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Japan maintains negative interest rate

A dollar got you ¥102.10 after the decision. But the major has pared gains to now trade 0.27 percent lower on the day at around 101.41 at 11:15 GMT. While the U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index inched up by 0.1 percent, the German DAX Index and the French CAC 40 Index rose by 0.4 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively.

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Karnataka Decides To Turn Off Cauvery Tap For Now: 10 Updates

Soon after this meeting, the all party meeting was held and this was followed by a continuation of a cabinet meeting was held which made a decision to defer the release of water. Therefore, it is necessary for the state gov ernment to adopt a hard position now, they felt. BJP boycotted the all-party meet saying that assembly session should be called immediately.

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Why Ascension Is Unifying Its Brand

Every day approximately 23,500 associates, including almost 1,000 medical group clinicians touch the lives of thousands of patients who seek care at Ascension Wisconsin facilities. Clare's Hospital, spokesman Tom Weaver said. The future name of Franklin Hospital, 10101 S. 27th St., located just north of the Racine County line, has not yet been settled, Ascension said.

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Gold rallies as doves drive Fed policy

Note that not only do three FOMC members want rate hikes now, there are three further whose "dot plot" estimate of appropriate rates show they favor no hikes this year. Turning to the US, weaker-than-expected economic data of late and mixed commentary from Fed members leave most economists expecting the USA central bank to take a pass on policy change at this meeting.

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Bill Clinton: 'It's Hard' To Think About Leaving Foundation

Bill Clinton recently said that he will step down from the foundation's main board of directors and stop raising money if his wife is elected president. Then, in the coming months, dozens of CGI employees are scheduled to lose their jobs at the end of 2016 - but some will get to stay, meaning more political problems for Hillary Clinton could be on their way.

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Cauvery dispute: Karnataka defers release of water to Tamil Nadu

Every revision of the court's order has resulted in Karnataka releasing more water to Tamil Nadu, which is demanding the water to save its samba crop. The state government said the issue will be discussed in a special session of the state legislature scheduled for Friday. "I have already spoken to Jagadish Shettar, Ananth Kumar, and Sadananda Gowda, and we have decided not to attend any meeting called by the chief minister on the Cauvery issue", Yeddyurappa told reporters in Shivamogga.

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Clinton Foundation to Lay Off Dozens By End of Year

Following weeks of controversy on the campaign trail, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is laying off dozens of people, Politico reports . Other staff will be kept on to continue working with donors, two former Foundation officials told Politico .

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Medical Workers Reportedly Killed In Airstrikes After Syria Truce Collapses

The United States believes two Russian aircraft attacked an aid convoy near Aleppo in a strike that shattered a one-week truce, USA officials said on Tuesday, but Russia denied involvement. Meanwhile, Russian and regime forces resumed their bombardment of the rebel-held eastern half of Aleppo, with dozens of airstrikes pummeling the city.

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Trump says Clinton copies his rallies; political veterans say that's bunk

Greenberg said the debate could potentially be a game-changer for the race, but he said Clinton is in an "extraordinarily strong position" to win NY in November. Two weeks ago, a third thought she was physically strong enough, a third disagreed, and a third weren't sure. She added, "they weren't together but they were one -on-one, in the same hour and how they compare".

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Chelsea Handler Calls Angelina Jolie a 'F*cking Lunatic' Amid Brad Pitt Divorce

It was even rumored that Pitt refused to visit Handler's now-defunct series " Chelsea Lately" because of her allegiance to Aniston. The Hollywood actor is said to have pleaded with the 41-year-old actress to handle their divorce "like adults" because he doesn't want to disrupt their six children , Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight.

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Deutsche Bank tumbles as DOJ claim of $14 billion is rebuffed

And US shares of Deutsche Bank plunged 9.2 percent, while large US banks also saw their share price hit, with Dow members Goldman Sachs and Citigroup losing almost 1.0 percent. They added that Deutsche Bank is resistant to the proposed amount. "But because of the election campaign it may end up higher - at maybe 6 or 7 billion".

