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Battered Mexican construction sector hopes to exit slump in 2020

By Sharay Angulo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Major infrastructure projects recently announced by Mexico’s government and the private sector could next year pull the construction industry out of a protracted slump, though the boost to the economy is unlikely to be significant. Representing some 7.5% of total economic output, construction has contracted for 16 consecutive […]

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United Airlines pulls Boeing 737 MAX jets until early June

By Tracy Rucinski and David Shepardson CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – United Airlines Holdings Inc <UAL.O> said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights from early March until June 4, the longest that any U.S. carrier is scheduling without the grounded aircraft. The decision follows comments from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]

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Less than half of all Americans want Trump ousted post-impeachment: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) – Less than half of all Americans say President Donald Trump should be removed from office following his impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday, presenting a challenge for Democrats who will seek his ouster in a U.S. Senate trial. […]

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U.S. consumer spending rises; inflation tame

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending increased solidly in November, pointing to moderate economic growth that could potentially support the Federal Reserve’s desire to keep interest rates unchanged indefinitely, though inflation remained muted. The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, rose 0.4% last month […]