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Take Five: Fighting fires

(Reuters) – 1/ NOT SO FAST Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid How big a risk is a global economic recession? Recently, hopes of a fledgling growth turnaround were doused by data showing China’s factory output growth…

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Protests Grip Iran Over Gas Prices Hike

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Protesters angered by Iran’s 50 percent increase of government-set gasoline prices blocked traffic in major cities and occasionally clashed with the police on Saturday, after a night of demonstrations punctuated by gunfire, in violence that reportedly killed at least one person. The protests put renewed pressure on…

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Exclusive: U.S. regulator rethinking changes to whistleblower program after backlash – sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator is rethinking a proposal that could weaken a landmark whistleblower program after a pushback from whistleblower lawyers and advocates, people with knowledge of the deliberations told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, speaks at the Economic Club…

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