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US economy grew at 2.9 percent rate in third quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.9 percent rate in the July-September quarter, the strongest pace in two years, as the battered export sector rebounded and businesses finally began restocking their shelves ...
Exports boost U.S. growth in third-quarter; consumer spending slows
The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter as a surge in exports and a rebound in inventory investment offset a slowdown in consumer spending. Despite the moderation in consumer spending, the third-quarter rise in growth could help dispel any lingering fears the economy was at risk of stalling. The U.S. central bank raised its benchmark overnight interest rate last December for the first time in nearly a decade.
US economy grew at 2.9 percent rate in Q3, strongest in 2 years, helped by export reboundUS economy grew at 2.9 percent rate in Q3, strongest in 2 years, helped by export rebound.
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UN: IS using tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul
QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) ? The Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of people as "human shields" in and around Mosul, where Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country's second largest city, the U.N. human rights office said Friday.
Exxon tops 3Q profit forecasts
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2 LaGuardia runways reopen after Pence plane slideNEW YORK (AP) ? The agency that runs New York's LaGuardia Airport says two runways have been reopened after Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off a runway during a rainstorm.
Islamic State using tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul: U.N.By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic State forces in Iraq have abducted tens of thousands of men, women and children from areas around Mosul and are using them as "human shields" in the city as Iraqi government troops advance, the U.N. human rights office said on Friday. The hardline Sunni militants, known as ISIL, killed at least 232 people on Wednesday, including 190 former Iraqi troops and 42 civilians who refused to obey their orders, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said. "Credible reports suggest that ISIL has been forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes in sub-districts around Mosul and have forcibly relocated numbers of civilians inside the city itself since the operation began on the 17th of October to restore Iraqi government control over Mosul," Shamdasani told a briefing.