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Asian shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates

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September 18, 2019 at 9:02 pm

BANGKOK (AP) Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing ...

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Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop lawsuits against Sacklers

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September 18, 2019 at 5:57 pm | OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma on Wednesday asked a bankruptcy court judge to halt all lawsuits against the company and its former directors, including members of the Sackler family, which owns the co...

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Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

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September 18, 2019 at 5:26 pm | WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators,...

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Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

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September 18, 2019 at 5:23 pm | WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the co...

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Report: Cleanup of abandoned oil, gas wells could cost US

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September 18, 2019 at 4:49 pm | BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) U.S. taxpayers could face potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs from abandoned oil and gas wells on public lands, a government watchdog agency said Wedne...

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No injuries in Houston-area chemical plant transformer fire

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September 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm | TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) Authorities say no one has been hurt in a transformer fire at a Houston-area chemical plant. The Galveston County Daily News reports officials are seeki...

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Democrats block Pentagon bill amid border wall battle

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September 18, 2019 at 4:28 pm | WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Democrats Wednesday blocked debate on the almost $700 billion Pentagon budget and other spending bills amid a feud between the chamber's leaders over the rules of engagement ...

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September 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm | Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content...

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California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workers

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September 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm | SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California's governor on Wednesday signed sweeping labor legislation that aims to give wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft a...

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