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  • Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords
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    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    3.23800.000.00%
    USDMYR=X
    4.4740+0.0012+0.03%
    EURMYR=X
    5.4355-0.0025-0.05%
    GBPMYR=X
    31.6177-0.0062-0.02%
    MYRJPY=X
    2.5862+0.0016+0.06%
    SGDMYR=X
    2.39480.000.00%
    MYRHKD=X
    3,526.8691-13.9019-0.39%
    MYRIDR=X
    1.9220+0.0012+0.06%
    MYRCNY=X
    3.0240+0.0039+0.13%
    AUDMYR=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1,294.60-8.90-0.68%
    GCM14.CMX
    19.67+0.01+0.05%
    SIN14.CMX
    90.18-0.65-0.72%
    ^XAU
    3.04+0.02+0.51%
    HGK14.CMX
    104.59+0.83+0.80%
    CLK14.NYM
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    ^FVX
    2.72+0.08
    ^TNX
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