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No clear winner: Populist parties surge in gridlocked Italian vote

CLOSE Italian voters speak out as they cast ballots Video provided by AFP Newslook Election officials count votes in a polling station March 4, 2018, in Rome. (Photo: AP) Populist political groups surged in Italy’s parliamentary election, near-final results showed Monday. But no single party or coalition won enough votes to govern the country alone, meaning it…

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GOP Senator Cochran to Retire April 1, Setting Up November Vote

Mississippi Republican Senator Thad Cochran said Monday that he’ll resign from Congress on April 1 for health reasons. The retirement will allow Republican Governor Phil Bryant to name a temporary replacement ahead of a special election in November. Cochran, 80, is chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, which drafts bills allocating about one-third of…

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Nordstrom, Ascena Retail Group & Analogic

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Nordstrom stock fell nearly 3 percent after hours. Members of the Nordstrom family proposed an offer to take the company private, but the special committee to the board rejected the acquisition proposal. The Special Committee believed the proposed price was substantially inadequate. The department store…

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Oscars draw smallest US TV audience

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water won the most Oscars The Oscars Awards ceremony attracted its smallest recorded US television audience. The live show averaged 26.5 million total viewers, down from 32.9 million in 2017, according to Nielsen data reported by the ABC network, which broadcast the event. However,…

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