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BEIJING (Reuters) - China\'s commerce ministry on Thursday accused the United States of being \"capricious\" over bilateral trade issues, and warned that the interests of U.S. workers and farmers ultimately will be hurt by Washington\'s penchant for brandishing \"big sticks\".\n \n
SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese oil buyers will keep taking crude from the United States through September, but plan to reduce future purchases to avoid a likely import tariff amid a trade spat between the world\'s two largest economies, multiple industry sources said.\n \n
(Reuters) - AT&T Inc will launch two new unlimited wireless plans next week that will be bundled with a new video streaming service called WatchTV, in the company\'s first move to pair entertainment with phone service after closing its $85 billion acquisition of media company Time Warner Inc.\n \n
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC\'s leader Saudi Arabia and Russia were trying on Thursday to convince fellow oil producers to raise output from July to meet rising global demand, with Iran still signaling it would support only a modest increase in supply.\n \n
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany\'s Daimler cut its 2018 profit forecast and BMW said it was looking at \"strategic options\" because of a trade war between China and the United States, sparking fears of a wave of earnings downgrades in the auto industry.\n \n
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The demographic trend is no secret: the populations of the United States and other major industrial countries are getting older, and fast. That means workforces are aging too, but employers are doing surprisingly little to prepare to meet the challenges or adapt to employees\' needs.\n \n
LONDON (Reuters) - Simmering trade and political tensions weighed on European and world shares on Thursday, while oil prices were under pressure ahead of an OPEC meeting that could boost the global supply of crude.\n \n
BEIJING/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. producers of pork, already saddled with duties enacted in an earlier round of the escalating trade dispute with China, are bracing for further pain after Beijing hit the products with additional tariffs due to come into effect next month.\n \n
PARIS (Reuters) - A leading French industrialist has urged France and Britain to preserve co-operation in the defense industry despite Britain\'s departure from the European Union next year.\n \n
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors expect banks and other financial institutions to announce large returns of capital to shareholders after the Federal Reserve publishes the first set of results from its annual “stress test” late Thursday.\n \n


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