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Sterling falls after Supreme Court rules on Brexit

LONDON Sterling fell and London's FTSE 100 index rose on Tuesday in a volatile response to a UK Supreme Court ruling that the government must go through parliament, but not its regional assemblies, to trigger talks on leaving the European Union. | Video

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UK public finances data suggest Hammond likely to hit deficit target

LONDON, Jan 24 - Britain cut its budget deficit by slightly less than expected last month but a better than previously thought performance in November could help Chancellor Philip Hammond to hit his target for the current financial year.

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Britain can discuss but not seal trade deals while in EU - executive

VALLETTA Britain can discuss but not seal bilateral trade deals while it remains a member of the European Union, the deputy head of the bloc's executive, which will lead the technical negotiations on Brexit, said on Tuesday.

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Aetna and Humana CEOs consider all available options after court loss

NEW YORK The top executives of Aetna and Humana on Tuesday issued a joint statement saying that they continue to believe in their $34 billion (27.25 billion pounds) merger deal after a court ruled against it for antitrust reasons, and said that they would consider all available options.

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Trump urges U.S. automakers to make big push for new plants

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump pushed the chief executives of General Motors Co , Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday to increase production in the United States and boost American employment.

3:09pm GMT

Citi to make decision on Brexit plans in first half - Europe chief

DUBLIN U.S. bank Citigroup will make a decision on its Brexit contingency plans in the first half of the year and choose from a number of potential EU counties to relocate some investment banking business, the bank's European chief said on Tuesday.

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