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Caterpillar's forecast disappoints, shares tumble
Caterpillar Inc's opted not to increase its 2018 earnings forecast this quarter, disappointing investors on Tuesday after two straight quarters of raised expectations, but the heavy-duty equipment maker did report quarterly profit that beat market estimates.
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Biting bears sink world shares to 1-year low
World shares slid towards their lowest level in a year on Tuesday, as negative drivers from fatigued earnings and Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation to a brewing spat over Italy's finances piled on the pressure.
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Erdogan: 'Savage' Khashoggi killing was planned
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday there were strong signs Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing was planned and attempts to blame it on intelligence operatives - Riyadh has suggested it was a rogue operation -- "will not satisfy us". Emily Wither reports from Istanbul.
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Turkey demands to know who ordered 'savage' Khashoggi killing
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday dismissed attempts by Riyadh to blame Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing on rogue operatives, saying the person who ordered the death of the prominent Saudi journalist must "be brought to account".
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UPDATE 2-Saudi signs deals worth $50 bln in oil, gas and infrastructure
Saudi Arabia signed deals worth more than $50 billion in oil, gas, infrastructure and other sectors at an investment conference in Riyadh on Tuesday, officials there said.
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Saudi sees deals worth $50 billion at investment conference despite boycotts
Saudi Arabia was set to sign deals worth $50 billion on Tuesday at the opening of an investment conference despite being overshadowed by the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi which prompted a boycott by Western politicians, top world bankers and company executives.
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SoftBank CEO Son won't speak at Saudi conference: source
SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, whose $93 billion Vision Fund drew nearly half its money from Saudi Arabia, canceled a speaking engagement at the kingdom's investment conference this week, a person close to the matter told Reuters.
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Suspected explosive device found at Soros' home
A package containing what appeared to be an explosive device was found in a mail box outside the New York residence of billionaire financier George Soros on Monday, (October 22) and quickly detonated, police say.
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Saudi Arabia hopes OPEC and allies will ink new cooperation deal in December
Saudi Arabia hopes OPEC and other oil producers will sign a deal in December to extend cooperation to monitor and stabilize the oil market, said the kingdom's energy minister on Tuesday.
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Total to announce retail network in Saudi Arabia with Aramco: Total CEO
French oil and gas producer Total is set to announce a retail network in Saudi Arabia with Saudi Aramco, Total's chief executive said on Tuesday.
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Total will invest more in short cycle projects: CEO
French oil and gas major Total will invest more in short cycle projects, said its chief executive on Tuesday.
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Saudi Aramco CEO says bankers have not raised concerns about funding costs on SABIC deal
The chief executive of oil giant Saudi Aramco said on Tuesday that bankers had not expressed any concerns about a recent rise in Saudi funding costs ahead of the company's potential acquisition of a stake in petrochemical firm Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) .
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Saudi's PIF invested in 50-60 firms via SoftBank fund: director
The Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, has invested in 50 or 60 companies via SoftBank Group's Vision Fund and will bring most of those firms to the kingdom, managing director Yasir al-Rumayyan said on Tuesday.
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Saudi sees deals worth billions at summit despite boycotts
Saudi Arabia brushed off an outcry over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and went ahead on Tuesday with an investment conference boycotted by Western political figures, leading international bankers and company executives.
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Pakistan PM seeks loans to reservice debts, investments
Pakistan is seeking loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and friendly countries to reservice debt and shore up its economy, the country's prime minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday.
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Russian fund CEO says Saudi economic drive important for world
Saudi Arabia's economic transformation plan is important for the world, the chief executive of the Russian sovereign wealth fund Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Tuesday.
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SoftBank CEO Son not to speak at Saudi conference, could still attend: WSJ
SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son has canceled a speaking engagement at this week's Saudi Arabia investment conference but could still attend, the Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday, citing a conference representative.
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Record $1.6 billion jackpot up for grabs in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing
A record-setting $1.6 billion prize that would instantly make a single winner one of the richest people in the world will be up for grabs on Tuesday when the Mega Millions holds its drawing.
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Exclusive: Chinese women golfers told to pull out of Taiwan event - sources
Chinese players on the elite U.S. professional women's golf tour have pulled out of this week's tournament in Taiwan at the 11th hour, after being told by someone "high up" in China to skip the event, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.
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Saudi says finance minister meets U.S. Treasury Secretary
Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan met U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Riyadh, a statement from the ministry said on Tuesday.
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China's Xi opens world's longest sea bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau
China opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge and tunnel on Tuesday, linking the financial center of Hong Kong, the gambling hub of Macau and western reaches of the Pearl River Delta at the heart of southern China's economic boom.
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China expresses concern to U.S. over Taiwan Strait warship operation
China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it has expressed deep concern to the United States after Washington sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait in the second such operation this year.
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Australia slaps sanctions on Myanmar army top brass
Australia on Tuesday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the European Union and United States.
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Businesswoman Olayan says confident Saudi government can resolve Khasoggi affair
Saudi Arabian billionaire Lubna Olayan said on Tuesday she is confident that Saudi government can resolve the affair surrounding the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Harry and Meghan arrive in Fiji in British royals' first visit since 2006 coup
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan touched down in Fiji on Tuesday for the first royal visit to the South Pacific nation since a military coup 12 years ago saw it suspended from the Commonwealth for eight years until democratic elections.
