INTERNATIONAL NEWS
05 Oct
Europe close: Spanish stocks bounce back as Constitutional Court wades in again
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Stocks ended the session mostly higher, led by a rebound in shares of Spanish lenders and strong demand for the country's bonds at three auctions.

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05 Oct
Passenger demand continues to soar for airlines through August
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Airlines reported an easing in global seasonally-adjusted traffic since the beginning of the year, but demand still climbed 7. 2% in August compared to the same time twelve months earlier.

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05 Oct
Boeing agrees to acquire drone maker Aurora Flight Sciences
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Aerospace giant Boeing announced on Thursday that it would be buying its long-term partner Aurora Flight Sciences in an effort to diversify its portfolio further by adding futuristic technologies like the eVTOL flying taxi currently under development in conjunction with Uber.

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05 Oct
US open: Stocks notch record highs again as investors digest data, Fedspeak
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US stocks notched fresh record highs again in early trade on Thursday as investors digested a series of data releases and speeches from Federal Reserve officials.

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05 Oct
Spanish courts suspend Monday's Catalan parliamentary session
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Spain's constitutional court has ordered the suspension of a regional parliamentary session in Catalonia on Monday as expectations grow that the body will declare independence next week.

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05 Oct
US initial jobless claims drop more than expected
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The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, with hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria impacting the data, according to the Labor Department.

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05 Oct
Catalan banks Sabadell and Caixabank weigh headquarter shift options
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Catalonia-based banks Banco Sabadell and Caixabank were both considering transferring their headquarters out of the region in the wake of the current independence crisis.

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05 Oct
Australian retail sales hit four-and-a-half year low
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Australian retail sales dived in August taking the Aussie dollar along for the ride as it slipped from as high as $0. 7865 to as low as $0. 7816 after the data was released, as growing optimism that the recent downturn would reverse took a serious blow.

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05 Oct
Asia report: Markets quiet as Aussie retail sales disappoint
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Markets in Asia finished mixed but little changed, with much focus turned down under as retail sales data showed Australian consumers were becoming more hesitant with their wallets.

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05 Oct
US pre-open: Stocks seen muted ahead of Fedspeak
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US futures pointed to a muted open on Thursday as investors eye a slew of speeches by Federal Reserve officials.

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05 Oct
Saudi Aramco IPO remains on track for 2018
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Saudi Aramco still plans to make a stock market debut next year, its chief executive confirmed on Thursday.

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05 Oct
US-led Iraq forces reclaim city of Hawija
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US-backed Iraqi forces announced on Thursday that they had recaptured Hawija, a city about 300km north of Baghdad, which had been under the rule of IS since 2014.

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05 Oct
Eurozone retail sales improve as 'big three' all record growth
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Eurozone retail sales strengthened last month as the currency bloc's three largest economies all delivered simultaneous sales growth for the first time in over two years.

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05 Oct
US close: Stocks continue record run amid slew of data
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Stocks on Wall Street finished in the green on Wednesday, continuing the record run seen in previous sessions.

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