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Gold hits 10-month high amid hopes for successful outcome of US-China talks

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Prices for gold reached their highest level since April 2018 lifted by investor optimism over trade talks between Beijing and Washington and expectations of a possible rate hike later in the year. Gold for April delivery on Comex rose 0.2 percent to $1,347.1 per ounce after touching a high of $1,349.80. The contract increased by Read More

‘Jaw-dropping moment’: Scientists discover mysterious new communication mechanism in the brain

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Researchers studying the brain have stumbled upon a mysterious, previously unknown form of neural communication that has stunned the scientific community. Despite major scientific breakthroughs, the brain largely remains a mystery, and the team from Case Western Reserve University have added to it with their latest paper on a self-propagating ‘wireless’ communication they encountered that Read More

In the blink of an eye: Astronomers seek backup to capture strange stellar blackout

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A rare and fleeting stellar blackout is being hailed by astronomers as the perfect opportunity to ask budding stargazers for help in accurately plotting the brightest object we can see from Earth. A 2.8-mile-wide (4.6km) asteroid called Jurgenstock will pass in front of the double star system Sirius on Monday night, briefly blocking its powerful Read More

European shares recover after weak data wobble

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LONDON (Reuters) – European shares recovered on Friday after weak U.S. and Chinese economic data earlier sent global equity markets into a dive. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato After opening lower, Europe’s STOXX 600 nudged up 0.2 percent despite weakness in Read More

Shares and oil at three-month highs but no love for euro

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LONDON (Reuters) – Optimism about U.S.-China trade talks and bumper earnings lifted European shares to a three-month high on Thursday, though news that Germany only dodged recession by the narrowest of margins left the euro feeling unloved. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, February 13, Read More

Wall Street advances on trade hopes, tame inflation data

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street closed higher on Wednesday as investor optimism was stoked over hopes the United States and China could iron out a trade deal, and benign inflation data suggested the Federal Reserve would hold interest rates steady in the near term. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Read More

Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

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LONDON (Reuters) – Some of the world’s major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly. They say the monitoring systems allow them to target people felling trees in producing countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, where Read More

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to depart in April

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Tuesday that retail chief Angela Ahrendts will leave the company in April after five years on the job, the third departure of a retail head brought in from outside the company. FILE PHOTO – Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Apple, attends a conference at the Cannes Lions International Read More

Latin American countries call for military to back Guaido

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A group of Latin American countries and Canada has called on Venezuela’s military to back opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido. He has accused the armed forces, controlled by President Nicolas Maduro, of planning to divert international humanitarian aid earmarked for the crisis-torn country. Image: President Nicolas Maduro has maintained the support of Read More