Archive for September 3rd, 2013

Live: Lawmakers grill Obama aides on Syria

September 3, 2013
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Secretary of State John Kerry opened the door Tuesday to sending American troops into Syria if Bashar Assad’s regime collapses and al-Qaida-linked extremist groups stand to get their hands on his chemical weapons.
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Syria said to be hiding weapons, moving troops

September 3, 2013
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BEIRUT (AP) — As the Obama administration tries to prod Congress into backing armed action against Syria, the regime in Damascus is hiding military hardware and shifting troops out of bases into civilian areas.
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Stock gains are held in check by Syria concerns

September 3, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market logged modest gains Tuesday as renewed worries about a U.S.-led attack on Syria dampened an early rally.
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S&P says US government’s lawsuit is “retaliation”

September 3, 2013
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Standard & Poor’s says the U.S. government sued the ratings agency as “retaliation” for its downgrade of the country’s credit rating.
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Hackers find weaknesses in car computer systems

September 3, 2013
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DETROIT (AP) — As cars become more like PCs on wheels, what’s to stop a hacker from taking over yours?
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Israeli missile test fuels jitters

September 3, 2013
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By Dan Williams and Steve Gutterman JERUSALEM/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Israel tested a U.S.-backed missile system in the Mediterranean on Tuesday but did not announce the launch in advance, prompting a disclosure by Russia that kept the world on edge as the United States weighed an attack on Syria.
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Stocks gain as Syria attack momentum slows further

September 3, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose sharply Tuesday after the threat of an immediate U.S. attack on Syria became less likely.
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Wall Street rallies with potential Syria action delayed

September 3, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks surged on Tuesday after U.S. President Barack Obama opted to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria, a move that was likely to delay any strike for at least several days.
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South Africa’s Discovery H1 earnings rise 19 pct

September 3, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Discovery Holdings, South Africa‘s largest health insurer, posted a 19 percent rise in full-year earnings on Tuesday after writing new business.
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Nokia jumps over 40 pct as Microsoft deal eases earnings woes

September 3, 2013
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Shares in Finnish telecoms firm Nokia rocket up more than 40 percent to 4.15 euros, currently their biggest ever one-day rise in volume 8 times its 90-day average after striking a 5.44 billion euros deal with Microsoft for its heavily cash-burning devices & services division.
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