Secretary of State defends Trump's support of Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended U.S. support of Saudi Arabia after U.S. President Donald Trump earlier on Tuesday defied international pressure and vowed to remain a strong partner of the country despite the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey last month..
UPDATE 3-TJX's holiday profit forecast disappoints as freight, labor costs bite
Nov 20 (Reuters) - TJX Cos Inc's holiday-quarter earnings forecast fell largely below analysts' estimates on Tuesday, as the off-price retailer faces rising freight and labor costs, sending its shares down as much as 7 percent.
Trump statement on Saudi role in Khashoggi case 'shameful': Iran
GENEVA (Reuters) - A statement by President Donald Trump on Tuesday that the United States will stand by Saudi Arabia despite the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is "shameful", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday.
Trump statement on Saudi role in Khashoggi case "shameful" - Iran
GENEVA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A statement by President Donald Trump on Tuesday that the United States will stand by Saudi Arabia despite the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is "shameful," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday.
Walmart, Target, Best Buy take steps to curb gift card fraud
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc
, Target Corp and Best Buy Co have made changes to their gift card programs to reduce the risk of fraud as consumers enter the holiday shopping season.
Hedge fund Elliott raises pressure on Mitek after takeover bid rejected
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Management on Tuesday asked Mitek Systems Inc
to scrap a so-called "poison pill" to let it buy more stock and said it may press for board changes after the software company took steps to protect itself from the activist investor.
Trump says he will stand by Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month.
UPDATE 3-China blames 'excuses' for APEC discord, as U.S. ties sour again
BEIJING, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The failure of the countries attending a major Asia-Pacific summit to agree on a communique resulted from certain countries "excusing" protectionism, a top Chinese diplomat said, in a veiled criticism of Washington that further sours China-U.S. ties ahead of a meeting of the G20 nations
Traffic jams, bitter cold on this year's Thanksgiving menu
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans may need an extra helping of patience this Thanksgiving weekend, with the largest number of travelers in a decade expected to hit the road or board flights to celebrate with family and friends after a prosperous year for many.
Interior's Zinke says California fires partly due to environmentalists
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadly California wildfires were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning.
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