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Hundreds of people awoke in emergency shelters in Italy on Thursday after fleeing their homes following a series of strong quakes in the same region struck by a devastating tremor two months ago. After a night of heavy rain, rescuers workers were trying to assess the full extent of the latest disaster in central Italy, which toppled buildings and injured dozens. A series of aftershocks rattled the area through the night after two quakes with a magnitude of 5.5 and 6.1 struck on Wednesday evening and sent people fleeing their houses in terror.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank, under pressure from an impending settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, reported 278 million euros ($303 million) in net profit for the third quarter as it strengthened its financial buffers against loss.
By Vikram Subhedar LONDON (Reuters) - Reassuring results from some of Europe's biggest banks gave financials a boost on Thursday and helped offset weakness in oil-related stocks, while higher bond yields underpinned the dollar. As corporate earnings continued to dominate headlines, growing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by the end of the year have kept gains in risky assets in check. Markets are now pricing in a 74-percent chance that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its December meeting, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool, following a series of hawkish comments from Fed policymakers.