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Federal Reserve announces taper on stimulus program

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen: New bank language is 'fully consistent' with prior guidance - from @WSJ broadcast

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US, Cuba relations

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says US and Cuba are moving toward normalized banking and trade ties, with the US poised to open an embassy in Havana - @AP

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foreign exchange market

Deputy governor of Russia's central bank says no discussion of introducing a mechanism to suspend trading on the foreign currency market - @guardian

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War in Afghanistan

5 attackers killed, fighting ongoing with Afghan security forces in Helmand, Afghanistan, bank attack - @AhMukhtar

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banks

#BREAKING Suicide attack and gunfight ongoing at bank branch in Afghan's Helmand province, civilians inside - witnesses @AlArabiya_Eng - @cctvnews

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War in Afghanistan

Suicide attack and gunfight ongoing at bank branch in Afghan Helmand province, civilians inside, witnesses say - @Reuters

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Russia

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting today with top central bank and government officials about the country's economic situation; no other details released - @Reuters

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The Co-operative Bank

Britain's Co-operative Bank fails Bank of England stress test - @DailyMail

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Russia

Russia's Kremlin will not comment on central bank rate hike decision - @rianru @Reuters

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banks

Co-op Bank fails Bank of England stress tests; Lloyds and RBS at risk in "severe economic downturn" - @BBCBreaking

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Russia

Russian central bank raises key rate to 17% from 10.5% - @WSJbreakingnews

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Sydney hostage situation, December 2014

Editor's note: Martin Place is located in the central business district of Sydney, and is home to the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Macquarie Bank and other corporations. It is named for Sir James Martin, a 3-time premier of New South Wales. - Jillian

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk calls for international lenders conference to provide Ukraine with extra funds to head off default - @Reuters

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Eric Garner dies in NYC police custody

British-South African bank Investec 'apologizes unreservedly' after analyst used Eric Garner's dying words 'I can't breathe' as title of research note - @markgongloff

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Switzerland

Swiss banker accused of leaking client data to Wikileaks collapses at start of trial - @BloombergNews

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banks

Citigroup says it will be taking a $3.5 billion charge for its 4th-quarter - @CNBC

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banks

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon says tests find no evidence of cancer after treatment; had announced he had 'curable' throat cancer 5 months ago - @BloombergTV

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banks

European Central Bank said to prepare quantitative easing package for January meeting - @BloombergNews

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Springfield, MA, US

#BREAKING: A Springfield, Massachusetts bank was robbed at gunpoint this morning... Police say the suspect, who... http://t.co/iBaScHPU4h - @cbs3springfield

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markets

US stocks slide at open after Europe's central bank announces bleaker 2015 outlook; Dow falls 25 points - @CNNMoney

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