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North American stock markets fairly quiet as Canadian dollar slips

North American stock markets fairly quiet as Canadian dollar slips

But the bank says it's taking a wait-and-see approach to rates until it knows the overall economic impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union. But some investors think the worst is over as oil prices stabilize, the jobs market strengthens and consumers start spending more. Another came in the form of a better-than-expected jobs report, underscoring almost 300,000 new jobs in June, from the U.S.


Congress leaves Washington, its dysfunction on display

Congress leaves Washington, its dysfunction on display

In a pitch to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called for striking several provisions in the Zika measure loathed by Democrats. But Democrats cite specific problems with each of the bills and will block two of the three, reluctantly allowing only the opioid bill to make it to President Barack Obama's desk to become law despite being underfunded in their view.


Oil Recoups Losses as Markets Gain Strength

Oil Recoups Losses as Markets Gain Strength

The settlement was the lowest since mid-May. Brent notched a weekly gain of almost 2 percent and WTI about 1 percent after a volatile week. It is not only the production of crude oil that has analysts concerned. The dollar was down about 0.3 percent against the euro and 0.5 percent against the Swiss franc. "I'm not uber-bearish", Mr Wittner said. Some of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit eased this week, as Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron stepped down and passed the leadership ...


Trump makes it official, names Mike Pence as running mate

Trump makes it official, names Mike Pence as running mate

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee originally planned to unveil his choice Friday morning in New York City , but he canceled the event after the deadly attack in France late Thursday. Trump was making his final decision from California, where he is scheduled to attend a series of fundraisers at a distance from many of his closest advisers.



South China Sea tribunal has nothing to do with UN: China

The award issued by it will not have any effect on China's existing policy, he said. "Though China is large, we can not lose one centimetre of inheritance left by the ancestors", said Yang who is the State Councillor, a rank higher than Foreign Minister, while commenting on the ongoing row over the verdict delivered by an worldwide arbitral tribunal which quashed Beijing's claims of historic rights over the South China Sea.



'Pokémon Go' comes to Spain, Italy and Portugal

The theory is that if Nintendo places rare Pokemon in areas where they see players aren't going, and nobody attempts to capture the creature, it can be deduced that the location has restricted access and could be a military zone. " Ingress is a sci-fi game, the locations are puzzles in Ingress , players can control portals to power them up, to link them together, to form fields, or two teams", he explained.