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NEW YORK (Reuters) – AT&T Inc said on Wednesday that it is expanding its 5G trials to include three new U.S. cities by the end of the year as part of its push to develop a next-generation network. The trials will test a faster broadband service where the last leg of the connection is delivered
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will turn his signature populist rhetoric toward tax reform on Wednesday in a speech expected to tout tax cuts as a way to help workers and the middle class in an economy “rigged” against them, senior White House officials said. With his domestic policy agenda stalled amid Republican infighting
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(Reuters) – A fast-moving wildfire destroyed several homes and forced the evacuation of residents in Northern California on Tuesday, local media and fire officials said. The fire started at 1.15 p.m. and burned 1,000 acres (405 hectares) in Butte County, about 85 miles (135 km) north of Sacramento, according to information on the Cal Fire
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday retracted a remark to lawmakers of his faction in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that could be interpreted as a defense of Adolf Hitler’s motive for genocide during World War Two. Tuesday’s comment by Aso, who also serves as finance minister, drew criticism from
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday announced it would invest in Grab and install its driving recorder devices in vehicles operated by the Singapore-based ride-hailing service, as the automaker expands further into new driving services. The agreement includes an undisclosed investment in Grab by Toyota Tsusho, the automaker’s trading arm, as part of
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LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has rekindled its industrial strategy, unveiled earlier this year to prepare the economy for Brexit, with plans to boost the country’s pharmaceuticals sector via fresh investments and public-private collaborations. A government-commissioned sector report by immunologist and geneticist John Bell called on Wednesday for more funding of basic science, new
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Angelique Kerber became the second women’s defending champion to lose in the U.S. Open first round when she was crushed 6-3 6-1 by 19-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka on Tuesday. The German sixth seed, who has not won a title since winning at Flushing Meadows last year, never got into the match
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey has shut nearly a fifth of U.S. oil-refining capacity, triggering worries about a gasoline supply crunch as the slow-moving tempest lumbers through the heart of America’s petrochemicals industry. At least 3.6 million barrels per day of refining capacity are offline in Texas and Louisiana, or nearly 20
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(Reuters) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the former Whole Foods Market Inc and several executives of intentionally defrauding shareholders by routinely overpricing prepackaged products in its supermarkets. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel rejected arguments that Whole Foods executives had to have known about the overcharges, and that they led to inflated
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