Tech stocks drag down Wall Street

Tech stocks drag down Wall Street

U.S. stocks ended lower in a choppy trading session on Monday as tech stocks were pressured by lingering worries over interest rates and corporate earnings.
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U.S. companies pull out of Saudi conference

U.S. companies pull out of Saudi conference

Ford, BlackRock, JPMorgan Chase and MasterCard are among many U.S. companies that pulled out of the "Future Investment Initiative" conference in Saudi Arabia.
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Sears' first bankruptcy hearing

Sears' first bankruptcy hearing

Sears' lawyers attended first bankruptcy hearing in White Plains, New York, after the retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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Japan's Abe pledges sales tax hike in 2019

Japan's Abe pledges sales tax hike in 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to go ahead with an increase in the national sales tax in October next year despite fears it could damage the economy. Francis Maguire reports
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Trump sends Pompeo to Saudi over missing reporter

Trump sends Pompeo to Saudi over missing reporter

President Trump is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to find out what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It comes after a phone conversation with the Saudi king.
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9/11 co-organizer released from German jail, to be deported to Morocco

9/11 co-organizer released from German jail, to be deported to Morocco

Mounir El Motassadeq, a friend of the September 11 hijackers who was sentenced to 15 years in a German prison in 2007 for being an accessory to mass murder, was deported to his native Morocco on Monday (October 15). Matthew Larotonda reports
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Why Italy might cook up a new euro debt crisis

Why Italy might cook up a new euro debt crisis

Investors fear Italy's big spending plans could create a new euro zone debt crisis - only much worse than when the world was just worried about Greece, a much smaller economy.
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Canadian students go to college to learn how to grow pot

Canadian students go to college to learn how to grow pot

As Canadians prepare for the legalization of recreational cannabis this week, 24 students are becoming the first in the country to get formal credentials in growing pot.
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Merkel vows to regain trust after conservative losses in Bavaria

Merkel vows to regain trust after conservative losses in Bavaria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says heavy losses for her conservative allies in a Bavarian state election showed that voters had lost trust in government and promised to fight to regain it. Francesca Lynagh reports
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Japan's Abe pledges sales tax hike in 2019

Japan's Abe pledges sales tax hike in 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to go ahead with an increase in the national sales tax in October next year despite fears it could damage the economy. Francis Maguire reports
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U.S. tariffs loom at China's biggest trade fair

U.S. tariffs loom at China's biggest trade fair

China's manufacturing might is front and centre at its largest trade expo, the Canton Fair. But, as Samantha Vadas reports, the thousands of exporters who have turned up to show off their goods are facing an uncertain future as a bitter trade war rag
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Britain's May says Irish backstop cannot derail Brexit

Britain's May says Irish backstop cannot derail Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing growing pressure to rethink her plan for leaving the EU after Brexit talks reached a stand-off at the weekend over the so-called Irish backstop. As Laura Frykberg reports, the crisis has kept sterling nea
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U.S. retail sales inch up in September

U.S. retail sales inch up in September

U.S. retail sales barely rose in September as a rebound in motor vehicle purchases was offset by the biggest drop in spending at restaurants and bars in nearly two years.
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People killed in flashfloods in southern France, waters rising

People killed in flashfloods in southern France, waters rising

Several months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours overnight in the southwestern Aude district of France.
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Italian cabinet to approve budget on Tuesday as EU, markets fret

Italian cabinet to approve budget on Tuesday as EU, markets fret

Italy's cabinet is meeting but the approval of the 2019 budget, which envisages a jump in the deficit that has upset financial markets and drawn criticism from the European Commission, has slipped to Tuesday. As Sonia Legg reports,the government has
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Sen. Warren releases DNA test results

Sen. Warren releases DNA test results

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released the results of a DNA analysis showing she has distant Native American ancestry. Havovi Cooper reports
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Ex-retail titan Sears files for bankruptcy

