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Japan's economy shrank in July-September as trade falls

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The Japanese economy has shrunk at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent in July-September, as consumer spending, investment and exports fell. Cabinet Office preliminary data...
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Hachette Book Group lays off around 2 dozen employees

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Around two dozen employees will be laid off in a re-organization at Hachette Book Group. The publisher announced Tuesday that various imprints would be consolidated and merged...
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Rain closes some polling venues as Fiji elects new leader

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Heavy rainfall was affecting some voting in Fiji's general election Wednesday, as two men who led different military coups battled for control of the island nation. The bad...
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Asian leaders push for progress on South China Sea pact

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Southeast Asian leaders and China are touting progress in keeping peace in the contentious South China Sea as they work toward a "code of conduct" to govern navigation routes...
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Cohoes Council splits over economic development issue

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COHOES - A Common Council debate over the transparency of the sale of the former city dump came down to Mayor Shawn Morse casting his first-ever tie-breaking vote Tuesday night...
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Japan's Shinzo Abe, US VP Mike Pence to visit Australia

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Australia on Friday for talks on trade, investment, and the two countries' reconciliation after World War II. Abe will meet...
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Crude oil struggles for traction after plunge, stocks sag

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Oil prices struggled for traction on Wednesday after sinking on worries about weakening world demand and oversupply, while global shares sagged with slowing growth concerns...
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Hopper Painting Sells for Record $91.9 Million at Christie's

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In three auctions, there were some formidable prices, though eyebrows were raised at a number of intimidating estimates. And there were failures.
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Japan's Economy Hit by Natural Disasters and Trade Frictions

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The third-quarter contraction was greater than expected and offered a worrying sign that trade protectionism is starting to take a toll.
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LPGA announces changes to points race, purse for 2019 finale

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The Race to the CME Globe will be more frantic starting next year, and the winner of the LPGA Tour's season-ending tournament is going to get considerably richer. Tour and...
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will continue to boycott Amazon...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will continue to boycott Amazon as the state offers more than $1.5 billion for its HQ2

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated in a joint press conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo the news that Amazon has chosen Long Island City as one of the sites... Read more ...

'We were not elected to serve as Amazon drones': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

'We were not elected to serve as Amazon drones': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other NYC politicians voice outrage about Amazon HQ2's move to Long Island City

New York City politicians, including Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, sharply criticized Amazon's Tuesday announcement that it will build one of its new HQ2... Read more ...

Arlington, Virginia, lured in Amazon with promises of a helipad and a cash...

Arlington, Virginia, lured in Amazon with promises of a helipad and a cash grant of up to $550 million

Amazon has officially announced that it will split its long-awaited HQ2 between Arlington, Virginia and Long Island City, New York. Arlington, Virginia, has long been touted as... Read more ...

First Lady Melania Trump says John Bolton's top deputy should be fired

First Lady Melania Trump says John Bolton's top deputy should be fired

First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday called for National Security Adviser John Bolton's top deputy to be fired. The first lady is reportedly unhappy with how she's been treated... Read more ...

CNN filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the Trump administration for...

CNN filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking Jim Acosta's press pass

CNN filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his aides, Tuesday, for the administration's revocation of Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass. The... Read more ...

Chuck Schumer accuses President Trump of "bullying" in Florida recount, says...

Chuck Schumer accuses President Trump of "bullying" in Florida recount, says every vote should be counted regardless of deadline

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer condemned President Trump for trying to "bully" Florida into calling the highly-contested Senate race going through a recount this... Read more ...

2 photos show the stark difference in the new representatives Democrats and...

2 photos show the stark difference in the new representatives Democrats and Republicans are sending to Congress

Soon-to-be members of the House of Representatives elected in last week's midterm elections are currently gathering in Washington, DC, for pre-freshman orientation. There are... Read more ...

California Rep. Mimi Walters' campaign accuses Democrats of planning to...

California Rep. Mimi Walters' campaign accuses Democrats of planning to 'steal' her seat as her lead shrinks in tough reelection bid

Republican Rep. Mimi Walters of California claimed that Democrats would attempt to force a recount to "steal" her seat in multiple fundraising emails obtained by... Read more ...

Anti-Jewish hate crimes increased by 37% in 2017, according to a new FBI report

Anti-Jewish hate crimes increased by 37% in 2017, according to a new FBI report

Hate crimes overall increased by 17% in 2017, while anti-Jewish crimes increased by 37%, according to a new FBI report. Anti-Jewish attacks have consistently been the highest... Read more ...

Amazon's bait-and-switch won't stop cities from screwing their citizens over...

Amazon's bait-and-switch won't stop cities from screwing their citizens over for jobs

The end of Amazon's search for its new second headquarters makes it look bleak for cities to be able to land corporate investment without subsidies. Read more ...