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Union seeks rare court action against CP Rail to cap working hours

By Allison Lampert and Anna Mehler Paperny MONTREAL/TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian union is taking the unusual step of pursuing contempt of court charges against Canada’s second-largest railroad, in a previously unreported case that escalates the debate over working hours for railroad employees, according to two sources and legal documents. The Teamsters union argued in […]

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S&P 500 posts biggest weekly percent gain since September amid data, trade optimism

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks hit record closing highs again on Friday and the S&P 500 registered its biggest weekly percentage gain since early September after data showed a rise in consumer spending and investors continued to be optimistic about developments in the U.S.-China trade dispute. President Donald Trump claimed progress […]

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After fiery debate, Democratic U.S. presidential hopefuls return to campaign trail

By Sharon Bernstein and Ginger Gibson LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Democratic U.S. presidential hopefuls headed back to the campaign trail on Friday after a debate that featured attacks on rising contender Pete Buttigieg’s lack of political experience and fundraising from wealthy donors. With the first contest in the state-by-state battle for the party’s nomination […]

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Washington state lawmaker under pressure to step down over ‘domestic terrorism’

By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) – Washington state Republican lawmakers urged one of their own to resign after a state report found that he engaged in “domestic terrorism” against the United States by participating in armed conflict through the right-wing militia movement. Representative Matt Shea was a leader in the Patriot Movement defying federal authority in […]

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Exclusive: U.S. talks with GM over deploying self-driving cars without steering wheels

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is holding talks with General Motors Co <GM.N> on the automaker’s petition to deploy a limited number of self-driving vehicles on American roads without steering wheels or other human controls, the head of the agency said on Friday. Acting NHTSA Administrator James […]