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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...

US to mark 17 years since 9/11 at Pennsylvania field

US to mark 17 years since 911 at Pennsylvania field

11 September 2018 – President Donald Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a September 11th...

Djokovic claims 14th major with US Open victory

Djokovic Claims 14th Major With US Open Win

10 September 2018 – The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was angered by a crowd roaring for...

Satanic Pope Francis laments abuse in Vatican appearance

Pope Laments Abuse In Vatican Appearance

30 August 2018 – Pope Francis lamented how Irish church authorities failed to respond to the crimes of paedophilia and sexual abuse, speaking during his first public appearance at the Vatican after...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

29 August 2018 – A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled a wide area of Southern California last night. But there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The temblor struck...