Archive for June 15th, 2013

STOCKS NEWS MIDEAST-Saudi stocks plunge 4.6 pct on regional tensions

June 15, 2013
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RIYADH, June 15 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia‘s stock market plunged 4.57 percent to a 13-month low on Saturday, with its biggest listed companies losing value, after King Abdullah cut short a holiday abroad because of regional tensions.
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Secret to Prism success: Even bigger data seizure

June 15, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.
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China announces new measures to curb air pollution

June 15, 2013
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BEIJING (AP) — China‘s Cabinet has announced measures to curb the country’s notorious air pollution, one of the many environmental challenges facing the country that are increasingly angering the public.
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Google launches Internet balloons

June 15, 2013
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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Wrinkled and skinny at first, the translucent, jellyfish-shaped balloons that Google released this week from a frozen field in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island hardened into shiny pumpkins as they rose into the blue winter skies above Lake Tekapo, passing the first big test of a lofty...
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Web companies strike deal with U.S.

June 15, 2013
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By Joseph Menn and Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the U.S. government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the fallout from disclosures about a secret government data-collection program.
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Disappointing reports help push US stocks down

June 15, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointing reports about the U.S. economy helped push the stock market lower on Friday.
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