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Obama raises taxes for rich in new $4 trillion budget

In a move likely to anger Republicans, Obama raises taxes on higher-income Americans in 2016 budget.

President Obama

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#Greece says it will not negotiate with EU-IMF creditors

New finance minister says Athens instead wants direct talks with eurozone leaders to try to cancel some of its debts.

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#Greece's new government halts sale of Piraeus port

Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet and appointments signal hard line in talks with creditors.

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Davos: The challenge of economic inequality

As world leaders meet at the World Economic Forum, we examine the biggest risks facing the global economy.

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ECB announces $1.27 trillion stimulus package

European Central Bank to buy $69bn worth of public and private bonds per month until September next year to aid economy.

Mario Draghi

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China's home invasion

As thousands of Chinese are hunting for their dream homes abroad, we investigate the impact of their shopping spree.

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Obama to seek tax increases on the wealthy

The US president seeks to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to continue his theme of income equality, officials say.

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#Japan approves record defence budget

Record $42b budget is to boost defences of disputed islands amid China's assertiveness in the region.

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US House passes #Keystone pipeline bill

House of Representatives votes 266 to 153 to pass controversial bill that will be debated by Senate next week.

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US records best employment figures since 1999

Data points to economy strengthening further in 2015 as overseas economies stumble.

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