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Dow, S&P 500 end at records as banking shares gain

NEW YORK: The Dow and S&P 500 pushed to fresh records on Tuesday (Dec 12), with financial shares especially strong amid progress in Congress on the tax cut plan and expectations for higher interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 118.77 points (0.49 per cent) to 24,504.80, its th...

Communist parties set for majority in Nepal elections

A left-wing alliance has won the majority of seats in Nepal’s parliament, preliminary results from the electoral commission indicated late Sunday. According to French news agency AFP, the Communist CPN-UML party and the former Maoist rebels were set to win 84 seats, while the ruling center-lef...

TENSHUNZ: ZOMG its WAR if US navy calls at Taiwan port

Not China.Chinese diplomatic bluster once again gave us a ZOMG TENSHUNZ moment. Reuters reported, headlining China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat:A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war o...