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BEIJING (AP) — China's stock benchmark rose Monday while ones in Japan and Europe fell as investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
2015-04-27 03:54:38 -0500

Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, visits Jump Gymnastics community club in Cumbernauld during a campaign event, ScotlandThe Scottish National Party could wield "enormous clout" in the British government after a May 7 national election, party leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday, promising to block Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron from returning to power. A surge in support for Sturgeon's SNP, which wants to see Scotland become an independent country in the long term, could hand it the balance of power in parliament after an election in which neither Cameron's Conservatives nor Ed Miliband's Labour Party is expected to win a majority. "Whether that's as apart of a formal deal or on an issue-by-issue basis it gives parties like the SNP enormous clout and enormous influence," Sturgeon said.

2015-04-27 03:46:42 -0500