Ex-retail titan Sears files for bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday with a plan to close 142 more stores, throwing into doubt the future of the century-old retailer that once dominated U.S. malls but has withered in the age of internet shopping.
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Flurry of threats hit global markets

Flurry of threats hit global markets

Global shares failed to rebound on Monday as threats such as trade wars, rising U.S. yields, Chinese growth, Brexit and the Italy/EU budget row continued to weigh on markets. As Francis Maguire reports, oil prices also rose as tension over the disapp
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SoftBank's Saudi ties unnerve investors as journalist crisis deepens

SoftBank's Saudi ties unnerve investors as journalist crisis deepens

SoftBank Group Corp saw its shares drop on Monday as fallout from the disappearance of a Saudi journalist spread to the Japanese conglomerate, whose nearly $100 billion Vision Fund is almost half financed by Saudi Arabia. As Laura Frykberg reports,
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Prince Harry and Meghan expecting first baby

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting first baby

Britain's Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry, is pregnant with the couple's first child due in the spring of 2019, Kensington Palace said on Monday.
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Brits abroad hope for Brexit summit certainty

Brits abroad hope for Brexit summit certainty

A long-awaited EU summit to finally settle the terms of Britain's departure from the European Union can't come soon enough for many British people living in countries like France.
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Prince Harry and Meghan expecting baby, Kensington Palace says

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting baby, Kensington Palace says

Britain's Duchess of Sussex, wife of Prince Harry, is pregnant with the couple's first child due in the spring of 2019.
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Korean Air chief indicted for embezzlement

Korean Air chief indicted for embezzlement

Korean Air Lines Chairman Cho Yang-ho is indicted on charges including embezzlement and breach of trust, adding to a string of woes at the country's biggest airline group.
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Turkey has recordings of alleged Saudi murder - paper

Turkey has recordings of alleged Saudi murder - paper

Turkey's investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has revealed recordings made on his Apple Watch, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday, and President Trump vowed "severe punishment" if Saudi's were in...
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Hope fades in search for hurricane survivors

Hope fades in search for hurricane survivors

The hunt for missing people in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael early Sunday is turning into a search for the dead, as officials say the hope of finding more people alive is fading in the Florida Panhandle.
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Lookahead: markets look to earnings, EU summit to cure recent pains

Lookahead: markets look to earnings, EU summit to cure recent pains

Markets are looking to Q3 earnings reports to give them a lift after last week's heavy falls. And, as David Pollard reports, traders also hope for some strong medicine from this week's EU summit, amid expectations of a breakthrough in Brexit negotia
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U.S. wants 'regime change' in Iran - Rouhani

U.S. wants 'regime change' in Iran - Rouhani

The United States is seeking 'regime change' in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that the current U.S. administration is the most hostile that the Islamic Republic has faced in its four decades. Mia Womersley reports
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South Korean climbers killed in Nepal storm

South Korean climbers killed in Nepal storm

A group of South Korean climbers and their Nepali guides have been killed after a storm hit their camp on a Himalayan peak in west Nepal, officials said on Saturday.
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Trump thanks Turkey for pastor's release

Trump thanks Turkey for pastor's release

President Donald Trump said the release and return of Andrew Brunson will be a "tremendous" step toward better relations between the United States and Turkey, where the Christian pastor was detained for two years. Colette Luke has more.
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Gaza fishermen struggle as Israel reduces fishing zone

Gaza fishermen struggle as Israel reduces fishing zone

Fishermen in the Gaza region say the new Israeli restriction on the fishing zone off the Palestinian enclave is financially crippling - and unbearable. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
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Turkey says it has recordings of dissident's murder - paper

Turkey says it has recordings of dissident's murder - paper

Turkey's investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has revealed recordings made on his Apple Watch purportedly indicate he was tortured and killed, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday. Mia Womersley repor
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Bodies of 11 babies found hidden in former funeral home in Detroit

Bodies of 11 babies found hidden in former funeral home in Detroit

The bodies of 11 babies were found hidden at a former funeral home in Detroit on Friday after authorities received an anonymous letter leading them to the remains. Conway G.
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Behind Bavaria's harsh rhetoric, schools offer migrants warm welcome

