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Walmart and Cisco results, trade optimism lift Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose in a broad-based rally on Thursday, helped by robust earnings from Walmart and Cisco and easing trade worries after China and the United States said they would hold talks later this month. Read More


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Citigroup settles U.S. charges of bad controls that led it to lose millions: SEC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Citigroup has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle charges related to bad loans made by its Mexican subsidiary, Banamex, between 2008 and 2014, and to trader mismarking and unauthorized proprietary trading by Citigroup Global Markets Inc. from 2013 to 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday. More »


Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

ZURICH (Reuters) - With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s. More »


'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin, 76, dies at home in Detroit

(Reuters) - Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died on Thursday at the age of 76, officials said. More »


From Russia with attitude: Pussy Riot slates Kremlin at Fringe

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Screaming, chanting, and torrents of religious-style vocals are the backdrop to Pussy Riot's Edinburgh Fringe show, which centers on the real-life trial and imprisonment of Russian frontwoman Maria Alyokhina. More »


Serbia turns to tech industry to fight economic stagnation

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia, a country that claims inventor Nikola Tesla as one of its most famous sons, is looking to technology to help lift itself out of decades of economic stagnation following the Balkan wars of the 1990s. More »


Turkey will emerge stronger from lira crisis, minister tells investors

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting the country's banks were healthy and signalling it could ride out a row with the United States. More »


Jury begins deliberations in trial of ex-Trump aide Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - A jury in Virginia on Thursday began deliberations in the trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman who is facing bank and tax fraud charges that could put him behind bars for years. More »


Special Report: Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards ignored

FORT BENNING, Georgia (Reuters) - Army Colonel J. Cale Brown put his life on the line in two tours of duty in Afghanistan, earning a pair of Bronze Stars for his service. In between those deployments, Brown received orders to report to Fort Benning, the sprawling Georgia base that proudly describes itself as the century-old home of the U.S. infantry. More »


Special Report: Reuters' testing triggers lead cleanup at Fort Knox base

FORT KNOX, Kentucky (Reuters) - Fort Knox is famed for its ultra-secure bullion depository that holds $100 billion in U.S. gold reserves. But some families at the Kentucky Army base have concerns about another heavy metal: lead. More »


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