News Republicans finish tax bill, will release details later in day 2017-12-15T14:42:58.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul and will release the details later on Friday, including plans for an expanded child tax credit aimed at winning the support of two wavering senators. Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks 2017-12-15T14:11:13.000000000-05:00 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. Special Report: At a hotel near you - Cadavers in the banquet room 2017-12-15T14:09:41.000000000-05:00 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (Reuters) - Just outside the operating theater, the organizers of a medical conference wore Minnie Mouse ears. Fed's rosy economic scenario leaves inflation puzzle for Powell 2017-12-15T14:01:12.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As incoming Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell works through his holiday shopping list, he might consider the nearly 50 percent discount he could get buying Calvin Klein underwear online instead of at the local mall. Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales 2017-12-15T13:57:46.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research. Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder 2017-12-15T13:49:53.000000000-05:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin blasted to another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange on Friday, up 9 percent on the day, as warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative instrument. Big U.S. banks engage universities to fill unglamorous banking jobs 2017-12-15T13:43:44.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Banks are grappling with how to recruit young people into businesses like trade finance and cash management, which are increasingly important drivers of revenue but perceived to be un-sexy compared with investment banking and trading. Wall Street rally sets the stage for big IPO year in 2018 2017-12-15T13:32:21.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - A relentless bull-run in U.S. stock indexes this year has set the stage for a strong IPO market in 2018, with several multi-billion dollar firms including Airbnb and Spotify widely expected to grab headlines with their offerings. Tillerson urges lull in North Korea 'threatening behavior' before any talks 2017-12-15T13:20:16.000000000-05:00 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday said a "sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behavior" was needed before the United States could talk with Pyongyang about its development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Republicans race to finish tax bill and win over reluctant senators 2017-12-15T12:51:48.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress worked furiously on Friday to put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul and expanded a child tax credit in an effort to win the support of two wavering senators.