Wall St. slightly lower at open

U.S. stocks were slightly lower at the open on Friday as investors took a breather following the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s three-day winning streak, which has kept the index firmly above the 20,000 mark.

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India ranked 79th in the Corruption Perception Index 2016 – Business Today


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India ranked 79th in the Corruption Perception Index 2016
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India has been ranked 79th among 176 countries in the Corruption Perception Index 2016 released by the Transparency International organisation. Its score marginally improved from 38 in 2015 to 40 in 2016. India had a score of 36 in 2012. The
Our rotten world: New data shows 85% of humans live under a corrupt governmentNew Atlas
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Fun and interesting facts about the Chinese New Year – New York Daily News


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Fun and interesting facts about the Chinese New Year
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… – Lunar New Year, which also encompasses Chinese New Year or “Spring Festival,” begins on Jan. 27 and ends Feb. 2. While Chinese New Year is part of Lunar New Year, Lunar New Year is not necessarily Chinese New Year — it is more of a blanket …
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Putin and Trump to Speak on Saturday – Breaking Israel News


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Putin and Trump to Speak on Saturday
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“And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Yisrael and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two nations neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.” Ezekiel 37:22 (The Israel Bible™).

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Mexicans Launch Boycotts of US Companies in Fury at Donald Trump – TIME


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Mexicans Launch Boycotts of US Companies in Fury at Donald Trump
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The digital image shows a clenched fist bathed in the red, white and green of Mexico’s flag and decorated with the nation’s emblematic eagle. “Consumers, to the Shout of War,” it says in Spanish above the fist. “Consume products made in country…Use
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NATO, Russia and trade top the agenda for Trump talks with May – Channel NewsAsia


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NATO, Russia and trade top the agenda for Trump talks with May
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U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, who share an unusual bond as the products of anti-establishment uprisings, will sit down on Friday for what could be a difficult search for unity on NATO, Russia and trade. Posted 27
Donald Trump to host first foreign leader as British PM Theresa May visits White HouseThe Straits Times
Theresa May evokes Reagan-Thatcher ties ahead of Donald Trump meeting – as it happenedTelegraph.co.uk
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Stocks bask in Dow's afterglow, dollar perks up – TODAYonline


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Stocks bask in Dow’s afterglow, dollar perks up
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LONDON – World stock markets climbed strongly on Thursday, with investors basking in the afterglow of a break past 20,000 points for Wall Street’s record high Dow Jones index. MSCI’s 46-country All World index <.MIWD00000PUS> was within touching …
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Bourses buoyant as Dow holds above 20000Financial Times
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Trump: Mexico should cancel meeting if it won't pay for wall – Channel NewsAsia


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Trump: Mexico should cancel meeting if it won’t pay for wall
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US President Donald Trump said on Thursday his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Pena Nieto, should cancel his scheduled visit to Washington if Mexico refuses to pay for a wall he has ordered constructed along the border. Posted 26 Jan 2017 23:08; Updated …
Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto should cancel visit if they won’t pay for wall, says TrumpThe Straits Times
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S'pore rig builder Keppel had cut jobs amid industry slump – TODAYonline


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S’pore rig builder Keppel had cut jobs amid industry slump
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A view of a Keppel Corporation shipyard in Singapore. The world’s biggest builder of oil rigs said it had cut 10,600 jobs in 2016. Retuers file photo. mail · print. View all 0 comments. Tweet · Share. Published: 10:00 PM, January 26, 2017. SINGAPORE …
Keppel’s profit drops 65% on provisions as job cuts continueThe Straits Times
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Terrexes moved out of HK customs area before return to Singapore: report – Yahoo Singapore News


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Terrexes moved out of HK customs area before return to Singapore: report
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This Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 photo shows nine eight-wheeled Singapore-made Terrex infantry carrier vehicles seized at a container terminal in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). More. The nine Singapore Terrex infantry carrier vehicles seized in Hong …
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Ex-Indonesian finance ministry official tried to join Islamic State – Channel NewsAsia


