Archive for May, 2013

Family to claim Boston bomb suspect’s body

May 1, 2013
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties.
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Dollar pressured, awaits Fed policy statement

May 1, 2013
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By Chikako Mogi TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar eased on Wednesday as investors warily awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve‘s policy meeting later in the day, while expectations for the European Central Bank to cut interest rates on Thursday capped the euro.
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Obama to nominate Tom Wheeler as FCC chairman

May 1, 2013
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By Alina Selyukh and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will nominate venture capitalist and former wireless and cable lobbyist Tom Wheeler on Wednesday to head the Federal Communications Commission, according to a White House official.
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Feds eye bombing suspect’s militant ties

May 1, 2013
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Accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been in touch with suspected militants before and during his visit last year to southern Russia, according to a U.S. official and sources in the region.
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Starwood 1Q results top Wall Street’s expectations

May 1, 2013
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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lodging operator Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income surged 66 percent, bolstered by a large tax benefit.
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Pfizer 1Q profit up, but drugmaker cuts outlook

May 1, 2013
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Pfizer Inc.’s first-quarter net income rose 53 percent despite falling sales, mainly because the world’s second-largest drugmaker took big charges a year ago. Pfizer‘s results fell short of Wall Street’s expectations, and the company lowered its profit and sales forecasts for the year, blaming sudden worsening of currency exchange rates.
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