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US existing home sales march higher in January

US sales of existing homes rose again in January to hit their fastest pace in nearly a decade despite rising prices and mortgage rates, according to data released Wednesday.

Duck cull hits French foie gras production

The French government on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of the last 600,000 ducks in a bird flu-hit southwest region at the forefront of the foie gras industry.

Miners back in profit on recovering metals prices

Two of the world’s top mining firms returned to profit with a bang on recovering iron ore and coal prices, higher output, cost cutting and asset sales, results showed Tuesday.