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WTO top court backs China in U.S. duties dispute

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization’s top court upheld on Friday some Chinese objections to a ruling that had backed the right of the United States to impose extra duties on Chinese goods that Washington said were unfairly priced and subsidized. Read the full story.
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Next stopgap bill would cut $6 billion over 3 weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House Republicans are preparing another stopgap-spending bill that would cut $6 billion from current levels and keep the government running for three more weeks, Representative Steven LaTourette said on Thursday. Read the full story.
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Just say ‘no’ to bank robbery

A would-be thief’s attempt to rob a suburban New York bank was thwarted when the teller refused his demand for money. Police said the man remained at large after the attempted robbery on Wednesday in New Rochelle, about 25 miles (40 km) north of New York City. “He slipped a note through the teller’s slot that said ‘money in bag,'” said police Captain Joseph Schaller said. “She refused and with that, she activated the alarm, turned away from the window and he ran out the door.” The bank closed briefly but soon reopened for business, police said.
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