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Trump, Xi Eye G20 Talks after 'Very Good' Phone Call

US President Donald Trump said Thursday he had "very good" talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on the trade conflict between the two economic giants, and meetings were being planned at the G20 summit at the end of this month.

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Sterling Jumps on Reported Financial Services Brexit Deal

The British pound rallied Thursday on reports of a post-Brexit financial services deal, while U.S. stocks continued to rally.

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UK Police Open Probe into Biggest Brexit Donor

British police on Thursday opened a criminal investigation into a top Brexit donor over his alleged use of offshore companies to finance the campaign to leave the European Union.

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Trump Reports 'Very Good' Phone Call on Trade with China's Xi

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he'd just had "very good" talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the growing trade conflict between the two economic giants.

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Spotify Earnings Hit Sour Note on Wall Street

Spotify shares took a hit Thursday after a disappointing growth outlook offset the first-ever quarterly profit posted by the streaming music sector leader.

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Wall Street Opens Higher for 2nd Day, Recouping Some October Losses

U.S. stocks rallied at the start of Wednesday's trading, extending Tuesday's gains as a painful October came to a close.

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Saudi Budget Deficit Shrinks as Revenues Surge

Saudi Arabia's budget deficit dropped sharply in the first nine months of 2018 on the back of a surge in oil and other revenues, the finance ministry said on Wednesday.

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What is the TPP Trade Pact?

It was billed as the world's biggest trade deal, a feather in the cap of globalization advocates that promised to re-write the rules for 21st century commerce.  

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Pacific Trade Pact Shunned by Trump Cleared for Launch

A massive trans-Pacific trade deal cleared a final hurdle Wednesday allowing it to enter into force this year, a pointed rebuke of President Donald Trump's protectionist policies from some of America's closest allies.

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U.S. Intel Budget Soars under Trump

U.S. spending on intelligence has soared under President Donald Trump, figures released on Tuesday showed, as the government stepped up cyber warfare activities and boosted spying on North Korea, China and Russia.

Spending on civilian and military intelligence jumped by 11.6 percent to $81.5 billion in fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, according to the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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