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Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant
BBC News - World 19-01-2018 06:39
Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".
Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'
BBC News - World 19-01-2018 06:25
The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.
HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe
BBC News - World 19-01-2018 03:56
Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $8bn investment deal
BBC News - World 19-01-2018 03:24
Travis Kalanick is selling $1.4bn worth of shares as consortium invest $8bn in the ride-hailing firm.
'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia
BBC News - World 19-01-2018 02:24
Malaysia Airlines says the jet experienced a "technical" issue on its way to Kuala Lumpur.
US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate
BBC News - World 19-01-2018 01:21
A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

Finance

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe
BBC News - Business 19-01-2018 03:56
Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $8bn investment deal
BBC News - Business 19-01-2018 03:24
Travis Kalanick is selling $1.4bn worth of shares as consortium invest $8bn in the ride-hailing firm.
ATM shake-up could leave many without cash, consumer group warns
BBC News - Business 19-01-2018 00:40
People in remote areas could be left with little or no access to cash, says consumer group Which?
First Carillion task force meeting 'constructive'
BBC News - Business 18-01-2018 22:40
The group will co-ordinate efforts to support business and workers affected, government says
Santander boss named in RBS scandal
BBC News - Business 18-01-2018 17:37
Nathan Bostock was responsible for controversial GRG division during scandal, MPs are told.
Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order
BBC News - Business 18-01-2018 11:02
A big order from Emirates airline saves the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the plane.
TORONTO -- Signs that the U.S. economy is continuing to head towards a full recovery helped boost North American markets to a higher close Wednesday.The S&P/TSX composite rose 52.68 points to 12,826.55 while the TSX Venture Exchange slid 0.54 points to 1,105.97.The Canadian dollar was up 0.15 of a cent at 97.52 cents US.The U.S. Federal Reserve said that although…
Fed Statement Sends Commodities Lower Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments Concern that the Federal Reserve will refrain from addition monetary stimulus is sending commodity prices and related stocks lower on Wednesday. The Federal Reserve will intervene only if economic expansion slows, or prices rise at a slower rate than its two percent target. Steel, aluminum, copper, and nickel prices…
U.S. Treasury debt pared prices losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reiterated it will continue its current program of asset purchases until the labor market improves "substantially." Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were trading 1/32 lower in price with the yield little changed from late Tuesday at 2.001 percent. Benchmark notes had been trading 8/32 lower in price just prior…
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Fed released its latest policy statement on Wednesday ahead of Chairman Ben Bernanke’s widely anticipated and expected press conference, scheduled for 2:15 PM eastern time. In its statement, FOMC members blamed Japan and high commodities for the current slowdown in the economic recovery, telling people those effects would prove to be transitory.…