• Dow Jones opens with 100-point drop
Dow Jones opens with 100-point drop

The two best-known stock market indexes, the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500, have dropped 10% from their all-time highs, set on January 26. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied on Tuesday and shot up 568 points, a day after it plunged a record 1,175 points on Monday.

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  • White House 'Optimistic' Of Spending Deal To Avert Government Shutdown
White House 'Optimistic' Of Spending Deal To Avert Government Shutdown

The White House has begun advising parts of the government to prepare for another shutdown , The Washington Post reported on Thursday, just hours before Congress's midnight deadline to pass a new budget measure . Paul brushed off pleas from Senate leaders. "But I would argue that it's time to vote", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky....

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  • Apple Inc. (AAPL) Shares Bought by Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Shares Bought by Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd.

Ballentine Partners Llc who had been investing in Bjs Restaurants Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $762.40 million market cap company. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $3.36 earnings per share. analysts predict that Apple Inc . will post 11.4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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  • Putin, Erdogan discuss military coordination in Syria
Putin, Erdogan discuss military coordination in Syria

In its readout of the talks, the Kremlin said Putin and Erdogan "confirmed their commitment to a political settlement" to the Syrian conflict. Turkey and Russian Federation do not have any disagreements over Ankara's incursion into northern Syria's Afrin region, Turkey's foreign minister said on Tuesday, adding that the two countries were in c...

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  • Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) Earns
Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) Earns "Hold" Rating from Cowen

Janney Montgomery Scott Llc sold 15,871 shares as the company's stock rose 6.56% with the market. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Old Dominion Freight Line during the third quarter valued at approximately $100,000.

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  • Syrian air defense destroys Israeli missiles targeting military position in Damascus
Syrian air defense destroys Israeli missiles targeting military position in Damascus

Pinheiro, Chairman of the Independent global Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. Syrian rescue workers and activists say at least 19 civilians, including a medic and children, have been killed in relentless government strikes on the opposition-held region near the capital Damascus .

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  • Turkey, Russia and Iran leaders to discuss Syria in Istanbul - Turkish source
Turkey, Russia and Iran leaders to discuss Syria in Istanbul - Turkish source

Haley told the U.N. Security Council that Russian Federation has delayed adoption of a council statement condemning the use of chemical weapons, including a reported chlorine gas attack Thursday in the opposition-held Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta that injured over 20 civilians including children.

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  • Austin tech workers saw the biggest jump in salary previous year
Austin tech workers saw the biggest jump in salary previous year

Salaries for tech workers peak in their mid-40s at £107K. Their $118,000 salary pays for a lifestyle they could afford in San Francisco only if they earned $202,000 there. Hispanic tech workers earn $131,000, and Asian candidates earn $133,000, on average. In the end, black tech workers ended up with average offers of $130,000, while whites recei...

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  • Philippines Says Helicopters Bought From Canada Won't Be Used For Attacks
Philippines Says Helicopters Bought From Canada Won't Be Used For Attacks

The decision to review the sale over concerns that the Philippines could breach the rules by deploying the helicopters in counter-insurgency operations came a day after the two countries signed the deal valued at USA $233 million (12 billion pesos), reports said.

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  • Sexual harassment in Westminster is rife - it's time for #MPToo
Sexual harassment in Westminster is rife - it's time for #MPToo

A cross-party committee today recommended anonymity along with a tougher Code of Conduct and a range of sanctions for those who behave inappropriately, including expulsion or mandatory training and future behaviour agreements. One in five people at Westminster have experienced sexual harassment, according to a parliamentary report leaked to the In...

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  • Shed wrong Manik, wear Hira: Narendra Modi
Shed wrong Manik, wear Hira: Narendra Modi

There were stringent rule and restrictions of harvesting bamboo even in the private land. "People here aspire to more and better employment opportunities". "For something as basic as a ration card, people here have to approach the party office". The communists here force common people to depend on them for everything, he said, adding "this is the...

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  • WashPost Rips Budget: GOP, Dems Running Up National Debt
WashPost Rips Budget: GOP, Dems Running Up National Debt

Republican and Democratic Senate leaders announced a budget agreement Wednesday that includes a big boost in spending for the Pentagon and would keep the government running past a looming deadline. "This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among Congressional leaders and the White House", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky...

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  • Nineteen kids killed in Syrian airstrikes
Nineteen kids killed in Syrian airstrikes

Russian warplanes stepped up airstrikes on Idlib over the weekend, the last rebel-held province in Syria . The group posted several videos on social media showing men coughing and being put onto stretchers. BEIRUT-Syrian government air strikes killed 31 civilians including 12 children in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region near Syria's capit...

