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Record highs set by Nasdaq, S&P 500 on upbeat earnings, oil gains
1 hour ago
Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes setting record closing highs on Wall Street, while European energy shares posted their biggest daily gain since January as crude prices surged.
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Bowing to U.S. demands, U.N. waters down resolution on sexual violence in con...
1 hour ago
A U.S. threat to veto U.N. Security Council action on sexual violence in conflict was averted on Tuesday after a long-agreed phrase was removed because President Donald Trump's administration sees it as code for abortion, diplomats said.
[From Reuters: Top News]
S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record closing highs on upbeat earnings
1 hour ago
The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq registered record closing highs after a broadbased rally on Tuesday, as a clutch of better-than-expected earnings reports eased concerns about a slowdown.
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Former U.S. vice president Biden to announce 2020 election run on Thursday
1 hour ago
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday that he is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 2020 election, a source familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Snap returns to user growth on new shows, Android app; shares jump
1 hour ago
Snap Inc on Tuesday beat Wall Street targets for quarterly revenue as its photo-messaging app Snapchat added users for the first time in three quarters, backed by the popularity of its original shows and the launch of a new Android app, sending its shares up 12 percent.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Exclusive: Sri Lanka warned of threat hours before suicide attacks - sources
1 hour ago
By Shihar Aneez, Ranga Sirilal, Joe Brock and Sanjeev Miglani
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Islamic State claims Sri Lanka blasts, as government says probe making progress
1 hour ago
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand.
[From Reuters: Top News]
U.S. accuses pair of stealing secrets, spying on GE to aid China
2 hours ago
A former engineer and a Chinese businessman have been charged with economic espionage and conspiring to steal trade secrets from General Electric Co to benefit China, according to an indictment unsealed by the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Kushner says Mueller probe damaged U.S. more than Russia did
3 hours ago
White House advisor and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election harmed U.S. democracy more than Moscow's interference did.
[From Reuters: Top News]
North Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday: Kremlin
4 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program, a Kremlin official said.
[From Reuters: Top News]
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