Month: July 2019

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) has agreed to spin off its off-patent branded drugs business and combine it with generic drugmaker Mylan NV (MYL.O), a move that leaves Pfizer with its more profitable innovative drugs, including cancer treatment Ibrance and pneumonia vaccine Prevnar. The move, which brings blockbuster treatments Viagra and Lipitor under one umbrella
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets crew members during a visit to HMS Vengeance at HM Naval Base Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, Britain July 29, 2019. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS FASLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was every chance of striking a new Brexit deal with the European Union
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BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, again stoking racial divisions, on Monday renewed his attacks on a black U.S. congressman from Baltimore and slammed black civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, drawing a rebuke from Maryland’s Republican governor and the black former Republican Party national chairman. The Republican president, in a series of Twitter posts,
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain July 29, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne EDINBURGH (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by some members of the public as he arrived to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh on Monday.
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s labor-strapped greenhouse vegetable and flower growers are ramping up efforts to keep and recruit more workers in the face of pressure from the country’s budding cannabis industry, farm groups say. FILE PHOTO: Cannabis plants fill a room in an aquaponics grow operation by licensed marijuana producer Green Relief in Flamborough, Ontario,
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(This July 26 story fixes spelling of company name in paragraph 12) By Noel Randewich (Reuters) – Robust earnings from Alphabet and Starbucks pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to record highs on Friday, with support from data showing U.S. economic growth slowed less than expected in the second quarter. The U.S. Commerce Department
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday outlined proposals that would govern her policy on international trade, including requiring trade negotiators to disclose drafts of new trade agreements to the public. Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren answers a questions during the Presidential candidate forum at the annual convention of the National
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Police secures a platform at the main train station in Frankfurt, Germany, July 29, 2019, after a 40-year-old man of African origin pushed an eight-year-old boy in front of an oncoming train, killing him, police said. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A 40-year-old Eritrean man killed an eight-year-old boy on Monday by pushing him in
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has turned his country into a terrorist sanctuary and committed the grave error of protecting guerrilla groups and drug traffickers, Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Monday, as tensions between the neighboring countries escalated once again. FILE PHOTO: Colombia’s President Ivan Duque gives a speech during the swearing-in
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices edged higher on Monday as the prospect of an expected interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve overshadowed pessimism over U.S.-China trade talks and worries about slower global economic growth. A boat is seen close to oil installations at Lake Maracaibo in Cabimas, Venezuela October 5, 2017. Picture
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FILE PHOTO: A sign for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seen outside the offices in New York’s financial district July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said on Monday it has fined Citigroup’s Global Markets business $1.25 million for failing to perform proper background checks on thousands of
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FILE PHOTO: Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Maxim Akimov attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov on Monday called a draft law on limiting foreign ownership in major Russian information technology companies to 20% “destructive”. “The competitiveness of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will not automatically have direct access to the European Union’s financial markets after Brexit, even if it meets all the conditions set out by Brussels, under an EU policy document published on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Hot air balloons fly over Canary Wharf during the Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta, in
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(Reuters) – Trump administration infighting is holding up approval of the first major U.S. offshore wind energy project, with agencies sparring over whether the proposal does enough to protect the fishing industry, according to interviews and agency documents. FILE PHOTO: Power-generating windmill turbines are pictured at sunset at a wind park in Fins near Cambrai,
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