Five takeaways from Trump's El Paso rally on border wall, shutdown talks

President Trump held his first rally of the year Monday, using the backdrop of El Paso, Texas, to make a case for his controversial border wall.

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Five takeaways from Trump's El Paso rally on border wall, shutdown talks

E-cigarette use 'skyrocketing' among young Americans: report

The number of young Americans using e-cigarettes grew by 1.5 million in 2018, undermining years of progress in reducing youth smoking, health authorities said Monday. Some 3.6 million middle and high school students were current users of vaping products, up from 2.1 million the year before, according to the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said the number of current cigarette smokers and consumers of other tobacco products in middle and high school remained roughly stable from 2017 to 2018.

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Asian shares return to gains as markets digest China trade data

By Nichola Saminather and Hideyuki Sano SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up on Wednesday, as markets digested Chinese trade data against the backdrop of a brightening energy sector outlook and an expected delay in interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan erased earlier losses to climb 0.2 percent, as investors weighed May Chinese imports that beat predictions against worse-than-expected exports. Japan's Nikkei also staged a turnaround, rising 0.6 percent.

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Yahoo hires investment bank to sell about 3,000 patents: WSJ

The company has sent letters to a number of potential buyers for the patents, which date back to when the company was founded in 1996 and also include its original search technology, the report said. The deadline for bids for the patents has been set for mid-June by Yahoo, according to the Wall Street Journal. In March, Yahoo said it would explore the sale of $1 billion to $3 billion of patents, property and “non-core assets”.

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Oil hits 2016 high on U.S. draw forecasts, Nigeria woes

Oil prices jumped more than 1 percent on Tuesday, hitting 2016 highs, with U.S. crude settling above $50 a barrel the first time in almost a year, on expectations of domestic stockpile draws and worries about global supply shortfalls from attacks on Nigeria's oil industry. A report by trade group American Petroleum Institute (API), released after prices settled, showed a higher-than-expected crude draw of 3.6 million barrels. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will issue official inventory numbers on Wednesday.

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