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August 17,2017 22:00
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Mylan, US finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement

Mylan NV (MYL.O) has finalized a $465 million settlement resolving U.S. Justice Department claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a firestorm over price increases.
August 17,2017 11:20
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China military criticizes "wrong" US moves on Taiwan, S.China Sea

The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.
August 17,2017 07:00
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North Korea gives US a clear choice: Restraint or missile launches

US President Donald Trump implied in one of his latest tweets that he forced North Korea to back down over its threat to Guam. It's a dangerous misperception that could cause the crisis to escalate and Trump to miss what could be the best chance he will have to halt the tests of missiles that can now threaten the American homeland.
August 17,2017 06:00
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US ends program for Central American minors fleeing violence

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security terminated a program on Wednesday that allowed minors fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to settle in the United States, ending travel hopes for more than 2,700 children awaiting approval.
August 17,2017 03:40
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Violence prompts US Congress to discuss militant threats

A U.S. congressional panel next month will hold a hearing on violent extremism, including threats from domestic militants, following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly.
August 16,2017 06:00
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Dollar revived by US data tonic, North Korea respite

The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions in the Korean peninsula simmered down a little.
August 16,2017 00:40
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NAFTA negotiators aim for 'ambitious' start to talks: US official

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are aiming for an "ambitious" first round of trade talks, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the 23-year-old pact by early next year.
August 15,2017 21:20
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End of US payments to health insurers would cause premiums to rise: CBO

Health insurance premiums for many customers on the Obamacare individual insurance markets would be 20 percent higher in 2018 if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to stop billions of dollars of payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday.
August 15,2017 21:20
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China tells US and North Korea to cool it

China urged the US and North Korea to urgently "put the brakes" on provocative actions and words on Tuesday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to back away from a threat to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam.
August 15,2017 11:00
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Undeterred, US cities ramp up removal of Confederate statues

Undeterred by the violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.
August 15,2017 06:40
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China says it will defend interests if US harms trade ties

China will take action to defend its interests if the United States damages trade ties, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump authorized an inquiry into China's alleged theft of intellectual property.
August 15,2017 04:00
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North Korea

The U.S. says it can intercept a missile if launched toward the island
August 15,2017 04:00
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US judge says LinkedIn cannot block startup from public profile data

A U.S. federal judge on Monday ruled that Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) LinkedIn unit cannot prevent a startup from accessing public profile data, in a test of how much control a social media site can wield over information its users have deemed to be public.
August 14,2017 10:20
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Nuclear War With North Korea Not Looming, US Officials Say

Two top U.S. national security officials sought to tamp down fears of imminent nuclear war with North Korea following days of heightened rhetoric by President Donald Trump, as America’s top general prepares to meet with South Korea’s leader.
August 14,2017 09:20
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US pot states try to curb smuggling, fend off administration

Officials in states where marijuana is legal are trying to curtail smuggling to other states as the federal government pushes for a more aggressive approach in these states, noting overproduction of pot and lax enforcement is stoking the trafficking.
August 14,2017 02:00
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The Good News About High US Oil Imports

While U.S. crud oil production has surged, our imports have also remained very high. Given the complicated inner workings of the oil market, however, and the fact that Canada is increasing our main supplier: don't fret.
August 12,2017 12:20
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Trump Warns of Potential US 'Military Option' in Venezuela

President Donald Trump said he’s considering a military option in response to the political and economic crisis in Venezuela, raising the specter of a U.S. intervention in Latin America that could spread turmoil in the region.