Jury begins second day of deliberations in Trump ex-aide Manafort’s trial

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – A jury in Virginia began its second day of deliberations on Friday in the bank and tax fraud trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller
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(Reuters) – The Nasdaq Composite opened lower on Friday as weak forecasts from Applied Materials and Nvidia weighed on chip stocks, while gains in energy stocks due to rising crude prices helped the S&P and the Dow Industrials cut their losses. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Fears of e-commerce taking off in Brazil have sunk shares of the country’s big mall operators this year, but industry executives expressed confidence that local shopping habits, the reputation of malls as public spaces safe from crime and other factors will help them avoid the shakeout that has hit their U.S.
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NEW YORK (LPC) – Bank lending to high-quality US companies to fund acquisitions has slowed due to concern over government policies amid the summer doldrums, but is expected to pick up after the Labor Day holiday, bankers said. A U.S. Dollar note is seen in this June 22, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration No bridge
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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impact of allowing companies to file reports with the financial regulator every six months instead of every quarter. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S.,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s markets watchdog has so far been contacted by only one company interested in taking advantage of a rule it introduced to attract state-owned firms like Saudi Aramco IPO-ARMO.SE to London, the regulator told Reuters without naming the firm. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Saudi Aramco is seen at Aramco headquarters in
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No people, no problem for reclusive forest dwellers in Belarus

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YUKHOVICHI, Belarus (Reuters) – Tamara and Yuri Baikov knew it was time to move away from their village when one of their ducks wandered into a neighbor’s plot of land, only to return with a wire deliberately threaded through its beak. The Nishcha River is seen near the village of Yukhovichi, Belarus, June 21, 2018.
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Trump asks SEC to mull half-year corporate filings vs. quarterly

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impact of allowing companies to file reports with the financial regulator every six months instead of every quarter. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses members of his cabinet and the news media as
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