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As ‘superstar’ cities keep winning, worrisome U.S. divide widens

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) – In the depths of the financial crisis, when the world was shunning debt and battening down for the worst, city officials here zagged in what seemed a preposterous direction and spent $600 million on a new convention center. The Space Needle is seen on the skyline of the Puget Sound port Read More

Marking Time on Monday

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Overview:    The new record highs in US equities ahead of the weekend coupled with Chinese data that suggested the economy was gaining some traction as Q2 wound down is helping underpin risk appetites to start the week.  Japanese markets were closed today, but equities were mostly firmer in the Asia Read More

Barricades & tear gas: 150+ arrested amid Bastille Day celebrations (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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Riot police and anti-government protesters faced off during Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. Dozens of people were arrested, with calls for president Emmanuel Macron to resign again being chanted out loud. An increasing number of demonstrators flocked to the Champs Elysees avenue around midday on Sunday, setting objects alight and trying to block the iconic Read More

Israel warns of ‘crushing retaliation’ after Hezbollah says its rockets can reach Tel Aviv

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Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to crush Hezbollah if it launches an attack against Israel, after the militant group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, claimed that Tel Aviv was within rocket range. Speaking at a weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, The Israeli prime minister warned of a “crushing” retaliation should the Iran-backed, Lebanese group dare to strike. “Let Read More

Macron booed & told to ‘step down’ during Bastille Day parade in Paris

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France’s major national holiday didn’t proceed smoothly for President Emmanuel Macron, as dozens of protesters booed him and demanded his resignation ahead of a massive military parade in central Paris. Numerous people started to vent their anger at Macron moments before his motorcade – accompanied by the French horse guards – showed up at the Read More

Volkswagen to contribute $2.6 billion to Ford’s autonomous venture: source

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HAMBURG (Reuters) – Carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will inject $1 billion in capital and $1.6 billion worth of assets into Ford’s (F.N) self-driving unit, a source close to the matter said on Friday, as the two carmakers deepen a global alliance to share costs. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Volkswagen carmaker is seen at the entrance Read More

Oil prices rise amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Friday as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a tropical storm and as tensions continued in the Middle East. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Scheibenhard, near Strasbourg, France, October 6, 2017. Read More