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Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes its market debut

Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes its market debut

BOSTON — Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year's debut of Slack and Uber.
US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

The United States will detain shipments of palm oil and its products from a major producer in Malaysia after a wide range of labour abuse indicators were found, including physical and sexual violence and forced child labour , an official said Wednesd
31.4% spring slide for a US economy likely to shrink in 2020

31.4% spring slide for a US economy likely to shrink in 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy plunged at an unprecedented rate this spring and even with a record rebound expected in the just-ended third quarter, the U.S.
More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in August

More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in August

SILVER SPRING, Md. — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting the hot U.S. housing market will continue to churn well into fall. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending sales rose 8.
Study: 1st Berlin fest chief had significant Nazi-era role

Study: 1st Berlin fest chief had significant Nazi-era role

BERLIN — A study has concluded that the founding director of the Berlin International Film Festival made a “not insignificant” contribution to the German film system under Nazi rule and later covered up his role, festival organizers said Wednesday.
'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

LOS ANGELES — Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78.
Kenzo gets the buzz at bee-themed Paris Fashion Week show

Kenzo gets the buzz at bee-themed Paris Fashion Week show

PARIS — A hybrid Paris Fashion Week continued Wednesday featuring a stand out live runway show from socially-distanced Kenzo, but no sign of any A-list celebrities.
Trump to far-right extremists: 'Stand back and stand by'

Trump to far-right extremists: 'Stand back and stand by'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.

Analysis: Trump leans on tone that turns off voters he needs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump needed to make the first general election debate about his rival, Democrat Joe Biden. Instead, as he so often does, Trump made it about himself.

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

CLEVELAND — The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry — and personal — jabs that sometimes