Archive for July 8th, 2013

Asiana passenger describes crash, calm amidst chaos

July 8, 2013
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Asiana passenger describes crash, calm amidst chaos

Firefighters attending to Asiana Airlines jet (Photo by Wendell Hom)
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Firemen cut power to runaway train’s brakes

July 8, 2013
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By Richard Valdmanis and P.J. Huffstutter LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec, CHICAGO (Reuters) – Airbrakes that would have prevented the Quebec train disaster failed because they were powered by an engine that was shut down by firefighters as they dealt with a fire shortly before the calamity occurred, the head of the railway that operated the train...
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New York ex-governor Spitzer seeks political redemption in new run

July 8, 2013
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By Karen Freifeld and Francesca Trianni NEW YORK (Reuters) – Eliot Spitzer, who was nicknamed “The Sheriff of Wall Street” because of his aggressive stance toward the financial industry before he resigned as New York governor five years ago in a prostitution scandal, is ready to return to politics.
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Dow, S&P advance before Alcoa opens earnings season

July 8, 2013
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By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Monday just before the start of earnings season, building on gains following last week’s robust employment report to push the S&P 500 closer to its all-time high set in May.
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Americans dislike court’s Voting Rights decision

July 8, 2013
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Americans dislike court’s Voting Rights decision

Americans grade the Supreme Court. (ABC News/Washington Post poll)
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Spitzer’s back: ‘You need skin as thick as a rhinoceros’

July 8, 2013
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Spitzer’s back: ‘You need skin as thick as a rhinoceros’

Eliot Spitzer (Getty Images)
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Alcoa, Yum! Brands, J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo are part of Zacks Earnings Preview:

July 8, 2013
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For Immediate Release Chicago, IL – July 8, 2013 – Zacks.com releases the list of companies likely to issue earnings surprises. This week’s list includes Alcoa (AA-Free Report), Yum! Brands (YUM-Free Report), J.P. Morgan (JPM-Free Report) and Wells Fargo (WFC-Free Report).
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Southern Company second quarter earnings to be released July 31

July 8, 2013
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ATLANTA, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the second quarter of 2013 at 7:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 31.
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Asiana pilot had little experience on 777s

July 8, 2013
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asiana Airlines says the pilot in control of the Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco had little experience flying that type of plane and was landing one for the first time at that airport.
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Egypt: Gunfire at military building leaves 40 dead

July 8, 2013
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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian soldiers and police opened fire on supporters of the ousted president early Monday in violence that left at least 40 people killed, including one officer, outside a military building in Cairo where demonstrators had been holding a sit-in, government officials and witnesses said.
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