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September 15, 2017 3:28 AM U.S., Asian shares dip after North Korean missile launch

TOKYO - U.S. stock futures and Asian shares dipped after North Korea fired another missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, demonstrating Pyongyang's defiance in the face of intensifying sanctions. U.S. stock futures fell 0.2 percent while MSCI's Asia-Pacific share index excluding Japan shed 0.4 percent, though it was still up 0.4 percent 3

September 8, 2017 12:01 PM US stock futures drop as Irma heads toward Florida

REUTERS: U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday as Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida even as Texas struggles with the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Irma was about 495 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, early in the day, having lashed the Caribbean with destructive winds and torrential rain that left 14 dead. The hurricane, the strongest 4

September 6, 2017 12:10 PM The Finance 202: Wall Street may slam DACA move. But it still wants a tax rewrite

A demonstrator holds a sign while protesting the end of DACA program in Washington on Tuesday. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Business leaders of every industry stripe made clear Tuesday that they object to President Trump’s DACA decision. They registered their displeasure in Facebook posts, tweets, statements, and joint letters — and urged members of Congress 4

September 6, 2017 9:59 AM Oil up after Harvey fallout; Hurricane Irma heads into Caribbean

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday as strong global refining margins and the reopening of U.S. Gulf Coast refineries provided a more bullish outlook after sharp drops due to Storm Harvey. Brent LCOc1 had gained 28 cents to $53.66 a barrel by 0952 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures Clc1 were up 15 cents at $48.81. “Hurricane 3

September 5, 2017 11:20 PM What happens to 'Dreamers' after Trump revokes their residence rights?

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Tuesday (Sep 5) ordered the end of the "Dreamers" programme that allowed illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children to remain in the country. That move threatens the futures of some 800,000 people, many now in schools, with jobs and families in the United States. In a presidential order in June 2012, president 3

September 5, 2017 6:32 AM Global stocks on defensive after selloff on North Korea fears

TOKYO - Asian shares eked out small gains on Tuesday as expectations that Beijing will maintain support for its economy ahead of a key congress supported Chinese stocks and metals prices, but worries about North Korea kept many investors on edge. European shares were expected rise slightly after a slide on Monday. Spread betters see Germany's DAX and France's 4

September 4, 2017 9:00 AM U.S. crude prices rise on returning refineries; gasoline slumps to pre-Harvey levels

SINGAPORE - U.S. oil prices edged up on Tuesday as the gradual restart of refineries in the Gulf of Mexico that were shut by Hurricane Harvey raised demand for crude, their main feedstock. The return of many U.S. refineries also ended a spike in gasoline prices, as initial fears of a serious supply crunch faded. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude 3

September 4, 2017 6:55 AM Asian stocks tumble, yen jumps after North Korea nuclear test; STI down 1%

SYDNEY/SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - Asian stocks fell on Monday (Sept 4) as investors turned to haven assets after the dictatorship tested a nuclear bomb on Sunday, sending the yen, gold and Treasury futures higher. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was on track for the biggest drop since the tension between the US and North Korea flared up following Donald Trump's 3

September 4, 2017 6:35 AM Yen, bonds and gold gain on North Korea nuclear test, missile report

SYDNEY: The Japanese yen, gold and sovereign bonds all rose on Monday as North Korea's latest nuclear test, and reports Pyongyang was making preparations for another missile launch, provoked the usual knee-jerk shift to safer harbours. The dollar was marked down to 109.57 yen , having been as low as 109.22 and off a whole yen from late on Friday 3

September 4, 2017 5:55 AM South Korea conducts missile drill after North Korea nuclear test rattles globe

SEOUL/WASHINGTON — South Korea’s military carried out a missile drill on Monday (Sept 4) in response to North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, while global markets reacted to the sharp escalation in tensions between Pyongyang and the United States. The United Nations Security Council was set to meet later on Monday to discuss fresh sanctions against the isolated 3