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More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta, death toll highest since 2013

By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:33pm

Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push

By Katanga Johnson PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:33pm

Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:33pm

Lawyer pleads guilty to lying to U.S. investigators in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer and son-in-law of one of Russia’s richest men pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a charge of lying to federal investigators as part of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:32pm

VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected

By David Shepardson FAIRFAX, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE> to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:32pm

Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal

By Diane Bartz and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's <T.N> request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Department of Justice to try...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:32pm

Walmart holiday-quarter profit drops, online struggles spook investors

By Nandita Bose NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc <WMT.N>, the world's biggest retailer, on Tuesday posted a sharp drop in profit and online sales growth during the critical holiday period and forecast annual profit at the lower end of expectations...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:32pm

Wall Street winning streak ends as Walmart drags on Dow, S&P

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 fell on Tuesday to snap a six-session winning streak as a sharp decline in Walmart weighed heavily, but gains in Amazon and chip stocks helped the Nasdaq hold near the unchanged mark...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:32pm

Qualcomm deals blow to Broadcom's bid with sweetened NXP deal

By Greg Roumeliotis and Sonam Rai (Reuters) - U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc <QCOM.O> on Tuesday unveiled a sweetened $44 billion agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV <NXPI.O>, its most defiant move in its defense against a hostile...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:31pm

FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:31pm

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

By Sarah N. Lynch and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:31pm

U.S. yields rise in auctions as stocks sink; dollar recovers

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. yields rose in government debt auctions on Tuesday and yields on short-term bills hit their highest levels since September 2008, bolstering the U.S. dollar but helping end a six-session rebound in world stocks...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:30pm

Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:22pm

Justice Department forms cyber task force to probe election meddling

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the creation of a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat a wide cross-section of global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:22pm

FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:22pm

Qualcomm deals blow to Broadcom's bid with sweetened NXP deal

By Greg Roumeliotis and Sonam Rai (Reuters) - U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc <QCOM.O> on Tuesday unveiled a sweetened $44 billion agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV <NXPI.O>, its most defiant move in its defense against a hostile...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:22pm

New corruption cases entangle Netanyahu aides

By Jeffrey Heller and Tova Cohen JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu's wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:39pm

Supreme Court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:39pm

ING says cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has an account with it

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch financial services company ING <INGA.AS> on Tuesday confirmed that Bitfinex, one of the largest exchanges for trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has a bank account with it in the Netherlands. Bitfinex's banking...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:22pm

Albertsons to buy Rite Aid as Amazon threat looms

By Siddharth Cavale (Reuters) - U.S. grocer Albertsons Cos Inc said it would buy drug store chain Rite Aid Corp <RAD.N> to create a company with $83 billion in annual revenue, giving it more clout to compete with bigger chains in an industry...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:13pm