Archive for April 4th, 2013

Report: Famed movie critic Roger Ebert dies

April 4, 2013
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CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time who became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and, on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation’s most influential thumb, died Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 70.
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Who can and can’t buy guns?

April 4, 2013
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Who can and can’t buy guns?

Licensed dealer Jacob Dewell discusses the legal aspects of a sale at a gun show March 31, 2001, in Colorado Springs, …
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Wall street stocks edge higher; Best Buy soars

April 4, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street as investors took advantage of a slump Wednesday to get back into the market.
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Ex-Goldman trader Taylor pleads guilty to wire fraud

April 4, 2013
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By Lauren Tara LaCapra and Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc trader Matthew M. Taylor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to defrauding the Wall Street bank with an unauthorized $8.3 billion futures trade in 2007, saying he exceeded internal risk limits and lied to supervisors to cover up his activities.
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The day that Martin Luther King, Jr. died

April 4, 2013
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It was 45 years ago today that civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis. The world has changed greatly since 1968, but King’s message survives intact.
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Devastating Asian carp may have reached Great Lakes

April 4, 2013
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — At least some Asian carp probably have found their way into the Great Lakes, but there’s still time to stop the dreaded invaders from becoming established and unraveling food chains that support a $7 billion fishing industry and sensitive ecosystems, according to a scientific report released Thursday.
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U.S.: N. Korea poses ‘real and clear danger’

April 4, 2013
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By Jack Kim and Phil Stewart SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said it would soon send a missile defense system to Guam to defend it from North Korea, as the U.S. military adjusts to what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called a “real and clear danger” from Pyongyang.
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1 hiker found, 1 still missing in Calif. forest

April 4, 2013
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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — One of two hikers missing for three days in Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest was found alive Wednesday night, but his companion remained missing, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
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Egypt plans to impose tax on bank loans

April 4, 2013
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will impose a tax of 0.001 percent on bank credit, loans and advances, according to a law approved in principle by the upper house of parliament on Wednesday, the state news agency and a lawmaker said.
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MIDEAST WEEKAHEAD-Investors hopeful Q1 earnings will propel Saudi market

April 4, 2013
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* Saudi underperforming many Gulf stock markets * But mortgage law, consumer lending may boost banks
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