Archive for April 8th, 2013

A cicada invasion 17 years in the making

April 8, 2013
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It’s not a welcomed reunion, but after 17 years the cicadas are set to return to the East Coast.
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Ex-Mouseketeer Annette Funicello dies

April 8, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s, then teamed up with Frankie Avalon on a string of ’60s fun-in-the-sun movies with names like “Beach Party Bingo” and “Bikini Beach,” died Monday. She was 70.
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Occidental denies "fight at the top" talk in CEO search

April 8, 2013
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(Reuters) – The board of Occidental Petroleum Corp , which has said it is searching for an eventual replacement for Chief Executive Stephen Chazen, denied on Monday that there was a “fight at the top” over the succession.
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Oil price little changed ahead of earnings, Fed

April 8, 2013
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The price of oil was little changed on Monday, as traders awaited the start of the quarterly corporate earnings season and the latest word from the Federal Reserve on the economy.
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S. Korean official says he misspoke about nuke test

April 8, 2013
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top South Korean official said Monday he misspoke earlier in the day when he told lawmakers there is an “indication” that North Korea is preparing for a nuclear test. But that doesn’t change what Seoul has been saying for months: that Pyongyang has already prepared a tunnel for...
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Senators work on deal expanding background checks

April 8, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks between two influential senators have emerged as the most promising route for a bipartisan breakthrough on expanding federal background checks for gun buyers, a pivotal part of President Barack Obama‘s plan for combating gun violence.
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CA-BUSINESS Summary

April 8, 2013
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Yen falls on BoJ bond buys, while shares, oil recover LONDON (Reuters) – The yen tumbled against the euro and the dollar on Monday as the Bank of Japan embarked on its massive stimulus drive, while the lingering impact of weak U.S. jobs data limited gains in oil and equity markets. The euro climbed...
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Egypt to return tax collected on NSGB takeover

April 8, 2013
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CAIRO, April 8 (Reuters) – Taxes collected from Qatar National Bank ‘s acquisition of National Societe
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Politicians fed up with North Korea

April 8, 2013
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Politicians fed up with North Korea

Kim Jong Un on horseback in an undated photo (KNS/Getty Images)
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Fire official: 2 trapped N.C. children likely dead

April 8, 2013
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DENVER, N.C. (AP) — Two young children trapped when dirt fell on them at a home construction site Sunday were not expected to be found alive and crews expected to work through the night to recover their bodies, a fire official said.
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