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Futures flat after Fed signals third rate hike this year

© Reuters. A trader works on the floor of the NYSE in New York By Tanya Agrawal PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER ABOVE TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLE (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it could raise interest rates for the third time this year despite low inflation and ...

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Futures flat after Fed signals third rate hike this year

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it could raise interest rates for the third time this year despite low inflation and disclosed plans to shrink its balance sheet. * The Fed, as expected, said it would begin to reduce its approximately $ 4.2 trillion in holdings of ...

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Latest Republican assault on healthcare would punish older Americans

© Reuters. Protesters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Republicans’ battle to repeal Obamacare is starting to look less like warfare and more like a game of whack-a-mole. Each time a draconian plan pops up, advocates for healthcare and seniors – and grassroots opponents – grab their mallets and pound them back into ...

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Google bets anew on smartphones, pays $1.1 billion for HTC's Pixel division

TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said it would pay $ 1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan’s HTC Corp (2498.TW) that develops the U.S. firm’s Pixel smartphones – its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure. The all-cash deal will see Google gain 2,000 HTC employees, roughly equivalent to one fifth of the ...

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Volvo rolls out compact SUV in latest upmarket shift under Geely

© Reuters. A Volvo logo is seen at a car dealership in Vienna By Agnieszka Flak MILAN (Reuters) – Volvo Cars showed off its first compact SUV on Thursday with the launch of its new XC40 model, the latest in a sweeping overhaul of the carmaker’s line-up under Chinese ownership. Volvo will seek to emulate the success of its XC90 ...

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Premarket: 5 things to know before the bell

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. Techies splash cash: Google announced Thursday it’s paying $ 1.1 billion to get its hands on smartphone expertise from struggling Taiwanese manufacturer HTC. <p class="speakabl… Latest stock market news from Wall Street – CNNMoney.com

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