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Hells Angels, street gangs vow to defend mosques as New Zealand braces for Friday prayers

Hells Angels, street gangs vow to defend mosques as New Zealand braces for Friday prayersStreet gangs and motorcycle clubs cross New Zealand offered to protect mosques during Friday prayers, but a Muslim leader suggests they join prayers.



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Wall Street wary of progressive Democrats on the House finance committee

Wall Street wary of progressive Democrats on the House finance committeeWall Street is bunkering down for a wave of intense scrutiny as a group of progressive Democrats, including social media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have joined a powerful House of Representatives committee overseeing banking activities. “It’s a huge victory,” said Ocasio-Cortez, at 29 the youngest member of Congress and a self-described socialist — a word that shocks conservatives, who brandish it as a dire threat. Ocasio-Cortez, often referred to by her initials AOC, will bring public attention to the ordinarily drab committee via her strong social media presence that includes 2.5 million followers on Twitter.



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Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimism

Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimismThe market was boosted after a Bloomberg report said China sought to raise its annual goods imports from the United States by a combined value of more than $ 1 trillion in order to reduce its trade surplus to zero by 2024. The news followed a report on Thursday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was considering lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. A Treasury spokesman denied Mnuchin had made any such recommendation.



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Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall Street

Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall StreetNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):



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Ocasio-Cortez Poised to Join Panel Overseeing Wall Street

Ocasio-Cortez Poised to Join Panel Overseeing Wall StreetThe New York lawmaker, who has become a sensation among progressives, will almost certainly join the House Financial Services Committee after a group of fellow Democrats on the party’s steering committee voted to recommend her for the panel on Tuesday, according to people familiar with the matter. Two other recently elected progressive Democrats, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Katie Porter of California, are also likely to join the panel, said the people said, who requested anonymity because the names of the new members have not yet been announced. Tulsi Gabbard, a lawmaker from Hawaii who says she plans to run for president in 2020, is also poised to join, the people said.



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Wall Street drops more than 2 percent on slowdown fears

Wall Street drops more than 2 percent on slowdown fearsStocks plunged on Thursday, with the S&P 500 down more than 2 percent, after slowing factory activity on the heels of a dire revenue warning from Apple.



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9 hurt as car rams into famous Tokyo street on New Year's Eve

9 hurt as car rams into famous Tokyo street on New Year's EveNine people were hurt, one seriously, when a man deliberately ploughed his car into crowds celebrating New Year’s Eve along a famous Tokyo street, police and media said Tuesday. With an “intent to murder”, a man identified as 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe drove a small vehicle into Takeshita Street in Tokyo’s fashion district of Harajuku at 10 minutes past midnight, a police spokesman told AFP. According to national broadcaster NHK, Kusakabe told police he was acting in “retribution for the death penalty” without giving more precise details.



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9 hurt as car rams into famed Tokyo street on New Year's Eve

9 hurt as car rams into famed Tokyo street on New Year's EveNine people were hurt, one seriously, when a man deliberately ploughed his car into crowds celebrating New Year’s Eve along a famous Tokyo street, police and media said Tuesday. With an “intent to murder”, 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe drove a small vehicle into Takeshita Street in Tokyo’s fashion district of Harajuku at 10 minutes past midnight, a police spokesman told AFP. According to national broadcaster NHK, Kusakabe told police he was acting in “retribution for the death penalty” without giving more precise details.



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Wall Street rises, limps across the finish line of a turbulent year

Wall Street rises, limps across the finish line of a turbulent yearWall Street entered correction territory in late January and was challenged for much of 2018 by tariff jitters, rising interest rates, and fears of diminishing corporate profits. “Investors got complacent,” said Thomas Martin, senior portfolio manager at Globalt Investments in Atlanta. “People were positioned for the lack of volatility, and when that changed because of trade concerns and interest rates, people started repositioning and that started the cascade.” December was a particularly trying month for U.S. equities.



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Wall Street slide on global growth fears erases S&P's 2018 gains

Wall Street slide on global growth fears erases S&P's 2018 gainsThe S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped back into losses for the year on Thursday.



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