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VW U.S. sales chief quits amid falling deliveries: Automotive News

FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo is pictured at Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo January 6, 2018 BERLIN (Reuters) – A senior U.S. sales manager has quit Volkswagen’s <VOWG_p.DE> North America operations, Automotive News reported, just as the carmaker’s deliveries in the world’s second-largest auto market fall steeply. Ron Stach, […]

Iran holds pro-government rallies after sixth day of protests

People protest near the university of Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. REUTERS January 3, 2018 By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) – Pro-government rallies in several Iranian cities drew thousands of marchers on Wednesday, following six days of rare unrest that took the country’s leaders off guard. State television […]

U.S. to stage drill with three carriers as Trump visits Asia

FILE PHOTO: Sailors man the rails as aircraft carrier USS Nimitz with Carrier Strike Group 11, and some 7,500 sailors and airmen depart for a 6 month deployment in the Western Pacific from San Diego, California, U.S., June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake November 7, 2017 By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three […]

Dollar edges up ahead of Fed decision; kiwi jumps on strong jobs data

FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollar notes are seen in this November 7, 2016 picture illustration. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo November 1, 2017 By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar edged higher on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting for clues about future tightening, while the beleaguered New Zealand dollar came […]

Asian shares perk up after U.S. Senate passes budget plan

People walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai – October 20, 2017 By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares shrugged off early sluggishness and gained on Friday, and the dollar rose after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint for the […]

Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump waits to greet Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst September 14, 2017 By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear […]

S&P 500 declines with transports; oil extends recent rally

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid July 27, 2017 By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended lower following a drop in technology and transportation shares on Thursday, while oil prices extended their recent rally. The S&P […]

IMF maintains global growth forecasts; China, euro zone revised higher

FILE PHOTO: A man rides his motorcycle past shipping containers at the Port of Shanghai February 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo July 24, 2017 KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund kept its growth forecasts for the world economy unchanged for this year and next, although it revised up growth expectations for the euro […]

Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul ‘victory’

Iraqi Federal police celebrate in West Mosul, Iraq July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani July 9, 2017 By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their “victory” over Islamic State after nearly nine months of urban warfare, bringing an end to […]