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How major U.S. stock market indexes fared Thursday

How major U.S. stock market indexes fared Thursday

Many world stock markets have hit record or multi-year highs in recent weeks, leaving them vulnerable to a sell-off, and the tensions over North Korea have proved the trigger. "Traders should closely watch global equities today, with further falls and risk aversion likely pumping more safe-haven flows into precious metals", said Jeffrey Halley, a senior market analyst at OANDA.


Abe, Trump agree on global effort to prevent N. Korea launch

Abe, Trump agree on global effort to prevent N. Korea launch

A member of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) said Abe had sent the monetary offering this year in his capacity as president of the party, not as prime minister. The shrine commemorates millions of Japanese war dead. Abe said the threat of the launch toward Guam "has raised regional tensions unlike ever before".


Kansas gas prices continue to inch up

Kansas gas prices continue to inch up

The average price for a gallon of regular in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice market Monday was $2.235, down slightly from the previous day and about 2 cents from a week ago, according to AAA data. The highest was about $2.52 per gallon in the Ann Arbor area. San Antonio- $2.08/g, down 2.7 cents per gallon from last week's $2.11/g. The current price is 23 cents above where it was a year ago, but well below where it was in mid-August of 2015, 2014, and 2013.


Suspension of Uber 'cruel and absurd' - Poe

Suspension of Uber 'cruel and absurd' - Poe

Poe said that the LTFRB suspended Uber's services not because of lack of roadworthiness but because of "a mere administrative violation" which should have merited a corresponding administrative penalty. Uber said on Tuesday it had appealed to the Philippine authorities to reconsider a one-month suspension handed out to the ride-hailing firm a day earlier, and was resuming services as it waits for a decision.


Train derails outside London Waterloo station

Train derails outside London Waterloo station

Three people were checked over by London Ambulance Service but nobody was taken to hospital. Platforms 1 to 13 at Waterloo were all out of action on Tuesday morning and passengers were being strongly advised not to travel on the South West Trains network throughout the day.