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World stocks rally after Japanese stimulus

The London Stock Exchange on September 22, 2011. European stocks rallied at the start of trading on Friday, October 31 as investors welcomed the Bank of Japan's surprise stimulus boostGlobal stocks soared and US markets powered to fresh records Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised investors with a sharp increase to its stimulus operations.

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Brazil gives go-ahead to 31 solar parks in push for new energy

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil finally entered the solar power sector on Friday, granting contracts for the construction of 31 solar parks as it tries to diversify its sources of generation amid an energy crisis caused by the worst drought in eight decades.

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Former Monte Paschi management convicted as crisis mounts

ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - The former top managers of Monte dei Paschi di Siena were sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail on Friday over a 2009 derivatives scandal from which the bank is still struggling to recover.

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Jilted Chinese supplier tells would-be U.S. reshorer -'Not so fast'

(Reuters) - Corporate America's love affair with China has cooled for lots of reasons, from the slowdown in the Chinese economy to the flurry of crack-downs targeting Western multinationals.

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Jefferies chiefs take drug tests

Bank fights claims of cocaine use in divorce case

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Jefferies chiefs take drug tests

Bank fights claims of cocaine use in divorce case

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Seattle Pacific University campus on lockdown after gun threat

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Pacific University said on Friday its campus was on lockdown after a student received a threat of someone coming to campus with a gun, the school said in a statement. The small Christian college was the site of a campus shooting spree in June in which one person was killed and two others wounded. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Eric Beech)

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France 'determined' to drive economic reforms: PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte address a joint press conference in The Hague, Netherlands, on October 31, 2014French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday said Paris was "absolutely determined" to drive economic reforms and that France was not "Europe's sick man". Valls was visiting the Netherlands for talks with Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte on how to kickstart the continent's economy.

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Illinois mother, three kids killed in crash heading to Halloween parade

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A mother and three of her children on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday. The accident happened on Thursday night in Vandalia, a town of roughly 7,000 people located about 70 miles northeast of St. Louis, just minutes ahead of a Halloween parade that draws many visitors, said Vandalia Police Chief Jeff Ray. ...

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BoJ stimulus sends S&P 500 to new record

Aggressive move by central bank knocks gold but lifts dollar

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