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China should free Canadians held after Huawei arrest, U.S.'s Pompeo says

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WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference after the U.S.-Canada ministerial meeting at… Read More

China to halt added tariffs on U.S.-made cars in easing of trade tensions

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China will temporarily suspend additional 25 percent tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts starting Jan. 1, 2019, the finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. The Ministry of Finance, in a statement on its website, also said it hopes China… Read More

California regulator opens case against PG&E for falsifying pipeline safety records

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PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage(Reuters) - The California Public Utilities Commission has opened a proceeding to consider penalties against Pacific Gas and Electric Company, ordering immediate action against the utility for falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines,… Read More

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei shun clinching U.S. deal – sources

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp believe their foreign owners’ offer to stop using Huawei Technologies equipment will help with the United States clearing their $26 billion merger deal, sources said, underscoring the lengths to which Washington has gone to shut out the Chinese company. Like all major U.S. wireless carriers,… Read More

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats immediately vow appeal

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A federal judge delivered a stunning rebuke to the Affordable Care Act late Friday, ruling the individual mandate is unconstitutional and nullifying the entire ACA in a case brought by 20 Republican state attorneys general. President Donald Trump celebrated the ruling immediately, saying on Twitter, "As I predicted all along, Obamacare has been struck down… Read More