Europe close: Stocks hit by strong euro, Italian political uncertainty
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Stocks sagged as a weaker-than-expected reading on US inflation sent the single currency higher ahead of the US central bank's policy announcement later on Wednesday, with Italian stocks also battered by reports which, analysts said, held out the prospect for political instability in the Eurozone's third-largest economy in 2018.

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Video stream users may be exposed to hidden cryptocurrency mining

Popular video streaming sites have a secret embedded code that mines cryptocurrencies through visitors' computers.

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FOMC hikes rates, but Evans and Kashkari dissent
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The US central bank went ahead with its third rate hike of 2018, as expected, but two rate-setters dissented, voting instead for no change.

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Disney close to sealing $60bn deal for Fox and Sky stake - reports
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Walt Disney is reportedly set to secure a $60bn deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, including its 39% stake in UK broadcaster Sky.

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US open: Stocks rise ahead of Fed rate decision
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Stocks are trading higher ahead of the US central bank's policy announcement later in the day, bolstered by a weaker than expected reading on consumer prices.

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Gasoline stockpiles build alongside increased domestic output
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US crude oil inventories shrank more quickly than expected last week, albeit a large increase in domestic output and an offsetting large build in gasoline stockpiles.

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US core CPI falls short of forecasts in November
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Consumer prices in the US confounded economists again last month as core inflation fell short of their forecasts, weighed down by a sharp drop in apparel costs.

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WTI off intra-day highs as OPEC revises US output forecasts higher

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has revised its projections for US shale output in 2017 and 2018 higher even as the degree of forward cover in the industrialised world continued to rise.

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Tech firms to be liable for extremist, abusive content on their platforms.
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Theresa May has said that that the government will force tech firms such as Facebook and Twitter to remove extremist content from their platforms quickly or face fines.

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Tillerson says US is ready for talks with North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the United States is open to communication with North Korea 'without preconditions'.

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Republican candidate Moore defeated in Alabama in major blow to Trump

Donald Trump was dealt a major blow on Tuesday after Republican candidate Roy Moore was defeated by Democrat rival Doug Jones in a senate election in the GOP stronghold of Alabama.

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Brexit: Theresa May could be facing defeat over withdrawal bill
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The British government is facing a rebellion in parliament after MPs requested an amendment calling for a “meaningful vote" on the Brexit deal before it is made final.

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US pre-open: Stocks seen flat as investors eye Fed announcement
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US futures pointed to a muted open on Wall Street on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest policy announcement and economic projections from the Federal Reserve.

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Asia report: Markets mostly higher as oil prices rise

Markets in Asia finished mostly higher on Wednesday, with the so-called ‘THAAD stocks’ in Korea surging as the country’s president began a four-day trip to China and oil prices creeping higher.

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12 Dec
US close: Markets mixed as Fed finishes first day of meeting
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Wall Street's main indices finished mixed on Tuesday as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day rate-setting meeting, alongside several positive updates from corporate heavyweights such as Boeing and 3M.

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12 Dec
Europe close: Technology and M&A power gains in shares

Stocks on the Continent gained ground on Tuesday paced by Technology issues, even as traders waited on the US central bank's policy announcement the next day.

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12 Dec
Facebook to overhaul its tax structure worldwide
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Facebook will move its global tax and revenue base from Ireland and begin booking advertising locally in every country where it operates.

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12 Dec
US open: Boeing, 3M push Dow Industrials to fresh record-high

Wall Street's main indices are again heading higher on Tuesday as the Federal Reserve kicks off its two-day rate-setting meeting and several positive updates from corporate heavyweights such as Boeing and 3M.

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12 Dec
Trump accuses Democrats of plot after sexual harassment claims

US President Donald Trump has claimed Democrats are behind a series of sexual harassment claims made against him this week.

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12 Dec
Trump vows to send American astronauts to the moon
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Donald Trump, the President of the United states signed the Space Policy Directive 1 to send astronauts to the moon again and to Mars for the first time in history.

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