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Unsafe sex: Argentina crisis deflates condom sales as costs rise

Unsafe sex: Argentina crisis deflates condom sales as costs rise

SUMMARY: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - In South America’s capital of romance, Argentine lovers are cutting back on one important cost: contraception.

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Military strike against Iran would result in 'all-out war': Zarif

Military strike against Iran would result in 'all-out war': Zarif

SUMMARY: Zarif said on Thursday any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would result in "all-out war".

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U.S., Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences

U.S., Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences

SUMMARY: FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019.

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where they are and what's at stake

where they are and what's at stake

SUMMARY: Chinese officials generally view the U.S. actions as a broad effort to thwart the Asian country’s rise in the global economy.

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Factbox: Tariffs in place or planned for nearly all goods traded by U.S. and China

Factbox: Tariffs in place or planned for nearly all goods traded by U.S. and China

SUMMARY: Here is a look at U.S. and Chinese tariffs recently put in place and those scheduled to take effect over the next several months.

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U.S. stock exchange competition to heat up in 2020 with new entrants

U.S. stock exchange competition to heat up in 2020 with new entrants

SUMMARY: FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 9, 2019.

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Embattled Facebook CEO Zuckerberg seeks to mend fences in Washington

Embattled Facebook CEO Zuckerberg seeks to mend fences in Washington

SUMMARY: He told Zuckerberg that Facebook could show it was serious about protecting users’ privacy by selling social media platforms that Facebook had acquired.

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Chinese officials to visit U.S. farmland as trade talks continue -U.S. agriculture chief

Chinese officials to visit U.S. farmland as trade talks continue -U.S. agriculture chief

SUMMARY: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Chinese delegation will visit American farm regions with U.S. officials next week in an effort to build goodwill amid ongoing trade negotiations, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters on Thursday.

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Burger King scraps plastic toys in children's meals, launches amnesty

Burger King scraps plastic toys in children's meals, launches amnesty

SUMMARY: Burger King said it had been galvanized by Southampton sisters Ella and Caitlin McEwan's Change.org petitihere calling on Burger King and McDonald's to stop giving plastic toys with their kids' meals for the sake of the environment.

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House Democrats ask if Trump interfered in DOJ automaker antitrust probe

House Democrats ask if Trump interfered in DOJ automaker antitrust probe

SUMMARY: U.S. President Donald Trump descends from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. September 19, 2019.

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Turkey's steel imports into Europe a 'problem' for the industry, says Liberty House boss

Turkey's steel imports into Europe a 'problem' for the industry, says Liberty House boss

SUMMARY: Turkey's steel imports into Europe a 'problem' for the industry, says Liberty House bossTurkey's steel imports into Europe a 'problem' for the industry, says Liberty House bossSanjeev Gupta: 'Best time to buy and invest is when the markets are difficult'Turkey's steel imports into Europe are a "greater problem" for the industry than the slowdown in demand from car makers, the boss of Europe's third largest steelmaker has told Sky News.

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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos makes carbon neutral pledge on eve of worker protests

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos makes carbon neutral pledge on eve of worker protests

SUMMARY: Jeff Bezos said Amazon will invest $100m in forests and wetlandsAmazon's founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has pledged to make the online retailer carbon neutral by 2040.

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Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

SUMMARY: NEW YORK — President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Thursday to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns.

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year at 3.73%

A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year at 3.73%

SUMMARY: BusinessThe field manager of an Iowa hog farm testified that a woman with whom he was having an affair told him last year she was deathly afraid of her husband — a man now accused of using a corn rake to kill her.

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Average 30-year mortgage rate rose to 3.73%

Average 30-year mortgage rate rose to 3.73%

SUMMARY: Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage increased to 3.73% from 3.56% last week.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces new ‘Climate Pledge’ ahead of employee protests

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces new ‘Climate Pledge’ ahead of employee protests

SUMMARY: Information will include Amazon’s carbon footprint and other sustainability metrics tied to the goals of the Climate Pledge.

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Ultra-rich Americans are selling off luxury real estate faster than they're snapping it up, and it's not the only change they're making to their portfolios as recession fears linger

Ultra-rich Americans are selling off luxury real estate faster than they're snapping it up, and it's not the only change they're making to their portfolios as recession fears linger

SUMMARY: Wealthy Americans are selling their luxury real estate holdings faster than they're buying new ones, TD Wealth senior vice president and regional investment director James Beam told Business Insider.

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Polaris Inc. lends five ATVs to Bahama clean up effort

Polaris Inc. lends five ATVs to Bahama clean up effort

SUMMARY: Medina-based Polaris Inc. has lent five 2020 Ranger off-road vehicles to Team Rubicon's recovery efforts in the hurricane ravaged Bahamas.

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Huawei Mate 30 Launch Keeps Its Dark Secrets Hidden Away

Huawei Mate 30 Launch Keeps Its Dark Secrets Hidden Away

SUMMARY: Priced at between €799 for a basic 128GB Mate 30 and €2095 for the 512GB Porsche variant, with the flagship 256GB Mate 30 Pro coming in at €1199, the prices were broadly familiar.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces new ‘Climate Pledge’ ahead of employee protests

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces new ‘Climate Pledge’ ahead of employee protests

SUMMARY: Information will include Amazon’s carbon footprint and other sustainability metrics tied to the goals of the Climate Pledge.

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