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U.S. tipped off EU to Apple's ultra low taxes

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Athens urged to speed up reforms to get rescue loans from EU
Eurozone finance ministers have called on the Greek government to act faster on its economic reforms so the country can get a new tranche of bailout cash before the end of October. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU leaders ‘frustrated’ with ‘completely unrealistic’ Brexit strategy, warns Czech negotiator
Britain’s hope of leaving the EU but retaining access to the single market is “completely unrealistic,” a top Czech minister has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Oil prices extend rally after ECB rate stand-still
Daniel J. GraeberNEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Oil prices, already rising in response to a decline in U.S. production estimates, rallied further on Thursday after the European Central Bank stood still.
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A roundup of World Cup qualifying results
GENEVA – European champion Portugal failed to overcome the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo this time, and lost to Switzerland, 2-0, in a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday.For Portugal’s first competitive match since beating France in the Euro 2016 final, Ronaldo was left out of the squad while he...
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European Central Bank Leaves Rates Unchanged
The European Central Bank left all of its key interest rates unchanged, saying rates were expected to remain ‘at the present level or lower’ for an extended period.
113 points by The Wall Street Journal | Central bank Monetary policy Euro Eurozone Interest rate European Central Bank European Union Money
As Issues Swirl in Europe, E.C.B. Is Likely to Hold Fire
The central bank faces concern over economic growth, uncertainty over the impact of “Brexit” and questions over whether its efforts are having an impact.
62 points by The New York Times | Monetary policy Inflation Central bank Interest rate European Union Euro European Central Bank Money
Social studies: Boston fete for french photog
French photographer, director, writer, designer and all-around bon vivant Olivier Ciappa brought his bonhomie to Boston last night for a private reception at the Back Bay home of Esmond and Jerome Harmsworth, who have sponsored the artist for the past year after discovering his project in France.Guests got to mingle with the euro visionary and view photos from his series “Les Couples Imaginaires” (“imaginary couples”), where Ciappa captured celebrities posing as gay couples and placed the images in public places around the world.
100 points by Boston Herald | Homophobia Heterosexism Same-sex marriage Lara Fabian Gay Homosexuality Euro LGBT rights opposition
‘The eurozone isn’t working’ - Alan Greenspan
The imbalances in the economic strength of euro area countries make the continued function of the single currency area a primary concern, said former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan in an interview with the World Gold Council. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French senate says UK must suffer for Brexit, Le Pen disagrees
The UK should not be better off outside the EU after Brexit, the French senate has warned, putting it at odds with right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who says Britain should face no punishment for escaping the EU “prison.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Greece plans to hire Rothschild as debt adviser
As concerns over Greece and its debt mount, Athens has reportedly decided to call in Rothschild, one of the oldest financial firms in the world, to navigate the country’s long-running creditor stand-off and avert default. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Untapped potential’: Bitcoin poised to profit from Iran’s ban on US dollar
As Iran moves away from using the US dollar, bitcoin has emerged as a potential replacement. The cryptocurrency could thrive in a country where more than 50 million people are connected to the internet, financial experts claim. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IMF's Lagarde says worried about European elections
DUBAI (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Sunday that she was worried about the result of looming elections in Europe, though she insisted the euro zone was making progress in resolving its economic problems.
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Yanis Varoufakis: Grexit 'never went away'
'Epidemic' caused by Greece may lead to collapse of the European Union, says former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.
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Greece's Creditors Prepare United Front to Break Deadlock
Greece’s international creditors are expected to present a common proposal to Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, in an attempt to break a deadlock on the country’s bailout negotiations.
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Brexit, Grexit and the future of the EU
Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on the EU's disintegration, and we discuss the future of cyberwarfare.
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Austria gets its first bitcoin digital currency 'bank'
The world’s first dedicated bitcoin bank has opened in the center of the Austrian capital Vienna. It is designed to make buying and selling bitcoin easier and safer than other in-person options. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit could end London’s dominance of European finance, says hawkish German bank regulator
London is unlikely to retain its role as the financial ‘gateway to Europe’ after Brexit, a senior executive at Germany’s central bank has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ECB Officials Stump for the EU
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday, the latest turn in an exceptional round of election-year politicking by top ECB officials.
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‘Euro is not a currency, it’s a political weapon’ – Marine Le Pen
French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen, who has been calling the country to leave the eurozone and give up the euro, has described the single currency as “a knife which the EU puts into the backs of the people.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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ECB Official Urges France to Remain in Eurozone
Remaining in the eurozone is France’s best protection over the long term, said central bank Governor François Villeroy de Galhau.
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China's Foreign-Exchange Reserves Drop to Six-Year Low
China’s foreign-exchange reserves dropped below $3 trillion in January, the lowest level in almost six years, complicating the central bank’s balancing act of trying to contain asset bubbles without triggering a liquidity crunch.
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Dow, Nasdaq jump to new record highs
The S&P 500 also rose and was trading just slightly below its all-time high.         
