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Oil dives on fears of glut, global economic slowdown

8 hours 43 min ago
Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts of record U.S. and Russian output hitting a market that may see weaker demand if global growth deteriorates as many expect.
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U.S. housing starts rise; single-family segment still weak

8 hours 49 min ago
U.S. homebuilding rebounded in November, driven by a surge in multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell to a 1-1/2-year low, pointing to deepening housing market weakness that could spill over to the broader economy.
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Equity markets edge up, dollar drops, on growth worries ahead of Fed meeting

9 hours 15 min ago
World stock markets inched higher on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will be able to raise interest rates much further amid turbulent markets and a weakening outlook for the global economy.
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Tech stocks, upbeat earnings boost Wall Street; Fed in focus

9 hours 45 min ago
Wall Street rose on Tuesday, helped by technology stocks, upbeat earnings reports and a rebound in few bellwether stocks, while investors awaited clues on the Federal Reserve's path for future rate hikes.
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British government to activate full 'no-deal' Brexit preparations

9 hours 53 min ago
The British government said on Tuesday it would implement plans for a no-deal Brexit in full and begin telling businesses and citizens to prepare for the risk of leaving the European Union without an agreement.
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Pittsburgh to propose tighter gun laws after synagogue attack

10 hours 11 min ago
The Pittsburgh city council on Tuesday was due to introduce a package of gun-control laws including a ban on assault-style rifles, nearly two months after a gunman shouting anti-Semitic messages killed 11 people in a synagogue.
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Oil drops on oversupply, equities sell-off

10 hours 40 min ago
Oil prices fell on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts of record U.S. and Russian output combined with a sharp sell-off in stock markets as the outlook for global growth deteriorated.
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Pittsburgh to vote on tighter gun laws after synagogue attack

10 hours 42 min ago
The Pittsburgh city council on Tuesday was due to vote on a package of gun-control laws including a ban on assault-style rifles, nearly two months after a gunman shouting anti-Semitic messages killed 11 people in a synagogue.
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Wall Street opens higher on tech boost; Fed in focus

10 hours 45 min ago
U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday boosted by technology shares, as investors wait for clues on the Federal Reserve's path for future rate hikes.
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U.S. housing starts rise; single-family segment remains weak

11 hours 11 min ago
U.S. homebuilding rebounded in November, driven by a surge in multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell to a 1-1/2-year low, pointing to deepening housing market weakness that could spill over to the broader economy.
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Trump pressures Fed before meeting, warns against 'another mistake'

11 hours 54 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday further sought to pressure the Federal Reserve as the central bank prepared to start its two-day policy meeting, warning the Fed's board not to "make yet another mistake" ahead of an expected interest rate hike.
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Special Report: Myanmar's moves could mean the Rohingya never go home

11 hours 55 min ago
By Poppy McPherson, Simon Lewis, Thu Thu Aung, Shoon Naing and Zeba Siddiqui
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Growth fears grip world markets ahead of Fed meeting

13 hours 2 min ago
World stock markets, the U.S. dollar and oil prices tumbled on Tuesday as fears about a slowing global economy gripped investors, just as the U.S. Federal Reserve looks set this week to deliver its fourth interest rate hike of the year.
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Renault-Nissan leaders to meet amid alliance crisis

13 hours 3 min ago
The head of Nissan and acting CEO of Renault will hold talks during a two day meeting of their carmaking partnership starting on Tuesday, sources said, amid a crisis in relations sparked by the arrest of long-time alliance supremo Carlos Ghosn.
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Violence against journalists hits unprecedented levels: RSF

13 hours 34 min ago
The murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a year when more than half of all journalists killed were targeted deliberately reflects a hatred of the media in many areas of society, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday.
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British government steps up 'no-deal' Brexit preparations

13 hours 49 min ago
Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers will on Tuesday step up preparations for a "no deal" Brexit, an outcome made more likely by a deadlock in parliament over the British leader's divorce deal with the European Union.
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China's Xi pledges 'unswerving' reforms, but on own terms

15 hours 19 min ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Tuesday for the unswerving implementation of reforms on Beijing's terms, saying no one could boss it around, but offered no new measures in a speech marking 40 years of market liberalization.
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Growth fears grip world stock markets before Fed meeting

15 hours 34 min ago
World stock markets tumbled on Tuesday as fears about a slowing global economy gripped investors, just as the U.S. Federal Reserve looks set this week to deliver its fourth interest-rate hike of the year.
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Oil drops 4 percent on oversupply, equities sell-off

15 hours 48 min ago
Oil prices fell 4 percent on Tuesday, dropping for a third consecutive session as reports of swelling inventories and forecasts of record U.S. and Russian output combined with a sharp sell-off in global stock markets.
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Kremlin rejects new U.S. reports alleging Russian election meddling

16 hours 5 min ago
The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected two new U.S. reports alleging Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying they lacked detail and failed to explain how the Russian government was allegedly involved.
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