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Democrats agree to temporary funding after Republican vow to debate immigration law

Protections on solar cells and washing machines follow through on protectionist promises

Shared-space group adds banks and big corporates to original start-up targets

Exchange to offer trading of bitcoin/euro pairs after gaining Luxembourg licence

Graduates told the FT that teaching is poor. But why?

Star turns from world leaders vie to dominate agenda with sessions on blockchain and Big Tech

SPD chief wins crucial vote over German coalition talks but fails to inspire party

Public anger threatens peace overtures to Pyongyang and standing of President Moon Jae-in

Accountants at US regulator also indicted over sharing audit inspection data, says SEC

Forecasts upgraded for 2017, 2018 and 2019, adding to positive mood ahead of Davos gathering

Sterling returns to pre-Brexit vote levels aided by general US dollar weakness

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Russian media says shipment contradicts US boasts of energy independence

Co-head of Gates Foundation says cutting foreign aid is strategic mistake for US

Investors controlling 15% stake want chief executive removed and Fujifilm JV ended

Private equity-backed Philadelphia Energy Solutions was undone by regulatory changes

Opinion

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The FT's Robert Wright asks who is bearing the cost of running services

Highlights

Some institutions are more successful at attracting female applicants. What are the secrets to gender balance? 

Big bets on the collapse of the country’s indebted economy have largely failed. Did the hedge funds misread the signs or were they just too early?

High, prolonged levels of stress can cause serious physical and behavioural problems

Markets News

Asia Pacific equities jump on US deal to end government shutdown

Sterling returns to pre-Brexit vote levels aided by general US dollar weakness

Proliferation reflects investor focus on ‘top-down’ analysis of markets

Technology

Streaming service’s shares and subscriber figures surge, but so is its spending

Exchange to offer trading of bitcoin/euro pairs after gaining Luxembourg licence

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