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'Pierre Delecto' Mitt Romney admits Twitter alter ego
Today, 15:15
(Reuters) - Republican Senator Mitt Romney has admitted to using a secret Twitter account under the pseudonym "Pierre Delecto" to follow politicians, journalists and fan accounts for himself, Slate Magazine reported. Romney mentioned his use of the secret account in a profile published in the Atlantic on Sunday, referring to himself as a "lurker" for surreptitiously following the political conversation on social media. After a Slate reporter ..
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Avast target of cyber-security attack, company and Czech counterintelligence say
Today, 15:12
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech-based Avast and Czech counterintelligence service BIS said on Monday they had detected a network attack on the cyber-security company which the BIS suspected of originating in China. Avast said in a blog post that it found suspicious behavior on its network on Sept. 23 and opened an investigation involving the BIS and Czech police along with an external forensics team. The BIS said in a statement that - with contribution ..
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Supreme Court tosses challenge to Republican-drawn Michigan electoral maps
Today, 15:09
By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn electoral districts in Michigan that Democrats said were illegally configured to dilute their voting power, an action taken in the aftermath of major rulings by the justices in June prohibiting federal courts from hearing such claims. The Supreme Court's action voided an order in April by a three-judge panel to rework 34 ..
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WikiLeaks founder Assange appears confused at extradition hearing
Today, 15:06
By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared confused at a London court hearing on Monday, struggling to recall his name and age in his first public appearance in months as he sought to fight his extradition to the United States. Assange, 48, who spent seven years holed up in Ecuador's embassy before he was dragged out in April, faces 18 counts in the United States including conspiring to hack government ..
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India's Infosys U.S. listed shares plunge after whistleblower complaints
Today, 15:03
BENGALURU (Reuters) - U.S.-listed shares of Infosys Ltd (N:INFY) (NS:INFY) fell nearly 16% in premarket trading on Monday after the Indian software services exporter said it had received whistleblower complaints alleging "unethical practices" by the company's executives. The company issued a statement after The Economic Times reported ..
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Stocks - Wall Street Gains on Trade Optimism; Boeing Drags on Dow  
Today, 14:24
Investing.com – Wall Street opened higher on Monday, as upbeat rhetoric around trade continued to support sentiment in the absence of much hard news. White House adviser Larry Kudlow told Fox Business that tariffs scheduled for December could be withdrawn if trade negotiations go well. His comments follow positive trade chatter over the weekend, with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He saying on Saturday that "substantial progress" had been made ..
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Shun Malaysia, India's palm oil buyers told amid Kashmir standoff
Today, 14:21
By Rajendra Jadhav and Aftab Ahmed NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top vegetable oil trade body on Monday asked its members to stop buying palm oil from Malaysia, an unprecedented call that could help New Delhi punish the Southeast Asian country for criticizing India over its policy towards Kashmir. The directive by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEAI) shows how nationalist sentiments can impact international business, and is a ..
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Drug companies reach settlement, averting first federal opioid trial
Today, 14:18
By Kathy Gray CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial that was scheduled to start Monday morning in Cleveland. The settlement covers drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp (N:ABC), Cardinal Health Inc (N:CAH) and McKesson Corp (N:MCK) and Israel-based drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd ..
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Italy's biggest bank wants to become less Italian
Today, 14:15
By Silvia Aloisi and Gianluca Semeraro MILAN (Reuters) - The chief executive of UniCredit (MI:CRDI) has a plan to revive his company's ailing share price - make it less Italian. Italy's biggest bank is looking at whether it can distance itself from its home country's stagnating economy and fractious politics by putting some of its most prized assets under one roof in Germany, people familiar with the matter said. Jean Pierre ..
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U.S. effective fed funds rate unchanged, below Fed's target range
Today, 14:12
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The average interest rate banks charge each other to borrow reserves overnight was steady on Friday, below the Federal Reserve's target range, as the U.S. central bank injected billions of cash into the banking system to prevent a liquidity crunch. The average or effective interest rate in the federal funds market was 1.85% on Friday, unchanged from Thursday's level, well within the Fed's current target range ..
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