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Trump: U.S. agrees to delay tariff hike on some Chinese goods by two weeks

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House before departing to Fayetteville, North Carolina in Washington, U.S. September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States has agreed to delay increasing tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 “as a gesture of good will.” Trump said the postponement came “at the request of the Vice Premier of China, Liu He, and due to the fact that the People’s Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary.” The tariffs were set to increase to 30% from…

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Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday. Water vapor was found in the atmosphere of K2-18b, one of hundreds of “super-Earths” - worlds ranging in size between Earth and Neptune - documented in a growing new field of astronomy devoted to the exploration of so-called exoplanets elsewhere in the Milky Way galaxy. More than 4,000 exoplanets of all types and sizes have been detected overall. The latest discovery was reported in research by…

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‘Doing me a favor’: Vapers open to Trump’s proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers who vape do not seem to mind if President Donald Trump pushes through a proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes, admitting that widespread youth addiction needed to be controlled and expressing hope that it might help them quit. A man uses a vape as he walks on Broadway in New York City, U.S., September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew KellyThe plan, announced on Wednesday by Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, would remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves. Only tobacco-flavored products would be available. The aim is to discourage vaping, especially by minors, after a handful…

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Trump administration seeks ban on flavored e-cigarettes to combat youth addiction

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Trump administration announced plans on Wednesday to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavors had drawn millions of children into nicotine addiction. President Donald Trump and top U.S. officials expressed concern about surging teenage use of e-cigarettes, and the move comes as health officials are investigating a handful of deaths and potentially hundreds of lung illnesses tied to vaping. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that, with Trump’s blessing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was working on a “guidance document” that would lead to a ban of…

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Harley Davidson to lay off 40 employees in Wisconsin

FILE PHOTO: Harley-Davidson motorcycles are on display at the company’s headquarter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Rajesh Kumar SinghCHICAGO (Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc has laid off 40 employees at its general merchandise division in Milwaukee as part of a restructuring exercise, according to a company official with knowledge of the matter. In an emailed response to Reuters, the motorcycle maker confirmed the layoffs but didn’t share the details. Harley said it was reorganizing the division to manage its business with “focus and discipline”. The merchandise division accounted for about 5% of the company’s revenues last year. However, sales have been falling since 2015. In the…

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Oracle C.E.O. Mark Hurd Is Taking a Medical Leave

SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle said Wednesday that Mark Hurd, one of two chief executives at the big software company, would take a leave of absence to address undisclosed medical issues.Mr. Hurd’s leave means Safra Catz, the other chief executive, and Larry Ellison, Oracle’s chairman and chief technology officer, will lead the company for an undetermined length of time.Oracle also announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter on Wednesday afternoon, a day earlier than expected. It and other established tech companies are facing pressure as customers shift from paying upfront to use software run on their own computers in favor of subscription offerings delivered through cloud services.The…

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Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies. FILE PHOTO: A plaque commemorating U.S. President Donald Trump hangs on the U.S.-Mexico border fence as Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, California, U.S., April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker/File PhotoThe court said the rule, which requires most immigrants who want asylum to first seek safe haven in a third country through which they traveled on their way to the United States, could go into effect…

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Who Is Caroline Calloway? An Explainer

Caroline Calloway is a 27-year-old personality whose preferred medium of expression is the posting of photos and screen shots of text to Instagram. She has become a fixture in the digital daily tours of some young, literary, edgy people, particularly women.Her Instagram photos are often accompanied by lengthy captions. She has dabbled with expanding her commodity portfolio into books and seminars. Neither of those enterprises has been successful in the way one may expect them to be. Instead, both brought her notoriety when they failed quite incredibly.All of it has taken place in the digital media ecosystem, making the saga an exciting piece of the new variety…

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Apple TV Plus Is Just $5. Will People Pay for It?

Tim Cook went into full salesman mode at Apple’s promotional event on Tuesday as he revealed the price for a monthly subscription for its streaming service, Apple TV Plus.“All — all — of these incredible shows for the price of a single movie rental,” Mr. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said. “This is crazy.”Apple TV Plus is scheduled to make its debut as a competitor to Netflix and Amazon on Nov. 1. The cost is $5 a month. For anyone buying a new iPhone, iPad or Mac laptop, a one-year subscription will be thrown in free.In the streaming industry, $5 is a figure that grabs attention.Disney announced $7…

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Wall Street gains, buoyed by trade optimism

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidNEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street was led higher by tariff-sensitive technology and industrial stocks on Wednesday after China extended an olive branch ahead of next month’s trade negotiations with the United States. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 226.6 points, or 0.84%, to 27,136.03, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 21.34 points, or 0.72%, to 3,000.73 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 85.52 points, or 1.06%, to 8,169.68. Reporting by Stephen Culp; Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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