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U.S. environment agency proposes limits to science used in rulemaking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule on Tuesday that would limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, an apparent concession to big business that has long requested such restrictions.

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Trump opens door for Jackson to pull out as nominee for veterans job

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday left open the possibility that his doctor, Ronny Jackson, would withdraw as his pick to lead the Veterans Affairs department after allegations stalled his Senate confirmation hearing.

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Exclusive: Shire, Takeda reach breakthrough in deal talks - sources

(Reuters) - London-listed drugmaker Shire Plc and Japan‘s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd plan to announce a preliminary deal on Wednesday, after the latter sweetened its 62 billion acquisition offer, people familiar with the matter said.

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Wall Street slides as high bond yields fan cost worries

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slid on Tuesday as 10-year Treasury yields hit 3 percent for the first time in four years, stoking concerns over higher borrowing rates for companies already facing rising costs, and as quarterly results failed to deliver positive outlooks.

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Bitcoin climbs to six-week high as market sentiment improves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose to a six-week high on Tuesday on positive headlines that included the possible entry of major financial institutions into the space, lifting sentiment on the overall cryptocurrency market.

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EPA proposes to bar use of confidential data in rulemaking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule on Tuesday that would stop it from relying on scientific research underpinned by confidential data in its making of regulations.

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Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect‘s ‘cryptic message‘

TORONTO (Reuters) - The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people, in Canada‘s deadliest mass killing in decades left a "cryptic message" on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday.

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Toronto police deadly van attack suspect‘s ‘cryptic message‘

TORONTO (Reuters) - The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people, in Canada‘s deadliest mass killing in decades left a "cryptic message" on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday.

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Trump and France‘s Macron seek new measures on Iran as deadline looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to seek stronger measures to contain Iran, as the U.S. leader considers whether to ditch an international accord meant to prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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Express Scripts targets Amgen, Lilly migraine drugs in pricing shift

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The largest U.S. manager of prescription benefits is telling drugmakers that the current pricing model is broken, and taking aim at Amgen Inc, Eli Lilly and Co and other makers of new migraine medicines to try and fix it.

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Wall Street sunk by corporate cost warnings, bond nerves

(Reuters) - Wall Street dropped sharply on Tuesday as concerns over marquee companies warning of higher costs were exacerbated by the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yield piercing the 3-percent level for the first time in four years.

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Trump and France‘s Macron seek to resolve differences on Iran deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to try to resolve U.S.-European differences on Iran but Trump gave no clear signal about whether he would carry out a threat to abandon an international nuclear deal with Tehran.

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Toronto police seek clues about what sparked deadly van attack

TORONTO (Reuters) - The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk in Canada‘s deadliest mass killing in decades was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday, as police probed what motivated his rampage.

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U.S. consumer confidence, housing data highlight economy‘s strength

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence rebounded in April and new home sales increased more than expected in March, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite signs that growth slowed in the first quarter.

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Coke warns of pain from UK sugar tax, U.S. freight costs

(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co said on Tuesday it would take a hit in the second quarter from the introduction of a British sugar tax on soft drinks and rising freight costs in the United States, overshadowing modestly better than forecast results for the first three months of 2018.

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FAANG, industrial stocks hit Wall Street

(Reuters) - A sharp drop in so-called ‘FAANG‘ group of technology stocks pushed the Nasdaq Composite lower on Tuesday, with rising 10-year yields and contrasting earnings reports from industrials also adding to the pressure.

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Trump warns Iran against restarting nuclear program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned Iran on Tuesday not to follow through with threats to restart its nuclear program, as he and French President Emmanuel Macron struggled to find common ground on saving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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Toronto van attack suspect charged with murder, motive a mystery

TORONTO (Reuters) - The driver accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians in Toronto was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder at his first court appearance on Tuesday, but his motive remained a mystery.

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Unfazed by Brazil‘s army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation

RIO DE JANEIRO(Reuters) - Leaders of Rio de Janeiro‘s heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil‘s army: An ongoing military intervention cannot solve the soaring crime and violence that is roiling the seaside metropolis.

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Wall Street lower as yields, Alphabet weighs

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks turned negative on Tuesday, weighed down by shares of Alphabet and 3M and as yield on the 10-year Treasury notes US10YT=RR rose to 3 percent for the first time in more than four years.

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U.S. consumer confidence rebounds; new home sales rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence rebounded in April and new home sales increased more than expected in March, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite signs that growth slowed in the first quarter.

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Toronto van attack suspect faces murder charges in court

TORONTO (Reuters) - The driver suspected of killing 10 people and injuring 15 others when he plowed a rental van into pedestrians in Toronto made his first court appearance on Tuesday, where details of a motive for the attack were expected to emerge.

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Wall Street posts slight gains as U.S. bond yield hits 3 percent

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as strong earnings from Caterpillar, Verizon and a host of other big names boosted optimism about corporate America‘s health, but the gains were curbed by rising bond yields.

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Trump, France‘s Macron face differences at glitzy state visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump treated French President Emmanuel Macron to a colorful welcome ceremony at the White House on Tuesday during a state visit that threatened to expose differences on Iran, trade and Syria between two close allies.

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