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Monday, November 17, 2014

Morning Digest: Japan's slip into surprise recession paves way for tax delay, snap poll

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Japan's slip into surprise recession paves way for tax delay, snap poll
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, setting the stage for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax hike and call a snap election two years before he has to go to the polls..
EU set to target Ukraine separatists but Russia sanctions may wait
European Union governments may agree to impose personal sanctions on more Russian-backed rebels on Monday in response to a separatist vote in eastern Ukraine, but are unlikely to discuss new steps against Russia itself until mid-December, officials said..
Japan's recessionary slide hits stocks, oil
LONDON (Reuters) - Data showing Japan slipped into recession in the third quarter raised concerns on Monday about global economic health, hitting stocks and the price of oil..
U2's Bono injured while cycling, 'Tonight Show' gig delayed
(Reuters) - U2 frontman Bono was injured while cycling in New York's Central Park, forcing a delay in the Irish rockers' return to "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," the band said on Sunday..
Gray day in Indianapolis as Patriots pound Colts
(Reuters) - Unheralded New England running back Jonas Gray scored four touchdowns to spark the Patriots to a 42-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday..
Facebook developing a professional website 'Facebook at Work': FT
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is secretly working on a new website called "Facebook at Work" that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reported..
Comet lander shuts down after sending data
(Reuters) - A pioneering robotic spacecraft shut down on Saturday after radioing results of its first and probably last batch of scientific experiments from the surface of a comet, scientists said..
Venezuela lauds world records for Christmas dinner 'made in revolution'
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela praised its 'socialist revolution' for a culinary conquest on Saturday: Guinness World Records for the country's beloved Christmas dinner staples..
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