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European stocks slide at open London (AFP) - Europe's main stock markets slid at the start of trading on Thursday following losses in Asia and on Wall Street in the wake of poorly-received US economic data.
Yahoo! News | Mar 26, 2015 08:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial Gap A riot at a private immigration prison in Willacy County, Texas, forced officials to close the facility and relocate 2,800 inmates. But it also left the county with a $2.3 million budget shortfall.
NPR.org | Mar 26, 2015 07:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Greece optimistic on deal with euro zone next week Greece is optimistic about reaching a deal on economic reforms with its euro zone peers early next week, unblocking urgently needed funding, its economy minister said on Thursday. After talks with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel in th
Yahoo! News | Mar 26, 2015 07:36 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Thais smile through gritted teeth for China's tourists Public outrage forced the Thai government to issue thousands of Chinese-language etiquette manuals last month in an effort to ensure sightseers behave themselves. Feathers were ruffled anew in March when a Thai model posted a video on Facebook accusing Ch
Yahoo! News | Mar 26, 2015 07:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Central Africa's c.bank cuts 2015 GDP forecast, holds rate YAOUNDE (Reuters) - The governor of the central bank of the six-nation Central African CEMAC zone on Wednesday trimmed its 2015 economic growth forecast to 4.2 percent from 5 percent. Lucas Abaga Nchama, governor of the regional bank, known as BEAC, kept
Yahoo! News | Mar 26, 2015 06:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Asia stocks down on weak data, Wall Street dive Asian stock markets mostly fell Thursday, battered by weak U.S. economic data, tensions in the Middle East and Wall Street's retreat from near record highs.
Yahoo! News | Mar 26, 2015 06:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Asian markets follow Wall St, lower after US data Asian markets wound back on Thursday, in line with a hefty sell-off on Wall Street, after surprisingly weak US data hinted at ongoing weakness in the world's number one economy. West Texas Intermediate was up 43 cents at $49.64 and Brent advanced 53
Yahoo! News | Mar 26, 2015 03:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Midwest Town Braces For More Steel Layoffs U.S. Steel is shutting down its Granite City Works in southern Illinois. The plant makes flat-rolled steel for oil companies, which have been hit by lower oil prices.
NPR.org | Mar 26, 2015 02:42 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Greek central bank head says Grexit not an option The governor of the Greek central bank ruled out the country's exit from the eurozone on Wednesday, and said that Athens was close to reaching a deal on its bailout. It is not going to happen," Yannis Stournaras told an event in London. The cent
Yahoo! News | Mar 25, 2015 9:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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IMF warns Ireland to maintain fiscal path The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday warned Ireland against a giveaway budget ahead of next year's general election but backed calls for greater spending flexibility from the European Commission. "Ireland's recovery is off to a good
Yahoo! News | Mar 25, 2015 7:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend