Gold drops to $1,080 on September rate hike fears, U.S. GDP eyed


© Reuters. Gold futures trade near 5-1/2 year low after Fed, U.S. GDP ahead – Gold prices fell sharply on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve left the door open for a rate hike as soon as September following its upbeat assessment of the economy. for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange hit an ...

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Trump shows staying power with surge ahead of first debate


© Reuters. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump’s political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Sen. John McCain’s military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded. Predictions of his ...

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Harley an awkward ride for ‘union-busting’ Republican Walker


© Reuters. Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership in Las Vegas By Emily Flitter MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – For Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, there’s something awkward about the Harley-Davidson motorcycles that he has been posing on at presidential campaign stops: each one bears a sticker on its frame that reads “Union made ...

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Californians divided along party lines on combating climate change


© Reuters. A dry ditch is seen on Gless Ranch in Kern County By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Two-thirds of Californians link the state’s ongoing catastrophic drought to climate change, and most support Governor Jerry Brown’s efforts to combat it – but that’s also because most Californians are Democrats, a new poll shows. The survey released on Wednesday ...

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Senate confirms Dunford as top U.S. military officer


© Reuters. Marine Corps General Dunford testifies during the Senate Armed Services committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marine General Joseph Dunford as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top officer in the U.S. military. President Barack Obama had praised Dunford as a leader who helped ...

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Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent: Reuters/Ipsos poll


© Reuters. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends the Family Leadership Summit in Ames By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush. The ...

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