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UPDATE 1-Speculators raise net long U.S. dollars; euro longs fall -CFTC, Reuters

(Adds details on dollar, euro contracts, table, comments, byline) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, June 23 Speculators boosted net long positions on the U.S. dollar, after slashing them the previous week to their lowest level since last August, acc

4 min. ago in World News
 

Italy to pass emergency decree on Veneto banks after EU green light - source

Italy is set to approve an emergency decree to wind up regional lenders Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza using state aid on Saturday, a source close to the matter said after the European Commission gave a preliminary green light to the move. Th

10 min. ago in Business
 
U.S. senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

U.S. senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S. interrogators at secret prisons in Yemen where inmates have reportedly been tortured. The Associated Press publish

10 min. ago in World News
 
Wall Street ends higher on technology, energy boost

Wall Street ends higher on technology, energy boost

U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday after a last-minute trading spike and a technology sector gain offset weakness in financial stocks and sent the Nasdaq higher, giving it a weekly gain for the first time in three weeks. The energy sector .SPNY rebounded

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Negotiations to form new Dutch government to resume 100 days after vote

Negotiations to form a new Dutch government, which have already lasted 100 days, will resume between four parties seeking to forge a coalition with a parliamentary majority, the caretaker prime minister, Mark Rutte, said on Friday. Rutte told reporters h

16 min. ago in World News
 

Slain Venezuelan protester's father appeals to 'friend' Maduro

A man describing himself as a former boss and friend of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday urged an investigation into the killing of his son in anti-government unrest convulsing the OPEC nation for nearly three months. David Vallenilla, 22, w

22 min. ago in World News
 

Exclusive - Wal-Mart not considering a bid for Whole Foods: source

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is not actively considering making an offer for Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O), a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. Whole Foods, which has accepted a $13.7 billion (10.76 billion pounds) offer from Amazon

30 min. ago in Business
 

Global stocks advance as dollar weakness lifts oil

World stocks advanced on Friday to end the week with a slight gain as a drop in the dollar helped boost slumping oil prices. The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies as preliminary data on U.S. factory and services activities in June fell sho

37 min. ago in World News
 
U.S. approves sale of drones to India - General Atomics

U.S. approves sale of drones to India - General Atomics

The United States government has approved the sale of a naval variant of the Predator drone made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc to India, the U.S.-based company said on Friday. Reuters reported earlier on Friday that the U.S. government was

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French economy minister calls for convergence on corporate tax with Germany

French economy minister calls for convergence on corporate tax with Germany

New French economy minister Bruno Le Maire has called for swift convergence with Germany on corporate tax, and said his government will implement "difficult" measures this summer to ensure France honors its European pledge on public...

51 min. ago in Business
 

Italy's Veneto banks failing, to be wound up - ECB

Italian lenders Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza are failing or likely to fail and will be wound down, the European Central Bank ruled on Friday. "The ECB had given the banks time to present capital plans, but the banks had been unable...

51 min. ago in Business
 

Speculators boost net long U.S. dollars; euro longs fall -CFTC, Reuters

Speculators boosted net long positions on the U.S. dollar, after slashing them the previous week to their lowest level since last August, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of

54 min. ago in World News
 
Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite. The decision was outlined in a blog post b

today, 20:57 in Science &Technology
 
Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit

Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit

Canada's top court cleared the way on Friday for a lawsuit against Facebook Inc over privacy rights to be heard in the province of British Columbia instead of California where the social media site is based. British Columbia resident Deborah Douez brough

today, 20:46 in Science &Technology
 

US STOCKS-Tech shares boost Nasdaq; energy stocks rebound

* Nasdaq on track to post first weekly gain in three weeks * Oil bounces off 10-month lows * Bed Bath & Beyond, BlackBerry tumble * Indexes: Dow down 0.05 pct, S&P up 0.13 pct, Nasdaq up 0.38 pct (Updates to late afternoon, adds commentary,...

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