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Wall Street slips on weak GDP data, but indexes rise in April

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks edged lower on Wall Street on Friday after data showing the U.S. economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter

RBS reports first quarter profit as turnaround continues

The bank returns to profit in the first quarter of 2017 and says its cost-cutting plan is ahead of target. BBC News – Business

Frugal U.S. consumers seen holding back first-quarter GDP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy likely hit a soft patch in the first quarter as an unseasonably warm winter and rising inflation weighed on consumer spending, in a potential

Google parent Alphabet’s profit up 29 percent on strong ad sales

(Reuters) – Google parent Alphabet Inc posted a surge in profit and revenue on Thursday as its core advertising business continued to grow at an extraordinary rate and problems such

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement

Dr David Dao will be paid an undisclosed sum after being violently dragged off a United flight. BBC News – Business

Futures flat as Trump tax plan offers little cheer

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were flat on Thursday as President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated proposal to reform the tax code failed to impress investors. Reuters: Business News

Trump seeks tax windfall for business

Analysts say the plan will add trillions to the deficit but the US government says growth will fund it. BBC News – Business

Trump’s plan to slash business taxes seen as ‘guidepost’ by congressional Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing

Congress moves closer to deal to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress was moving closer to crafting a deal to avoid shutting down at the stroke of midnight on Friday, but the details and even broad

Newcastle and West Ham raided in HMRC probe

Newcastle United and West Ham’s grounds are raided by revenue and customs officials. BBC News – Business

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