News In Kuroda's face - researchers find ways to predict central bank changes 2017-10-20T02:28:27.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - For decades, economists have tried to guess central bank policy direction by studying subtle changes in official language -- now, researchers are finding new clues on policy, not in the words of central banker but in their faces. Amid South Korea freeze, China says cultural exchanges take the temperature 2017-10-20T02:12:13.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Cultural exchanges between countries need to consider the "temperature" of popular opinion and how people feel about each other, a senior Chinese official said on Friday, amid a freeze in cultural ties with South Korea over an anti-missile system. U.S. Senate passes budget blueprint, key to Trump tax effort 2017-10-20T02:06:22.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals 2017-10-20T01:11:40.000000000-04:00 MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) - A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. Dodgers beat Cubs in Game Five to reach World Series 2017-10-20T01:03:25.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 1988 after beating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday to clinch the National League Championship series 4-1. Senate passes budget blueprint key to Trump tax effort 2017-10-20T00:23:31.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. Nissan's inappropriate inspections started at least 20 years ago: NHK 2017-10-19T23:31:11.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Inappropriate inspection practices at Nissan Motor Co Ltd had been going for at least 20 years, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, in a new revelation that could further roil Japan's second-biggest automaker. Japan's Emperor Akihito likely to abdicate at end-March 2019: Asahi 2017-10-19T23:01:26.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Emperor Akihito is likely to abdicate at the end of March 2019 and Crown Prince Naruhito is expected to ascend the throne in April, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries, the Asahi newspaper reported on Friday. Exclusive: Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S. 2017-10-19T23:00:14.000000000-04:00 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters. Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail 2017-10-19T22:18:25.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, called on voters to reject a growing "politics of division" that he said was corroding American democracy.