News China third-quarter GDP growth slows as expected, property measures bite 2017-10-18T23:22:57.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth slowed slightly as expected in the third quarter as the government's efforts to rein in the property market and debt risks tempered activity in the world's second-largest economy. China third-quarter GDP grows 6.8 percent year-on-year, meets expectations 2017-10-18T22:10:43.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, official data showed on Thursday, in-line with expectations and below the previous quarter's growth as fixed asset investment growth slowed. Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture 2017-10-18T21:56:27.000000000-04:00 ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million online in a wildly successful "initial coin offering," in which new digital currency is parcelled out to buyers. At the time, it was the most money ever raised from the public in the white... White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal 2017-10-18T20:01:52.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it. Exclusive: Trump selects Washington lawyer Joe Simons to head FTC - official 2017-10-18T19:50:59.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has selected Joseph Simons, an antitrust attorney from a Washington law firm, to head the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Wednesday. White House says Trump's check to military family has been sent 2017-10-18T19:27:14.000000000-04:00 That was the message from the White House on Wednesday after the father of a slain U.S. Army sergeant said a generous offer from President Donald Trump had not materialized. Blue Apron cuts 6 percent of its workforce 2017-10-18T18:59:13.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Blue Apron Holdings Inc said it had cut about 6 percent of its total workforce, nearly four months after going public, as the meal-kit delivery company comes under increasing pressure from deep-pocketed rivals such as Amazon.com Inc . Exclusive: White House to nominate Simons, Phillips, Chopra to FTC - White House official 2017-10-18T18:51:25.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will nominate Joseph Simons, Noah Phillips and Rohit Chopra to the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Wednesday. Spain-Catalonia standoff set to intensify as leaders take hard lines 2017-10-18T18:48:55.000000000-04:00 MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level on Thursday when political leaders in Madrid and Barcelona are expected to make good on pledges made to their supporters to stick to their tough positions over the region's future. Senate Republicans appear to have votes to pave way to tax reform 2017-10-18T18:26:55.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans appeared to have enough votes on Wednesday to pass a budget measure that is crucial to President Donald Trump's hopes of enacting tax reform legislation before the end of the year.