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Escalating U.S. role in Syria, Trump orders strikes on Assad airbase

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched, declaring he acted in America’s “vital national security interest” against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sharply escalating the U.S. military role in Syria, two U.S. warships fired …

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Stocks skid, safe-haven assets jump as U.S. missiles strike Syria

Safe-haven bonds and the yen jumped in Asia on Friday, while stocks fell after the United States launched cruise missiles against an air base in Syria, raising the risk of confrontation with Syrian backers Russia and Iran. The U.S. dollar dropped three-quarters of a yen in currency markets, while sovereign …

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GM remains most valuable U.S. car company, Tesla is No. 2

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), whose market capitalization passed that of Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Monday, still trailed General Motors Co (GM.N) as the most valuable U.S. auto firm in mid-day trade on Tuesday. Tesla traded at $301.74 at mid-day and had a market capitalization of $49.1 billion, according to Thomson …

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Asia stocks mixed after strong Wall Street, dollar gains on U.S. data

Asian shares were mixed and the dollar extended its overnight gains on Friday on signs of strong U.S. economic growth, while the euro inched up after sliding overnight on data suggesting slowing growth in Europe. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS retreated 0.15 percent, as investors balanced …

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Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs

The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs cloak a customer’s web-surfing history by making an encrypted connection to a private server, which then …

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U.S. equity futures at six-week low after Trump healthcare setback

U.S. equity index futures fell to a six-week low on Sunday in a sign Wall Street would start the week defensively after Republicans pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system in a stunning setback for President Donald Trump. S&P 500 e-mini futures ESv1 were down over 0.65 percent, shortly …

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Iran denies harassing U.S. warships in Gulf, warns of clashes

Iran denied on Saturday U.S. accusations that its fast-attack boats were “harassing” warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route. U.S. Navy commanders earlier accused Iran of jeopardizing international navigation by “harassing” warships passing through the …

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Uber tells U.S. court customers must arbitrate disputes

A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday weighed arguments over whether Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] customers gave up their right to sue the company when they registered for its popular taxi hailing service. The case could have wider implications for internet businesses, which often require customers to agree …

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Trump tries to rally support for healthcare bill as U.S. markets drop

President Donald Trump tried to rally Republican lawmakers behind a plan to dismantle Obamacare on Tuesday as U.S. stock markets showed their worst one-day performance since the November election. Trump is trying to win the first major legislative battle of his presidency. Pressure is growing on the businessman-turned politician to …

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