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Financials lift Wall Street, but rate worry caps gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street advanced on Wednesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record for a second day, after U.S. economic data fueled a rise in Treasury yields, lifting financial stocks. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New ...

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Trio wins chemistry Nobel for work on antibody drugs, smart enzymes

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for harnessing the power of evolution to generate novel proteins used in everything from environmentally friendly detergents to cancer drugs. Pictures of the 2018 Nobel Prize laureates for chemistry: Frances H. Arnold of ...

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Woman sues Facebook, claims site enabled sex trafficking

(Reuters) – A Texas woman, claiming that she was raped, beaten and sex trafficked at the age of 15 by a pimp who posed as a Facebook “friend,” has filed suit against the social network, alleging its executives knew minors were being lured into the sex trade on their platform. ...

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Time running out in search for survivors of Indonesia’s quake

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – Time was running out on Wednesday for anyone trapped in the rubble of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, five days after disaster struck, while increasingly angry survivors waited for an aid operation to move into high gear. The official death toll from the 7.5 ...

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How Trump’s son-in-law helped salvage the North American trade zone

OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Robert Lighthizer was the public face of arduous, year-long talks to rework NAFTA, but as he savored a successful conclusion in the White House Rose Garden on Monday, the U.S. trade representative singled out another man as the deal’s architect. White House senior advisor Jared Kushner listens ...

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Myanmar’s neighbors urge accountability for Rakhine violence

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Southeast Asian foreign ministers have urged Myanmar to give a full mandate to an inquiry commission to hold accountable those responsible for the violence in Rakhine state, Singapore said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows burned down villages once inhabited by the Rohingya seen from ...

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