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UPDATE 7-Oil slips as U.S. gasoline stock build overshadows crude draw

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U.S. crude stocks down 5.1 mln bbls, gasoline up 5.7

World stocks at record high after Fed hike; dollar falls

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of world shares rose to further record highs after the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected interest rate hike on Wednesday, while U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar fell.

Traders keep bets on two 2018 Fed rate hikes under Powell

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Bumper crop of new drugs fails to lift big pharma R&D returns


LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - It is shaping up to be a bumper

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WRAPUP 3-U.S. core inflation slows, puts spotlight on 2018 interest rate outlook


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades, which could impact the pace at which the Federal Reserve raises…


Industrial stocks drive Wall Street higher; Fed decision eyed

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(Reuters) - A surge in shares of Caterpillar and Boeing lifted the Dow industrials to record level in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, ahead of a widely-expected interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks worldwide reach highs; U.S. Treasury yields fall

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Fed widely seen hiking interest rates for third time in


Shares eye record high as Fed heads for 2017 hat-trick

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LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares were within a whisker of a record high on Wednesday as markets traded on expectations of a third U.S. interest rate hike this year and waited to hear from the Federal Reserve how many more are likely in…


WTO struggles to hone global trade vision after U.S. turnabout

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Trade ministers looked set to wrap up their biennial World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting without having reached a single agreement on Wednesday, still reeling from criticism brought by the United States, once…


UPDATE 2-Oil prices recover on big US crude stock drawdown, pipeline shutdown supports

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday as industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles, while expectations for an extended shutdown of a major North Sea crude pipeline also continued to bolster…

Asian shares up, dollar dips as Republicans lose Alabama Senate race

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TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar dipped on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares gained as crude oil futures took back…

METALS-Copper edges higher ahead of expected U.S. rate hike


(Adds detail, updates prices); By Melanie Burton; MELBOURNE, Dec 13 (Reuters) - London copper edged higher on


Asian shares up, dollar dips as Democrat wins Alabama Senate race

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TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar fell on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares edged up as crude oil futures took back…


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares flat, Fed hike expectations underpin dollar

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were treading water in early trade on Wednesday as crude oil futures steadied after a selloff, while a widely expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve underpinned the dollar.

Tuesday, Dec 12

White House to host fresh biofuels talks to help refiners: sources

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(Reuters) - The White House will host talks between the rival oil and ethanol industries on Wednesday in hopes of brokering a deal to help refiners struggling to meet the country's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the…

Oil hits two-year-and-a-half year high on pipeline shutdown, stocks take breather

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LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped to their highest in more than two years on Tuesday after the shutdown of a North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from an already tightening market.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares take a time out, Brent breaks above $65

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares took a small step back on Tuesday after three straight sessions of gains, with markets consolidating in the hope an upswing in global growth could outlast a likely hike in U.S. borrowing costs this week.

Monday, Dec 11

Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

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US STOCKS-Wall St ends higher with help from tech, energy

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street indexes closed higher on Monday and the biggest drivers were technology and energy sectors as oil prices rose and investors waited for an expected U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike later in the week.

Bitcoin futures steal spotlight, momentum keeps pushing stocks up

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LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks climbed and equity volatility neared a record low on Monday as investors focused on strong economic growth signs ahead of a slew of interest rate decisions, while the launch of bitcoin futures fed the market…

GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures rocket past $18,000; Asian shares buoyant

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - The craze for cryptocurrencies entered a new chapter on Monday as bitcoin futures rocketed by one-fifth of their value at a hotly anticipated launch, while Asian shares climbed amid optimism about global growth.

Sunday, Dec 10

Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader: WSJ

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the largest U.S. hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing…

McDonald's Malaysia refutes Israel ties after boycott calls


KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Malaysian franchise of McDonald's Corp said it was "disappointed" with calls on social media to boycott the fast food restaurant chain in apparent retaliation to the United State's recognition of Jerusalem as…

VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany - Welt am Sonntag

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the United States this week for his role in the German carmaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, German weekly Welt am Sonntag…

Saturday, Dec 9

Peru's Kuczynski acknowledges having advised Odebrecht project

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LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski acknowledged that he worked as a financial adviser for an irrigation project owned by the Brazilian builder Odebrecht on Saturday, contradicting his previous denials of having any…

RPT-California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling


LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Wildfires raging across

Pilatus jet development far exceeded planned costs - NZZ interview


ZURICH, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Swiss plane maker Pilatus's

UPDATE 2-Uber agrees to settle U.S. lawsuit filed by India rape victim

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit the woman filed against Uber…