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China, U.S. commit to refrain from competitive currency devaluations

China and the United States on Sunday committed anew to refrain from competitive currency devaluations, and China said it would continue an orderly transition to a market-oriented exchange rate for the yuan CNY=CFXS. A joint “fact sheet”, issued a day after U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi …

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First jobs: Coming to America

If there is one subject at the forefront of the 2016 U.S. election, it is immigration. For the latest installment of our “First Jobs” series, Reuters talked to a few immigrants whose success has become part of the rich fabric of American life. Reza Aslan, Author Born in: Iran First …

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U.S., Russia said nearing deal on Aleppo truce, aid access

The United States and Russia are nearing a deal that would set a 48-hour ceasefire in Aleppo, allow U.N. humanitarian access and limit Syrian government aircraft flights, diplomatic sources said on Friday. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the deal is not set in stone, key elements …

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Solid U.S. employment gains expected in August; jobless rate seen falling

U.S. employment growth likely moderated in August after two straight months of hefty gains, but was probably still strong enough to push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year. Nonfarm payrolls likely increased by 180,000 jobs last month, according to a Reuters survey of economists, around this …

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Key Islamic State leader killed in apparent U.S. strike in Syria

Islamic State said on Tuesday one of its most prominent and longest-serving leaders was killed in what appeared to be an American air strike in Syria, depriving the militant group of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas. A U.S. defense official told Reuters the United States targeted Abu …

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U.S.-led coalition planes hit Islamic State in north Syria: Turkish military

U.S.-led coalition warplanes hit Islamic State targets near the Syrian frontier town of Jarablus overnight, the Turkish military said on Tuesday, as forces backed by Ankara pushed deeper into north Syria. Two A-10 planes hit and destroyed two Islamic State targets, the military said in a statement, without elaborating. Turkey-backed …

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U.S. seeks to soothe Turkey ties, press fight against Islamic State

The last time U.S. Vice President Joe Biden flew to Turkey, in January, he had a stern message for President Tayyip Erdogan: his model of Islamic democracy was setting a bad example by intimidating media and threatening academics. But his tone was markedly different when he arrived in Ankara on …

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Iran vessels make ‘high speed intercept’ of U.S. ship: U.S. official

Four of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels “harassed” a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington’s concerns about Iran’s posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on …

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U.S. banks want to cut branches, but customers keep coming

Despite banks’ nudging toward online tools, many U.S. customers are not ready to give up regular visits to their nearest branch, complicating the industry’s efforts to slim down. U.S. banks have trimmed the number of branches by 6 percent since it peaked in 2009, according to Federal Deposit Insurance Corp …

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FBI probes possible U.S. ties to corruption by former Ukraine president: CNN

The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption involving the former president of Ukraine, including the work of firms headed by political operatives Paul Manafort and Tony Podesta, CNN reported on Friday, citing multiple U.S. law enforcement officials. The broad-based investigation was looking into …

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