NewsWatch: Parliament vote forces UK to postpone Brexit beyond Oct. 31

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A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that he would resist attempts to delay Britain’s departure from the European Union beyond the end of the month, though he appeared to have no choice but to seek an extension after Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal. See full story.

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Caterpillar Inc. is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings on Wednesday, and expectations are subdued as trade tensions with China persist and global economies show signs of slowing. See full story.


Author Elana Mugdan is four months away from claiming the prize. See full story.