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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Inflation in the 18 countries sharing the euro edged up slightly in October, a first estimate by the European Union's statistics office showed on Friday, giving some hope to policy makers that price deflation can be avoided.

ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was -- until recently -- an obscure Syrian border town, now the focus of a global war against the militants of Islamic State

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia may restart gas supplies to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion worth of debts and pre-payments, Alexei Miller, head of state gas monopoly Gazprom, said on Friday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan shocked global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax hike in April.

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will expand its offering of discounted products during the holiday season and may broaden a price-matching scheme to include online rivals, in the latest sign of an escalating price war among big U.S. retailers.

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Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Josh Tyrangiel, Bloomberg Businessweek editor, reports Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has acknowledged that he is gay in an article written for the Nov. 3 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. Tyrangiel talks with Bloomberg’s Tom

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Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer at Sarasota, Florida-based Cumberland Advisors Inc., says his firm has raised its equity allocation to 70% of its portfolio from 50%. At the same time, his bond allocation has falle

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Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Paul Sweeney of Bloomberg Intelligence discusses earnings from social media companies. You can read Paul’s analysis and other news, market data and expert commentary from the world’s most trusted economists and analysts at BI on the

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Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, says stress test results show that most of the banks in Europe are healing and are “more able to lend.” Trichet talks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene, Scarlet Fu and Bre

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Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Scott Wren, senior equity strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, says the “probability is higher that the fed does nothing in 2015.” Wren talks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene and Michael McKee on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Surve