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SINGAPORE | Stocks turn lower on concern about Italy’s spending plans

SINGAPORE  — Global stocks turned lower on Friday amid concern that Italy’s populist government plans to spend heavily on policies that could add to the country’s already heavy debt load. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Italy’s FTSE MIB plunged 4.1 percent to 891 points, while France’s CAC 40 lost 1 percent to 5,487. Germany’s DAX dropped … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Stocks turn lower on concern about Italy’s spending plans

SINGAPORE | World shares mixed after Italy broadens spending plans

SINGAPORE  — Global stocks were mixed Friday on worries that the Italian government‘s budget plans will not align with the European Union‘s wishes for the country to reduce its debt. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent to 5,523.90. Germany’s DAX dropped 0.7 percent to 12,351.59. The FTSE 100 index in Britain … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World shares mixed after Italy broadens spending plans

OLYMPIA, Wash | Washington US House race likely to feature 2 Democrats

OLYMPIA, Wash — It’s looking more likely that the race for Washington’s 9th Congressional District will have two Democrats on the ballot in November. After King and Pierce Counties updated their ballot counts Friday night, Democrat Sarah Smith was 2,582 votes ahead of Republican Doug Basler, a significant jump from her 196-vote lead the day … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Washington US House race likely to feature 2 Democrats