Archive for February 14th, 2013

Senate GOP blocks Hagel vote—for now

February 14, 2013
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Senate GOP blocks Hagel vote—for now

Chuck Hagel testifies on Jan. 31. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Slowly but slowly: Triumph inches to shore

February 14, 2013
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The miserable passengers aboard the ill-fated Carnival cruise ship were slowly making their long journey home Thursday after crews replaced a broken tow line, another bad break that briefly set the ship adrift off the Alabama coast.
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Big hedge funds fueled fourth-quarter dive in Apple shares

February 14, 2013
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BOSTON (Reuters) – Some of the biggest hedge funds that helped make Apple Inc a stock market darling lost faith and dumped their stakes in the fourth quarter, fueling the massive drop in the iPhone maker’s share price.
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Wall Street waits to see if investors still love SAC Capital

February 14, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Outside investors in Steven A. Cohen‘s SAC Capital Advisors have until the end of the day to decide if they still love the embattled billionaire hedge fund manager.
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Obama’s plan for universal preschool

February 14, 2013
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Two days after his State of the Union pledge to guarantee high quality preschool for every 4-year-old in the U.S., President Barack Obama takes his pitch on the road on Thursday to an Atlanta suburb where he will deliver a speech on the issue at a local recreation center.
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Olympic ‘Blade Runner’ charged in murder

February 14, 2013
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Olympic ‘Blade Runner’ charged in murder

South African police have charged Olympic star Oscar Pistorius with the murder of his girlfriend, who was shot in the sprinter’s home Thursday.
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DirecTV 4Q earnings, revenue beat expectations

February 14, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — DirecTV, the country’s largest provider of satellite TV services, beat Wall Street estimates for the fourth quarter, propelled by business operations as well as asset sales and one-time tax benefits.
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Wall Street dips off five-year highs after Europe, Japan data

February 14, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks dipped on Thursday after traders cashed in some of their recent gains following weaker-than-expected economic growth data from Europe and Japan, though declines were limited by news on mergers and acquisitions.
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Nikkei rises on strong earnings, but financials drag down Topix

February 14, 2013
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan‘s Nikkei share average rebounded on Thursday as investors flocked to companies posting rosy earnings such as brewer Asahi Group Holdings , but profit-taking in financials limited gains and pulled down the broader Topix index.
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Renault posts drop in 2012 earnings despite over $1.3 billion gain on Volvo sale

February 14, 2013
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