Archive for April 28th, 2012

Blind Chinese activist ‘under U.S. protection’

April 28, 2012
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BEIJING (AP) — A blind legal activist escaped house arrest in his Chinese village for American officials’ protection, activists said Saturday, creating a diplomatic dilemma for the U.S. and Beijing days ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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L.A. riots hero: ‘I was just helping a person’

April 28, 2012
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L.A. riots hero: ‘I was just helping a person’

Titus Murphy, left, with two other Good Samaritans who rescued Reginald Denny are honored in 1992. (Bob Galbra …
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S&P 500 rallies for week on Amazon, Expedia results

April 28, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks advanced on Friday and posted their best weekly gains in a month as stronger-than-expected earnings from Amazon.com and Expedia Inc reinforced confidence in corporate performance.
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In search of an S&P upgrade, India got a shock

April 28, 2012
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – S&P credit analyst Takahira Ogawa listened politely as officials at the finance ministry made an hour-long pitch for a ratings upgrade, citing economic growth prospects, revenues and their efforts to contain the government’s fiscal deficit.
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