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North Korea’s ambassador to Italy has gone missing, South Korean lawmaker says

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North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding, South Korea’s intelligence officials told lawmakers on Thursday.

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Read More Here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-koreas-ambassador-to-italy-has-gone-missing-south-korean-lawmaker-says/2019/01/03/51492d20-0f46-11e9-84fc-d58c33d6c8c7_story.html?utm_term=.3a1cc20454ad

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Trump invites congressional leaders to White House for border security briefing

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Congress is set to reconvene with no signs of a compromise to end a government shutdown affecting about a quarter of the U.S. government. 

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Read More Here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-tells-america-to-chill-out-and-enjoy-the-ride-in-2019/2019/01/01/20c52266-0de9-11e9-831f-3aa2c2be4cbd_story.html?utm_term=.98ba5d1f93a1

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Will 2019 Be a Good Year for Investors? Here Are 4 Key Factors Affecting Stocks and the Economy

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The hope on Wall Street is that the underlying economy of the United States is sound, that the recent selling will burn itself out and that stocks will resume their record-setting climb.

Read More Here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/01/business/dealbook/stock-markets-2019.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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Xi Jinping Warns Taiwan That Unification Is the Goal and Force Is an Option

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President Xi Jinping of China spoke about unification with Taiwan, saying he would “not rule out the use of force” against independence activists.

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Read More Here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/01/world/asia/xi-jinping-taiwan-china.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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The real story behind those two math grads who are ‘disrupting the auto insurance industry’

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State Takes Over Failing Insurer That Can’t Pay California Wildfire Claims

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California Insurance Carrier bankrupt after Wildfire claim, read more below.

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https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2018/12/03/288084.htm

 

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I’ll take What Insurers Want and Get from Insurtech Partnerships

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Stocks rip higher after Fed chair signals rates near neutral

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The Dow jumped more than 500 points and was on track for its best day since March 26, 2018.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/stocks-rip-higher-after-fed-chair-signals-rates-near-neutral/ar-BBQbHVY?ocid=ientp

 

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Exclusive: EPA refinery biofuel waiver program on hold pending review – sources

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A program meant to exempt small oil refineries in financial distress from the U.S., has temporarily frozen.

Read more here: https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-epa-refinery-biofuel-waiver-program-hold-pending-120519217–finance.html

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Technology and retail companies lead US indexes higher

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Big technology stocks recover some of their recent losses, and retail and travel companies climb on the first full trading day of the holiday shopping season.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/asian-stocks-rise-on-hopes-us-china-will-unwind-dispute/2018/11/26/9187daf8-f146-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?utm_term=.b25d31aae5e6

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Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe

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Western nations, led by the United States, began drafting environmental laws that encouraged the use of vegetable oil in fuels — an ambitious move to reduce carbon dioxide and curb global warming.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/magazine/palm-oil-borneo-climate-catastrophe.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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The World Need to Quit Coal. Why is it so hard?

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Coal, the fuel that powered the industrial age, has led the planet to the brink of catastrophic climate change.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/24/climate/coal-global-warming.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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