Goldman Sachs profit soars on post-election surge in trading

A view of the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo


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James Ellington & Nigel Levine 'conscious and stable' after crash

British sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine are “conscious and stable” after a motorbike accident in Spain. British Athletics confirmed the pair were injured on Tuesday in Tenerife, where they were warm-weather training. They said their staff were with the … Continue reading


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Target cuts fourth-quarter forecast due to weak holiday sales

A newly constructed Target store is shown in San Diego, California May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo


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Italy weather: Quakes hit snowbound central regions

Central Italy has been struck by a series of earthquakes, as the region shivers in freezing temperatures. The biggest 5.4-magnitude quake struck at 10:25 local time (09:25 GMT), with others following. They hit the same area devastated by quakes in … Continue reading


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Alaska Air to record $82 million as merger-related costs in fourth quarter

An Alaska Airlines plane is pictured with a paint job to mark the centennial of The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington July 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Redmond


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Mosul battle: Iraqi army prepares offensive on west of city

The Iraqi army says it is preparing military operations to retake western Mosul, the last urban stronghold in Iraq of so-called Islamic State. The preparations follow a recent offensive which officials said on Wednesday had recaptured nearly all of the … Continue reading


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Futures flat ahead of Goldman results, Yellen speech

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson


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In pictures: Prize pigeons

In Sanliurfa, south-east of Turkey, a cage full of pigeons sits surrounded by a circle of stools. Nearby, a poster on the wall advertises a now-passed “National Most Beautiful Pigeon Contest”. Here, they auction the birds to a dedicated band … Continue reading


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Australian Open 2017: Nick Kyrgios beaten by Andreas Seppi, Roger Federer through

Australian Open 2017 Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne Dates: 16-29 Jan Coverage: Daily live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website. Nick Kyrgios was knocked out of his home Grand … Continue reading


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OPEC sees smaller oil glut, upbeat on non-OPEC cut compliance

A flag with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) logo is seen before a news conference at OPEC’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 10, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader


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On the banks of two majestic US rivers

Jon Kay talks to people working on the busiest US inland waterway about maintaining the locks, and what President-elect Donald Trump could do for them. This is the third in a series of features to mark the inauguration week of … Continue reading


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Global growth outlook shaky on trade protectionism fears: Reuters poll

By Rahul Karunakar The global economic outlook remains shaky, despite recent pockets of resilience, according to the overwhelming majority of economists polled by Reuters who said a rise in protectionist trade policies would hamper growth. With elections due in a … Continue reading


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Leonne Weeks death: Women arrested in Rotherham murder probe

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after the death of a 16-year-old girl. The body of a girl, named locally as Leonne Weeks, was found in Dinnington, Rotherham, on Monday. The woman, a 26-year-old from … Continue reading


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Wheelchair user Doug Paulley on winning bus buggy dispute

Speaking after the judgement, wheelchair user Doug Paulley says the case “will hopefully make a major difference for disabled travellers”. Wheelchair user Doug Paulley brought his case after he was told he could not get on a bus to Leeds … Continue reading


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Couple 'risk lives' at North Yorkshire rail crossing

A couple with a toddler “risked their lives” by climbing over a locked level crossing gate near Scarborough, Network Rail has warned. The company has just released CCTV footage of the incident, which happened on New Year’s Eve. It shows … Continue reading


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