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Trump demands support in do-or-die Friday vote on healthcare plan

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump warned House Republican lawmakers that he will leave Obamacare in place and move on to tax reform if they do not get behind new healthcare legislation and support it in a vote on Friday. | Video

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BOJ chief Kuroda says 'no reason' to withdraw stimulus now

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there is "no reason" to raise the bank's bond yield targets now with inflation so far from its 2 percent target, offering his strongest denial to date of the chance of withdrawing its massive stimulus any time soon.

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All drill, no frack: U.S. shale leaves thousands of wells unfinished

NEW YORK U.S. shale producers are drilling at the highest rate in 18 months but have left a record number of wells unfinished in the largest oilfield in the country – a sign that output may not rise as swiftly as drilling activity would indicate.

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How a border tax could divide Boeing and its suppliers

SEATTLE A U.S. tax overhaul proposed by Republican leaders in Congress would deepen divisions between big manufacturers like Boeing Co and the thousands of smaller companies that supply them, according to suppliers and tax and trade experts.

Poll finds unprecedented uncertainty among French voters before presidential election

PARIS A month before the first round of France's presidential election, 43 percent of voters are hesitant about who to vote for, a poll said on Friday, underlining the uncertainty surrounding the volatile election campaign.

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Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

SAN FRANCISCO Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.

Tech, Twitter Mar 23 2017
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State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit on Friday: sources

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department plans to approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process.