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REFILE-Apple Watch, FitBit could feel cost of U.S. tariffs
July 20 (Reuters) - The latest round of U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods could hit the Apple Watch, health trackers, streaming music speakers and other accessories assembled in China, government rulings on tariffs show.
Microsoft soars past $800 billion in value after bumper results
July 20 (Reuters) - Shares of Microsoft Corp were set to open at a record high on Friday, after the company reported another blockbuster quarter, backed by growth in its legacy software business and Azure cloud computing services.
Trump says meeting with Putin 'not always conciliatory': CNBC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast on Friday, saying they got along well but their conversations were "not always conciliatory."
Merkel: Not clear if EU will rise to challenge of changing world order
BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) - It is not yet clear if Europe will adapt quickly enough to rise to the new challenges it faces in taking more responsibility for solving conflicts in the world of the 21st century, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.
Lloyds Bank says experiencing difficulties with Faster Payments
(Reuters) - Lloyds Bank
is experiencing difficulties with its Faster Payments service, the lender said on Friday.
White House adviser: China offering 'no options' on trade: Axios
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow blamed Chinese President Xi Jinping for a lack of progress over U.S-China trade talks, and warned that U.S. President Donald Trump was "not going to let go" of the issue, Axios reported on Friday.
UPDATE 1-Singapore's first Premier League recruit sparks military service debate
SINGAPORE, July 20 (Reuters) - Singapore's refusal to allow its first footballer signed to the English Premier League to defer compulsory military service has sparked a debate over whether the rigidity of the country's laws on conscription is stifling its youth from pursuing their dreams.
GE quarterly profit drops 28 percent
(Reuters) - U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co reported a 28 percent drop in quarterly profit on Friday, as weakness in its power business offset gains in aviation and healthcare businesses.
Merkel says Europe can't rely on U.S. to impose world order
BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was right to say a year ago that Europe could no longer rely on the United States to impose order on the world, and that it needed to take matters close to home into its own hands.
WhatsApp curbs message forwarding in bid to deter India lynch mobs
MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's
WhatsApp is rolling out a global test measure to rein in messages forwarded by users, the messaging app said, after the spread of rumors led to several killings in India and sparked calls for action from authorities.
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