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Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy
October 19, 2017
Spain is to begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia after a disputed independence vote.

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Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy as it threatens with formal independence
October 19, 2017
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule after the region's leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks.
Britain's new concessions are not enough, EU leaders tell May
October 19, 2017
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders welcomed a proposal by British Prime Minister Theresa May aimed at unblocking Brexit talks, but said concessions to ease the fears of EU citizens living in Britain were not enough.
Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base: officials
October 19, 2017
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants saying they had killed 60.
Germany's FDP, Greens try to find common ground at first talks
October 19, 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - A first meeting between Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens about joining a coalition led by conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on finding out common points of agreement, FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer said on Thursday.
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WORLD • Business
U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 44-Year Low
October 19, 2017
The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in 44 years, reflecting power outages in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have disrupted the application process.
WeWork: A $20 Billion Startup Fueled by Silicon Valley Pixie Dust
October 19, 2017
The office-space provider’s 38-year-old CEO sells tech investors on his vision for communal workplaces that appeal to millennials—while critics call it an overvalued real-estate play.
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People Can’t Stop Playing This Game That Lets You Clap for Chinese President Xi Jinping
October 19, 2017
A mobile app has racked up over 400 million plays.
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Just Tweeted an Epic Troll of the U.K. Over Brexit
October 19, 2017
He's going to be spending "a lot more time" in Frankfurt, he says.
Nissan Pauses Car Production in Japan After Major Recall
October 19, 2017
To address misconduct in its inspection procedures.
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WORLD • Markets
Oil prices sink as traders take profits after run-up on geopolitical tension
October 19, 2017
Oil prices slipped on Thursday as traders booked profits, but held onto most of their recent gains.
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Oil prices sink as traders take profits after run-up on geopolitical tension
October 19, 2017
Oil prices slipped on Thursday as traders booked profits, but held onto most of their recent gains.
Dow falls 50 points as Apple pushes it off record highs
October 19, 2017
U.S. equities fell following a record-setting session in which the Dow closed above 23,000 for the first time.
Europe closed lower on Catalonia uncertainty and mixed earnings
October 19, 2017
Europe fell into the red on Thursday, as the crisis surrounding Catalonia escalated and investors looked to earnings.
Dow futures fall 97 points as stocks look to pull back from record highs
October 19, 2017
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open, as investors braced for a pullback from record levels.
US Treasurys higher as investors turn attention to data, auction news
October 19, 2017
U.S. government debt prices were higher Thursday as investors awaited the latest news surrounding the auctions, data and central bank space.
Asian shares close mixed after China GDP meets expectations
October 19, 2017
Major indexes in Asia closed mixed as investors digested a barrage of economic data releases out of China.
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WORLD • Economy
Inflation sends UK retail sales down in September
October 19, 2017
Rising prices and squeezed household budgets curb consumer spending

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WORLD • Opinion
Don’t Bank on Bankruptcy for Banks
October 18, 2017

As a part of their efforts to roll back the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, congressional Republicans have approved a measure that would have courts, rather than regulators, oversee megabank bankruptcies. It is now up to the Trump administration to decide if it wants to set the stage for a repeat of the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008.

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The White House Sees Only Dollar Signs in the Arctic
October 19, 2017
With subterfuge and an ear for those who can gain financially, the administration pushes to drill oil and mine gold in fragile areas.
Congress, End the Health Care Chaos. You Have 9 Million Kids to Protect.
October 19, 2017
The Children’s Health Insurance Program has had bipartisan support, as does a compromise to save Obamacare. Republicans could wreck both.
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