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John Williams cites federal government impasse as drag on the economy

President accused of directing Michael Cohen to mislead Congress about Russia meeting

Moves to release detainees come ahead of anticipated UN inspections

Ruling delivers blow to opposition candidate, raises prospects of violence

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The company president persuaded his workforce to embrace a more transparent approach

Drought in Murray-Darling river basin pits conservationists against industry and government

Performance hit by big falls in tech stocks, economic slowdown and weaker earnings

President defends army’s handling of situation and vows to keep up fuel theft fight

Austrian campaign group files complaint with regulator over tech giants

Announcement comes after visit to Washington by top North Korean aide

Republican Lindsey Graham highlights dangers of withdrawing troops

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The tech executive on surviving disruption, politics as combat and taking on Netflix

Deal or no deal — the damage has been done

What economic theory can teach us about reining in our screen habits

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President’s approval rating slides as parties seek to avoid political fallout

Bureaucrats are queueing at food banks rather than trendy eateries

Agency that oversees mortgage giants discusses an end to government conservatorship

Ambassador’s statement further raises tensions between Beijing and Ottawa

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First scientific targets for healthy eating from sustainable agriculture

Technology could mean the days of the shoebox full of receipts are numbered

Many investment companies have announced large redundancies, with more expected in 2019

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Messy political saga is hitting sterling, stocks and UK’s economic reputation

Stocks fired by hopes for fresh president but doubts persist over pension reform

S&P 500 hits one-month high; Brent oil tests $63 a barrel

Technology

Company fires 29 workers after finding widespread embezzlement

Homelessness and opioid crisis grip US city while some blame tech for rise in inequality

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