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Supreme Court declines to broaden whistleblower protections

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Broadcom cuts Qualcomm offer to $117 billion after new NXP deal

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General Electric affirms commitment to Baker Hughes, shares jump

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Apple in talks with miners to secure cobalt supplies: sources

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German neo-Nazis are trying to infiltrate Daimler: works council

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UK

FTSE 100 advances as gains for Lloyds, Glencore strengthen

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U.K. jobless rate unexpectedly increases; wage growth to rise, says BOE officials. U.K. stocks finished higher Wednesday, reversing course as gains for shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC and Glencore PLC, which released financial updates, accelerated during the session. Stocks in London overcame the losing tone set early by U.S. stocks, which snapped a win streak in the previous session.

Europe

Germany's DAX ends lower as eurozone business activity slows

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By Carla Mozee and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch. Spain's IBEX also drops, but Stoxx Europe 600 gains. Germany's stock benchmark finished lower Wednesday, while other major European indexes closed mostly higher, as investors received disappointing updates on manufacturing and services activity in the eurozone.

US

Sorry, America, but you have to pay taxes on your bitcoin -- here's how

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Even if you made just one transaction, you likely have to pay. Many people holding bitcoin have seen massive gains, some becoming overnight millionaires after the currency soared more than 1,000% in value over the last 12 months-- but now comes the less fun part: paying taxes. Do you need to file paperwork for your cryptocurrency holdings?

Asia

Asian stocks overcome choppy moves to advance

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Nikkei up slightly, Taiex jumps after weeklong holiday. Asia-Pacific stock markets gained after a choppy start Wednesday, following the first down day on Wall Street in seven sessions. Taiwan's benchmark jumped 2.8%, its biggest rise in 2 1/ 2 years, during the first day of trading after the Lunar New Year holiday.

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