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|NEW YORK Salomon Kalalau Sale , Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks pared early gains to end mixed Thursday, as investors tried to digest a batch of mixed economic reports.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 23.38 points, or 0.14 percent, to 16,374.76. The S&P 500 inched up 2.27 points, or 0.12 percent, to 1 Salomon Outban Low Sale ,951.13. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 16.48 points, or 0.35 percent, to 4,733.50.
The U.S. international trade deficit in goods and services decreased from 45.2 billion U.S. dollars in June to 41.9 billion dollars in July, largely in line with market consensus, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.
In the week ending Aug. 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims increased 12 Salomon Outban MID Sale ,000 from the previous week's revised level to 282,000, exceeding market estimates of 273,000, said the U.S. Labor Department Thursday.
The four-week moving average was 275,500, an increase of 3 Salomon S-LAB 5 XT Wings Sale ,250 from the previous week's revised average.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Non-Manufacturing Index registered 59 percent in August, 1.3 percentage points lower than the July reading of 60.3 percent but above market expectations of 58.5 percent, said the Institute Supply Management (ISM) in its monthly survey.
"The drop to 59.0 was smaller than expected. The domestic economy is holding strong in the face of a stronger dollar, lower oil prices, and weakening global demand, especially in the services sector Salomon XT Wings 3 Sale ," said Jay Morelock, an economist at FTN Financial, in a note.
"The Fed must weigh the strength of the domestic economy against the prospects of a weakening global economy as they decide whether to raise interest rates in two weeks," he added.
Overseas, the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday decided to leave key interest rates unchanged and increase the issue share limit.
The ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations, on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility would remain unchanged at 0.05 percent, 0.3 percent and -0.2 percent respectively.
ECB President Mario Draghi announced the issue share limit would be raised from the initial limit of 25 percent to 33 percent. This would allow the central bank to purchase more single issue bonds.
European shares surged on the decision Thursday Salomon SpeedCross 3 CS Sale , with French benchmark index CAC 40 jumping 2.17 percent.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Brazil coach Dunga has implemented a new code of conduct for the national squad that includes a ban on baseball caps, earrings, flip-flops and the use of mobile phones during meals.
The 1994 World Cup-winning captain said the rules were designed to ensure to team harmony and warned players would be punished for infractions.
"In any company there are rules of conduct and that's the same for our group," Dunga said during a press conference to announce Brazil's squad for friendlies against Turkey and Austria next month.
"I remember when I started playing in the national team there were rules in place. What we did was change some items that have become important. Each player will be responsible for their actions and punishments could apply."
Dunga's authoritarian approach marks a stark contrast to his predecessor Luiz Felipe Scolari, who was renowned for his laid- back rapport with players.
Other new rules include a requirement to remain seated at meals until everybody has finished eating, obligatory singing of the national anthem before matches and a ban on public religious or political acts.
DUBLIN Salomon GCS Pro Trail Sale , June 27 (Xinhua) -- Irish new Prime Minister Leo Varadkar held separate phone talks on Tuesday with U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
In mid June, the Dail Eireann, lower house of Irish parliament, voted to elect Varadkar as taoiseach (prime minister), making him the youngest taoiseach in the history of the country at just 38 years of age.
In talks with U.S. President Trump, both discussed migration, Brexit Salomon Snowcross Sale , climate change, free trade, and the undocumented Irish people in the United States, according to a statement from the Irish government.
They also discussed the peace process in Northern Ireland, the statement said.
During their talks, Trump congratulated Varadkar on his recent election as leader of Fine Gael (United Ireland Party) and his appointment as taoiseach. Trump invited the taoiseach to attend the annual St. Patrick's Day events in Washington next March and both leaders looked forward to meeting in person then. They agreed to continue strong cooperation between Ireland and the United States on economic issues, shared culture Salomon Fell Raiser Sale , and family ties.
The Irish government statement said Varadkar also held a call with British Prime Minister May.
The two prime ministers discussed the ongoing efforts to restore the executive in Northern Ireland ahead of Thursday's deadline, and the supply and confidence agreement between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
On Monday, the DUP, a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, signed an agreement with the Conservatives to support May's minority government.
Monday's agreement may yet impact on a June 29 deadline for the DUP and Sinn Fein, the pro-republican party in Northern Ireland, to bury their differences to enable the reestablishment of the devolved assembly in Belfast.
Failure by the political parties in Northern Ireland to agree to setting up an executive by 4 p.m. Thursday could lead to rule of the region reverting to Westminster.
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