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Receding trade fears propel stocks to six-month peak

The U.S. dollar rebounded and world shares hit a six-month high on Friday after China's moves to boost domestic consumption bolstered a rally driven by investor bets that the latest U.S.-China trade dispute was unlikely to dent global growth.

Senate panel wants Kavanaugh hearing terms worked out Friday

The Senate Judiciary Committee has given Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers until the end of Friday to agree on terms for her to testify about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Politico reported, citing a Republican senator.

White House optimistic on China trade; no date for more talks

The United States is optimistic about finding a way forward in its trade dispute with China, but it does not have a date scheduled for further talks as it assesses Beijing's response to the latest round of tariffs, a senior White House official said on Friday.

Factbox - U.S. companies react on impact of Trump trade tariffs

China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion (£45.88 billion) of U.S. products to its tariff list, retaliating to U.S. President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

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