Archive for May 24th, 2013

Sexual assaults threaten military, Obama says

May 24, 2013
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Sexual assaults threaten military, Obama says

President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 24, 2013. …President Barack Obama on Friday warned that sexual assault in the military amounts to a national security threat as he enlisted graduating Navy ensigns and Marine second lieutenants at the U.S. Naval Academy in a campaign to stamp...
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Stockholm police call for help

May 24, 2013
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By Ilze Filks and Mia Shanley STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Police in Stockholm called in reinforcements on Friday after youths set cars and a school ablaze in a fifth night of rioting, the worst to hit Sweden for years.
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Stocks head lower, market on track for weekly loss

May 24, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market headed slightly lower Friday, keeping on track for its first weekly loss in a month.
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Pullback on FTSE deepens as HSBC declines

May 24, 2013
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By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100, which had raced to its highest level in nearly 13 years this week, fell sharply for the second straight session on Friday as a decline at major bank HSBC hit the market.
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Some unions now angry about health care overhaul

May 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters.
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I-5 bridge collapse survivor: ‘You hold on’

May 24, 2013
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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a “big puff of dust.”
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Futures slip, Wall Street set for weekly decline

May 24, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock futures fell on Friday, setting up Wall Street for its first weekly decline since mid April, amid concern the central bank may scale back its support to the economy.
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Banks in the spotlight in debate over UK listing rules

May 24, 2013
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By Clara Ferreira-Marques and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) – As Britain’s stock market watchdog pores over the implications of scandals at mining companies ENRC and Bumi, the role of sponsor banks who helped lead their listings is coming under scrutiny.
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No fatalities in I-5 bridge collapse in northwest Washington

May 24, 2013
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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — An Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, dumping several vehicles into the water as authorities investigated the cause of the collapse that cut off the state’s main north-south thruway and sent three people to the hospital.
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Rupee marginally up; positive stock cues

May 24, 2013
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Ultimately, many of the photos and cellphone records of Trayvon Martin released online Thursday by George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys – indicating that the slain teenager smoked marijuana, got into fights at school, and had an interest in, and perhaps access to, guns – may be ruled inadmissible in court. But they are already making...
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