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Norovirus hits Olympics security staff

Image copyright AFP Image caption Soldiers took on the work of guarding Pyeongchang's ice arena ahead of the Winter Olympics Dozens of private security guards at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea have been taken to hospital with norovirus, prompting organisers to call in soldiers as guards instead. Vomiting and diarrhoea hit the security…

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Poland president ‘to sign Holocaust bill’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Andrzej Duda says Poland has the right "to defend historical truth" Poland's president says he will sign a controversial Holocaust bill, despite angry protests from Israel and the US. Andrzej Duda defended the legislation, which will make it illegal to accuse Poland of complicity in such Nazi crimes committed…

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Rob Gronkowski’s home draws police after burglary reported

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Rob Gronkowski's home draws police after burglary reported Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots returned to the Boston area Monday after losing Super Bowl LII. Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CLOSE SportsPulse: Patriots…

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Tracking the Stock Market Open

Welcome to our TOPLive blog as we cover the opening of the stock market in the U.S. This has been a tense time for the markets after we witnessed what seems to be a ``flash crash'' at the close of the U.S. markets yesterday, along with a record rally in volatility which has killed the…

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Four Charts to Navigate the Melting Markets

"Nobody knows anything," screenwriter William Goldman wrote in his book about the movie business, Adventures in the Screen Trade. Bearing that in mind, here are two charts that suggest the rout in equity markets in recent days is justified -- and two that suggest the moves are overblown. Inflation Is Stirring The current market stampede's…

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Global stocks plunge as sell-off spreads around the world

But many see the ongoing global market sell-off as no reason to panic despite. Rather, it may hold attractive buying opportunities for those with a long-term outlook. Numerous advisors are brushing off concerns, confident that not only is the apparent correction overdue, it's actually healthy and presents opportunities of its own. The continuing route "should…

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Bitcoin plunges below $6,000 alongside global stock markets, discrediting theory it would be a safe haven

Bonds, as measured by the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Exchange-Traded Fund (TLT), are falling, down 2.58 percent for the year so far. That's still far less than bitcoin. Finally, bitcoin's latest decline shows it is quite correlated to major financial assets, in contrast to digital currency enthusiasts who have touted cryptocurrencies as an investment…

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Dunkin’ Donuts shares slip on soft sales in U.S.

Shares of Dunkin' Donuts fell more than 1 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday despite the company posting fourth quarter earnings that were better than analyst expectations. The coffee and doughnut chain said net income rose to $195.5 million, or $2.13 per share, from $56.1 million, or 61 cents per share, a year ago. Excluding…

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