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Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 159
August 24, 2016
At least 159 people have been killed and more than 360 injured in a 6.2-magnitude quake in central Italy, officials say.

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Los Angeles celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day'
August 24, 2016
Alex Butler
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Fans, friends, and family bellowed "Kobe, Kobe, Kobe," Wednesday at Los Angeles City Hall.
Cleveland Browns' Hue Jackson intent on seeing Josh Gordon on field
August 24, 2016
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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns are not interested in trading away Josh Gordon, despite an ESPN report claiming that several teams have called to inquire about the wide receiver.
Italy earthquake: Dozens killed, hurt and missing; Obama offers U.S. support
August 24, 2016
Shawn Price, Andrew V. Pestano, Scott T. Smith and Doug G. Ware
ROME, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The death toll continues to rise after an earthquake leveled towns in Italy Wednesday, and buried residents under mountains of rubble, civil officials said.
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WORLD • Business
HP Reports Lower Earnings, Revenue
August 24, 2016
HP’s revenue and earnings shrank in the most recent quarter, but the company showed signs of stabilizing the personal-computer business, its largest revenue source.
Are Your Sheets 'Egyptian Cotton?'
August 24, 2016
Wal-Mart Stores, Target and other big U.S. retailers have become entangled in a controversy over whether one of India’s biggest textile companies has been supplying their stores with phony “Egyptian cotton” sheets.
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It’s Time to Start Worrying About a Frexit
August 24, 2016
Not to mention Quitaly.
Inside Germany’s Controversial Terrorism Plan
August 24, 2016
Measures include a ban on the burqa.
Here’s Why Richard Branson Is at War With U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn
August 24, 2016
It's partly a debate over who's responsible for the everyday hell on Britain's trains
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WORLD • Markets
Markets watching out for Janet Yellen on Thursday, and now also Hillary Clinton
August 24, 2016
Stock traders have been watching out for Janet Yellen all week, but they were blindsided by Hillary Clinton.
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Stocks close lower, health care posts worst session since June 24
August 24, 2016
Stocks closed lower, with health care shedding 1.5 percent, while investors eagerly awaited a speech from Janet Yellen.
Gold futures fall as dollar firms
August 24, 2016
Gold futures fell on Wednesday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen this weekend.
Treasury Dept auctions $34B of 5-year notes at a high yield of 1.125%
August 24, 2016
U.S. government debt prices were flat to slightly higher Wednesday, as traders kept an eye on oil and key data.
US crude settles 2.77 pct lower at $46.77 amid EIA report of inventory build
August 24, 2016
Oil prices fell as an unexpected increase in U.S. crude stocks revived worries about the supply glut.
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New York Minute: Expensive Medicine
August 24, 2016

As markets rethink emerging markets ahead of Janet Yellen’s speech in Jackson Hole, John Authers looks at the continuing political problems for healthcare stocks.

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WORLD • Economy
Last-ditch US effort to quash Apple’s EU tax demand
August 24, 2016
Sharp escalation of transatlantic feud over bill for billions of euros
Eurozone recovery weathers Brexit shock
August 23, 2016
Activity confounds expectations of sharp drop with 7-month high

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WORLD • Opinion
The Scarecrow of National Debt
August 24, 2016

Many people think that, however burdensome heavy taxes are, it is more honest for governments to raise them to pay for their spending than it is to incur debt. But public debt in the US and the UK is far below the level at which it would crowd out private spending today or depress future generations' consumption.

Trump’s Pro-ISIS Foreign Policy
August 24, 2016

Donald Trump’s recent claim that his opponent in the US presidential race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama founded the Islamic State is vicious nonsense. But it is also an ironic charge for Trump to make: if anyone is helping ISIS, it is he.

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