Archive for May 29th, 2013

Facebook wants to improve its hate speech response

May 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc admitted its systems to remove hate speech haven’t worked as well as the company had hoped, amid reports that advertisers were pulling their brands off the social network in the face of a backlash from women’s groups.
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Taliban deputy dead after drone strike

May 29, 2013
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The Pakistani Taliban‘s deputy commander was believed killed in a U.S. drone strike along Pakistan‘s border with Afghanistan, according to Pakistani and U.S. officials.
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Nasdaq to pay $10 million to settle SEC charges from Facebook snafu

May 29, 2013
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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nasdaq OMX on Wednesday agreed to pay $10 million, the largest penalty ever levied against a stock exchange, to settle civil charges stemming from mistakes made during Facebook‘s initial public offering last year, U.S. securities regulators said on Wednesday.
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Stocks fall; Dow average pulls back from a record

May 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market fell Wednesday, giving back much of its gain from the day before, as traders cut their holdings of high-dividend stocks that were investor favorites at the beginning of the year.
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Michele Bachmann won’t seek re-election

May 29, 2013
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Michele Bachmann won’t seek re-election

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Officer who killed girl while being followed by reality TV crew goes on trial

May 29, 2013
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DETROIT (AP) — Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch.
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US-INDUSTRY Summary

May 29, 2013
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Murdoch aims to defy naysayers with new News Corp
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Government appoints lead banks for Royal Mail listing

May 29, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – The government has appointed Goldman Sachs and UBS as the lead banks to run a planned London stock market listing of Royal Mail.
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Lull in winds aids fight against Calif. wildfire

May 29, 2013
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters took advantage of a lull in winds on Tuesday to gain ground against a forest fire in mountains northwest of Santa Barbara, Calif., as some crews were diverted to a second fire that broke out nearby and jumped two highways.
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Crew arrives at space station in record time

May 29, 2013
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An international trio of astronauts has just become the newest residents of a space station in orbit after a record-setting trip.
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