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  • Jan 21- U.S. stock index futures slipped on Sunday after a government shutdown continued into a second day. Wall Street, which has been resilient to the threat of a shutdown, rose on Friday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq notching record closing highs. Futures snapshot at 6:03PM ET 23:03 GMT:.

  • LIMA, Jan 21- Pope Francis celebrated an open air Mass for more than 1 million people on Sunday, ending a trip to Chile and Peru marked by tough talk on political corruption but a backlash over what many see as his insufficient resolve to tackle sexual abuse in the Church. The Catholic Church's record on sexual abuse loomed large in both countries, but mostly in Chile,...

  • More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday. The store on the bottom floor of the company's Seattle headquarters allows shoppers to scan their smartphone with the Amazon Go app at a turnstile, pick out the items they want and leave. At about 1,800 square...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- U.S. Treasury debt futures prices fell 0.1 percent on Sunday after a U.S. government shutdown extended into its second day. Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund government operations, causing a shutdown at midnight on Friday.

  • NIGERIA CENTRAL BANK SAYS INTEREST RATE SETTING MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 22-23 WILL NOT BE HELD DUE TO INABILITY TO FORM QUORUM.

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 22- Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant's drive to show its contribution to the bloc. The U.S. company- which has faced regulatory pressure in Europe over issues ranging from privacy to...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 22- Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant's drive to show its contribution to the bloc. The U.S. company- which has faced regulatory pressure in Europe over issues ranging from privacy to...

  • ABUJA, Jan 22- Nigeria's central bank said on Monday a key interest rate setting meeting intended for January 22-23 will not be held due to an inability to form a quorum, adding that the benchmark rate will be maintained at 14 percent. The decision comes because there are not enough members of the Central Bank of Nigeria's Monetary Policy Committee to form a quorum,...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 22- Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centres in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant's drive to show its contribution to the bloc. The U.S. company- which has faced regulatory pressure in Europe over issues ranging from privacy to...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 22- Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centres in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant's drive to show its contribution to the bloc. The U.S. company- which has faced regulatory pressure in Europe over issues ranging from privacy to...

  • NIGERIA CENTRAL BANK SAYS BENCHMARK INTEREST RATE TO BE MAINTAINED AT 14 PCT.

  • U.S. 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTE FUTURES PRICES DOWN 2/ 32 POINT AS TRADING RESUMES ON 2 ND DAY OF US GOVT SHUTDOWN.

  • TOKYO, Jan 22- Confidence among Japanese manufacturers jumped in January to an 11- year high, the Reuters Tankan poll showed on Monday, highlighting corporate optimism driven by nearly two years of uninterrupted economic expansion and a buoyant stock market. The monthly poll, which tracks the Bank of Japan's closely-watched tankan quarterly survey, followed...

  • S&P 500 E-MINI FUTURES FALL 0.26 PCT AS TRADING RESUMES ON 2 ND DAY OF US GOVT SHUTDOWN; VOLUME AT 3,659 CONTRACTS.

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico's anti-monopoly commission says it has found evidence of price-fixing by airlines on domestic airplane tickets. The federal Competition Commission said Sunday that various airlines are not competing on prices for domestic flights and "may have reached agreements with the aim or effect of manipulating base prices."

  • TUNIS, Jan 21- Libya's National Oil Corporation, NOC, announced on Sunday the reopening of the eastern As-Sarah oil fields, where more than 50,000 barrels per day in a Wintershall concession had been shut in by a blockade since November. The NOC had blamed Wintershall, BASF's oil and gas subsidiary, for an "unauthorised" shutdown it said had cost Libya more than $281...

  • A U.S. government shutdown that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors has prompted the New York state government to step in and pay to open the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for visitors. Andrew Cuomo says his state will spend $65,000 a day beginning Monday for the federal employees who operate the sites, which have been...

  • The annual list, released on Sunday, shows Steve Mandel's Lone Pine Capital, John Armitage's Egerton Capital, Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global Investors and Chris Hohn's TCI Fund Management as last year's best performers. Paul Tudor Jones' Tudor Investment Corp, which recently announced a reorganization and focuses mostly on macro investments, including...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19- Netflix Inc's quarterly results on Monday may offer an advanced preview of whether Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other heavyweights behind much of the U.S. stock market's record-breaking rally can keep delivering. Wall Street on Friday shrugged off a looming U.S. government shutdown and propelled the S&P 500 to a record high as...

  • Wall Street on Friday shrugged off the then looming U.S. government shutdown and propelled the benchmark S&P 500 stock index to a record high as investors focused on upcoming quarterly reports. But the U.S. Congress was not able to pass stop-gap spending legislation by the midnight Friday deadline leading to the start of a federal government shutdown of many...