of 2017, keeping the government on track to meet its full-year target for strengthening its finances, official data showed on Sunday. Revenue climbed 11 percent to 142.1 billion riyals in the quarter while spending increased 5 percent to 190.9...

  • BERLIN, Nov 19- Germany's would-be coalition partners appeared to have reached an impasse over immigration policy as a self-imposed Sunday evening deadline for agreeing the outlines of a government program passed with no deal. A deadline of 1700 GMT passed with no announcement being made, suggesting Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, the...

  • It's the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp.. The Nebraska Public Service Commission's ruling is on the Nebraska route TransCanada has proposed to complete the $8 billion, 1,179- mile pipeline to deliver oil from Alberta, Canada, to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. The proposed Keystone XL route would cross parts of Montana,...

  • *Engine Alliance could re-enter fray but doubts over investment. DUBAI, Nov 19- A preliminary deal to sell 36 A380s to Emirates blew up in an Airbus hospitality chalet moments before the Gulf carrier was expected to shower $30 billion on the planemaker and its U.S. rival Boeing at the start of last week's Dubai Airshow. Two top Emirates officials broke the news to...

  • AMHERST, S.D.— TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000- gallon oil spill in South Dakota from its Keystone pipeline. TransCanada said Saturday it is making progress in its investigation into the spill cause on farmland in Marshall County, near the North Dakota border, about 250 miles west of Minneapolis.

  • The House had backed away from repealing the tax deduction for what dealers call floor-plan interest expense, or the financing costs they incur for vehicles on their lots, but they must still convince the Senate. "The Senate business interest provision unfairly puts small businesses with high cost inventory at serious risk of paying higher taxes even when a...

  • WASHINGTON— Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday he had no idea that a photo of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral. And he said he's not bothered that some commentators suggested the pair looked like James Bond villains. Mnuchin, a former Hollywood producer, said on "Fox News Sunday" that he probably should take it as a...

  • WASHINGTON— Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving. Bob Corker of Tennessee, John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona, and Rand Paul of...

  • President Donald Trump would not object to removing a provision in a Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate if it "becomes an impediment," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday. Some Republican senators who have been critical of the plan warned that some middle-income taxpayers could see tax cuts wiped out by...

  • At Macy's flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick's lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever. Admission is free to Santaland Herald Square and runs from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Macy's says the new arrangement is intended to cut down on wait times and make it easier to see the man in the red...

  • DAYTON, Ohio— The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a nearly $50 million contract to a defense contractor to research ways to protect weapons systems from cyberattacks. The Dayton Daily News reports that Colorado- based Ball Aerospace& Technologies Corp. will conduct the research at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio.

  • A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable pain patients at medical facilities in three states, using his impressive reputation as a healer to trap women in long-term doctor-patient relationships marked by abuse.

  • 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...

  • Aware that to some her government looks overwhelmed by the task of delivering Brexit, May needs her finance minister to show voters that she has a handle on Britain's domestic problems like a housing shortage, low productivity and stagnant pay. Opponents seized on the remarks as evidence that Hammond was out of touch with ordinary Britons, and Hammond later...

  • *RWE advised by Bank of America Merrill Lynch- sources. MADRID/ FRANKFURT/ MILAN, Nov 19- German utility RWE is looking at ways to cut its 16.8- billion euro stake in retail business Innogy, several banking sources told Reuters, adding this could involve a deal with Italy's Enel. RWE is being advised by Bank of America Merrill Lynch on its strategic options, while...