Archive for January 24th, 2013

S&P rises for seventh day but 1,500 too steep a climb

January 24, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The smallest of gains gave the Standard & Poor’s 500 its seventh straight winning day on Thursday, but the index failed to hold above the 1,500 line, restrained by Apple‘s worst day in more than four years.
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Microsoft profit dips ahead of Office revamp

January 24, 2013
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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp‘s quarterly profit edged lower as Office software sales slowed ahead of a new launch, offsetting a solid but unspectacular start for its Windows 8 operating system and sending the company’s shares down 2 percent.
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Kerry poised for easy confirmation as State pick

January 24, 2013
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Kerry poised for easy confirmation as State pick

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Sen. Feinstein unveils bill to ban assault weapons

January 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top Democratic lawmaker tried on Thursday to revive a U.S. assault-weapons ban, riding a wave of support for gun control after the killing of 20 children and six adults at a school in Connecticut last month.
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S&P 500 breaks through 1,500, first time since ’07

January 24, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index traded above 1,500 for the first time since December 2007 following a sudden drop in claims for unemployment benefits, another sign that the labor market is healing.
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Obama picks Mary Jo White to lead SEC

January 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, tapping an attorney with broad experience in prosecuting white-collar crimes to lead an agency that has a central role in implementing Wall Street reform.
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Women get combat roles, Pentagon unsure of which ones

January 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat presents a daunting challenge to top military leaders who now will have to decide which, if any, jobs they believe should be open only to men.
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North Korea to target U.S. with nuclear, rocket tests

January 24, 2013
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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Thursday it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its “sworn enemy”.
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Apple disappointment pulls FTSE lower

January 24, 2013
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(Reuters) – The FTSE 100 index fell back on Thursday, tracking falls in Asian markets, as disappointing results from U.S. tech giant Apple reversed the previous session’s positive view on corporate earnings.
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Apple disappointment pulls Britain’s FTSE lower

January 24, 2013
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British chip designer ARM Holdings was the top FTSE 100 faller, down 1.9 percent after Apple — for which it is a
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