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11:24
US pre-open: Stocks seen higher ahead of Jackson Hole
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US futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Thursday as investors awaited the start of the Jackson Hole symposium and earnings from the likes of Staples and Tiffany.

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00:27
US close: Markets turn red as White House blusters over wall
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Wall Street stumbled through its Wednesday session, amid mixed economic data and after president Donald Trump appeared to threaten a shutdown of the federal government unless funding could be found for his initiative to extend the border wall with Mexico.

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23 Aug
Europe close: Stocks give back some of the prior session's gains
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Equity markets took a breather following outsized gains in the previous session which was stoked by optimism over the potential for US tax reforms.

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23 Aug
American Eagle lingerie line soars above expectations
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American Eagle Outfitters posted another unexpected rise in comparable sales for a second consecutive quarter thanks to a strong demand for its Aerie line of lingerie.

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23 Aug
'Creep' Trump made my skin crawl, Hillary Clinton says
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Defeated US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that Donald Trump made her 'skin crawl' during a televised debate in last year’s election campaign.

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23 Aug
Lowe's fails to build on improved US house growth numbers
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US home improvement company, Lowe's announced its first quarter earnings had fallen short of analysts' expectations despite considerable momentum in the North American housing sector.

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23 Aug
US oil inventories dip despite rising imports and domestic output, DoE says
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US crude oil stockpiles dipped last week, despite a rise in imports and domestic oil production.

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23 Aug
US open: Trump border wall threat, mixed data weigh on sentiment
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Wall Street stumbled shortly after the start of trading amid mixed economic data and after president Donald Trump appeared to threatened with a shutdown of the federal government unless funding could be found for his initiative to extend the border wall with Mexico.

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23 Aug
US private sector growth hits 27-month high in August, manufacturing lags

Activity in the US private sector picked up more than expected in August, hitting a 27-month high, but the manufacturing sector unexpectedly deteriorated, according to data released on Wednesday.

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23 Aug
Euro area consumer confidence ticks higher in August
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Consumer confidence in the euro area ticked higher in August, according to the European Union's executive arm.

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23 Aug
US new home sales drop more than expected in July
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Sales of new US single-family homes fell more than expected in July, according to official data released on Wednesday.

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23 Aug
Mexican retail sales slow sharply in June
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Mexican retail sales slowed sharply in June, continuing the trend seen since the last US elections and amid high inflation.

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23 Aug
Consumer prices ease in Brazil, leaving room for central bank to cut
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Consumer prices in Brazil eased a tad giving the monetary authority room to lower policy rates, according to economists, especially if Brasilia approved pensions reforms next month.

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23 Aug
Government accused of U-turn in latest policy paper on EU court
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Theresa May’s government has been criticised for an apparent U-turn in its stance on the UK’s relationship with EU courts in the aftermath of Brexit.

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23 Aug
REC survey raises 'red flag' on UK economic outlook
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The results of one of the most widely-followed surveys of employer confidence raised a "red flag" on the economy, leading the business lobby that compiled it to urge Wesminster for clarity on its Brexit plans and how it plans to ensure continued access to EU workers.

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23 Aug
Asia report: Markets mixed as dollar dives
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Markets in Asia finished mixed on Wednesday, as the dollar weakened in early trading following comments from President Donald Trump that he’d shut down the US government if he didn’t get to build his beloved border wall with Mexico.

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23 Aug
Walmart teams up with Google to rival Amazon in voice-shopping
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US retail giant Walmart is partnering with Google in order to offer customers the opportunity to buy its products through voice-activated devices.

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23 Aug
Trump wants Congress to fund his 'big, beautiful' Mexican border wall
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During an 80-minute speech at a rally for his supporters in Phoenix, Arizona, Donald Trump took shots at "truly dishonest people in the media and the fake media" for misrepresenting his "perfect words" after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier in August.

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23 Aug
US pre-open: Stocks seen weaker as focus turns to Jackson Hole; Lowe's slumps
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US futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to the Jackson Hole symposium.

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23 Aug
Eurozone business activity grows in August as manufacturing offsets weaker services
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Manufacturing activity in the eurozone picked up in August, offsetting a small drop in the services sector.

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