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Eight Australian children of IS fighters to be repatriated from Syria

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Eight Australian children whose parents and grandparents joined Islamic State have been removed from Syria ahead of their repatriation to Australia. The government has not identified the group, but media reports say it includes three children of Sydney-born Khaled Sharrouf: Zaynab, 18; Hoda, 16; and Humzeh, eight. Zaynab reportedly married her father’s friend – a Read More

Bang-up week on Wall Street ends with a whimper

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(Reuters) – Wall Street edged lower on Friday, as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to defer a speech on China policy increased optimism on upcoming trade talks between Washington and Beijing, while tensions between the United States and Iran undercut sentiment. The S&P 500 briefly hit a record high. Pence called off a planned Read More

Oil up on Iran tensions, stocks hover at seven-week highs

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices built on recent gains on Friday on fears any U.S. military attack on Iran would disrupt flows from the Middle East, while increases on Wall Street kept a gauge of global stock markets near seven-week highs. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange Read More

Wall St. dips after strong rally as U.S.-Iran tensions escalate

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks slipped on Friday as rising tensions between the United States and Iran slammed the brakes on this week’s run that lifted the S&P 500 to a record high. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the main trading floor after the opening bell at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S. Read More

Fed rate-cut sign boosts stocks, dollar drops

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets jumped on Thursday, with the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 hitting a record high, while the 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield dipped below 2% as investors digested a signal from the Federal Reserve of potential U.S. interest rate cuts as soon as its next meeting. The dollar weakened after Read More

Fed rate-cut sign boosts stocks, dollar and yields drop

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets jumped on Thursday, with the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 hitting a record high, while the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield fell below 2% as investors digested a signal from the Federal Reserve of potential U.S. interest rate cuts as soon as its next meeting. The dollar weakened after the Read More

HomeStreet defeats activist Roaring Blue Lion in proxy contest

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BOSTON (Reuters) – HomeStreet Inc defeated Roaring Blue Lion Capital Management’s campaign to unseat one director and install its own candidate, ending a two-year standoff between the financial services company and the activist investor, the company said on Thursday. Three of HomeStreet’s nine directors stood for re-election at Thursday’s annual meeting and each received at Read More

Rate-cut euphoria elevates S&P 500 to record high

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(Reuters) – The S&P 500 index touched a record high on Thursday, driven Wall Street’s expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates as soon as next month to keep the U.S.-China trade war from stalling economic growth. The U.S. central bank left rates unchanged at the end of its two-day policy meeting on Read More