Archive for January, 2013

Defiant Iran vows to speed up nuclear work

January 31, 2013
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VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran has announced plans to install and operate advanced uranium enrichment machines, in what would be a technological leap allowing it to significantly speed up activity the West fears could be put to developing a nuclear weapon.
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‘Will you please answer the question?’

January 31, 2013
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Republican Senator John McCain angrily dismissed defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel as stubbornly camped “on the wrong side” of history when it comes to Iraq, and openly doubted whether he could support the confirmation of his former comrade and fellow Republican. The heated exchange between the two men, both decorated Vietnam War veterans, was...
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As growth wanes, Amazon begins to show Wall Street the money

January 31, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – After a spending spree in recent years pushed Amazon.com Inc‘s net results into the loss column, investors are betting that the company is tightening the purse strings and focusing on delivering a solid profit.
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MasterCard beats on rise in card spend, cautious on 2013

January 31, 2013
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(Reuters) – MasterCard Inc’s fourth-quarter results topped Wall Street estimates as more people chose card payments over cash but the payment network said global economic woes could slow revenue growth in 2013.
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Exclusive: McConnell holds judgment on Hagel

January 31, 2013
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Will opposition from his fellow Republicans doom Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary? Maybe not, if you listen closely to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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Alabama child hostage standoff continues

January 31, 2013
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MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old hostage kept law officers at bay Wednesday in an all-night, all-day standoff that began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the boy away, authorities said.
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S.Africa’s Merafe sees FY earnings lower on impairment

January 31, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources forecast a drop in full-year earnings on Thursday, citing an impairment loss on a potential sale of high-cost assets, lower output and weak demand.
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Shell earnings in rise Q4 on refining turnaround

January 31, 2013
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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC says fourth quarter net profit was $6.67 billion, a rise from $6.50 billion in the same period a year ago, as its refining operations returned to profit.
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Hagel has a bit to explain, says McConnell

January 31, 2013
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Will opposition from his fellow Republicans doom Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary? Maybe not, if you listen closely to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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One dead in Phoenix office shooting

January 31, 2013
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PHOENIX (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Phoenix office complex on Wednesday, killing one person, wounding two others and setting off a manhunt. Police warned the public that he was “armed and dangerous.”
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