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U.S. Stocks Rise

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Rising technology and energy shares pushed the S&P 500 higher Monday ahead of a series of central bank meetings around the world this week.

Botched Suicide Bombing Jolts New York, Injures 4

A 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh tried to set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body as he blended into rush-hour commuters in one of New York City's busiest transit hubs. But the explosive fizzled, burning him instead and slightly injuring three others.

Bitcoin Buyers Get Unwanted Message: Wait in Line

Some of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges have experienced disruptions in recent days as interest in bitcoin surged in the weeks leading up to Sunday's launch of bitcoin futures.

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Treasury Says GOP Economic Agenda Would Pay for Tax Cuts

Treasury Department said the Republican economic agenda would generate enough economic growth to pay for the tax cuts being considered by Congress, using growth assumptions exceeding the official congressional estimates.

European Finance Chiefs Hit Out at U.S. Tax Plans

Europe's five largest economies warned the U.S. its planned corporate tax reform could violate the country's double-taxation treaties and breach world trade rules.

Oil Prices Rise on Pipeline Shutdown News

Oil prices rose and the global benchmark hit its highest level since 2015 Monday after the owner of a major European pipeline said it is shutting the system down for a period of weeks.

Conference Board's Employment Index Fell in November

After a strong increase in October, an index that measures U.S. employment fell in November.

Is There a Productivity Miracle Lurking in the Economy?

Economists are often baffled by the gyrations of the stock market, but at the moment shareholders and the economic profession simply disagree on one of the biggest assumptions forecasters have to make: productivity growth.

Forties Pipeline System Carrying Brent Crude to Be Shut for Weeks

One of Europe's most important oil pipeline systems will be shut down for a "matter of weeks," said owner Ineos, sending a jolt into international oil prices as traders contemplated the loss of some North Sea oil supplies.

The Future Is Bumpy: High-Tech Hedge Fund Hits Limits of Robot Stock Picking

Voleon is among funds deploying machine learning, a technology in which computers develop trading strategies. It's harder than it sounds, given that markets are noisy and clients often want a better understanding of how their money is being invested.

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December 11, 2017 17:15 ET (22:15 GMT)