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Former US president George H.W. Bush dies aged 94

Former US President George H.W. Bush Dies Aged 94

03 December 2018 – George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of...

US stock indexes edge higher after a big gain

Rising interest rates send US stocks tumbling

28 November 2018 – Stocks wobbled last night as large high-dividend stocks rose and smaller companies sank. Major indexes were coming off big gains the day before. Big health care...

Japanese government to lift age restrictions on US beef

Japan Government To Lift Age Restrictions On US Beef

15 November 2018 – A research panel of Japan’s food safety commission said today that safety would be assured even after the removal of import restrictions on U.S. beef...

Pompeo wants thorough Saudi probe on missing journalist

Pompeo wants thorough Saudi probe on missing journalist

17 October 2018 – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Saudi leaders yesterday to conduct a “thorough” probe into the disappearance of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi two weeks ago....

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

15 October 2018 – Saudi Arabia yesterday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible...

Rising interest rates send US stocks crashing

Rising interest rates send US stocks tumbling

05 October 2018 – U.S. stocks tumbled last night as this week’s spike in U.S. interest rates rippled through global markets. Investors sold high-flying technology and internet stocks and the Nasdaq...

Retailers sink as Amazon raises hourly pay

Retailers sink as Amazon raises hourly pay

03 October 2018 – Retailers sank last night after Amazon said it will raise hourly wages for U.S. employees, and smaller companies continued to stumble. Several big industrial companies rose,...

China manufacturing weakens amid US tariff battle

China Manufacturing Weakens Amid US Tariff Battle

01 October 2018 – Two surveys show China’s manufacturing weakened in September as export demand shrank amid a tariff battle with Washington. The official China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing...

Facebook unveils new virtual-reality headset Quest

Facebook unveils new virtual-reality headset Quest

27 September 2018 – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it’s appropriate his company’s...

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

21 September 2018 – Pricier and bigger new iPhone models made their market debut in Japan today, with the country’s three leading mobile carriers starting sales of the XS...