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Shares in Asia little changed as investors grapple with dovish Fed

Major Asian stock markets closed little changed on Friday following a roller-coaster session that sent shares oscillating between positive and negative territory as investors grappled with the consequences of a more dovish U.S. Federal Reserve. The mainland Chinese markets, saw gains on the day as the Shanghai composite rose slightly …

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Shares in China swoon; investors grapple with dovish Fed

Stocks in Asia traded cautiously on Friday afternoon as investors grappled with the consequences of a more dovish U.S. Federal Reserve. The mainland Chinese markets were the biggest losers of the day, declining by the morning session’s end as the Shanghai composite fell 0.77 percent and the Shenzhen component dropping …

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U.S

Shares in Asia mixed as investors grapple with dovish Fed

Stocks in Asia traded mixed on Friday morning as investors grappled with the consequences of a recent change in interest rate outlook at the U.S. Federal Reserve. The mainland Chinese markets declined in early trade, with the Shanghai composite declining more than 0.1 percent and the Shenzhen component slipping slightly. …

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World

Shares in Asia rise after Wall Street surges overnight

Stocks in Asia traded higher on Friday morning following an overnight surge on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting a gain of more than 200 points. The broad MSCI Asia ex-Japan index rose 0.23 percent to 531.30, as of 8:22 a.m. HK/SIN. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.27 …

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World

Shares in Asia set to slip despite Wall Street surge overnight

Stocks in Asia were set to slip at the open despite an overnight surge on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting a gain of more than 200 points. Futures pointed to a lower open for the Nikkei 225 in Japan. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was …

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World

The only sure thing about NY’s next budget is that the taxpayers will take another hit

It seems the only sure thing about this year’s state budget is that it will sock taxpayers yet again — even as state leaders flush yet new billions down the drain. Facing slim odds lawmakers would legalize marijuana by the March 31 budget deadline, Gov. Cuomo on Tuesday pulled his …

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Opinion

Florida Republicans are trying to thwart both justice and the will of the people

March 21 at 7:34 PM IN CLOSELY divided Florida, it is hard to imagine Democrats and Republicans agreeing on much of anything. But huge numbers of them did last November, when nearly 65 percent of Florida voters decided to let released felons cast ballots in future elections. This was supposed …

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World

European Union leaders offer UK more time to delay Brexit

BRUSSELS — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit. After a meeting that stretched …

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U.S

Man’s ‘badly decomposed’ body found inside closet in Texas, police say

A grisly discovery — a man’s body in a closet — was made in Texas on Thursday, authorities said. (Google Street View) A grisly discovery was made in Texas on Thursday when a man’s body was found inside a closet, authorities said. Officers with the San Antonio Police Department arrived …

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U.S

The Latest: Jurors find man guilty in teacher’s death

FILE – This file photo provided by the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office, Ga., shows Bo Dukes on Friday, March 3, 2017. Dukes is standing trial on charges that he helped conceal the death of Tara Grinstead, a high school teacher who disappeared more than 13 years ago. Grinstead vanished …

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Opinion

More workers deserve overtime pay. A compromise bill in Congress would be a good start.

March 21 at 7:32 PM THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT, which established the federal minimum wage and other basic protections, has stood since its enactment in 1938 as one of the pillars of modern regulated American capitalism. Ideally, its provisions would be subject to regular updating, either by legislation or …

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U.S

Jury convicts Georgia man for role in teacher’s 2005 slaying

FILE – This file photo provided by the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office, Ga., shows Bo Dukes on Friday, March 3, 2017. Dukes is standing trial on charges that he helped conceal the death of Tara Grinstead, a high school teacher who disappeared more than 13 years ago. Grinstead vanished …

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World

Overwhelmed ICE Facilities Forced To Release 100,00 Illegal Aliens In Past Three Months

7:31 PM 03/21/2019 | US Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator ICE detainment centers have become so overwhelmed with illegal aliens that the agency has been forced to release over 100,000 migrant family members in the past three months. While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Nathalie Asher, a senior official with …

