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Holiday spending surges to 12-year high

U.S. holiday spending jumped to its biggest gain since 2005 on stronger employment, rising consumer confidence, and expectations of higher wages and bonuses after new tax bill, according to NRF. Conway Gittens reports. Holiday...

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Germany, ECB drive euro; stocks gain too

The euro climbs to a three-year high as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and rival Social Democrats reach a breakthrough in coalition talks. As David Pollard reports, the single european currency had already been...

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Wall Street falls on China, NAFTA concerns

The three major U.S. stock indices ended lower as investors worried that China will slow U.S. government bond purchases and that U.S. is leaving NAFTA. Elly Park reports. Wall Street falls on China, NAFTA...

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MiFID II: the winners and losers

MiFID II hits the markets – a regulatory wave of reforms for stock, bond, commodity and derivatives trading that will, as Ivor Bennett reports, see some market participants win – while others lose. MiFID...