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Oil slips on trade fears but soars in week after Saudi production attacked

Oil prices eased on Friday on renewed concern over the U.S.-China trade war, but futures still posted weekly gains, with Brent marking its biggest weekly increase since January, after an attack on Saudi Arabia's energy industry last weekend.



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Wall Street drops after China cancels visit to Montana farmland

Wall Street dropped on Friday after a Chinese agriculture delegation canceled a planned visit to Montana next week, dampening optimism about U.S.-China trade talks.



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Hopes for trade breakthrough fade as China cancels U.S. farm visits

A U.S.-China trade deal appeared elusive on Friday after Chinese officials unexpectedly canceled a visit to farms in Montana and Nebraska amid two days of ongoing talks in Washington.



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Stocks fall as China cancels U.S. farm visits, yields dip

An index of global stock markets surrendered early gains on Friday after Chinese agriculture officials who were to visit U.S. farm states next week canceled their trip, dampening optimism on U.S.-China trade talks.



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Fed in three voices: recession, bubbles, and 'in a good place'

After delivering a split-decision rate cut earlier this week, U.S. Federal Reserve officials put their divisions on full display Friday, with warnings of a slowdown on the one hand and financial risks on the other bookending talk of how well things are going.



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Wall Street drops after China cancels trip to Montana farmland

Wall Street dropped on Friday, and also finished the week lower, after a Chinese agriculture delegation canceled a planned visit to Montana, dampening optimism about U.S.-China trade talks.



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Few U.S. lawmakers hit 'like' button after Facebook CEO visits Capitol Hill

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up three days of discussions with Washington movers and shakers on Friday, with few if any indications he had won new "friends" to help the top social media company deal with multiple probes by Congress, state attorneys general and federal regulators.



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Exclusive: Fitbit considers whether it should explore a sale - sources

Wearable device maker Fitbit Inc has been in talks with an investment bank about the possibility of exploring a sale amid challenges in successfully pivoting from fitness trackers to smartwatches, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.



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Warren, Sanders to visit striking GM workers as dispute continues

Two major Democratic presidential candidates plan to visit striking General Motors workers in Detroit in the coming days as a five-day-old labor dispute threatens to enter its second week.



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U.S., China held 'productive' talks, still plan October meeting: USTR

U.S. and Chinese deputy negotiators held "productive" talks in Washington this week aimed at improving their trade relationship, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Friday without offering further details.



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U.S. trade regulators approve some Apple tariff exemption requests

U.S. trade regulators on Friday approved 10 out of 15 requests for tariff exemptions filed by Apple Inc.



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U.S. trade regulators approve some Apple tariff exemptions amid broader reprieve

U.S. trade regulators on Friday approved 10 out of 15 requests for tariff exemptions filed by Apple Inc amid a broader reprieve on levies on computer parts, according to a public docket published by the U.S. Trade Representative and a Federal Register notice.



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Delaware judge says Tesla board must face trial over Musk's mega-pay package

A Delaware judge ruled on Friday that Tesla Inc's board of directors must defend at a trial Chief Executive Elon Musk's multibillion dollar pay package, which a shareholder lawsuit said unjustly enriched the head of the electric vehicle company.



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China, U.S. had 'constructive' trade talks in Washington: Xinhua

China and the United States had "constructive" discussions on trade in Washington, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday.



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Biotech is going to the dogs - and big profits await

For Jessica Lescault there is no question that her 6-year old English bulldog "Moose" deserves cutting-edge biotechnology cancer treatment as much as any human patient.



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