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Ex-Indonesian finance ministry official tried to join Islamic State
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A former Indonesian finance ministry official, who tried to enter Syria via Turkey to join the Islamic State (IS) with his family, has been deported back to Indonesia. By Amy Chew; Posted 26 Jan 2017 18:26; Updated 26 Jan 2017 18:30. A member loyal to
Indonesian family, including kids, held over ISIS linksThe Straits Times
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Global stocks hit 19-month high and Dow Jones breaks 20000 for first time ever as markets reignite 'Trump rally' – Telegraph.co.uk


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Global stocks hit 19-month high and Dow Jones breaks 20000 for first time ever as markets reignite ‘Trump rally’
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Dow Jones The Dow Jones is trading over 20,000 points for the first time, the latest milestone in a record-setting drive for the stock market. Credit: Richard Drew/AP. Tara Cunningham, Business Reporter. 25 January 2017 • 4:03pm. The Dow Jones smashed …
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Bolt loses relay Olympic gold after Jamaica's Carter tests positive – Channel NewsAsia


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Bolt loses relay Olympic gold after Jamaica’s Carter tests positive
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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals and his perfect triple treble of Games’ sprint victories after team mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Posted 25 Jan 2017 23:45. Men’s 4x100m
Usain Bolt stripped of 2008 Olympic relay gold after Nesta Carter fails drug testThe Guardian
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Terrex release reflects good Singapore-Hong Kong ties, vehicles hopefully back by Chap Goh Mei, says Ng Eng Hen – The Straits Times


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Terrex release reflects good Singapore-Hong Kong ties, vehicles hopefully back by Chap Goh Mei, says Ng Eng Hen
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Hong Kong has agreed to release nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) armoured vehicles that was detained by customs on Nov 23 last year. PHOTO: MINDEF. Published. 7 hours ago. Updated. 3 hours ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More.
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Trump expected to launch measures to curb illegal immigration – Channel NewsAsia


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Trump expected to launch measures to curb illegal immigration
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U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to begin signing executive orders aimed at curbing illegal immigration on Wednesday, beginning with a directive to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and another to boost personnel needed to crack
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Trump to seek 'major investigation' on voter fraud – Channel NewsAsia


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Trump to seek ‘major investigation’ on voter fraud
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would seek an investigation of what he believes was voter fraud in the November election, despite overwhelming consensus among state officials, election experts and politicians that voter fraud is rare
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Suspected licensing breach led to detention of SAF Terrex vehicles: HK Customs – Channel NewsAsia


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Suspected licensing breach led to detention of SAF Terrex vehicles: HK Customs
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The investigation of the suspected breach might lead to criminal prosecution, says Hong Kong Customs. Posted 24 Jan 2017 19:54; Updated 24 Jan 2017 23:23. Armoured troop carriers, belonging to Singapore, are detained at a cargo terminal in Hong Kong …
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Supreme Court rules May CANNOT trigger Brexit without MPs – Daily Mail


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Supreme Court rules May CANNOT trigger Brexit without MPs
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David Davis has delivered a stark warning to Remoaner MPs against exploiting the Supreme Court ruling to ‘thwart’ our departure from the EU. The Brexit Secretary issued the tough message as he defiantly vowed to push ahead with the timetable for
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Israel announces plans for 2500 new settlement homes – TODAYonline


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Israel announces plans for 2500 new settlement homes
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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the Israeli settlement of Ramot in an area of the occupied West Bank that Israel annexed to Jerusalem. Photo: Reuters. mail · print. View all 0 comments. Tweet · Share. Published: 10:20 PM, January 24, 2017. Updated: …
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The Latest: Russian Bombers Hit IS Targets in Eastern Syria – New York Times


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The Latest: Russian Bombers Hit IS Targets in Eastern Syria
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The Russian military says its bombers have struck Islamic State positions in eastern Syria in the third such raid in four days. The Defense Ministry said that six Tu-22M3 bombers flew from their base in Russia to strike IS facilities in the province of
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Italian Helicopter Comes Down 60 Miles From Avalanche Hotel – NBCNews.com


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Italian Helicopter Comes Down 60 Miles From Avalanche Hotel
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A helicopter carrying five rescuers to help a skier crashed Tuesday around 60 miles from an Italian hotel buried by an avalanche last week, officials said. Lucrezia Martinelli, a press officer at Italy’s Civil Protection Agency, said she had no news on
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