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Healthy profits push stocks up; Nasdaq tops 6,000
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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New York • Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices. More big businesses joined the earnings parade Tuesday, saying their profits were even larger in the first three months of the year than analysts were expecting, including Caterpillar and McDonald's. The encouraging reports pushed U.
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French vote boosts global stocks again; Nasdaq hits 6,000
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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Global shares had soared Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron topped the initial vote and looked well on course to beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the May 7 run-off. "Markets have continued their push higher from yesterday, although at a much more relaxed pace," said Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG trading group.
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Spanish court jails son of former Catalonia leader
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court ruled on Tuesday that the son of one of Catalonia's most prominent political figures would be jailed to prevent him obstructing an investigation into an alleged money laundering and tax fraud scheme carried out by his family.
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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot and Turkish Media Review, 17-04-25
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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Columnist Idiz urged Cavusoglu and Celik to seek real solution to serious problems that exist with Europe Under the title "Ankara should stop beating around the bush, if it can...", Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily News newspaper (online, 25.04.17) publishes the following commentary by columnist Semih....
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Le Pen Ducks Euro Exit Question Knowing French Want the Currency
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen sought to soften her position on Europe, insisting she feels European and “understands” the concerns of many French that their savings could lose value should the country return to the franc. In an interview on TF1, France’s most-watched television....
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