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Third straight gain for US markets as healthcare firms lead rally

Third straight gain for US markets as healthcare firms lead rally The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 148.23 points to 25,702.89. A batch of economic reports helped drive the latest rally (Martin Keene/PA) Healthcare and technology companies powered stocks broadly higher on...

Little scope to cut children’s hospital costs, says chairman

Little scope to cut children's hospital costs, says chairman Safety concerns: Fred Barry is worried about risks to builders. Picture: Tom Burke The new chairman of the board overseeing the construction of the National Children's Hospital has cast doubt on there...

Pound near nine month peak, while Asian shares slip on China data

Pound near nine month peak, while Asian shares slip on China data Stock photo Asian shares stumbled on Thursday after Chinese data signalled further weakness in the world's second-biggest economy while the pound eased off nine-month highs ahead of another Brexit...

Beto O’Rourke says he is running for US president

Beto O’Rourke says he is running for US president He told a Texas TV station that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Beto O’Rourke confirmed the news to a Texas TV station (Kathy Willens/AP) US Democrat Beto O’Rourke has said he...

Debenhams to consider Sports Direct loan amid escalating tussle

Debenhams to consider Sports Direct loan amid escalating tussle Sports Direct's Mike Ashley Beleaguered retailer Debenhams has said it will give "careful consideration" to a £150m (€175m) loan proposal from Mike Ashley's Sports Direct amid an escalating row between the pair. Its...

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'We are all God's children,' Varadkar tells Christian conservative US vice-president as he visits with partner, Matt Leo says he should be 'judged by political actions and not by sexual orientation' as he visits Mike Pence The Taoiseach thanks Pence...

High street stores are collapsing, but Zara is thriving – what’s the secret to...

High street stores are collapsing, but Zara is thriving - what's the secret to its success? Amber Valetta for ZaraQueen Letizia of Spain in ZaraPedestrians pass by a ZARA Textiles shop on January 8, 2018 in Berlin, Germany In the never-ending...

Jennifer Rubin: ‘Biden offers much more than Trump – he’s offering the American Dream’

Jennifer Rubin: 'Biden offers much more than Trump - he's offering the American Dream'    Biden: “In America, everybody gets a shot.” Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque Speaking at a firefighters' conference, former US vice president Joe Biden didn't leave much doubt he'll be...

French investigators to examine black boxes from Ethiopia crash plane

French investigators to examine black boxes from Ethiopia crash plane More than 40 countries, including the US and Britain, have now grounded the planes or refused to let them into their airspace. A mechanical digger operates at the scene of the...

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