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Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race
December 13, 2017
Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.

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Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure
December 13, 2017
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations.
Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar: government
December 13, 2017
YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists were arrested on Tuesday evening in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, a government spokesman said.
Palestinian leader says Trump's Jerusalem 'crime' prevents U.S. peace role
December 13, 2017
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks.
At least 39 Yemenis dead in Saudi-led raid on police camp in Sanaa: official
December 13, 2017
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a military police camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding 90 more, including some prisoners, an official and witnesses said.
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WORLD • Business
Bitcoin: Electrifying Investment, Lousy Currency
December 13, 2017
It’s too soon to know whether bitcoin is a bubble ready to burst, but not too soon to conclude that it has failed in its mission to be a viable alternative to sovereign currencies like the dollar, Greg Ip writes.
Will Regulators Penalize Fox-Disney Deal Over Sports?
December 13, 2017
With viewers turning to streaming video, sports has come to dominate traditional TV. That’s one reason behind a potential 21st Century Fox--Disney deal. And it’s one reason why regulators could frown on such an agreement.
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Is Your Energy Bill Skyrocketing? Blame China
December 13, 2017
China's increasing demand for natural gas is spiking prices worldwide.
After Bitcoin Spike, MtGox Creditors Want to Yank the Failed Exchange Out of Bankruptcy
December 13, 2017
Who gets to keep over $3 billion in Bitcoin is at stake.
‘How to…’: What We Wanted to Learn to Do in 2017, According to Google
December 13, 2017
Hint: The top pick is homemade and sticky.
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WORLD • Markets
Dow jumps 110 points, hits record high ahead of Fed decision
December 13, 2017
U.S. stocks traded higher as investors awaited the latest monetary policy decision from the Federal Reserve.
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Dow jumps 110 points, hits record high ahead of Fed decision
December 13, 2017
U.S. stocks traded higher as investors awaited the latest monetary policy decision from the Federal Reserve.
Europe ends under pressure as utilities slip 2%; Fed decision looms
December 13, 2017
European stocks ended Wednesday in the red, as investors waited patiently for the outcome of the Fed's policy meeting.
US futures pause for breath ahead of Fed rate decision
December 13, 2017
U.S. stock index futures are set for a relatively flat open on Wednesday.
US Treasury yields fall after CPI data, Fed rate decision in focus
December 13, 2017
U.S. government debt yields fell Wednesday after consumer pricing data; investors awaited a decision from the Fed.
Asia markets edge higher ahead of Fed decision; dollar slips after Alabama election results
December 13, 2017
Asian markets finished mixed as investors awaited the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
Dollar drops on disappointing US inflation data
December 13, 2017
Investors pressed the pause button on a two-week rally in the dollar on Wednesday.
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WORLD • Economy
A US tax plan for economic nationalism
December 13, 2017
One of its many flaws is how it treats cross-border production

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WORLD • Opinion
Financial Investors’ Wish List for 2018
December 13, 2017

Given how well investors have been doing lately, many are probably hoping for more of the same in the coming year. But what they should really be wishing for is that economic and policy fundamentals improve to the point that they validate existing asset prices, while laying a foundation for greater gains.

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Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns
Doug Jones strikes a blow against Donald Trump and for morality in American politics.
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