Wall Street nosedives as investors flee on trade war fears
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street tumbled on Friday with more than 1,000 points knocked off the Dow in two days as investors, increasingly nervous about a potential U.S. trade war with China, shied away from risk ahead of the weekend and sought shelter from further losses.
MOVES-UBS Wealth Management lands mega-group from JPMorgan's private bank
NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - UBS Group AG has hired a five-person team of financial advisers away from JPMorgan Chase & Co's private bank, where they had managed the accounts of hundreds of ultra-wealthy clients based in Mexico, according to a UBS memo seen by Reuters on Friday.
Syrian army celebrates as rebels quit most of their Ghouta stronghold
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels left one besieged enclave on Friday and agreed to abandon another, leaving only the city of Douma still in insurgent hands in eastern Ghouta after a month-long army assault to drive them from the stronghold near Damascus.
Obesity, overweight tied to shorter life, more years with heart disease
(Reuters Health) - Obese people have shorter lives and even those who are just overweight spend more years living with heart disease than individuals who are a healthy weight, a U.S. study suggests.
Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 4:30 PM ET on Friday, Mar. 23
Mar. 23 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 4:30 PM ET on Friday:
UPDATE 6-Syrian army celebrates as rebels quit most of their Ghouta stronghold
BEIRUT, March 23 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels left one besieged enclave on Friday and agreed to abandon another, leaving only the city of Douma still in insurgent hands in eastern Ghouta after a month-long army assault to drive them from the stronghold near Damascus.
COLUMN-Commentary: Russia’s malign shadow
March 23 (Reuters) - Ahead of Italy’s 1948 election, the CIA funneled millions of dollars – this when a million dollars was a lot of money – into anti-communist parties in Italy. The Soviet Union sent in even more. Former CIA officer F. Mark Wyatt recalled in an interview how Moscow delivered black bags of money directly from the Soviet compound in Rome to Italy’s communist groups. In those hungry post-war years, the Communist Party was rising rapidly in popularity after its wartime leadership of the anti-fascist resistance, threatening to beat the centrist Christian Democrats and other non-Communist forces at the polls.
COLUMN-Commentary: With Bolton, Trump shakes off generals’ restraints
March 23 (Reuters) - In appointing John Bolton his new national security adviser, U.S. President Donald Trump could hardly have done more to alarm and antagonize his critics or please his political base.
More hedge funds closed than started globally in 2017
BOSTON (Reuters) - More hedge funds closed their doors than opened up in 2017, according to global research released on Friday, but the pace of liquidations slowed as the industry attracted fresh cash.
Trump signs budget deal after raising government shutdown threat
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending several hours of confusion spurred by a tweeted veto threat that raised the specter of a government shutdown.
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