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Global Stocks Lower After North Korea's Latest Missile Launch Over Japan

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Asian stocks were broadly lower following North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan, but equities there rose slightly even as the yen strengthened.

North Korea Fires Missile in Defiance of U.N. Sanctions

North Korea fired a missile over Japan early Friday local time for the second time in a month, defying rising international efforts to force it to abandon course.

Bank of Canada 'Open' to Inflation-Targeting Changes, Official Says

Bank of Canada's second-highest ranking official, Carolyn Wilkins, said she is "completely open" to exploring alternatives to the central bank's inflation-targeting regime, including whether there should be less of an emphasis on hitting 2%.

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EPA to Review Rules on Coal Ash, a Power Plant Byproduct

Federal regulators will reconsider Obama-era rules governing waste from coal-fired power plants, accepting a request from utility companies that were faced with possibly closing dozens of coal-ash dumps nationwide.

Berlin and Paris Dance Carefully Around Deepening the Eurozone

Behind renewed professions of love between France and Germany, differences brewing over the euro's future could spoil the romance, Marcus Walker writes.

Trump Trade Official Proposes Nafta 'Sunset Clause'

A top Trump trade official said he wants to inject a "sunset clause" into Nafta, resurfacing one of the administration's most provocative trade ideas and drawing a swift rebuke from Mexican and Canadian officials.

Peru Cuts Key Interest Rate to 3.5%

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru on Thursday lowered its reference interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 3.5%, citing weak economic activity.

Chile's Central Bank Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate Unchanged

Chile's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate at 2.5% for a fourth consecutive month, a decision that was widely expected.

CFPB Gives Boost to New Ways of Vetting Customers

The government gave a boost Thursday to lenders that are using data such as employment and bill payment histories when vetting customers for loans and other credit products,

ECB's Mersch Believes Europeans Willing to Share Some Powers

Europeans are willing to see their governments accept help in areas where the nations aren't able to do the job, a European Central Bank Executive Board member said.

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September 15, 2017 01:15 ET (05:15 GMT)