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Stocks open higher as Dow, Nasdaq set records
The S&P 500 also rose and was trading just slightly below its all-time high.         
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EU to Britain: Pay up for what you ordered before leaving
BRUSSELS — The European Union is warning Britain that any financial commitment it has taken on as a member "should be honored in full," even well after it leaves as a result of the Brexit negotiations.Estimates have been made that the bill at the exit door could go as high as 60 billion euros ($64 billion)."This will be an essential element of the negotiations on the orderly separation," EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Tuesday.
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European Central Bank head warns on Trump deregulation push
The head of the European Central Bank expressed concern about the Trump administration’s moves to relax financial oversight, saying such deregulation helped pave the way for the global financial crisis.During a hearing in the European Parliament, ECB President Mario Draghi was asked about Trump’s ef...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | European Central Bank Euro Eurozone Monetary policy Central bank European Union Germany Euro banknotes
French far-right candidate Le Pen’s plan: “Made in France”
Marine Le Pen, France's far-right presidential candidate, unveiled her platform Saturday, envisioning a thriving nation "made in France," with its citizens first in line for state services and the state unshackled by the rules-laden European Union.
13 points by The Denver Post | European Union France Jean-Marie Le Pen Jacques Chirac French regional elections 2004 Socialist Party Vichy France Euro
Baltimore restaurant moves to cashless transactions
BALTIMORE (AP) - After being held up at gunpoint for the fifth time in four months, the Park Cafe & Coffee Bar made a radical change for a business that relies on small transactions. A sign on the Bolton Hill cafe's door explains: "Due to the recent robberies and continued ...
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France's Le Pen kicks off election campaign at Lyon rally
LYON, France (Reuters) - France's far-right party leader Marine Le Pen kicks off her presidential campaign on Saturday, hoping a manifesto focused on promises to shield voters from globalisation can boost her election chances at a time of turmoil in French politics.
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EU founders speak of possible 'multispeed' future after Brexit
VALLETTA (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of other founding states of the European Union spoke on Friday of some countries moving ahead faster than others with further integration.
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Park Café's move to cashless part of larger shift toward cash-free business
After being held up at gunpoint for the fifth time in four months, the Park Cafe & Coffee Bar made a radical change for a business that relies on small transactions.A sign on the Bolton Hill cafe's door explains: "Due to the recent robberies and continued crime in the neighborhood we are no longer...
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ECB Was Primed for More Stimulus
European Central Bank policy makers signaled at their last meeting that they were ready to boost their €1.7 trillion stimulus again if needed to support the eurozone’s weak economy, and expressed concerns about weak inflation.
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Eight eurozone countries under EU budget hammer
The European Commission has warned eight members of the bloc, including Italy, that their budgets may fail to comply with EU budget rules. Read Full Article at RT.com
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HSBC accused of overlooking British customers with ISIS links
US regulators are set to accuse HSBC of failing to take action against British terrorism suspects who banked with the company, according to a leaked report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Asian markets mixed as U.S. rally fades, dollar retreats
The U.S. dollar retreated slightly after hitting a 13-year high and oil prices slipped.         
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Iceland frozen out of FIFA 17 following cash dispute
The Icelandic national football team will not feature in the FIFA 17 video game after a row over money with EA Sports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The first country to ban plastic cups, plates
France has become the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates.
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Greece blames creditors over economy’s inability to recover
The dispute between Greece and its international lenders on the country’s debt management is damaging the recovery, according to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. He is calling on the EU to recognize the Greek debt crisis as a "European problem." Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia ready for ruble bonds as domestic currency finds groove
Moscow is considering its first ruble-denominated bond sale since 2014 with investors seeing signs of the currency stabilizing in an era of sanctions and cheap oil. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU launches ethics probe into Barroso over Goldman job
An ethics investigation has been started by EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker into his predecessor, Jose Manuel Barroso, on whether he broke the rules by taking a job at Goldman Sachs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Record UK services index surge eases Brexit concerns
The British pound has jumped to a seven-week high against the US dollar after the UK service sector bounced back last month from a decline caused by June's vote to quit the European Union. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stocks slide on rate hike talk; Dow skids 394 points
Stocks across the globe fell the most since June on Friday, weighed by comments from Federal Reserve officials that lifted bets on an interest rate hike. The Dow closed down about 394 points.
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Push to punish Barroso for new Goldman Sachs gig reaches 130k-plus signatures
More than one hundred and thirty thousand people want former EU president José Manuel Barroso to be punished for his new gig with the “financial terrorists” at Goldman Sachs, where he is supposed to help “limit the negative effects of the Brexit.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stocks slide on rate hike talk; Dow skids 300+ points
Stocks across the globe fell the most since June on Friday, weighed by comments from Federal Reserve officials that lifted bets on an interest rate hike. The Dow was down more than 300 points.
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Stocks slide on rate hike talk; Dow skids 200+ points
Stocks across the globe fell the most since June on Friday, weighed by comments from Federal Reserve officials that lifted bets on an interest rate hike. The Dow was down more than 200 points.
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