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French president raises chances of halfway-house compromise on access to single market

Analysis US Dollar

A rebound would send sure bets into reverse and spark turbulence across markets

Party’s national executive committee debates steps needed for leader’s resignation

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Mary Lou McDonald to be first party chief not directly associated with IRA violence

Ambassador says Islamabad is in progress of ‘sniffing out’ remaining members

Former ‘Late Show’ presenter fronts Netflix series to woo the online generation

Undercover Economist Tim Harford

Antitrust authorities should not be making life easy for incumbents

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

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

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

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

US News

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

Opinion

Video UK retail results

Rapidly rising prices squeeze consumers' spending ability

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A pioneer, yet she was more interested in service than feminism

Financial Times picture editors showcase the best photographs since the presidential election

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

Markets News

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

Analysis US Dollar

A rebound would send sure bets into reverse and spark turbulence across markets

Economy boosted by tax reform seen prompting higher interest rates

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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