Behind Bavaria's harsh rhetoric, schools offer migrants warm welcome

Bavaria's conservative ruling party is one of the harshest critics of Germany's immigration policies. But remarkably, the party has enacted the most progressive strategy in the country for educating and integrating the migrants that have already arri
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Drones, 3D tech map war-torn heritage sites

Drones, 3D tech map war-torn heritage sites

A French start-up is using drones and 3D technology to create digital reconstructions of cultural heritage sites destroyed by conflict in the Middle East.
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China's trade surplus with U.S. hits new record

China's trade surplus with U.S. hits new record

China's vast export engine unexpectedly kicked into higher gear in September, producing a record trade surplus with the U.S. that could exacerbate the already-heated dispute between Beijing and Washington.
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Turkey frees U.S. pastor, easing diplomatic spat

Turkey frees U.S. pastor, easing diplomatic spat

The evangelical pastor at the heart of the rapidly deteriorating relationship between the United States and Turkey has been released by a Turkish court after being held in the country for two years. Emily Wither was outside the court in Izmir.
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U.S. FDA cracks down on electronic cigarette producers

U.S. FDA cracks down on electronic cigarette producers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent letters to 21 electronic cigarette manufacturers seeking information to assess whether the products are being marketed illegally.
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Wall Street rebounds from sell-off

Wall Street rebounds from sell-off

Wall Street indexes snapped a losing streak on Friday and technology stocks came roaring back after a week of blistering losses.
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Turmoil in Zimbabwe as new tax forces rush on goods

Turmoil in Zimbabwe as new tax forces rush on goods

The effects of a new tax on money transfers is taking hold in Zimbabwe. The new levy imposed last week has been met by public outcry. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube said last week the 2 percent tax would be used for roads and the health and educati...
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Empty shelves, poor customer service behind Sears' demise

Empty shelves, poor customer service behind Sears' demise

Shoppers, former employees, and vendors say Sears' problems include limited merchandise, poor customer service, and bad leadership.
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Italian cabinet to approve 2019 budget on Monday: Di Maio

Italian cabinet to approve 2019 budget on Monday: Di Maio

The cabinet will approve Italy’s 2019 budget on Monday, five days before the official deadline for presenting the financial package, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday.
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Construction robot lifts and welds

Construction robot lifts and welds

A Japanese humanoid robot can lift plasterboard sheets and affix them to a frame using a screwdriver. As Fred Katayama reports, the developer hopes it'll someday help alleviate a labor shortage.
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Saudis face business backlash over missing journalist

Saudis face business backlash over missing journalist

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is among the firms to suspend or cancel Saudi projects following the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Robust profit growth at big U.S. banks

Robust profit growth at big U.S. banks

Three of the largest U.S. banks posted double-digit percentage profit growth in the latest quarter, pushing their beleaguered shares up at the market open.
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German high speed ICE train catches fire, no injured

German high speed ICE train catches fire, no injured

A fire on board a German high speed ICE train with 510 passengers early on Friday left no one injured, according to local authorities.
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Gaza's fishermen struggle as Israel tightens restricted fishing zone

Gaza's fishermen struggle as Israel tightens restricted fishing zone

Israel tightened the restricted fishing zone off the Palestinian enclave from 9 to 6 nautical miles, deepening the economic crisis in the enclave dominated by the Hamas Islamist militant group.
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Britain's recovering RBS delivers first dividend in a decade

Britain's recovering RBS delivers first dividend in a decade

Royal Bank of Scotland paid its first dividend since a 2008 British government bailout on Friday, rewarding around 190,000 shareholders with a 2 pence per share payout.
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Yemen school bus strike survivors return to class

Yemen school bus strike survivors return to class

Most kids return to school worrying about homework and discipline. But these young Yemenis are afraid an airstrike will hit their school, and are mourning dozens of classmates killed in an August airstrike.
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