Economy

Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out

Japan is one of the top USA allies in Asia, and Rodrigo Duterte (left) said Shinzo Abe had raised the issue with him in a meeting. China, although delighted to have Duterte disparage the United States alliance system in Asia, "also recognizes that Duterte may be an unreliable partner and that an explicitly anti-US alliance is not in China's interests". Read More

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Mother of slain woman says West Valley police improving

Mother of slain woman says West Valley police improving

The officer, whose name has not been released, died at the scene. A West Valley City police officer has died after he was struck by a vehicle during a chase and three people are in custody. Responding officers immediately called for medical assistance to attend to Brotherson, to no avail. They are now being questioned to determine their level of involvement. Read More

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Pence Speaks at Holland Rally

Pence used the phrase "drain the swamp", which has become a staple in the Trump campaign. Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the campaign believes if Clinton wins Nevada and MI, she "is going to be the next president of the United States". Read More

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Daesh using tens of thousands of human shields

Daesh using tens of thousands of human shields

He added that a US jet struck a school in Tall Kayf just north of Mosul on Monday, resulting in an as yet undetermined number of casualties. The Islamic State terrorist group has kidnapped almost 8,000 families from outlying areas of Iraq's Mosul city, and is using them as human shields in an attempt to deter the Iraqi army from attacking their positions, the United Nations said on Friday, according to IANS. Read More

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Throngs of Chicago Cubs fans expected for parade

Throngs of Chicago Cubs fans expected for parade

Before the hours-long parade even steps off, tens of thousands of people are making their way into the site of the celebration-capping rally to honor the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The Clevelanders overcame adversity to make their unexpected run to the World Series, shuffling their rotation after injuries to young starting pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar, and doing without injured, hard-hitting outfielder Michael Brantley for almost the whole season. Read More

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Gold dips as dollar rises

A Clinton victory would likely bump the metal's price up toward $1,400, though a Democratic sweep of Congress, clearing the way for a boost in fiscal spending could drive the price higher still. "In this environment, the probability of a December rate hike would fall from the current 78% being priced into the interest rate markets to closer to 20-30%", Weston added. Read More

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United Kingdom manufacturing expands, aided by pound weakness

The index readings for new orders and output for October were both much higher than in September, and those for input and output prices rose even more, indicating a return of inflationary pressure. Stronger demand led improved domestic orders as the level of new export sales fell slightly over the month. The sub-index for business activity posted its second consecutive contraction while the sub-index for new orders also ended four months of expansion to contract. Read More

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Crude Oil Prices Show Early Topping Signs Near 4-Month Highs

In a preliminary inventory report on Tuesday, trade group American Petroleum Institute (API) said USA crude stocks rose 4.8 million barrels in the week to October 21, almost three times a forecast by analysts polled by Reuters. Futures were little changed in NY after falling 1.6 per cent yesterday. A short-term cap in oil output would reduce market volatility, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday at a meeting with OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo, as both look ... Read More

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Perry's 'Madea' stuns Hanks' 'Inferno' in box office upset

Perry's 'Madea' stuns Hanks' 'Inferno' in box office upset

America's Dad can win our hearts, but he can't beat Madea at the box office on Halloween weekend, even if he's got an intergalactic hero in the making by his side. Internationally, the film has already garnered approximately $132.9 million since its debut. Poorly reviewed and coming seven years after the last Robert Langdon thriller, " Inferno " arrived long after the Dan Brown craze. Read More

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Keep in mind to put your clocks back tonight

Keep in mind to put your clocks back tonight

The end of October is in sight, which means we can all look forward to an extra hour's sleep this weekend. Who needs an extra hour in bed anyway! He published a pamphlet called The Waste of Daylight campaigning for a scheme to change the clocks, which was eventually introduced a year after Willett's death. Read More

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Venezuelan gov't, opposition hold marches as political tension grows

On the streets of Caracas , Iglesias dismissed calls for dialogue Wednesday, saying talks only make sense if the Venezuelan government will listen and respond to the opposition's demands. The protests are likely to escalate in the following two months, generating widespread business disruption and threatening government instability as they come at a time when, in IHS's view, the economy is set to contract 11.7% this week and shortages of food and basic goods are severely intensifying and ... Read More

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Asian shares mixed as dollar gains against yen, China yuan

Asian shares mixed as dollar gains against yen, China yuan

Dai-ichi Life Holdings soared 3.2 percent, Sompo Holdings surged 2.0 percent, while Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group rose 1.7 percent and Mizuho Financial Group gained 1.2 percent. It jumped 1.99 percent from a week earlier. It grew 0.5 percent between July and September, a touch less than the second quarter's 0.7 percent, enough to temper fears about an immediate economic impact following the Brexit decision. Read More

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Tata stocks plunge on concerns over Mistry letter

Mr Mistry said there was no sign of profitability on the Tata Nano project - which had been launched as the world's cheapest auto - and criticised a failure to face up to the reality of its consistently losing money. Analysts also point out that Tata group companies were chalking out good gains in the market over the last few years but the recent imbroglio may see investors seeking more clarity on the group's strategy in the coming months. Read More

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Twitter may axe another 300 jobs

Twitter may axe another 300 jobs

Twitter may lay off as many as 300 people this week in the wake of a failed attempt to find a buyer, according to a new report. Last year, in October, Twitter announced downsizing about 8% of its workforce, or 336 employees, a week after Jack Dorsey took over as a permanent chief executive officer (CEO) of the company . Read More

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Merck & Co.'s Keytruda Is

Merck & Co.'s Keytruda Is "Off to The Races"

The company said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Keytruda for use in certain previously untreated lung cancer patients, making it the only approved first-line treatment. Leerink analyst Seamus Fernandez said the news should cement Merck's position as leader in the first-line lung cancer field for at least the next 12 to 18 months, after when the battle is likely to shift to new combination therapies. Read More

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Clinton Uses Trump to Tout Down-Ballot Democrats

New polls suggest Mrs Clinton remains well ahead nationally and in several battleground states. Over the years, Clinton, who also served as a senator for New York, has expressed allegiance to the Cubs and the New York Yankees. That is her highest score since the start of the race to succeed Barack Obama in the White House. In Nevada, the president is trying to help Democrats retain the seat of the Senate's top Democrat, Harry Reid, who is serving out his fifth term before retiring. Read More

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ICC oversight chief calls on South Africa, Burundi to remain

ICC oversight chief calls on South Africa, Burundi to remain

It wouldn't have been tokenism, because there are, unfortunately, plenty of non-African war criminals. The court now has state responsibility jurisdiction, which costs much less than criminal trials. Some African leaders have criticized the global body for interfering with their internal affairs. Bashir was attending an African Union summit in Johannesburg, when the government refused a request by the ICC to arrest him. Read More

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