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  • Rahul, Jaitley face-off in Lok Sabha over Rafale deal
Rahul, Jaitley face-off in Lok Sabha over Rafale deal

Opposition ruckus over the Rafale deal interrupted Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Lok Sabha speech defending the Budget 2018-19, even as he countered allegations regarding the aircraft contract, saying the opposition was trying to manufacture a scam when there was none.

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  • Turkey 'neutralises' 1028 terrorists in Syria's Afrin
Turkey 'neutralises' 1028 terrorists in Syria's Afrin

Rescuers from the White Helmets, an award-winning organisation featured in an Oscar-nominated documentary, could be seen rushing shredded bodies covered in white dust to ambulances hurtling down streets littered with rubble. At least 10 civilians were killed in airstrikes carried out by Russian aircraft in the rural countryside of Syria's northwe...

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  • Winter Olympics unlikely to build bridges between two Koreas, says expert
Winter Olympics unlikely to build bridges between two Koreas, says expert

North Korea informed the South on Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un's sister, an increasingly prominent figure in the country's leadership, will be part of a high-level government delegation traveling for the Olympics . Kim is the youngest daughter of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. A White House official, however, cautioned aga...

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  • Dow plunges more than 1000 points as volatile trading continues
Dow plunges more than 1000 points as volatile trading continues

Global stock markets have started to claw back the steep losses racked up over the past couple of days, with the United States markets leading the way. US Treasury yields climbed earlier after the Bank of England said interest rates probably need to rise sooner, adding to expectations of reduced central bank monetary stimulus around the world.

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  • Energy Security, Infrastructural Investments Will Be Top Priority During PM Modi's Visit
Energy Security, Infrastructural Investments Will Be Top Priority During PM Modi's Visit

The Congress party today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "lowering the dignity of his office" with his remarks in Parliament regarding party MP Renuka Chowdhury and demanded his apology. Naidu had disapproved of the behaviour but Modi asked him not to stop Chowdhury. Modi was quick in attacking Renuka Chowdhury as he said: "I request yo...

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  • India refuses Yameen envoy an audience
India refuses Yameen envoy an audience

Refuting such reports, the Embassy of Maldives issued a statement here on Wednesday stating that it was India that rejected meeting the Special Envoy as both Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were travelling.

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  • 'Discourteous' EU 'unwise' to publish plans for Brexit transitions - Davis
'Discourteous' EU 'unwise' to publish plans for Brexit transitions - Davis

A DExEU source said that the proposals were "ridiculous" and had provoked "consternation" across the Government. Mrs May chaired the Brexit sub-committee on Wednesday and do so again on Thursday to thrash out what kind of trade relationship the United Kingdom will seek in negotiations.

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  • Former NBA assistant coach RJ Adelman dies after being struck by vehicle
Former NBA assistant coach RJ Adelman dies after being struck by vehicle

According to the report, Adelman was not in a crosswalk when he was struck February 2. Adelman, 44, was crossing a street in downtown Houston at around noon on February 2 when he was reportedly struck by an 80-year-old woman driving a minivan.

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  • Several Super Bowl winning football players to skip traditional White House visit
Several Super Bowl winning football players to skip traditional White House visit

Whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, or this entire country, I want to see changes in our criminal justice system. "I don't want to go out of my way to go see someone who isn't even welcoming the men in this locker room and our different cultures".

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  • 'US decision to suspend security aid to Pakistan was ineffective'
'US decision to suspend security aid to Pakistan was ineffective'

The PPP leader also said that the USA had spent billions of dollars in aid for Pakistan but pointed out "it was an exchange for services rendered in Pakistan's fight against extremism". The Chairman PPP also said Pakistan had wrongly been blamed for allegedly supporting the militant outfits in Afghanistan as the United States with the assistance of...

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  • Rand Paul: Another CR Means Congress Hasn't Done Its Job
Rand Paul: Another CR Means Congress Hasn't Done Its Job

Without new funds, federal agencies would have to be ordered to partially shut down. "It's high time someone says, 'Enough is enough, ' and fixes our awful, no good, very bad budgetary process", Paul concludes. Paul said bringing the almost two-decade-long military presence in Afghanistan to an end would better serve the military than continuing ...

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  • Syrian Kurds: Turkish forces hit school, water plant in Syria's Afrin
Syrian Kurds: Turkish forces hit school, water plant in Syria's Afrin

In apparent retaliation, rockets were fired on Damascus's Bab al-Touma neighbourhood, killing three civilians, the state news agency SANA reported. The U.S., which has cooperated with the YPG in fighting the terror group Islamic State in the past years, has urged Ankara to limit its military operations in Syria, while warning about the risk of ...

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