Wall Street drops more than 2 percent

Wall Street drops more than 2 percent

U.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, with the S&P 500 down more than 2 percent. As Fred Katayama reports, slowing factory activity on the heels of a revenue warning from Apple fueled fears of a global economic slowdown.
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U.S. home sales plunge in December

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Sales of existing homes dropped 6.4 percent in December. As Fred Katayama reports, that's the lowest level in three years and a sign the economy is slowing.
Supreme Court ruling undercuts Trump's shutdown plan

Supreme Court ruling undercuts Trump's shutdown plan

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Brazil's upbeat Bolsonaro faces sober Davos mood

Brazil's new far-right president Jair Bolsonaro had the unenviable task of trying to lift spirits at the World Economic Forum in Davos with attendees concerned about slower global economic growth and the effects of climate change. Conway G.
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Decades later, the hunt for ancient Dead Sea Scrolls is back on

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In the cliffs high above the Dead Sea archaeologists chip away with pick axes, hoping to repeat one of the most sensational discoveries of the last hundred years - the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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British billionaire Dyson moves vacuum giant to Singapore

British billionaire Dyson moves vacuum giant to Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire Brexit supporter who revolutionised vacuum cleaners with his bagless technology, is moving his corporate office and tax registration to Singapore from Britain to be closer to his fastest growing markets.
Trump's transgender troop ban proceeds - for now

Trump's transgender troop ban proceeds - for now

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let President Donald Trump enforce his policy barring certain transgender people from joining or staying in the military as the justices put on hold lower court rulings blocking the plan on constitutional grounds.
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Threats to EU prompt Franco-German 'unity' treaty

Threats to EU prompt Franco-German 'unity' treaty

German Chancellor and Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron signed a treaty extension on Tuesday in a bid to show unity in the face of challenges to the European Union. David Doyle and Paul Carrel report.
Israel opens new airport to boost Eilat tourism, provide wartime back-up

Israel opens new airport to boost Eilat tourism, provide wartime back-up

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Brexit not to blame for shrinking UK chocolate bars - ONS

Brexit not to blame for shrinking UK chocolate bars - ONS

The size of chocolate bars, rolls of toilet paper and boxes of breakfast cereal on sale in Britain have all been shrinking, but as Pascale Davies reports, statisticians says it was just as big a problem before the country voted to leave the European
South Korea sport hit by #MeToo movement

South Korea sport hit by #MeToo movement

South Korea will hold its largest ever investigation into sexual abuse in sports after two-time Olympic champion, Shim Suk-hee, accused her former coach of sexual assault.
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Elliott to eBay: sell Stubhub, classifieds

Elliott to eBay: sell Stubhub, classifieds

Shareholder Elliott Management urges eBay to sell its StubHub and eBay Classifieds businesses to unlock value and boost the stock price of the e-commerce giant.
UK parliament might vote on Brexit re-run

UK parliament might vote on Brexit re-run

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Indonesia reviews early release of terror-linked cleric

Indonesia reviews early release of terror-linked cleric

The Indonesian government is reconsidering its decision to free a radical cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings that killed over 200 people.
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Deadly deep freeze grips eastern U.S.

Deadly deep freeze grips eastern U.S.

At least seven deaths are being blamed on a severe winter storm sweeping through the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.
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UK pay growth hits fresh 10-year high as employment soars amid Brexit uncertainty

UK pay growth hits fresh 10-year high as employment soars amid Brexit uncertainty

British workers' pay growth hit a new 10-year high and employment grew by much more than expected in the three months to the end of November, as the labour market remained robust despite other signs of an economic slowdown ahead of Brexit.
UBS, global growth worries send European shares into the red

UBS, global growth worries send European shares into the red

European shares opened in negative territory on Tuesday as growth worries weighed on global markets and disappointing results from UBS added to the gloom and dragged the banking sector down.
U.S. to formally seek extradition of Huawei CFO

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The United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada's ambassador to the United States told the Globe and Mail, as Beijing vowed to respond to Washington's actions.
'Suicidal': Freed UK scholar recalls UAE spy case

'Suicidal': Freed UK scholar recalls UAE spy case

A freed British academic who was jailed for life in the UAE then pardoned has said he was forced to confess to spying.
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EasyJet counts cost of Gatwick drone disruption

EasyJet counts cost of Gatwick drone disruption

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Nissan's Carlos Ghosn denied bail, again

Nissan's Carlos Ghosn denied bail, again

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Japan's 'Citizen Runner' wants to go pro

Japan's 'Citizen Runner' wants to go pro

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Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

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