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Don't count your chickens; NAFTA's end could hit U.S. poultry hard

PALESTINE, Texas/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Workers at the Sanderson Farms plant in Palestine, Texas, are cutting up chickens for export to Mexico, a market that has become a pillar of the town's economy and a key focus of the U.S. poultry sector. Read More


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Trump slaps steep tariffs on washing machines, solar products

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday imposing steep import tariffs on washing machines and solar panels, saying the move showed the United States would not be taken advantage of anymore. More »


Two students dead, 12 others wounded by gunfire in Kentucky high school shooting

(Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun in his high school in western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two classmates and wounding a dozen others before being arrested, the state's governor and police said. More »


U.S. attorney general questioned in special counsel Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last week by the special counsel's office investigating potential collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. More »


Lawmakers scramble on immigration as government shutdown paused

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday sought a way forward on an immigration deal including protection for "Dreamer" immigrants and border security before federal funding runs out again next month. More »


NYSE sees no need to 'bend over backwards' to woo Aramco IPO

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange took a swipe on Tuesday at its London rival in their battle to attract the foreign listing of shares in oil giant Saudi Aramco, saying it didn't need to "bend over backwards" to lure what could be the world's biggest IPO. More »


Police sought Secrets Act probe of Reuters reporters an hour after their arrest

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar police sought permission from the nation's president to go ahead with an investigation into whether two Reuters journalists had breached the Official Secrets Act only an hour after arresting them last month, a court heard on Tuesday. More »


U.S. Attorney General orders probe of FBI agents' texts: lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into texts exchanged between two officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who are accused of expressing views against President Donald Trump, the Republican lawmaker who chiefly oversees the FBI and Justice Department said on Tuesday. More »


Netflix lifts S&P, Nasdaq; J&J weighs on Dow

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Nasdaq rose on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from Netflix spurred gains for the highly-valued technology sector, while the blue-chip Dow index came under pressure from declines in Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. More »


Self-driving car experts offer online degree in 'flying cars'

(Reuters) - Self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun has shifted his gaze to the skies, as his Silicon Valley online school Udacity launches what it calls the first "nanodegree" in flying car engineering. More »


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