u.s. elections

Trump Triumphs Over Clinton in White House Upset

By Steve Holland and John Whitesides Nov 9  – Republican Donald Trump stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host,

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Trump’s Surprise Wins in Key U.S. States Rattle World Markets

By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson Nov 8 – Republican Donald Trump scored a series of shocking wins in battleground U.S. states including Florida and Ohio on Tuesday, opening a path to the White House for the political outsider and rattling world markets that had counted on a win by Democrat Hillary Clinton. With investors

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Canada Immigration Website Appears to Crash as Trump Lead Grows

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, Nov 9 – Maybe some Americans were serious when they threatened they would move to Canada if Republican presidential candidate became successful in his often polarizing campaign for the White House. Canada’s main immigration website appeared to suffer repeated outages on Tuesday night as Trump took the lead in several major

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Oil Prices Tumble as Trump Pulls Ahead in Close U.S. Election

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE, Nov 9 – Oil prices tumbled on Wednesday as vote counting showed Republican Donald Trump edging ahead in an unexpectedly tight U.S. presidential election, setting world markets on edge. Crude futures markets roared into action as Trump surprised by defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in a series of key contests and opening

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Voting Extended in North Carolina but Not in Colorado after Court Requests

By Colleen Jenkins and Mica Rosenberg WINSTON-SALEM, N.C./NEW YORK, Nov 9 – North Carolina extended voting times in several precincts during Tuesday’s presidential election but Colorado rejected a bid to keep polls open longer after both states experienced problems with electronic voting systems. In North Carolina, advocates including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored

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Trump, Clinton Wage Tight Battles in Ohio, Florida and Elsewhere

By Amanda Becker and John Whitesides Nov 9 – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton waged a close battle in several crucial battleground states on Tuesday in their bitter race for the White House, although opinion polls gave Clinton an edge in the closing hours of the campaign. With voting completed in more than

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Gun Control Measures Expected to Win in Four U.S. States

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Nov 8  – Gun control-related ballot measures in four states are expected to pass on Tuesday, opinion polls show, after gun safety advocates poured a massive amount of money into backing the initiatives. In Maine and Nevada, residents will vote on whether to mandate universal background checks for firearm sales,

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U.S. Voters Look to Game Election System by ‘Trading’ Ballots

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK  – Sophy Warner wanted to vote for third-party U.S. presidential candidate Jill Stein. But she worried that her ballot, cast in the swing state of Ohio, might help Republican Donald Trump capture the White House. Through the website “Trump Traders,” the 20-year-old biology student at Cleveland State University got in

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Banks, Brokers Gird for Brexit-Style Tumult Following Tuesday’s Election

By Olivia Oran and Sumeet Chatterjee Nov 8  – Big global banks, including Morgan Stanley , JPMorgan Chase & Co and Goldman Sachs Group Inc are bracing for potential tumult on financial markets after Tuesday’s U.S. election. As the outcome of the most bitterly fought U.S. presidential elections starts to roll out by Wednesday in

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Clinton and Trump Chase Last-Minute Support on U.S. Election Eve

By Amanda Becker and Emily Stephenson PHILADELPHIA/MANCHESTER, N.H., Pa., Nov 8 – The U.S. presidential campaign neared its end on Monday in the same angry tone it began, with Republican Donald Trump calling Democrat Hillary Clinton a “phony” and Clinton accusing him of splitting the country, as a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed Clinton with

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