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares buckle to Saudi anxieties, Italian budget rows
Asian shares slumped on Tuesday as a cocktail of negative drivers from Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation to fresh worries about trade wars whacked sentiment across the region.
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Saudi foreign minister pledges full probe into Khashoggi killing
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday the kingdom was committed to a thorough and complete investigation to get to the truth behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
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Philip Morris aims to revive Japan sales with cheaper heat-not-burn tobacco
Philip Morris International Inc released cheaper versions of its IQOS "heat not burn" products in Japan on Tuesday as it tries to revive sales and ward off competition from other alternatives to conventional cigarettes.
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Trump's missile treaty pullout could escalate tension with China
A U.S. withdrawal from a Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty with Russia could give the Pentagon new options to counter Chinese missile advances but experts warn the ensuing arms race could greatly escalate tensions in the Asia-Pacific.
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China's Xi opens major sea bridge during symbolic tour to southern China
Chinese leader Xi Jinping opened one of the world's longest bridges on Tuesday, during a tour to southern China that is seen by some as an opportunity for Beijing to reaffirm its commitment to economic liberalization.
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Explosive device found at home of George Soros: New York Times
An explosive device was found on Monday in a mailbox near the New York home of billionaire financier George Soros, a favorite target of right-wing campaigners in the United States and eastern Europe, the New York Times reported, citing police.
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Asian shares buckle to European woes, Saudi anxieties
Asian shares fell on Tuesday as earnings season nerves in the U.S. dented Wall Street, while a cocktail of negative drivers from Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation to concerns over Italy's budget and Brexit talks depressed sentiment.
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Twitter removes more accounts affiliated with Infowars
Twitter Inc confirmed on Monday it has removed more accounts affiliated with Infowars, the website of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
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Philip Morris seeks bigger Japan share with cheaper heat-not-burn tobacco
Philip Morris International Inc will sell cheaper versions of its IQOS "heat not burn" products in Japan from Tuesday and introduce new upgraded products next month to expand market share, its chief executive said.
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U.S. judge affirms Monsanto weed-killer verdict, slashes damages
A U.S. judge on Monday affirmed a verdict against Bayer AG unit Monsanto that found its glyphosate-based weed-killers responsible for a man’s terminal cancer, but said the $250 million punitive damages portion of the award had to be reduced.
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U.S. top court blocks questioning of Ross in census suit
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a judge's order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit by 18 states challenging a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens.
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Hundreds of migrant children held in U.S. tent city for months: filings
U.S. authorities have held some immigrant children who entered the country illegally and without a parent in a temporary "tent city" in Texas for months, violating a 20-year-old court order on how long minors can be detained, according to court filings by civil rights lawyers and immigration advocates.
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CIA chief to Turkey as officials seek to clarify prince's role in Khashoggi death
CIA Director Gina Haspel was traveling to Turkey on Monday to help investigate the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, two sources familiar with the matter said, as security agencies examined what role Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have played in the case.
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Trump says he believes Khashoggi's death was 'a plot gone awry': USA Today
President Donald Trump told USA Today in an interview on Monday he believes the death of Jamal Khashoggi was "a plot gone awry," after the journalist died in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
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Judge bars New Hampshire proof of residency requirement for new voters
A New Hampshire judge on Monday put on hold a law requiring some voters to present proof of residency when they register, saying it would lengthen lines at polling places and make it difficult for students, disabled voters and others to cast ballots.
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'Don't throw baby out with bath water,' Germany tells U.S. on INF treaty
Germany will seek NATO's help to maintain a nuclear arms treaty between Russia and the United States, and is ready to take action to force Moscow to comply with the pact, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday.
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Trump says transgender policy seeks to 'protect the country'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that transgender issues were in flux and he aims to protect the country after a report that his administration was considering defining gender as male or female based on genitalia at birth drew widespread condemnation.
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U.S., allied agencies still clarifying prince's role in Khashoggi affair
Three weeks after Jamal Khashoggi went missing, U.S. and key European security agencies still have an incomplete picture of what role Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have played in the Saudi journalist's disappearance and death.
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Trump lawyer: Manafort said nothing damaging in Mueller interviews
Under an unusual arrangement, Paul Manafort's attorney has kept Donald Trump informed about the former campaign chairman's meetings with prosecutors investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and, according to Trump's lawyer, Manafort has not said anything damaging about the president.
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Merkel: No German arms exports to Saudi until killing cleared up
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a "monstrosity" and vowed to halt all German arms exports to Riyadh until the case is cleared up.
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Dow, S&P fall as earnings season picks up; tech boosts Nasdaq
The S&P 500 and the Dow fell in choppy trading on Monday as energy and financial stocks lost ground and caution grew ahead of a slew of earnings reports this week.
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Dow, S&P 500 fall as dollar rises, yield curve flat
U.S. stocks closed lower after choppy trade on Monday, as some investors showed signs of earnings season nerves, while political worries in Europe led the dollar to strengthen against the euro and sterling.
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Trump 'not satisfied' with Saudi Arabia
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he is unsatisfied with Saudi Arabia's explanations of what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that he does not want to lose investment from Riyadh. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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