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  • Trade pressures deepen as Daimler warns on sales

    BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler shocked investors on Thursday with a warning that trade tensions would hit sales, while fears of a "tit-for-tat" trade war grew as Europe readied retaliatory tariffs against the United States.

  • Oil options show bulls and bears on edge over OPEC

    LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC appears to be edging toward raising crude oil output at its policy meeting on Friday, but the oil options market shows traders and investors are not betting heavily on that scenario.

  • Trump to meet Jordan's King Abdullah at White House June 25

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome King Abdullah of Jordan to the White House on June 25, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.

  • Leading Republican senator says will 'take a look' at immigration legislation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Republican conference chairman sounded a cautious note on Thursday about the prospects of passing immigration legislation, saying in a Fox News Channel interview only that his Republican-led chamber would have see if it can pass any bill that comes out of the House of Representatives.

  • U.N. rights experts urge Egypt to free couple unlawfully detained

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The daughter of the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and her husband have been unlawfully detained in Egypt for the past year without formal charge, U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday, calling for the couple's release and compensation.

  • Dollar drops off 11-month peak after weak Philly Fed data

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar fell off an 11-month high on Thursday against a basket of major currencies as the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's gauge of U.S. Mid-Atlantic business activity fell to a near 1-1/2 year low, spurring profit-taking on the greenback.

  • U.S. Open rolls in new changes for ballpersons

    (Reuters) - Ballpersons at the U.S. Open will now roll the ball from point-to-point, rather than throw between positions, the United States Tennis Association said on Thursday in a bid to grow the number of applicants.

  • UN rights experts urge Egypt to free couple unlawfully detained

    GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - The daughter of the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and her husband have been unlawfully detained in Egypt for the past year without formal charge, U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday, calling for the couple's release and compensation.

  • UPDATE 2-India, top buyer of U.S. almonds, hits back with higher duties

    NEW DELHI, June 21 (Reuters) - India, the world's biggest buyer of U.S. almonds, raised import duties on the commodity by 20 percent, a government order said, joining the European Union and China in retaliating against President Donald Trump's tariff hikes on steel and aluminum.

  • UPDATE 3-Kroger profit beats as online investments pay off, shares soar

    June 21 (Reuters) - Kroger Co on Thursday raised the lower-end of its full-year earnings forecast and posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, as investments in online and delivery services paid off, sending its shares up as much as 13 percent.

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