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Wall Street jumps as rates on hold, for now

The Fed has been under attack from conservatives, including some in Congress, in recent years because they argue its easy money policies will eventually lead to inflation, hurting the economy. If one compares the day-to-day correlation of the changes in the Fed Fund futures rate (100 minus the Fed Fund futures price) with the changes in precious metals prices, one finds a strong and persistently negative correlation for gold and silver.

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Clinton campaign says Trump could have "low bar" at debate

Several recent polls have shown the race between both major party's nominees tightening as the election nears. Clinton is running a conventional operation featuring multimillion-dollar ad buys and expansive voter outreach. Hedge-funder Paul Singer, for instance, directed $1 million to a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., last month. But perhaps Mr.

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FTSE 100 higher as banks and housebuilders rise

Instead, it set a "yield curve control" under which it will buy long-term government bonds to keep 10-year bond yields around their current zero per cent. Under the new framework called "Quantitative and Qualitative Easing (QQE) with Yield Curve Control", the BOJ pledged to "continue expanding the monetary base until the year-on-year rate of increase in the observed CPI (all items less fresh food) exceeds the price stability target of 2 percent and stays above the target in a stable manner".

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Bank Of Japan Has Turned Into 'Control Freaks'

Locally, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is also set to hold its policy-setting meeting today. "I can't help myself becoming skeptical ...whether they can control long-term interest rates, which move on a variety of factors", said Mari Iwashita, chief market economist at SMBC Nikko Friend Securities.

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Obama Administration Sets Driverless Car Guidelines

By 2030, though, it's estimated that we'll all be driving them (or not driving them), creating a bright new future in which we all get home to our families safe and in time for dinner. The next argument is likely to be over whether such systems can be legally considered to be a driver or if they still need to have a human being ready to take over in the event of failure.

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F*** you, Filipino president tells European Union 'hypocrites'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in response to the European Union (EU) denouncing his administration's extrajudicial killings of drug suspects, reportedly said "fuck you". Criminals. You call that genocide? "Human rights groups and the United Nations have condemned the extrajudicial killings, with the UN stating that the campaign amounts to a crime under global law", it added.

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Wall St higher as tech, energy gain

Losses were limited by the Fed statement suggesting it was still open to a December rate increase, noted Ian Gordon, FX strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in NY. Japan's central bank opted Wednesday to keep its policies mostly unchanged, with some technical adjustments to how it controls interest rates. "Should the FOMC choose to be headstrong and tear down conventional wisdom - a small possibility with two prime dealers coming out and calling for a rate hike - global markets will ...

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Fed Opts Against Rate Hike. . .For Now

The Fed says it expects economic conditions will "evolve in a manner that will warrant only gradual increases in the federal funds rate" and it says interest rates are likely to remain "below levels that are expected to prevail in the longer run".

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Mylan CEO grilled in House over EpiPen price hikes

At several points, they cut off Bresch's efforts to explain the intricacies of US pharmaceutical pricing, including how health insurers and other payers take a percentage of treatment sales. "I was struck by what humanitarians you people of Mylan are", said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.). Lawmakers have demanded a justification for the dramatic price hikes of the EpiPen.

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Bank of Japan shakes up stimulus programme ahead of crunch Fed meeting

It was down 0.1 per cent at 100.155 yen, having lost 1.4 per cent on Wednesday to touch a 3-1/2 week low of 100.30. It also maintained the negative interest rate it charges on some current accounts held at the Bank at -0.10%. BANK OF JAPAN WATCH: Japan's central bank announced it was shifting its monetary policy to enhance its control of short-term and long-term interest rates.

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Australia central bank governor Lowe says further cut in interest rates possible

Later, in response to questions, Lowe said it was "not particularly useful" to keep cutting interest rates in the hope that it will eventually work. The minutes of the RBA's latest monetary policy meeting, released on Tuesday, showed the central bank was not overly concerned by rising housing prices or the high auction clearance rates reported recently .

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Keep Your Eyes on Hot Stock of Friday- Duke Realty Corporation's (DRE)

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on SLG shares. Vetr upgraded shares of Realty Income Corp. from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $71.54 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th.

