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Israel’s Arab parties unite to make gains in upcoming vote

World
Israel's four Arab political parties have announced a merger ahead of September elections, hoping to boost turnout among the minority, which makes up a fifth of Israel's population. Ayman Odeh, head of the Hadash party, said Monday that now that the parties have reunited as Joint List, they can address the "great challenge" facing the country's Arab minority. The four factions first united in 2015, earning 13 seats in the 120-seat Knesset. But infighting later split the Joint List into two parties, which only won a combined 10 seats amid low Arab turnout in April's election. Israel faces an unprecedented repeat election in September after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a majority coalition government. Israel's Arab citizens largely identify with the Palestinians and have...
Europe stocks reverse gains despite China data meeting expectations; Galapagos up 17%

Europe stocks reverse gains despite China data meeting expectations; Galapagos up 17%

Finance
European stocks erased early gains on Monday, amid worries that China's economy is slowing due to a trade war with the U.S.European Markets: FTSE, GDAXI, FCHI, IBEXThe pan-European Stoxx 600 traded 0.3% lower by mid-morning. Telecoms stocks led losses with a 0.9% decline while autos added 0.6% as one of only two sectors trading in positive territory.Traders kept a close watch on the latest economic figures out of China. The country posted second-quarter figures on Monday that showed its economy grew 6.2% in the second-quarter, at its slowest pace in 27 years. Still, China's GDP (gross domestic product) growth was in line with expectations, and data for industrial production, retail sales and fixed-asset investment came in above analyst expectations.Chinese stocks got a boost from the fresh...
Jodrell Bank gains Unesco World Heritage status

Jodrell Bank gains Unesco World Heritage status

Science
Jodrell Bank Observatory has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.It has been at the forefront of astronomical research since its inception in 1945 and tracked US and Russian craft during the space race.The site in Cheshire is part of the University of Manchester. It is dominated by the landmark Lovell Telescope.It joins the ancient Iraqi city of Babylon and other locations that have been added to the prestigious list. The UN World Heritage Committee is meeting in Azerbaijan until 10 July to decide on the latest sites to be given the honour - awarded to areas considered to be important for the whole of humanity, which will be protected by international treaties. Sc...

Another Round of Slight Gains Amid Choppy Session

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The Fed provided a momentary diversion today from our heavy focus on the trade talks in Washington but the major indices still finished slightly positive for the second session in a row Remember back on January 30th when Fed Chair Jerome Powell told us that the Fed would be patient Latest Articles in
The market's win streak is no fluke: A Wall Street bull sees record gains ahead

The market's win streak is no fluke: A Wall Street bull sees record gains ahead

Finance
The market's win streak may be just beginning. Edward Yardeni, who spent decades on Wall Street running investment strategy for firms such as Prudential and Deutsche Bank, predicts stocks will break out to all-time highs this year. He's partly building his bull case based on a chart pointing to negative market sentiment. "At the end of last year the bull-bear ratio, which is something we watch from Investors Intelligence, fell below one," the Yardeni Research president told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "It's got an awfully good track record as a...