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Trump to name Goldman executive Cohn to key economic post 5:29pm EST

BATON ROUGE, La. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will likely ask a senior Goldman Sachs banker to coordinate economic policy across his administration, turning again to Wall Street for expertise in managing the world's largest economy, a transition official said on Friday.

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Democratic senator opposes spending bill over coal miner benefits as Senate vote looms

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Friday urged senators to oppose a temporary spending bill because it fails to offer a long-term solution to secure retired coal miners' benefits.

Election 2016, 6:05pm EST

Country star Garth Brooks in talks for Trump inaugural celebrations

NEW YORK Country star Garth Brooks is in discussions to perform at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the singer's representative said on Friday, as organizers of the event denied media reports that they were struggling to find A-list stars to take part.


Trump, U.S. House Speaker Ryan meet to discuss policy

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, were meeting on Friday to discuss their policy agenda, a spokeswoman for Ryan said. | Video

Election 2016, 1:18pm EST

Trump's threats chill corporate investment plans in Mexico

MEXICO CITY Donald Trump's threats to battle Mexico over trade, investment and jobs have pushed a growing number of companies operating in the country to put expansion plans on hold until the president-elect fleshes out his policies, business leaders have told Reuters since the Nov. 8 election.

Election 2016, Mexico 3:43pm EST