Archive for July 5th, 2013

Judge denies Zimmerman acquittal

July 5, 2013
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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has denied a request from George Zimmerman‘s defense attorney to acquit the neighborhood watch volunteer of second-degree murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
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SF Bay Area commuter rail service resumes

July 5, 2013
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Commuter rail service has resumed in the San Francisco Bay Area after unions called off a strike and agreed to extend a labor contract for a month while bargaining continues.
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S&P further downgrades Nokia after NSN purchase

July 5, 2013
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HELSINKI (AP) — Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s on Friday downgraded Nokia Corp.‘s credit rating, citing the deal this week to buy out Siemens from its Nokia Siemens Networks joint venture for 1.7 billion euros ($2.21 billion).
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ECB’s Costa says Portugal needs consensus, S&P cuts outlook

July 5, 2013
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By Daniel Alvarenga and Sergio Goncalves LISBON (Reuters) – European Central Bank Governing Council member Carlos Costa on Friday warned Portugal needs to overcome a political rift which could undermine its fiscal adjustment and which Standard & Poor’s said could hit the country’s debt rating.
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US economy adds 195K jobs, jobless rate 7.6 pct.

July 5, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many more in April and May than previously thought. The job growth raises hopes for a stronger economy in the second half of 2013.
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Three shot dead at pro-Mursi ‘Friday of rage’ march in Cairo

July 5, 2013
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By Tom Perry and Alexander Dziadosz
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Seychelles tourism earnings jump 17 pct in 2012 -stats office

July 5, 2013
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VICTORIA (Reuters) – Tourism earnings in the Seychelles rose by 17 percent to 3 billion rupees, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.
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S&P cuts Nokia rating further on Siemens venture buyout

July 5, 2013
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LONDON, July 5 (IFR) – Standard & Poor’s downgraded Nokia by one notch to B+, from BB-, on Friday, citing pressure on the company’s net cash following its agreement to take over Siemens‘ 50% stake in Nokia Siemens Network.
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Egypt’s Brotherhood calls for protests Friday

July 5, 2013
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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt‘s Muslim Brotherhood called for a wave of protests Friday, furious over the military’s ouster of its president and arrest of its revered leader and other top figures, underlining the touchy issue of what role the fundamentalist Islamist movement might play in the new regime.
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S&P revises Senegal’s outlook to stable from negative

July 5, 2013
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(Reuters) – S&P has revised Senegal‘s sovereign credit rating outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the country’s ‘B+/B’ long- and short-term foreign and local currency ratings.
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