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Bournemouth is the best team we have faced: Pep Guardiola

Every time he decides the right decision and we are lucky to have him. Kevin de Bruyne was hailed as playing football "on another level" by his manager Pep Guardiola after the Belgian maestro orchestrated another Manchester City symphony on Saturday.

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Elon Musk: Upgraded Autopilot could have prevented fatal Model S crash

Autopilot 8.0 will temporarily prevent drivers from using the "hands-free" driving aid if they fail to respond to sonic warnings coming from the vehicle dash. In the accident, an OH man was killed when his Model S auto into Autopilot mode crashed into a tractor-trailer. "It's about improving the probability of safety".

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Markets Right Now: US stocks open higher

The tinkering with policy highlights the limits of the central bank's options but may alleviate concern the BOJ is "crowding out" other investors with its massive purchases of government bonds. According to market sources, the new framework is supposed to be more effective than the old one, and that will enhance the sustainability of the monetary policy as well as encourage the financial sector including banks and insurance companies.

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Bill Clinton admits that some foundation donors expected favors

Instead of shutting down the foundation - something the Clintons said would "hurt people" - or scrapping the board entirely, they are planning on handing over the reins over to Chelsea Clinton . An AP story found that more than half the private visitors Clinton received at State were donors to her family foundation. Bill Clinton , 70, has expressed frustration that political journalists covering his wife's campaign have written more about the foundation's donors, which include the ...

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Fed Holds Steady with Future Rate Hikes Anticipated To Be More Gradual

The Federal Reserve left short-term interest rates unchanged Wednesday after a meeting marked by internal divisions, but signaled it still expected to raise them before year-end. Oil prices had climbed as much as 3 percent on Wednesday after a third surprise weekly drop in US crude stockpiles boosted the demand outlook in the world's largest oil consumer.

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Bank of Japan Modifies Monetary Policy Framework To Target Bond-Rate

The Bank of Japan move also helped maintain expectations that global interest rates would remain at very low levels with expectations that the Federal Reserve would not sanction a short-term rate increase. The overall consensus among economists is for a move in December, according to a Reuters poll. At 13:25 a.m. ET (1725 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 7.98 points, or 0.04 percent, at 18,137.94.

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Ohio's Brown grills Wells Fargo CEO

That's all been well-documented in the record-setting $185 million settlement between the bank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other federal and local entities. "These practices ... undermine the fundamental trust that goes to the heart of the bank-customer relationship", said Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry.

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US Federal Reserve holds interest rates

The Fed next meets November 1-2, but few observers expect an increase then. The US faces a highly consequential presidential election in less than two months. The projections reflect the forecasts of all 17 participants in the Fed's deliberations. These 10 voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee decide interest rates for the Federal Reserve .

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Clinton Ahead in Blue New York

His announcement created a backlash, however, after he declined to apologize to Obama after spending years as the public face of those trying to undermine the president's legitimacy. "She's not up more because she's disliked and distrusted", said GOP consultant Rick Wilson, who is working with independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin.

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US Fed flags probable rate hike at year-end

The consensus that Chair Janet Yellen has worked hard to maintain among Federal Reserve policy makers showed signs of severe strain on Wednesday. The S&P 500 rose 1.1 percent and the Nasdaq hit an all-time high after the Fed remained on hold despite what it acknowledged as a strong labor market.

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Kansas court hears arguments in school aid case

Many state policymakers push back on the notion that Kansas, which is set to spend $4 billion on schools this fiscal year, hasn't prioritized education. But the six plaintiff districts said just the opposite. Wichita Superintendent John Allison rejected the idea after the hearing. More than 70 percent of their students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, giving them more at-risk students than 90 percent of all districts in the state.

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Financial Technology founder Jignesh Shah arrested in MCX licence renewal case

Mr Shah , on bail in cases related to the NSEL scam and arrested by CBI in the present case on Tuesday, told the court that he was innocent. At 3.19 pm, shares of Financial Technologies were trading 1.98 per cent down at Rs 81.70. The police alleged in a statement that the exchange and officials from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had worked together to renew the licence, even though the exchange may not have been eligible for such an extension.


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