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Facebook’s stock hits record high, signaling recovery after extended historic slump

Shares of Facebook, which have been doggedly crawling their way back from a historic slump after lapses in users’ privacy sparked fears of lower profits, on Friday struck an intra-day record high for the first time in over a year.
Pedestrians walk past an electronics stock indicator at the window of a security company displaying the current rate of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on November 13, 2018. - Tokyo stocks dived more than three percent shortly after the open on November 13, with investors discouraged by a plunge in US shares on fears over demand in the tech sector. (Photo by Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP)

Asian shares stumble, oil, gold up

Asian shares slipped on Friday, erasing early gains, while gold shone and oil prices spiked after U.S. airstrikes in Iraq killed a top Iranian commander, heightening geopolitical tensions.
Philanthropies Mike Bloomberg is jumping into the Democratic presidential race because he believes that Joe Biden is fading, opening the moderate lane next to Elizabeth Warren, sources close to the former New York mayor tell Axios.

Michael Bloomberg prepares to enter 2020 presidential race

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to enter the crowded race to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, US media reported Thursday.

Saudi Aramco rolls out IPO next week

Saudi Aramco aims to announce the start of its initial public offering (IPO) on Nov. 3, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, after delaying the deal earlier this month to give advisers time to secure cornerstone investors.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 4, 2016, the Twitter logo is seen on a sign at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. - Twitter reported on October 25, 2018, stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

Twitter revenue hit by tech glitch, stocks fall

Twitter Inc posted worse-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit on Thursday, plagued by technical issues that hurt its advertising, and unusually low demand over the summer, sending its shares down about 20%.
A man walks in front of an electronic stock indicator displaying the share price of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on August 5, 2019. – Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower on August 5, weighed down by a strong yen and tracking losses on Wall Street amid US-China trade woes. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Tokyo shares end at two-week low after Wall Street declines

Tokyo stocks fell on Friday as investors cashed out following declines on Wall Street overnight amid concerns over an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that China has reached out to resume trade negotiations, a move that comes after the two nations announced their latest round of reciprocal tariff hikes.

US-China trade war: Trump offers to delay tariff hike for two weeks

After an apparent conciliatory move by China, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday made one of his own, announcing that he agreed to delay an increase in tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods by two weeks.
The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and his wife, Akie, arrive at the airport in Biarritz. Peter de Jong-AP

Protests to greet G7 Summit

The leaders of the G7 club of rich countries meet in southern France on Saturday, with the burning Amazon, diving stock markets and their own stark divisions giving little grounds for optimism.
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Recession fears hit Wall Street after grim China, German data

Wall Street was set to open sharply lower on Wednesday, as poor economic data from China and Germany put the focus back on the impact of a bruising Sino-U.S. trade war, which is pushing some major economies toward the brink of recession.
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US insists no trade deal with China

U.S. president Donald Trump said that, while talks are progressing with Beijing, no deal has been reached for now, as the two countries attempt to resolve an ongoing trade dispute.
A man walks in front of an electronic stock indicator displaying the share price of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on August 5, 2019. – Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower on August 5, weighed down by a strong yen and tracking losses on Wall Street amid US-China trade woes. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Tokyo stocks close sharply lower on strong yen

Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower on Monday, weighed down by a strong yen and tracking losses on Wall Street amid US-China trade woes.

US risks recession as trade tensions heightens

U.S.-China trade war has boosted the risk of a U.S. recession, say a strong majority of economists polled by Reuters, who now put the chances of that happening in the next two years at 40 per cent.
Unloaded containers from Asia are seen at the main port terminal in Long Beach, California on May 10, 2019. – Two days of talks to resolve a worrisome US-China trade battle ended Friday, May 10, 2019 with no deal, but no breakdown either, offering a glimmer of hope that Washington and Beijing could find a way to avert damage to the global economy. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

Donald Trump orders tariff hike on remaining Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump cranked up the heat in a trade battle with China on Friday, ordering a tariff hike on almost all remaining imports from the world’s second-biggest economy, but Beijing said talks would continue to resolve the row.

Uber set to list stocks at $45 per share amidst drivers’ protests

Uber is set for its Wall Street debut Friday with a massive share offering that is a milestone for the ride-hailing industry and the so-called “sharing economy,” but which comes with simmering concerns about its business model.
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Apple faces inevitable antitrust headache as EU launches App Store investigation

Apple is facing an antitrust investigation that was predictable the moment it announced it was getting into the music streaming business four years ago. The company can most likely expect a similar investigation down the road after it launches its video streaming service later this year.
SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 22/ A Boeing 737 MAX 9 test plane is pictured at Boeing Field on March 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. 737 MAX airplanes have been ground by multiple aviation authorities after two two 737 MAX 8 airplanes crashed within five months of each other. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing abandons 2019 outlook after 737 MAX groundings

Boeing Co. on Wednesday abandoned its 2019 financial outlook, saying it halted share buybacks in mid-March and announced one billion dollar in increased costs, due to the grounding of its 737 MAX jets.
Twitter said it discovered suspicious traffic to a customer-support forum [Lars Niki-Getty Images]

Twitter beats expectations with revenue of $787 million

Twitter has announced Q1 2019 revenues of $787 million — a year-on-year (YoY) increase of 18%. However, after reporting record $909 million income last quarter, this represents a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decrease of around 14%.
Friends and family carry the coffin with the remains of Peru's former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself this week, during the last of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Janine Costa

Peru’s Alan Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

A suicide note in which Peru’s Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president’s funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges linked to the Odebrecht graft scandal.

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Iran protest ban on hosting football games, says country is safe

Iran on Sunday accused Asian Football Confederation’s governing body of bias for a mooted ban on it hosting club matches, after a spate of security incidents including the downing of an airliner.
The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has sacked all chairmen of boards and parastatals in the state, including their members.

Governor Uzodinma speaks on ‘plan to probe’ Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, has clarified statements alluding to his alleged plan to probe the administration of his predecessor, Emeka Ihedioha.
Kamaru Usman celebrates after beating Colby Covington. USA TODAY Sports

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account hacked

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account has been hacked, with a series of expletive-laden and racist tweets being published.
Sadio Mane is happy to stay at Liverpool for the foreseeable future, according to Jason McAteer, who feels Mohamed Salah is more likely to seek a move away from the club than the Senegal international.

Jason McAteer: Mo Salah more likely to leave Liverpool this summer than Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane is "happy to stay at Liverpool" for the foreseeable future, according to Jason McAteer, who feels Mohamed Salah is more likely to seek a move away from the club than the Senegal international.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari sends message to Emir of Potiskum after bandits attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would spare no efforts in tracking down criminals who have become a nightmare in the lives of Nigeria, high or low.