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Many CEOs Pull Out of Saudi Investment Conference

Western corporate chiefs are continuing to pull out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week, distancing themselves from questions about Riyadh's involvement in the disappearance and alleged killing of a U.S.-based Saudi journalist in Turkey. At first, many of the business leaders reserved judgment on what happened to the missing ...

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Canada cashes in on legal cannabis

The legalisation of cannabis in Canada could have a huge impact on the country's economy.

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Marijuana Legalization in Canada Has Companies Chasing a Green Rush

The decision by Canada to become the first major economy to fully legalize marijuana this month has created a new, multibillion dollar industry.

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special ...

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Trump Suggests 'Rogue Killers' Could Have Murdered Saudi Journalist

U.S. President Donald Trump suggests "rogue killers" might have murdered missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last seen two weeks ago entering ...

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Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.  Sears once dominated the ...

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Trump Says Climate Change Is Not a Hoax

U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax. In an interview broadcast Sunday, Trump told CBS-TV's 60 Minutes "I think something's happening. Something's changing and it'll change back again...I'm not denying ...

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What would it take for North Korea to join the IMF?

Joining would require the North to open up about its economy, but human rights are unlikely to be an issue.

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US bank gains help lift share markets

Jamie Dimon cites a strong economy despite "geopolitical issues".

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China Says in 'Communication' Amid Report of Trump-Xi Meet

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump ...

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American Pastor on Trial in Turkey

The trial of an American pastor whose detention has sparked a diplomatic standoff between Ankara and Washington resumed Friday in ...

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Dow drops nearly 550 points, sending its two-day loss total to nearly 1,400 points 

Investors are rattled by rising interest rates that could trigger a slowdown in the global economy.

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Trump Voices Optimism About Republican Election Chances

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he is optimistic about Republicans retaining control of both chambers of Congress in next month's nationwide congressional elections, as well as his own re-election in 2020. "I think the Republicans are very energized," Trump told interviewers on his favorite news talk show, "Fox & Friends," because of ...

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Trump: US Investigators in Turkey Probing Saudi Journalist's Disappearance

President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. has investigators in Turkey trying to determine what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last seen entering Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul last week, but acknowledged his life is imperiled. "He went in and didn't come out," Trump told the Fox & Friends news talk show. "It certainly ...

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US Condemns Venezuela for Alleged Involvement in Opposition Activist's Death

The U.S. denounced Wednesday what it said was the Venezuelan government's participation in the death of opposition activist Fernando Alban. The White House said in a statement the U.S. would continue to pressure the government "until democracy is ...

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US States Agree on Plan to Manage Overtaxed Colorado River

Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River have reached landmark agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an ...

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American economists win Nobel prize

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win prize for research on how climate and technology affect the economy.

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Economists win Nobel for work on climate and growth

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win prize for research on how climate and technology affect the economy.

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AA Aims to Avoid Putting Delayed Travelers on Other Airlines

American Airlines is telling employees to think twice before rebooking stranded customers on rival airlines, and regular economy-class passengers are the most likely to suffer when there are long delays or canceled flights. A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook economy passengers on competing airlines — with no stated ...

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Nobel Economic Prize Awarded to 2 Americans

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year's Nobel Prize for economics to Yale University's William Nordhaus and New York University's Paul Romer. The Academy said Nordhaus and Romer "have designed methods for addressing some of our time's most basic and pressing questions about how we create long-term sustained and ...

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Homeless in US: A deepening crisis on the streets of America

Rising living costs from a booming economy are forcing more people on to the streets of the West Coast.

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'Don't Screw Us Over,' Ohio Workers Warn Candidates

Brandy Corwin likes that she can now wear makeup and nice clothes to work. That is because she is no longer working on the assembly line at the ...

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US Job Growth Cools; Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.7 Percent

U.S. job growth slowed sharply in September likely as Hurricane Florence depressed restaurant and retail payrolls, but the unemployment rate fell to ...

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Left or Right: Whose Side Is History On?

Speaking in Zurich earlier this year about economic nationalism, America’s right-wing populist ideologue Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s ...

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In Ohio, the Election Is About Jobs

As voters from the U.S. Midwest head to the polls this November, President Donald Trump's touted role in revitalizing the economy and bringing manufacturing jobs back to the region will be put on full display. Will Americans affected by the changing economy show up on Election Day? And how will they vote? VOA's Ramon Taylor traveled to the swing ...

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US Announces Charges Against 7 Russian Intelligence Officers

The U.S. Justice Department filed criminal charges against seven Russian intelligence officers n connection with hacking the computer networks of international anti-doping agencies and officials, as well as organizations investigating Russia's use of chemical weapons. Assistant Attorney General John Demers, who announced the charges Thursday, ...

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Issue in Governor’s Race: Future of Alaska's Oil Check

Tension over changes to Alaska’s famed oil-wealth checks hangs over this year’s governor’s race, threatening Gov. Bill Walker’s chances for re-election. For decades, residents have shared in the state’s oil wealth, eagerly anticipating the ...

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