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Wall Street lower on weak earnings, escalating trade tensions

U.S. stock indexes were trading lower on Thursday, as a batch of weak quarterly reports dampened a robust earnings season and trade tensions rose on news the European Union may retaliate if United States slaps tariffs on EU cars.

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China says U.S. blaming Xi for blocking trade deal is 'bogus'

BEIJING China said on Thursday comments made by a senior White House official blaming Chinese President Xi Jinping for blocking progress on a deal to avert a trade war were "shocking" and "bogus" accusations. | Video

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Firmer U.S. dollar boosts corporate interest in currency hedging

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EU readies new trade retaliation list before Trump visit

BRUSSELS The European Union's trade commissioner said on Thursday she hopes an EU mission to Washington will ease a transatlantic trade dispute but the bloc is preparing a list of U.S. imports to hit if the United States imposes tariffs on EU cars.

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EU regulators charge Qualcomm with additional violation in pricing case

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators on Thursday charged Qualcomm with a new violation in a case where the U.S. chipmaker has been accused of selling chipsets below cost to drive out Nvidia Corp unit and British phone software maker Icera.

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Aviation industry urged to hire more women as staff shortages loom

FARNBOROUGH, England Executives from top aerospace and aviation companies called on Thursday for stepped-up efforts to attract more women, saying this could help solve looming shortages of pilots, mechanics and top managers in the traditionally male-dominated sector.

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