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  • PARIS, Nov 9- Global trade flows have fallen dangerously close to levels usually associated with a global recession, although actions taken by China and others should ensure a pick-up in 2016, the OECD said in a report on Monday. Federal Reserve should nevertheless go ahead with its first rate hike since the financial crisis as a recovery gains steam in the...

  • TOKYO, Nov 9- The dollar ceded some ground to the euro as investors took profits on Monday, after robust U.S. employment data prompted more investors to bet on an interest rate increase in December. By contrast, at the last European Central Bank meeting, President Mario Draghi indicated that the ECB was seriously considering expanding its bond purchase programme...

  • *China, Japan shares up but Australian, S.Korean stocks down. TOKYO, Nov 9- Asian stocks were mixed, with Japanese and Chinese shares up, while the dollar stood at a 7- month high against peers on Monday after robust U.S. jobs data bolstered expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • *Asia down but losses limited after Wall St rebounds from early loss. TOKYO, Nov 9- Asian stocks slipped and the dollar stood at a 7- month high against its peers early on Monday after robust U.S. jobs data bolstered expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.5 percent, while...

  • BERLIN, Nov 8- The European Central Bank sees no reason to change the course of monetary policy, even if the Federal Reserve raises U.S. interest rates, ECB governing council member Jens Weidmann said on Sunday. "The monetary policy of the euro system does not ride on the coattails of the Fed," Weidmann, who is also chief of Germany's Bundesbank, said in an interview with...

  • India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

    Modi headed for a heavy defeat in a key election in India's third most populous state, potentially emboldening opposition to his reform agenda.

  • Tempe, Ariz., Nov 7- Now that the United States is closing in on full employment and inflation is likely to rise to target levels, the "next step" should be to start gradually increasing rates, a top U.S. central banker said on Saturday. "I do think it makes sense to gradually remove the policy of accommodation that helped get the economy to where we are," San Francisco...

  • TEMPE, Ariz, Nov 7- Markets have lost their "muscle memory" for anticipating moves by the Federal Reserve, but will relearn how to take cues from economic data and central bankers' forecasts once U.S. interest-rate rises get underway, a top Fed official said on Saturday. "It's not so much poor communication on our part," San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John...

  • Tempe, Ariz., Nov 7- Now that the United States is closing in on full employment and inflation is likely to rise to target levels, the "next step" should be to start gradually increasing rates, a top U.S. central banker said on Saturday. "My forecast is that we'll reach our maximum employment mandate in the near future and I'm increasingly confident that inflation will...

  • Apply to be a NASA astronaut

    NASA is accepting applications for astronaut candidates starting December 4th.

  • Canada's new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (bottom row C) poses with his cabinet after their swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa November 4, 2015.

    Justin Trudeau, a self-proclaimed feminist, made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal, NBC News reports.

  • Real estate tycoon Donald Trump (L) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) arrive on stage for the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Donald Trump and Jeb Bush aren't done talking about George W. Bush just yet.

  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump's presidential campaign provided a rare look inside the mogul's political operation and revealing a campaign powered by grassroots donors.

  • Janet Yellen

    Policymakers are not as divided as it may appear and are generally operating under the same framework for determining when to raise interest rates.

  • U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Megan Smith.

    The United States' chief technology officer, Megan Smith, took the stage at one of the largest gatherings of women in technology.

  • Might be time to get that passport

    Travelers with driver's licenses from New York, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Louisiana, American Samoa or another state or territory the Department of Homeland Security deems not-compliant with the federal REAL ID act may soon be barred from using theirs as legal identification at the airport.

  • Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil

    Dilma Rousseff of Brazil announced Friday that she was cutting her salary by 10%, reducing the size of her cabinet and slashing thousands of coveted jobs, the NYT reports.

  • Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks a campaign rally at the Anaheim Convention Center September 9, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

    Donald Trump and Ben Carson are running neck and neck in the Republican presidential horserace, NBC News reports

  • Two analysts explain how a battle over a social issue could one again close federal offices and halt services this week.

  • Mount Rushmore, North Dakota.

    October may bring a partial government shutdown, which could hit the more than 400 U.S. parks and sites that draw millions each year.