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Macron Visits Trump, Hoping to Bridge Policy Gaps

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington for the first state visit of Donald Trump’s presidency, in an test of whether personal chemistry between the two leaders can bridge a yawning policy divide.

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U.S. Softens Stance on Rusal Sanctions; Aluminum Plunges

Bloomberg

French Lawmakers Pass Immigration Bill, But Some Members of Macron’s Party Abstain

The National Assembly approved President Emmanuel Macron’s signature legislation, but the president’s grip on power slipped a little when a group of lawmakers from his party abstained from voting.

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EU budget revamp set to shift funds to southern states

Warsaw and Budapest fear loss of support as future allocation to be linked to ‘values’

Financial Times

It’s Getting Harder for Investors to Buy or Sell When They Want

Investors are having a tougher time trading in a number of financial markets, a development that is weakening their ability to raise cash or to protect against big stock declines.

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When the Twitter Mob Came for Me

Recently hired by the Atlantic and then promptly fired, the conservative writer Kevin D. Williamson discusses the social-media outrage that made the celebrated magazine retreat.

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UBS quarterly results boosted by investment bank

Returns across all other divisions were ‘disappointing’

Financial Times

How Lenovo Turned Into the World's Worst Tech Stock

Bloomberg

US 10-year Treasury yield on brink of 3%

Inflationary fears knock capital markets with oil prices around 4-year highs

Financial Times

BOJ Watchers Push Back Expectations for Policy Adjustment

Bloomberg

Halliburton writes off investment in Venezuela

Crude production in the country has dropped to less than half its level in 1998

Financial Times

Sears’ top shareholder pitches break-up plan

Eddie Lampert seeks to extend bet on US retail by buying Kenmore and SHIP brands

Financial Times

Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots

Bloomberg

Fund led by Sears CEO offers to buy company’s assets

Lampert pushes embattled retailer to divest its Kenmore brand and other units

Financial Times

Russian Farmer Alters Rural Economy With Virtual Currency

Cryptocurrency begun by a Russian ‘agro-anarchist’ has become a tender of choice for transactions from milk to tractors in a poor region that Russia’s energy boom left behind.

Wall Street Journal

The Man Who Brought Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to the Table

Bloomberg

U.S. Investment Giant Brings Its Low-Cost Revolution to China

Bloomberg

Why the French President Has the Best Chance to Temper ‘America First’

Emmanuel Macron, who is visiting Washington, is a suave globalist, in contrast to the Donald Trump, who is a brash nationalist. But the French leader may stand a better chance of drawing the U.S. president back into the global fold than anyone.

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