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When migration means fleeing home, but not your country

The couple who sought an investigation into their son’s murder. A woman who received grim warnings after bringing her grandchildren to their mother’s funeral. A family torn apart by brothers’ attempts to avoid gang recruitment. Like tens of thousands of other Hondurans, these families faced threats so pressing that they felt forced to uproot and […]

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REFILE-BRIEF-GM Has An ‘Aggressive Plan’ To Roll Out Electric Vehicles Between Now And 2023 – CityLab Conf

(Corrects to add dropped word ‘out’ in headline) Oct 29 (Reuters) – General Motors Co: * GENERAL MOTORS CEO SAYS WORKING TO GET PERMISSION TO BRING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES WITHOUT STEERING WHEEL AND PEDALS ON THE ROAD – CITYLAB CONF * GENERAL MOTORS CEO SAYS CO HAS AN AGGRESSIVE PLAN TO ROLL OUT A NUMBER OF […]

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UK chancellor announces 2% ‘digital services tax’ on tech giants’ revenues starting in April 2020

The UK government has announced a new “digital services” tax of two percent that it plans to start levying on the UK revenues of tech giants like Amazon, Google and Apple based on the money they make on digital services like advertising and streaming entertainment (but not online sales). Announced as part of the 2018 […]

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UK government to sell all remaining RBS shares by 2023-24 – budget

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The British government plans to sell all its remaining shares in taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland by 2023-24, according to a document published by the country’s budget watchdog on Monday. The Office for Budget Responsibility said the government would not sell any further shares this year, but would raise an […]

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Future Nominees Could Face Attacks Even More Withering than those Against Kavanaugh

U.S. SUPREME COURT – After the bruising fight over Brett Kavanaugh, it’s hard to imagine another Supreme Court confirmation battle, but one certainly will be coming. Court-watchers suggest President Trump could get a chance to nominate another justice, and others will follow.  But as vicious as the fight over Kavanaugh was – so vicious it’s […]

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Trading firm XTX picks Paris for post-Brexit EU hub

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Electronic trading house XTX Markets said on Monday it had chosen Paris as its European Union hub after Britain exits the bloc, the latest financial firm to announce plans so it can continue to trade across Europe after Brexit. In a statement, London-based XTX, one of Europe’s biggest market-makers, said […]

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Lilian’s hard work pays off

Lilian’s hard work pays off

FOR MUCH OF HER LIFE, Lilian Williams toiled in the fields, growing and reaping ground provisions to sell. To this day, even at 100 years old, she still speaks about heading into the fields to pull…

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Global stocks pare gains as investors remain cautious

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stocks pared their gains Monday as investors remained cautious despite IBM’s $34 billion deal to purchase Red Hat Inc and Standard & Poor’s decision to keep Italy’s credit rating unchanged. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 133.78 points, or 0.54 percent, to 24,822.09, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 19.91 […]