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German Stocks Are Getting Slammed

German stocks are getting slammed Friday morning. The DAX is down by more than 2% today, and down more than 10% since Sept. 19.<p>Th index is now at its lowest in a year, hovering around 8,800.<p>"Despite closing up last night somehow after a whipsaw day, Europe's powerhouse economy has given the …

JOBS REPORT BEATS EXPECTATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO 5.9%

According to the latest employment report from the BLS, nonfarm payrolls grew by 248,000 in September.<p>The unemployment rate also fell to 5.9% from 6.1%, the first time the unemployment rate has been below 6% in more than six years.<p>Expectations were for a gain of 215,000 with the unemployment rate …

Moderates balk at Senate border bill

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu will oppose her leadership’s border aid package, complicating Senate Democrats’ plan to pass the legislation before August recess.<p>The Democratic senator, up for reelection this year, said in an interview that she has two main problems with the bill: Lack of coordinating …

Pinch me! Europe grew faster than U.S.

European economic growth was weaker than expected in the first three months of 2014, but still managed to outpace the U.S. for the first time in three years.<p>Gross domestic product across the 18 countries in the eurozone grew at an annual pace of 0.9% in the first quarter, the European Union's …

Credit Suisse 'about to settle' major tax evasion case

Credit Suisse is reportedly about to pay the equivalent of around $2.5 (1.8 billion euros) to various US authorities in a long-running tax case.<p>The bank – Switzerland’s second largest – would plead guilty to charges that it helped American clients evade US taxes with accounts under false …

Heavy fighting breaks out in Libya as troops storm militias in Benghazi

The heaviest fighting in Libya since the Arab spring revolution broke out in the eastern capital of Benghazi on Friday as forces led by a retired general attacked militias on the ground and with jets.<p>Air strikes pounded militia bases at dawn and 6,000 troops converged on the city, storming a series …

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Nasa data reveals West Antarctic ice sheet is melting at an 'unstoppable' speed

• <b>New studies say the melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet is unstoppable</b>• <b><br>Parts will completely melt in a few centuries and drastically raise sea</b> …

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Top economists warn Germany that EMU crisis as dangerous as ever

The eurozone debt crisis is deepening and threatens to re-erupt on a larger scale when the liquidity cycle turns, a leading panel of economists …

U.S. has not determined legal authority to delay Obamacare mandate | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. administration has not determined whether it has legal authority to delay Obamacare’s individual mandate, which requires most Americans to enroll in health insurance or pay a tax penalty, a senior Treasury official said on Tuesday.<p>Julian Gomez (R) explains Obamacare …

Court: La. must report voucher data

The Department of Justice has prevailed — at least in part — in a long-running and politically charged battle with Louisiana over the state’s private school voucher program.<p>Starting this fall, Louisiana must provide the agency with timely information about the racial background of participating …