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LawBreakers Dev Talks Ongoing Support: It's A Marathon, Not A Sprint

Cliff Bleszinski’s new game LawBreakers launched last week on PlayStation 4 and PC. The start is just the beginning, Bleszinski said in a new interview, teasing that more characters, maps, and modes are potentially coming down the road. Speaking to Eurogamer, Bleszinski said, “We see this game as a marathon and not a sprint.” There are nine characters in the game right now, but Bleszinski said a tenth is being tested right now and is already “fully playable.” Concerning new maps, Bleszinski said two new ones are “99 percent ready ...

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Trump's team begins NAFTA talks on Wednesday

NAFTA explained President Trump calls it the worst trade agreement in American history. Now he wants to fulfill one of his core campaign promises: to make better deal for American workers. The Trump administration will begin to renegotiate NAFTA on Wednesday with counterparts from Mexico and Canada. The first round of talks kick off in Washington, D.C. Trump’s verbal punching bag Trump blames NAFTA for millions of lost jobs and thousands of shuttered factories in America. Nonpartisan congressional research concluded in 2015 that NAFTA didn’t cause a jobs exodus. About ...

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NAFTA talks begin; Retail earnings; Consumer confidence

NAFTA explained 1. NAFTA talks begin: The first round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are set to begin on Wednesday and last through Sunday, August 20. President Trump promised to change the terms of the trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico during his campaign. He blamed NAFTA for moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico and has called it “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere.” But nonpartisan congressional research found in 2015 that NAFTA did not lead to mass job loss. The ...

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With Kyrie trade talks swirling, Rose and LeBron finally unite

10:36 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Seven years ago, a Chicago Bulls executive stood on a practice facility court, holding a phone, practically pleading with his franchise star: Please, please call him. Derrick Rose loathed the idea of recruiting LeBron James. In Rose’s mind, he was available to answer whatever questions James had about joining the Bulls in free agency. Chase him? The world was changing rapidly, and Rose wanted no part. The prospect of pitching praise on a fierce rival felt distasteful, desperate. Perhaps this was becoming common practice, but ...

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The Trump stock market; ECB tightrope; Brexit talks

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. The Trump market: President Trump finishes his first six months in office on Thursday, and stock markets like what they see. The Nasdaq closed at a record high on Wednesday to cap a nine-day winning streak. The S&P 500 also hit a new high. The S&P 500 and Dow have gained roughly 9% since Trump took office, while the Nasdaq is up almost 15%. The momentum could continue on Thursday. U.S. stock futures were pointing to another day of gains. Still, there are ...

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Spicy takeover; Morgan Stanley earnings; U.S.-China talks

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. Spicy takeover: McCormick & Company(MKC) has big plans to cash in on condiments. It’s paying $ 4.2 billion to buy Reckitt Benckiser’s(RBGLY) condiments business, giving it control of brands such as Frank’s RedHot Hot Sauce and French’s Mustard. Shares in Reckitt Benckiser are rising by about 1.5% in London after the announcement. There’s also takeover chatter in another industry right now: Shares in Discovery Communications(DISCA) and Scripps Networks(SNI) could be on the move Wednesday after reports that the companies are in takeover talks. ...

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South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea

Media playback is unsupported on your device South Korea has proposed holding military talks with the North, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang’s long-range missile test. If they were to go ahead, they would be the first high-level talks since 2015. A senior official said talks should aim to stop “all hostile activities that raise military tension” at the fortified border between the Koreas. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has long signalled he wants closer engagement with the North. North Korea has not responded to the South’s proposal yet. ...

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Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges

Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on both sides in the negotiations on the UK’s departure from the European Union to “get down to business”. Mr Davis is in Brussels for a second round of formal talks on Brexit. He said his priority was to “lift the uncertainty” for EU citizens living in the UK and Britons living in the EU. The EU says there must be substantial progress on this – and on a financial settlement and the issue of the Irish border – before trade talks can begin. ...

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China trade talks; More bank earnings; Carrier layoffs

Trump and China: What’s at stake? 1. U.S and China officials meet: The Trump administration will sit down with Chinese officials this week to hammer out their important economic agenda. The U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue will begin on Wednesday. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnunchin and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will discuss monetary issues with their Chinese counterparts in a new format ushered in by the administration. It is expected that trade and dealing with the an increasingly combative North Korea will be top talkers. The meeting might be cloaked in ...

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Amid strike threat, NPR continues talks with labor union

Contract negotiations between unionized NPR workers and managers remained deadlocked Saturday morning. As a strike threat loomed, NPR managers and unionized workers decided to continue marathon contract negotiations Saturday. The current contract was originally supposed to expire June 30, but a stop-gap agreement extended the terms until Friday at midnight, and it was stretched yet again through midnight Saturday, an NPR spokesperson said. The union that covers NPR employees, SAG-AFTRA, said Friday that despite being “optimistic” that a deal will be reached — workers are prepared for a strike. A ...

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