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Airbus spends $300 million on new Alabama plant for A220 jet

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:14
Airbus expanded its industrial presence in the United States on Wednesday, preparing to breaking ground on a new assembly plant for the A220, 18 months after agreeing to buy the Canadian jetliner in the midst of a U.S.-Ottawa trade row.
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U.S. shutdown turns Washington into ghost town during quiet travel season

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:14
Washington hotels have cleared out entire floors. Restaurants have considered taking out loans to stay open. Phones have stopped ringing at tour companies.
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Signet Jewelers unit pays $11 million fines to end U.S., New York probes

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 09:58
Sterling Jewelers Inc, whose brands include Kay Jewelers and Jared, agreed to pay $11 million in fines to settle charges by U.S. and New York regulators that it signed up consumers for store credit cards and credit insurance without permission.
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U.S. government shutdown enters its 26th day as talks paralyzed

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:39
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday is expected to sign legislation providing 800,000 federal employees with back pay when the partial government shutdown ends, even through a conclusion to the impasse remains no where in sight.
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Small quake shakes northern California, no immediate damage reported

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:35
A small earthquake shook buildings and roused Northern California residents from their sleep early on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
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Disgraced U.S. ex-cardinal could be defrocked soon: Vatican sources

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:38
Disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is almost certain to be defrocked in the next few weeks over allegations against him, including sexual abuse of minors, two Vatican sources said.
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No talks scheduled on third day of Los Angeles teachers strike

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:11
No talks were publicly scheduled as the Los Angeles teachers' strike enters its third day on Wednesday even as both the city's mayor and California's governor urged both sides to negotiate.
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Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talks

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:16
Some 30,000 Los Angeles teachers on strike for higher pay, smaller classes and more staff walked picket lines in the rain for a second day on Tuesday as Mayor Eric Garcetti embraced their cause while trying to nudge the two sides back to the bargaining table.
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Los Angeles mayor working to restart stalled talks in teachers strike: union president

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:12
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is working to bring negotiators for 30,000 striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district back to the bargaining table for the first time since talks collapsed last week, the head of the teachers union said on Tuesday.
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Hundreds in new U.S.-bound migrant caravan cross into Guatemala

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 22:31
Several hundred Honduran migrants in a new U.S.-bound caravan crossed into Guatemala on Tuesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump seized on news of the advancing group to try to build support for a wall along his country's border with Mexico.
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Atlanta airport says ready for Super Bowl crush despite shutdown

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 21:04
Atlanta airport will be ready to field the tens of thousands of additional visitors expected for next month's Super Bowl despite the ongoing U.S. government shutdown, which has left critical airport personnel unpaid, a spokesperson said Tuesday.
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Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard, as talks to end impasse stall

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:26
The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as contractors and even the Coast Guard go without pay and talks to end the impasse seemed stalled.
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Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 25th day of shutdown

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:26
The longest U.S. government shutdown in history reached its 25th day on Tuesday, with most of the 800,000 employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay having missed their first paychecks last week.
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Los Angeles teachers' strike extends to second day with no talks on horizon

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:20
Some 30,000 striking teachers demanding higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff from the nation's second-largest school district walked picket lines for a second day on Tuesday, with no new talks on the horizon between stalemated union and district officials.
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Los Angeles parents 'choosing to struggle' with striking teachers

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:20
Elizabeth Rietz says it has not been easy keeping her daughter busy at home during the first two days of a strike by Los Angeles teachers, while she and her husband try to start their own clothing line. But she believes it's the right thing to do.
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Explainer: Striking L.A. teachers take aim at charter schools

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:20
The growing number of charter schools in the Los Angeles County school system - and the school board's support for them - is one of the most contentious issues in this week's teachers' strike in America's second-largest school system.
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Los Angeles parents support striking teachers despite chaos at home

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:34
Elizabeth Rietz says it hasn't been easy taking care of her daughter at home during the first two days of a strike by Los Angeles teachers, while she and her husband try to start their own clothing line. But she believes it's the right thing to do.
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BAE Systems unit wins $474 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:22
BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, a unit of BAE Systems PLC, has won a $474 million contract to provide system technical support for the U.S. Army, the Pentagon said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Family behind Purdue Pharma pushed opioid marketing, Massachusetts says

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:51
Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP personally pushed the company to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioid products even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Massachusetts' attorney general alleged on Tuesday.
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Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard as Washington talks stall

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:51
The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as contractors and even the Coast Guard go without pay and talks to end the impasse seemed stalled.
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