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As worries about populism in Europe rise, investors bet on stock market volatility

Investors are betting on heightened political uncertainty and greater volatility in European stock markets ahead of European Parliament elections in May amid growing concerns about rising populism.


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Posted 2019/03/22 00:24:05

GM to announce $300 million investment in Orion EV/AV plant

General Motors Co will announce on Friday plans to invest $300 million in a suburban Detroit plant that builds electric and self-driving vehicles for Chevrolet and the automaker's self-driving Cruise unit, two people familiar with the plans said on Thursday.


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Posted 2019/03/21 21:10:04

New Zealand marks one week since mosque attack with prayers, scarves

New Zealanders prepared for nationwide prayers on Friday to mark one week since a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 worshippers.


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Posted 2019/03/21 21:09:41

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid rising floodwaters in Midwestern U.S.

Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Thursday as floodwaters that left a swath of destruction across Nebraska and Iowa surged downstream, swamping small towns, roads and farmland in the U.S Midwest.


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Posted 2019/03/21 21:08:39

The Fed is prodding Americans to buy more on credit

The Federal Reserve's decisive statement this week that interest rates are unlikely to rise this year sends a signal to U.S. households: keep buying stuff.


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Posted 2019/03/21 21:06:25

Man charged with sending bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal charges in connection with the mailing of bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump.


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Posted 2019/03/21 20:58:52

Wall Street powers world stocks; dollar up on Brexit woes

Wall Street led global stocks higher on Thursday on the back of upbeat economic data, while the dollar rallied despite the Federal Reserve's uber-dovish stance as Brexit worries weighed on the euro and sterling.


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Posted 2019/03/21 20:55:14

Wall Street rises as Apple, tech shares climb

An Apple-led tech rally pushed Wall Street higher on Thursday as jitters over the Federal Reserve's forecast of an economic slowdown were calmed by upbeat economic data.


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Posted 2019/03/21 20:33:43

EU considers options for Brexit delay: May 7, year-end or open-ended, diplomats say

European Union leaders were considering different options on delaying Brexit on Thursday, possibly until May 7, the end of the year or even leaving the date open for now, diplomatic sources said.


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Posted 2019/03/21 20:13:35

Biogen scraps two Alzheimer drug trials, wipes $18 billion from market value

Biogen Inc and partner Eisai Co Ltd are ending two late-stage trials of their experimental Alzheimer's disease drug aducanumab, a major setback in the quest to find a treatment for the mind-wasting disease and a blow to Biogen, which lost more than $18 billion of its value on Thursday.


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Posted 2019/03/21 20:12:42

Boeing to offer safety feature as standard in 737 MAX software upgrade -sources

Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have warned earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes that killed almost 350 people, two officials briefed on the matter said on Thursday.


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Posted 2019/03/21 20:07:00

Boeing to mandate safety alert in 737 MAX software upgrade: sources

Boeing Co will mandate a previously optional cockpit warning light as part of a forthcoming software update to the 737 MAX fleet that was grounded in the wake of two fatal crashes, two officials briefed on the matter said Thursday.


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Posted 2019/03/21 20:07:00

In major shift, Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.


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Posted 2019/03/21 20:02:14

Aid workers rush to rescue African cyclone victims amid mounting death toll

Rescue workers plucked more survivors to safety from trees and roofs on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.


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Posted 2019/03/21 19:28:40

Mozambique death toll at 217 after cyclone: government minister

The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique stood at 217 and around 15,000 people still needed to be rescued, the Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said on Thursday.


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Posted 2019/03/21 07:56:12

New Zealand bans military type semi-automatic weapons used in mosque massacre

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.


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Posted 2019/03/21 07:51:40

Dutch populist wins provincial elections after Utrecht attack

An upstart populist party shocked the Dutch political establishment by winning the most votes in provincial elections after a preliminary count in the early hours of Thursday, boosted by a possible terrorist attack this week in the city of Utrecht.


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Posted 2019/03/21 07:22:14

Special Report - Shattered sanctuary: In Christchurch, an imam seeks to rebuild

Ibrahim Abdelhalim was at his mosque last week in the Linwood neighborhood of Christchurch, New Zealand, delivering a prayer as he usually does on Friday afternoons. The 67-year-old grandfather had already spoken about "tasting the sweetness of faith" as a Muslim obedient to God and willing to serve humanity.


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Posted 2019/03/21 07:05:48

Asian shares rise on Fed dovishness; growth concerns linger

Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve abandoned forecasts for any interest rate hikes this year,


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Posted 2019/03/21 06:59:26

Boeing, FAA face more pressure from U.S. lawmakers over 737 MAX accidents

Pressure mounted on Boeing Co in Washington as U.S. lawmakers called for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets, even as the world's biggest planemaker worked to return the grounded fleet to the skies.


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Posted 2019/03/21 06:17:55