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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