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Retailers, tech companies weigh on US stocks; Oil prices up

Nov 16, 2018

U.S. stock indexes are down in midday trading as losses in retailers and internet and technology companies outweigh gains elsewhere in the market

The Latest: Judge orders White House to return Acosta pass

Nov 16, 2018

A federal judge in Washington is ordering the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta

Philippines' Duterte to cut short APEC trip, officials say

Nov 16, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea just days after coming under criticism for skipping some regional meetings in Singapore

Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

Nov 16, 2018

FAO Schwarz reopens 3 years after Fifth Avenue flagship store closed amid financial problems

French minister warns of new Cold War from US/China tensions

Nov 16, 2018

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned that the trade dispute between the United States and China could escalate into a fresh Cold War.

The Latest: Landmark change to kilogram approved

Nov 16, 2018

The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired

Hong Kong economy cools as trade tension mounts

Nov 16, 2018

Hong Kong's economic growth slows to 2-year low as US-Chinese trade tension mounts

Draghi: eurozone economy 'resilient' despite trade slowdown

Nov 16, 2018

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says that slowing trade is proving to be a drag on the eurozone economy but says the expansion remains "resilient" as consumers at home remain willing to spend and unemployment falls

Papua New Guinea's betel high defies control, convention

Nov 16, 2018

A normally ubiquitous sight in Papua New Guinea's capital is men, women and children chewing betel nut combined with slaked lime and mustard bean, turning lips, teeth and tongue a dark red, and producing a mild high

Remembering the sweet life of a town wiped out by wildfire

Nov 16, 2018

Paradise, California, reduced to ash in deadly wildfire, was everything its name implies: charming, friendly and historic.

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