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Opinion

D.C. needs a strong ethics board again

March 21 at 7:30 PM WHEN SHE was on the D.C. Council, a notable accomplishment of Muriel E. Bowser (D) was pushing through legislation that established an independent board to investigate and enforce government ethics rules. Members of the new board were sworn into office in 2012 and — under the …

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World

Greens’ recipe for more New York gas shortages

Con Ed banned new natural-gas customers in much of Westchester last Friday. Now the greens who are driving that gas shortage want to spread the trouble to the city and Long Island. On Tuesday, 350.org — an extremist enviro group working, its Web site says, to thwart “new coal, oil …

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Politics

Trump tweets Israel should have sovereignty over Golan Heights

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World

E.U. Approves a Brexit Extension, but on New Terms

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders on Thursday agreed to extend the deadline for Britain’s looming exit from the bloc, but on terms different from those requested by Prime Minister Theresa May. Thursday’s agreement is designed to avert the possibility of a disorderly, possibly chaotic, departure by Britain on March 29. …

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World

New Zealand prime minister announces ban on assault weapons

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LSU, NCAA’s most controversial team, doesn’t even need a coach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There were plenty of distractions to draw LSU’s attention away from its task at hand in Thursday’s NCAA Tournament — beating underdog Yale at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and advancing. The elephant in the room for the past couple of weeks has been the indefinite suspension …

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World

Death toll rises after powerful cyclone hits Mozambique

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Syracuse vs. Baylor: NCAA spread projects a nail-biter

No. 8 Syracuse takes on No. 9 Baylor to close out March Madness Round 1, Day 1 with a late tipoff Thursday on truTV (9:57 p.m.). Coming off a loss to Duke in last week’s ACC Tournament, Jim Boeheim and the Orange will try to return to the NCAA Tournament …

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U.S

Spring floods could impact 200 million Americans

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World

Barking dog helps thwart intruder’s attempt to rape woman

A woman was asleep in her Upper Manhattan apartment when her barking dog alerted her to an intruder — who attempted to rape her, police said. The 43-year-old woman was in bed in her apartment near Wadsworth Avenue and West 189th Street at about 5:15 a.m. on March 20 when …

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Politics

As Twitter fans help Mike Gravel, pondering 2020 run, his controversial past causing commotion

Two days after fans eager to push the Democrats further to the left started boosting the Twitter cred of Democratic former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska, 88, his controversial past is leaping to the fore. (C.J. GUNTHER/AFP/Getty Images) Two days after fans eager to push the Democrats further to the …

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Politics

Kamala Harris’ Texas trip, Hickenlooper’s ’embarrassment’ featured by ‘Daily Briefing’ on Political Tales from the Trail

“The Daily Briefing” on Thursday featured Tales from the Trail, the best recent anecdotes from the contenders for the Democratic nomination for president. California Sen. Kamala Harris plans to campaign in Texas, her first trip there since announcing that she was seeking the Democratic nomination. Two Texans, Beto O’Rourke and …

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World

Trump Supporter Sobs as He Describes Mailing Bombs to Obama, Clinton and Other Democrats

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Speaking in a halting, raspy voice, Cesar A. Sayoc Jr., sat in a Manhattan federal courtroom on Thursday and described how he painstakingly assembled homemade pipe bombs that he sent to prominent Democrats, including …

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U.S

Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty to sending pipe bombs to Trump critics

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Health

Emilia Clarke reveals she had 2 aneurysms

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U.S

35 years in prison: Man exonerated in rape case and freed

BATON ROUGE, La. – A man convicted of a 1982 rape in Louisiana’s capital city walked free Thursday after 35 years in prison, following his exoneration using an updated fingerprint database. The Innocence Project, which works to free wrongly convicted defendants, said Archie Williams was freed after his conviction was …

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Business

Cramer Remix: Levi’s stock is too rich to buy after its high-flying IPO

Levi Strauss & Co, the maker of Levi’s jeans, kicked off the IPO frenzy by going public and making investors a lot of money, but the stock is now too high to buy, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. Shares of the jean company, which was founded in antebellum America, rocketed …

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