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Futures drop on hawkish Fed, disappointing industrial earnings

(Reuters) – U.S. stock futures fell on Thursday, as some industrials reported disappointing results, while the Federal Reserve’s minutes showed officials broadly agreed on raising interest rates further, fanning concerns that contributed to last week’s brutal selloff. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid ...

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EU cultivates Asian leaders on trade, climate in message to Trump

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will seek Asian support for free trade, the Iran nuclear deal and fighting global warming at a regional summit on Thursday that includes China, Japan and Russia as a counterbalance to a more protectionist United States. U.S. President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks prior to awarding the Medal of Honor to Vietnam War ...

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Highway Code may include ‘Dutch reach’ to keep cyclists safe

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat is the ‘Dutch reach’? Measures to help protect cyclists, including encouraging people to adopt the “Dutch reach”, are expected to be included in the new Highway Code. The method of opening a car door with the hand furthest from the handle forces drivers to look over their shoulder for passing cyclists. ...

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Blackstone third-quarter profit beats estimates amid market rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Blackstone Group LP (BX.N), the world’s largest manager of alternative assets, modestly exceeded analyst expectations with an 11 percent jump in third-quarter earnings on Thursday, as climbing equity markets buoyed its holdings. FILE PHOTO: The ticker and trading information for Blackstone Group is displayed at the post where it is traded on the floor of the ...

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Ethiopia’s PM says soldiers who marched on palace sought to ‘abort reforms’

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday that soldiers who marched on his palace last week had “nefarious aims” and wanted to abort the government’s reforms. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed addresses a news conference in his office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kumera Gemechu/File Photo In an address to parliament, ...

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Emma Bunton to host the US version of Bake Off

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emma Bunton presents the Heart radio breakfast show with Jamie Theakston Spice Girl Emma Bunton is the new presenter of the US version of The Great British Bake Off. The Great American Baking Show will return to TV in the US later this year with Paul Hollywood returning as judge. Baby Spice said it ...

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Price increases underpin sales growth at Nestle, Unilever

LONDON (Reuters) – Nestle (NESN.S) and Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS), two of the world’s biggest consumer goods makers, both reported a pick-up in quarterly sales on Thursday after getting higher prices for their products. FILE PHOTO: The Nestle Research Center is pictured in Orbe, Switzerland May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo The increased cost of oil, as well as a strengthening ...

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