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Jamaican government organizing trade mission to Cuba; will meet April 20-23 to discuss possible partnerships - @AP

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International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde says Ghana support program likely to free up other lending - @Reuters


economic indicators

IMF nations say global growth is 'moderate' and 'uneven,' according to a draft communique obtained by @Reuters

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Revel, Atlantic City, NJ, US

Wells Fargo offers to pay up to $300,000 for power at former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, for 2 weeks to alleviate 'dangers' from stalemate, letter shows - @NBCPhiladelphia

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israel says it will transfer $470 million of withheld tax revenues to Palestinian Authority following talks - @Reuters

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Suez Canal

2 container ships collide in Egypt's Suez Canal, delaying traffic through global trade route, authorities say - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka imposes 3-month travel ban on its central bank governor Arjuna Mahendran while he faces insider dealing investigation - @Reuters

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says on state TV he is willing to work with US on making world economy more democratic - @Reuters

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Michigan, US

Michigan billionaire philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman dies aged 91, his family says - @michigandaily

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Twitter files numerous trademark applications, including one for the term 'tweetstorm' - @FortuneMagazine

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Greece financial crisis

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns Greece it is running out time to reach an emergency financing agreement - @Reuters

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Costco raises dividend to $0.40; board reauthorizes stock buyback program of up to $4 billion - @CNBCnow

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Squamish, British Columbia, port fire, April 16, 2015

Warning lifted after fire erupts at Squamish, British Columbia, shipping terminal - @CTVVancouver

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Procter & Gamble announces 3% dividend increase - @CNBCnow


United States

US stocks close off session lows; Dow loses 278, Nasdaq, 76 - @CNBC

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Dow Jones Industrial Average

US markets (close): DJIA 17,826.24 (-279.53/-1.54%), S&P 500 2,081.12 (-23.87/-1.13%), NASDAQ 4,931.81 (-75.98/-1.52%), NYSE 11,061.57 (-108.18/-0.97%)


Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger

Time Warner Cable: There's 'no indication' the DOJ is about to block Comcast merger, despite Bloomberg report - @Variety

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger

Time Warner Cable stock is down more than 5% on Bloomberg report that the US is leaning against approving Comcast merger - @brianstelter

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United States

Editor's note: US stock sell-off intensifies; Dow now off 331; Nasdaq 91. - Tom

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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Dow falls 350 points (nearly 2%) and Nasdaq down 1.9% on Greek debt fears and China's slowdown. http://t.co/bL1G2mMhOs - @cnnbrk