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Coronavirus spreads in China prisons, Korean church as fears weigh on global markets

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said, as cases climbed outside the epicenter in Hubei province, including 100 more in South Korea and a worsening outbreak in Italy where officials announced the country's first death. Read More

 

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Sanders blasts Russia for reportedly trying to boost his presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday warned Russia to stay out of 2020 White House elections after U.S. officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign. More »

 

'Not good enough' Warren says of Bloomberg's non-disclosure agreement pledge

WASHINGTON/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that his company has identified three women bound by non-disclosure agreements regarding his past conduct and that they would be released from their accords if they choose. More »

 

Weinstein jury deadlocked on most serious sexual assault charges

(Reuters) - The jury in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial in New York said on Friday they were deadlocked on the most serious criminal charges and suggested they were unanimous on the others leveled against the former Hollywood mogul. More »

 

Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to U.S., admits pressuring workers in fake-accounts scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve criminal and civil probes into fraudulent sales practices and has admitted to pressuring employees in a fake-accounts scandal, U.S. officials said on Friday, wrapping up one of the last major investigations looming over the bank. More »

 

Fund managers look for value in high-priced consumer sector

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Expectations that spending on items ranging from hotels to clothing will continue to rise have helped make consumer discretionary stocks the most expensive sector in the S&P 500. More »

 

Iranians vote in parliamentary election, hardliners set to cement grip

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hardliners loyal to Iran's supreme leader are likely to sweep a parliamentary election on Friday that will cement their grip on power as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home. More »

 

In next downturn, Fed may opt for quick, strong action

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In the next economic downturn, the Federal Reserve and other central banks may need to roll out their big guns sooner and use them more aggressively, or risk getting mired in growth-sapping deflation or worse. More »

 

Prince Harry and his wife will stop using 'Sussex Royal' brand

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have decided not to use the word "royal" in their branding after they start a new life in Canada following their decision to step back from royal duties. More »

 

WarnerMedia to reunite 'Friends' in HBO Max special

(Reuters) - WarnerMedia is reuniting its "Friends" cast for an untitled, unscripted special for its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, the company said on Friday. More »

 

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