Archive for June 27th, 2013

Immigration bill passes hurdle

June 27, 2013
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Immigration bill passes hurdle

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to the media after a vote on the Senate floor June 24. (Alex Wong/Getty  …
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Grand jury indicts Boston suspect

June 27, 2013
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BOSTON (AP) — A federal grand jury on Thursday returned a 30-count indictment against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, and many of the charges carry the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty.
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Info tech company CDW rises in debut on the Nasdaq

June 27, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — CDW‘s stock climbed Thursday in the information technology company‘s first day of trading on the Nasdaq.
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ICAP executive seen linked to LIBOR scandal – Wall Street Journal

June 27, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A senior executive at British brokerage firm ICAP PLC knew that some of the firm’s brokers worked with traders at UBS AG to manipulate benchmark interest rates, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited sources familiar with the matter.
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Obama starts Africa tour at slave port

June 27, 2013
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By Mark Felsenthal DAKAR, Senegal (Reuters) – Almost four centuries after Africans started being shipped to North America as slaves, the first U.S. president of African ancestry will on Thursday visit an infamous embarkation point for those destined for lives in chains.
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The man who created the cronut, and the lines for cronuts

June 27, 2013
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Time in the pastry world can be divided into two distinct periods: Before the Cronut and In the Cronut Era.
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Spain’s Bankia books 167 million euros on IAG stake sale

June 27, 2013
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MADRID (Reuters) – Nationalised Spanish lender Bankia said on Thursday it had booked capital gains of 167 million euros (141.6 million pounds) selling its 12 percent stake in the International Airlines Group , parent company of British Airways and Iberia.
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Asian shares extend gains as Fed, China fears subside

June 27, 2013
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By Chikako Mogi TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares extended gains for a second day on Thursday, buoyed by hopes that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not rush to end its stimulus programme, and by further signs that stresses in China‘s banking system are easing.
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U.S. boss held hostage now free

June 27, 2013
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BEIJING (AP) — An American boss detained nearly a week by his company’s Chinese workers left the Beijing factory Thursday after he and a labor representative said the two sides reached agreement in a pay dispute.
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Texas executes woman, 500th in state

June 27, 2013
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(Reuters) – Texas on Wednesday executed by lethal injection a woman convicted of stabbing her elderly neighbor to death in 1997, the first U.S. execution of a woman in nearly three years, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.
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