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Global stocks mixed on upbeat US data, rate hike prospects

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/February 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday as investors took profit amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates more aggressively than expected following upbeat U.S. economic data. KEEPING SCORE: European markets got off to a weak start with Britain’s FTSE 100 down 0.4 percent to 7,272.37. France’s […]The post Global stocks mixed on upbeat US data, rate hike prospects appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Pope Francis: Native people have rights over their lands

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http://www.stl.news - VATICAN CITY/February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration, which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians. Francis met with representatives of indigenous peoples […]The post Pope Francis: Native people have rights over their lands appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Global stocks mostly lower as investors await Yellen remarks

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http://www.stl.news - TOKYO/February 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Stock markets in Europe and Asia were subdued Tuesday as investors awaited comments by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen for signs on the pace of interest rate increases in the world’s largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX was flat at 11,774 and the CAC40 of France was up 0.1 percent […]The post Global stocks mostly lower as investors await Yellen remarks appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Trudeau visits Trump in crucial meeting for Canada

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http://www.stl.news - OTTAWA, Ontario/February 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the work force Monday, an early sign of cooperation as Trudeau seeks to have good relations so Canada is not targeted in trade talks. In his first face-to-face meeting with […]The post Trudeau visits Trump in crucial meeting for Canada appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump

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http://www.stl.news - PYONGYANG, North Korea/February 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — In an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump, North Korea appeared to fire a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year. After receiving word of the launch, Trump stood at his south Florida estate with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, […]The post North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

The Latest: Patriots owner joins Trump, Abe for dinner

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/February 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots, is joining President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and their wives for dinner at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Trump began the dinner at Mar-a-Lago’s crowded […]The post The Latest: Patriots owner joins Trump, Abe for dinner appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Palestinian writer afraid to go home amid uproar over novel

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http://www.stl.news - RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP)(STL.News) — A young Palestinian author is stranded in Qatar after Palestinian authorities in the West Bank confiscated all copies of his latest novel and issued an arrest warrant for him — accusing him of including “sexual terms” in a provocative work that takes aim at taboo issues such as fanaticism, religious […]The post Palestinian writer afraid to go home amid uproar over novel appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Murphy-led Minnesota outlasts Iowa 101-89 in 2OT

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http://www.stl.news - MINNEAPOLIS (AP)(STL.News) — The Minnesota Gophers were overdue for a tight-game victory like this. The Iowa Hawkeyes made them work extra for it. Jordan Murphy scored a career-high 25 points with 19 rebounds and four blocks, Nate Mason had 25 points and seven assists with only one turnover and Minnesota outlasted Iowa 101-89 in double […]The post Murphy-led Minnesota outlasts Iowa 101-89 in 2OT appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Dow, DuPont try more divestments in seeking merger approval

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK/February 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Dow Chemical and DuPont say they’re willing to make more business divestments as a way to nudge European regulators who remain wary of their proposed merger. The companies plan to join in a $62 billion deal and then break apart into three separate, publicly traded companies. The companies would […]The post Dow, DuPont try more divestments in seeking merger approval appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

GM in the fast lane, easily tops expectations

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http://www.stl.news - DETROIT/February 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — General Motors’ net profit fell just under 3 percent last year but the company still made a $9.4 billion on the back of its U.S. money machine. A record $12 billion pretax profit in North America will mean big checks for 52,000 union workers. They’ll get a record $12,000 each, […]The post GM in the fast lane, easily tops expectations appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Is it tough being a kid? Try being a president’s kid

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/February 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — If it’s tough being a kid, try being a “first kid” — the child of an American president. Just ask President Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea. Or President George W. Bush’s twins, Jenna and Barbara. And now, President Donald Trump’s youngest child, Barron, is finding out. Ten-year-old Barron was the target […]The post Is it tough being a kid? Try being a president’s kid appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Launching Pad for Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at Lucas Park Grille

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http://www.stl.news - Mardi Gras Pub Crawl 2017 ST. LOUIS, MO/February 5, 2017 (STL.News) Mardi Gras Pub Crawl – Mardi Gras is a grand time within the city of St. Louis (STL).  STL throws among the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States.  City officials say it is the largest outside of New Orleans, which could be the […]The post Launching Pad for Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at Lucas Park Grille appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.