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As Italy votes, Europe fears populist, euroskeptic gains

Italians voted Sunday in one of the most uncertain elections in years and one that could determine if Italy will succumb to the populist, euroskeptic and far-right sentiment that has swept through Europe. The campaign was marked by the prime-time airing of neofascist rhetoric and anti-migrant violence that culminated in a shooting spree last month…

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China says it does not want a trade war with US

China does not want a trade war with the United States but will defend its interests, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Sunday, after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a plan to put tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Trump struck a defiant tone on Friday, saying trade wars were good and easy to win,…

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Digital wallets are safe, yet Americans remain wary

Mobile wallets are clearly the wave of the future. Yet there's a major obstacle standing in the way. Digital payments grew to about $721 billion in 2017, according to Experian. But because of the long-standing reliance on credit cards, mobile payment methods like Apple Pay and Google Pay are being adopted at a slower rate…

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No-frills micro hospitals with as few as 8 rooms emerge as a new way to cut health-care costs

Micro hospitals, also called neighborhood hospitals, have cropped up in states such as Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Saint Luke's Health System in Leawood, Kansas, recently opened its own 17,000-square-foot micro hospital, no bigger than an average CVS Health store. Hennum at Dignity Health St. Rose-Dominican told CNBC these facilities are not meant to replace…

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