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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main markets were set to edge lower on Thursday as the previous session’s hints of a skeptical Federal Reserve attitude to a new cycle of interest rate cuts offset a handful of more bullish signs from U.S. retailers. The minutes from the U.S. central bank’s meeting on July 30-31 showed policymakers
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JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) – The one thing Federal Reserve officials were in broad agreement about at their last meeting was this: to not tip their hands about what happens next. FILE PHOTO: Microphones reach out to U.S. President Donald Trump who casts a shadow while speaking to reporters upon his departure from the White
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(Reuters) – Toll Brothers Inc (TOL.N) reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on higher home prices, but its shares fell as orders declined, hinting at weaker demand for new homes. FILE PHOTO: A Toll Brothers housing development is shown in Carlsbad, California, U.S., May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake Slowing economic growth and recent stock market volatility,
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LONDON (Reuters) – European shares followed their Asian counterparts higher on Tuesday as investors bet possible monetary and fiscal stimulus measures would help stave off a major global economic downturn. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Staff After a tumultuous first half
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Crude oil prices held mostly steady on Tuesday on optimism that U.S.-China trade tensions would ease and on hopes that major economies would enact stimulus measures to counter a possible global economic slowdown that could affect oil demand. A crude oil tanker is seen at Qingdao Port, Shandong province, China, April 21,
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FILE PHOTO: A child plays video game Minecraft at the Minecon convention in London July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Matthew Tostevin (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Monday it will use chipmaker Nvidia Corp’s (NVDA.O) real-time ray tracing technology to provide the software company’s Minecraft video game players more realistic graphics on personal computers. Real-time ray
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