Asia’s factory activity shrinks, U.S.-China trade truce fails to brighten outlook

TOKYO (Reuters) – Factory activity shrank in most Asian countries in June as the simmering U.S.-China trade conflict put further strains on the region’s manufacturing sector, keeping policymakers under pressure to deploy stronger steps to avert a global recession. FILE PHOTO: An employee works at the Maanshan steel and iron factory in Hefei, Anhui province […]

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Deputies: Apopka Felon in Manhunt, Deputy Dragging Had Stolen Gun

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla.— An Apopka man accused of dragging a deputy during a traffic stop near Heathrow on Saturday had a gun in his SUV, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office revealed Sunday.Rocky Rudolph Jr, 38, was pulled over by deputy Aaron Blais for a window tint violation. Rudolph attempted to flee, dragging Blais, who was clinging […]

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Oil jumps on Saudi, Russia support for supply cuts

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq backed an extension of supply cuts for another six to nine months ahead of an OPEC meeting this week. Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang province, China December 7, […]

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Asia stocks cheer trade truce, bonds retreat

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Stocks rallied and bonds retreated in Asia on Monday as a thaw in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute tempered risks to the global economy, leading investors to pare wagers on aggressive policy easing by the major central banks. A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in […]

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Surfer Bitten by Shark in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A surfer was bitten on the foot by a shark at New Smyrna Beach Inlet on Sunday, according to Volusia County Beach Safety.The 18-year-old surfer from Merritt Island was bitten at about 4:30 p.m. He had minor lacerations, officials said, but was not taken to a hospital. No one reported […]

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Oil prices rise more than 1% after Russia agrees to extend OPEC+ deal

Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang province, China December 7, 2018. Picture taken December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Monday after Russia agreed with Saudi Arabia to extend supply cuts for another six to nine months ahead […]

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Fearing stock market rout, investors seek shelter in dependable dividends

LONDON (Reuters) – Defensive equity strategies focused on high payouts and steady earnings have gained in popularity this year as investors flock to safety, worried the biggest stock market rally in decades is about to come crashing down. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, April […]

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From shrimp to fake eyelashes, social media sales soar in Facebook-friendly Thailand

SATUN, Thailand (Reuters) – The son of a Thai fisherman, Anurak Saruethai never really took to life at sea. But seafood has been good to him. Anurak Sareuthai is seen on a mobile phone as he sells dried seafood products during a Facebook live event at his house in Satun province, southern of Thailand, May […]

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Orlando Magic Keep Playoff Team Intact

The Orlando Magic kept their breakthrough playoff team intact, agreeing to terms with All-Star center Nikola Vucevic and reserve guard Terrence Ross to new contracts. The Orlando Magic agreed to terms with All-Star center Nikola Vucevic and reserve guard Terrence Ross on four-year deals The Magic also will sign Al-Farouq Aminu to a three-year deal […]

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Global stocks enjoy relief rally in Asia, bonds retreat

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Stocks rallied while bonds retreated in Asia on Monday as a thaw in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute tempered risks to the global economy, leading investors to pare back wagers on aggressive policy easing by the major central banks. A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage […]

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