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U.N. climate talks run into overtime, but deal “in reach”

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – United Nations’ climate talks to agree on the rules of the 2015 Paris Agreement dragged on into an extra day on Saturday as ministers tried to overcome the last political hurdles after working through the night. Participants take part in plenary session, during the final day of the COP24 U.N. Climate Read More

Wall St. looks to Fed outlook Wednesday for early Christmas gift

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors are eager for a touch of Christmas cheer from the U.S. Federal Reserve next week, hoping for signs the central bank may ease up on interest rate hikes next year and spark a Santa Claus rally. FILE PHOTO: A Wall Street sign is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange Read More

Small-cap S&P 600 index confirms bear market

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – As U.S. stocks have been rocked by trade tensions and monetary policy worries, shares of small-cap companies, by one measure, have now confirmed that they are in their first bear market in three years. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December Read More

Irish regulator investigates Facebook over private photo glitch

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(Reuters) – An Irish regulator said on Friday it was investigating Facebook Inc (FB.O) following the company’s disclosure that a bug may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches. The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), the lead regulator of Facebook in the European Read More

Global growth worry hits stocks, but U.S. data lifts dollar

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stocks tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe intensified global growth worries as investors weighed the broader impact of the trade dispute between the United States and China. Euro zone business ended the year on a weak note, expanding at the slowest pace Read More

U.S. consumer spending strengthening in boost to economy

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending gathered momentum in November as households bought furniture, electronics and a range of other goods, which could further allay fears of a significant slowdown in the American economy even as the outlook overseas continued to darken. FILE PHOTO: Durable goods are seen on sale in a store in Los Read More

U.S. core retail sales accelerate in November

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending gathered momentum in November as households bought furniture, electronics and a range of other goods, which could further allay fears of a significant slowdown in the economy. FILE PHOTO: Durable goods are seen on sale in a store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The Read More

Latest viral prank sweeping China has jewelers clutching their pearls (VIDEOS)

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Chinese social media has been flooded with videos of people trying on expensive jewelry and then pretending to run out of the store, while filming the, often over-the-top (literally), reactions of the unsuspecting jewelers. Panicked staff members are caught unawares and typically vault the shop counter and sprint after the ‘robbers’ who quickly stop and Read More

Chelsea fans accused of antisemitic chanting during match

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Chelsea fans have been accused of racist chanting in their Europa League draw away at Vidi on Thursday night. UEFA has been made aware of alleged racist chanting at the Groupama Arena in Budapest where Chelsea fans were reportedly heard using an antisemitic term in a song aimed at rivals Tottenham. This follows a club Read More

Japan's business mood, capex steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese business confidence and capital expenditure plans held steady from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, a sign companies weren’t significantly worried about escalating trade frictions and global growth concerns. FILE PHOTO – A worker cycles near a factory at the Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan, March 8, Read More