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5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted
December 13th, 2018  6:00 PM

Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 100 people were convicted on charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States

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Missing Canadians raise stakes in China-US-Canada dispute
December 13th, 2018  2:23 AM

The apparent detentions of two Canadian men in China this week have raised the stakes in a three-way international dispute with the United States

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Canada arrests CFO of China's Huawei Technologies
December 6th, 2018  12:12 AM

Canadian authorities have arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States

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G-20 nations agree on trade, migration; not climate change
December 1st, 2018  1:13 PM

Leaders of the Group of 20 have agreed to fix the world trading system after difficult, all-night talks in the Argentine capital, but only 19 of them say they support the Paris accord on fighting climate change with the United States the lone holdout

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Ex-US official admits charges linked to Malaysian scandal
November 30th, 2018  6:56 PM

A former Justice Department official has admitted his role in a multimillion-dollar effort to try to get the United States to drop its investigation into a money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered billions from a Malaysian investment fund

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Venezuela's president boosts wages, compares Trump to Hitler
November 29th, 2018  8:45 PM

Venezuela's socialist president has boosted the minimum wage 150 percent to combat what he calls an economic war being waged by the United States

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Trump tests presidential limits by threat to General Motors
November 28th, 2018  12:06 AM

President Donald Trump is threatening to slash all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned job cuts in the United States

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Chinese president kicks off 4-country global tour in Spain
November 27th, 2018  4:13 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Spain for the first leg of an international tour that is being clouded by souring trade clashes with the United States, the only economy larger than China

Chinese president kicks off 4-country global tour in Spain
Spinal-cord stimulators mean big business for device makers
November 25th, 2018  12:46 PM

Spinal-cord stimulators are a fast-growing medical device. The global market has exploded from $300 million in 2001 to nearly $2 billion in 2017. The United States is the biggest market as the device is being pushed as an antidote to the opioid crisis.

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Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions
November 17th, 2018  10:56 AM

Iraq's president is visiting Iran less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal

Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions
1st pot shops in eastern US get OK to open in Massachusetts
November 16th, 2018  6:47 PM

Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts have been given the green light to begin selling recreational pot next week, making them the first commercial pot shops in the eastern United States

1st pot shops in eastern US get OK to open in Massachusetts
French minister warns of new Cold War from US/China tensions
November 16th, 2018  8:23 AM

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned that the trade dispute between the United States and China could escalate into a fresh Cold War.

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APNewsBreak: Prison group faces lawsuit over immigrant wages
November 14th, 2018  4:41 PM

The operator of one of the largest private prison systems in the United States is facing a class action lawsuit from formerly detained immigrants who say they were paid as little as $1 per day as part of "volunteer" work programs

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US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech
November 14th, 2018  9:22 AM

A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk

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Danish shipper: US-China trade war hits container trade
November 14th, 2018  6:44 AM

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk is warning that trade tensions between the United States and China could weigh on business.

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Energy agency: Global oil supply jumps, sending prices lower
November 14th, 2018  6:39 AM

The International Energy Agency says global oil supplies are growing rapidly as Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia pump oil at a record pace in response to fears of higher prices due to U.S. sanctions on Iran

Energy agency: Global oil supply jumps, sending prices lower
50 countries vow to fight cybercrime - US and Russia don't
November 12th, 2018  11:24 AM

Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them.

50 countries vow to fight cybercrime - US and Russia don't
US agribusiness looks to boost sales to Cuba
November 8th, 2018  4:30 PM

Representatives of the United States' agricultural sector are in Cuba to promote sales, one of the few U.S. business areas allowed to deal with the island under a half-century-old trade embargo that Cuban leaders blame for most of its economic troubles

US agribusiness looks to boost sales to Cuba
Poland signs deal for long-term deliveries of US gas
November 8th, 2018  3:18 PM

Poland's main gas company has signed a long-term contract to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia

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China's export growth to United States ticks up in October as traders rush to beat more US tariff hikes
November 8th, 2018  12:52 AM

China's export growth to United States ticks up in October as traders rush to beat more US tariff hikes

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