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Wall Street lower on Trump’s threat of government shutdown

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on Wednesday after President Donald Trump warned of a government shutdown to secure funds to build the Mexico border wall,

Identity theft at epidemic levels, warns Cifas

Cases total nearly 500 a day with people in their 30s the most targeted group, a watchdog warns. BBC News – Business

Asia shares settle after rally, dollar squares losses on Trump comments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday, taking a breather after the previous day’s surge, lacking the momentum to keep up with a global rally spurred by gains for

Wall Street rises on hopes for tax reform

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended up on Tuesday, with each of the three major indexes posting their best one-day percentage gains in over a week, as lawmakers’ comments

Provident Financial shares plunge on new profit warning

Shares lose two thirds of their value after the FTSE 100 firm warns on profits for the second time. BBC News – Business

European stocks break three-day losing streak

LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks broke a three-day losing streak on Tuesday, building on gains in other markets boosted by signs of a global economic recovery and rising commodity prices.

Ford announces £2,000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars

The car maker is offering £2,000 off a new car in a scheme it says will have ‘an immediate effect’ on air quality. BBC News – Business

S&P 500 index gains after recent selloff; energy stocks fall

(Reuters) – The benchmark U.S. S&P 500 stock index ended up slightly on Monday after two days of declines, though a drop in oil prices weighed on energy shares and

Metals shine but world stocks stuck near 5-1/2-week low

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks struggled at a 5-1/2-week low on Monday, though metals dazzled with zinc at its highest in a decade, copper hitting a nearly three-year high and

Crawford Falconer takes up post as UK’s top trade negotiator

Crawford Falconer is expected to “build bridges” on trade before Brexit is formally agreed. BBC News – Business

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