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Hurricane Irma hammers Florida. Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a category 4 hurricane on Sunday morning and is currently a category 1 as it makes its way across Florida.

Parliament is set to vote on Theresa May’s EU Withdrawl Bill. Members of Parliament will vote Monday evening in London on the bill, which will allow all existing EU laws to be transferred over to British law, after which the government will be free to rewrite or repeal them at will.

London remains the world’s top financial center. London beat out New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore, Reuters says, citing the Z/Yen global financial centres index (GFCI), which ranks 92 financial centres based on factors such as infrastructure and access to high-quality staff.

The chances of another rate hike this year are looking bleak. There’s just a 28.7% probability the Fed raises rates again in 2017, Bloomberg’s World Interest Rate Probability data shows.

Traders are trimming their US dollar shorts. Last week, traders cut their US dollar short positions by $US1.4 billion to $US6.5 billion, according to US Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released late Friday.

Bitcoin is reeling following reports China is shutting down cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitcoin has slumped more than $US500 since a Friday report from Caixin that said China would be banning cryptocurrency exchanges. On Monday, Bloomberg suggested while trading would be banned on domestic exchanges, it would be allowed over-the-counter.

Amazon is looking for a second headquarters — here are all the cities being considered. The ecommerce giant is looking to invest $US5 billion on construction of a second headquarters, which it hopes will be home to 50,000 employees.

Apple’s redesigned iPhone will be called the “iPhone X.” The more expensive, premium model iPhone that will be announced as early as this week will be called the “iPhone X,” according to code discovered by developer Steve Troughton-Smith.

Snap is at its highest level since July. Snap has gained about 36% from its August low, and Friday’s close of $US15.34 a share was the best since July 13.

Stock markets around the world are higher. Japan’s Nikkei (+1.41%) led overnight and Germany’s DAX (+1.12%) paces the gains in Europe. The S&P 500 is set to open higher by 0.67% near 2,478.

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