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Wall Street edges higher with focus on Fed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended higher on Tuesday, boosted by gains in the technology and utilities sectors, and shares of media and telecom companies jumped in extended trade after AT&T won court approval to buy Time Warner. Time Warner shares rose 4.4 percent in after-hours …

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Italy prepares Spanish migrant convoy, clashes with France

ROME (Reuters) – Italy sent hundreds of migrants towards Spain in a small naval convoy on Tuesday after shutting its own ports to them, sparking a war of words with France that exposed EU tensions over immigration. Some 629 migrants, including 11 children and seven pregnant women, have been afloat …

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Singapore summit: What they said

“Very happy to meet you” It all started with a historic 12-second handshake. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump shake hands, smiling cautiously at the outset of their summit in Singapore. It is the first time a sitting US president has met a leader of North Korea.  ‘Getting a …

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Thousands of U.S. asylum claims in doubt after Sessions' decision

(Reuters) – New limitations on asylum imposed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could invalidate tens of thousands of pending claims brought by women, children and men fleeing violence in their home countries, according to immigration attorneys. Sessions on Monday overturned a grant of asylum to a Salvadoran woman whose …

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High gas prices influencing consumer habits

June 12 (UPI) — Consumer demand for gasoline might be on the decline as retail gasoline prices in the United States remain stubbornly high, sector analysis finds. Motor club AAA lists a national average retail price of $2.92 for a gallon of regular unleaded on Tuesday, a fraction of a …

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