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SPD challenger Schulz’s first serious setback raises chancellor’s election hopes

Company hopes this week’s phone launch can draw line under Note 7 safety scandal

Failure to replace Obamacare casts cloud over entire White House programme

No time to replace key agencies before departure, officials say

Analysis Banks

German lender’s chief is taking a stronger personal grip on the American business

FTCR data finds consumer sentiment increasingly reliant on housing market

Cuts to profitability targets for incentive plans spark shareholder concern

Activist Alexei Navalny held as estimated 20-30,000 demonstrators defy police ban

Busy week for antitrust authorities as Deutsche Börse-LSE deal expected to be blocked

Car-booking group suspends pilot service with autonomous vehicles after collision

Vitol, Glencore and Trafigura handle daily volumes equivalent to half Opec output

US News

President reacts to congressional setback by tweeting that system ‘will explode’

President Trump’s review of the controversial law has prompted calls for a postponement

Some of the group’s lenders favour Westinghouse being placed in bankruptcy protection

Nafta threat forces search for alternative suppliers in Brazil and Argentina

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Highlights

Driving to work with Beethoven, Mozart and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

Central bank governor says she has received threats from those with vested interests

Convergence with richer countries may give emerging markets room to manoeuvre

Markets News

Scrutiny of Trump’s tax plans will increase now he has failed to roll back Obamacare

Worst weekly performance by equities since election as Trump agenda faces questions

Market volatility rises as Republican healthcare divisions put Trump presidency to test

Technology

Car-booking group suspends pilot service with autonomous vehicles after collision

Groups seek action to protect them against ads appearing next to extremist content

Almost every sector of society has felt the headwinds of the digital revolution

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