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Democrat Beto O’Rourke jumps into 2020 presidential race

Beto O’Rourke, the youthful Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year, on Thursday launched a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Wall Street flat at open as trade uncertainty clouds Apple boost

U.S. stocks opened little changed on Thursday as a report that a meeting between President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping will most likely be pushed to April at the earliest, clouded investor sentiment and offset a boost from Apple’s shares.

UK parliament to vote on Brexit delay, PM seeks to revive her deal

The British parliament was due to vote on Thursday on seeking a last-minute Brexit delay, while Prime Minister Theresa May piled renewed pressure on reluctant lawmakers to back her EU divorce deal at the third time of asking.

Ethiopia crash black boxes probed in France, families mourn

Investigators in France took possession of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families mourning and angry.

U.S. weekly jobless claims rise; import prices increase

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market was slowing, but probably not to the extent implied by a near-stall in job growth in February.

Blue Air to decide on Boeing 737 MAX order after crash investigation

Romania’s Blue Air will take a decision on its order for 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets only after an investigation into a fatal crash of one of the planes in Ethiopia at the weekend, CEO Marius Puiu told Reuters.

European shares surge after UK parliament votes down no-deal Brexit

European shares rallied to more than five-month highs on Thursday, boosted by fading risks of a no-deal Brexit and overcoming fears about a possible delay in trade talks between the United States and China.

UK lawmakers to vote on four possible changes to May’s Brexit delay motion

British lawmakers will have the opportunity to vote on up to four amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed delay to Brexit on Thursday, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said.

U.S. import prices post largest gain in nine months

U.S. import prices increased by the most in nine months in February, but the trend remained weak, with prices declining for a third straight month on an annual basis.

GE forecasts 2019 profit below estimates, shares fall

General Electric Co forecast profits for 2019 that were below analysts’ estimates on Thursday, as the company spends to restructure its ailing power business.

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