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The global financial markets might get a wake-up call on Wednesday

U.S. stock markets are in the midst of a "'patient' panic" ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve statement, when many investors expect a change in the Fed's language that would send the clearest signal yet that a rate hike is coming soon.<p>The S&P 500 has fallen 2.6 percent since February's …

Markets

Islamic State is 'most potent threat to the world since Third Reich' says Nobel Prize winner

V S Naipaul says Isil is 'dedicated to a contemporary holocaust' as he urges the West 'urgently expand' their efforts to defeat the group<p>Isil threaten to create a “Fourth Reich” through violence and propaganda equal to the Nazis, a Nobel Prize-winner has said, as he warns of a “contemporary …

Next Five Years Will Bring Huge Changes To China's Commodity Demand

Remember the commodity super-cycle? It was pedaled by the Chinese. It made smart investors like Jim Rogers filthy rich. That story is over, as everyone now knows. And the next five years are going to bring huge changes to the country’s demand for raw materials, especially coal and oil.<p>China’s …

China

We're witnessing the biggest threat to US corporate earnings since the 2008 financial crisis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The surging value of the U.S. dollar may be posing the biggest threat to U.S. corporate earnings since the 2008 financial crisis, hurting results at most U.S.-based multinationals. Some on Wall Street are even talking about an earnings recession.<p>The dollar's gain of 22 percent …

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics