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U.S. House approves new Russia sanctions, defying Trump
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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House members backed the measure, which also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea, by a near unanimous margin of 419-3, with strong support from Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, despite objections from Trump, who wanted more control over the ability to impose sanctions.
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Stocks Extend Global Rally on Earnings, Bonds Fall: Markets Wrap
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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Start your day with what's moving markets in Asia. to receive our newsletter. Sign up here Positive corporate earnings and improving in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, spurred a rally in global equities and dragged bonds lower as the Federal Reserve prepares to conclude its policy meeting. Equity-index futures indicated an advance in U.
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Naira maintains grip against dollar
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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The Naira on Tuesday retained its strength against the dollar in the parallel market. The local currency closed at N365. Naira also exchanged at N475 against Pound Sterling and N420 against Euro at the parallel market.? Meanwhile, Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday injected another $195 million into....
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US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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By STAN CHOE, AP Business Writer. NEW YORK U.S. stock indexes returned to records Tuesday as corporate profits continue to come in better than analysts expected. McDonald's and Caterpillar were among the big companies that reported healthier-than-forecast results.
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House Overwhelmingly Approves New Russia Sanctions
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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Also on Tuesday, Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, spent three hours with the House of Representatives intelligence panel, his second straight day on Capitol Hill answering questions about his contacts with Russians during the campaign. The bill, which had the support of both Republicans and....
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