Archive for March 19th, 2013

Bloomberg’s drink ban ‘wouldn’t work here’

March 19, 2013
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Bloomberg’s drink ban ‘wouldn’t work here’

Bloomberg holds up a 24-ounce soda cup at a news conference. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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Rebels pick U.S. citizen as Syrian prime minister

March 19, 2013
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ISTANBUL (AP) — The man chosen to head the Syrian opposition‘s new interim government is a Syrian-born American citizen who has spent decades in the United States working for technology companies and advocating for various Muslim causes.
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ICE revises structure of NYSE Euronext deal

March 19, 2013
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IntercontinentalExchange is revising the structure of its $8.2 billion proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext.
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S&P 500 ends down, but off day’s low after Cyprus vote

March 19, 2013
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By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 fell for a third day on Tuesday but pared losses late in the day after the parliament of Cyprus rejected a proposed tax on bank deposits.
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School shooter wears ‘killer’ T-shirt, gives families the finger at sentencing

March 19, 2013
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Ohio school shooter TJ Lane arrived at his sentencing hearing today wearing a blue button down shirt. After he sat down, he unbuttoned the shirt to reveal a white t-shirt with the word “killer” emblazoned across the front in black marker.
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Bombs kill dozens on Iraq invasion anniversary

March 19, 2013
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By Patrick Markey and Kareem Raheem BAGHDAD (Reuters) – More than a dozen car bombs and suicide blasts tore through Shi’ite Muslim districts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and other areas on Tuesday, killing nearly 60 people on the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.
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Stocks slip as Cyprus considers raid on deposits

March 19, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging lower on Wall Street as worries about an unpopular bailout plan in the European nation of Cyprus cast a pall over financial markets.
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Visa Europe members exploring sale to Visa – WSJ

March 19, 2013
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(Reuters) – Visa Europe‘s owners may decide to sell the credit card company to U.S.-based Visa Inc and set up a rival system in Europe, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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St. Peter’s packed for pope’s installation

March 19, 2013
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By Philip Pullella and Catherine Hornby VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis inaugurated his papacy with a Mass in front of hundreds of thousands of people and foreign leaders in St. Peter‘s Square on Tuesday with a simplified rite that fuelled hopes for change in the scandal-plagued Roman Catholic Church.
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Iraq bombs kill at least 50 on anniversary of invasion

March 19, 2013
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By Kareem Raheem BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Car bombs and a suicide blast hit Shi‘ite districts of Baghdad and south of Iraq‘s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people on the 10th anniversary of the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.
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