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Senate set for late Friday night vote after Trump and Schumer fail to reach deal

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Deal would combine two of the world’s four largest grain merchants

Macron draws global elite to Versailles before they head for economic forum in the Alps

Defence secretary puts countering China and Russia at heart of military strategy

Undercover Economist Tim Harford

Antitrust authorities should not be making life easy for incumbents

‘The memes are so potent because they are designed to be subversive and to bait their opponents into a reaction’

Social network will begin testing in US and will look to highlight more local stories

Millions set to take to streets in worldwide protest and call for end to discrimination

Analysis Africa

Royalties could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, says advocacy group

First increase to fee since 2014 of service seen as key to attracting online shoppers

Trump administration reverses two decades of trade policy towards 2001 accession

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Moves to trim capital cushions while boosting payouts is worrying, say some observers

Bank’s San Francisco chief would ‘welcome’ opportunity to serve under Jay Powell

Randal Quarles to push for streamlining of bank capital guidelines

Beverage giant, which uses 120bn bottles a year, pledges to step up recycling effort

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Video UK retail results

Rapidly rising prices squeeze consumers' spending ability

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Firm has become a leading adviser to the world’s largest private equity groups

Women’s health, Larry Summers, take the Trump test

The British designer is ready to radically grow his business. He talks about why power-sharing will be good for him

Markets News

Market shrugs off shutdown fears to complete longest streak without major reversal

Economy boosted by tax reform seen prompting higher interest rates

US Treasury sell-off continues but dollar fails to respond

Technology

Social network will begin testing in US and will look to highlight more local stories

GE break-up; Apple, BP, Detroit auto show and China internet crackdown in the news

‘Second request’ from Federal Trade Commission signals more scrutiny for the $130bn proposed deal

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