Archive for September 5th, 2013

Obama heads into lion’s den in Russia

September 5, 2013
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading into the lion’s den of Russia, confronting Syria‘s key patron as well as foreign leaders skeptical of his call for an international military strike against Bashar Assad‘s government.
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Teen dead, more hurt in Texas high school stabbing

September 5, 2013
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SPRING, Texas (AP) — A fight inside a Houston-area high school escalated into a series of stabbings Wednesday that left a 17-year-old student dead and three others wounded, sheriff’s officials said.
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London pre-open: Stocks to rise ahead of central bank meetings

September 5, 2013
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LONDON (ShareCast) – UK stocks are expected to open with moderate gains on Thursday morning following a decent finish on Wall Street last night, as investors await two important policy decisions from the Bank of England (BoE) and the European Central Bank (ECB) later on.
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Acquisitions boost H1 earnings at South Africa’s Sanlam

September 5, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African life insurer Sanlam posted a 43 percent jump in first-half earnings on Thursday propelled by earnings from its new businesses in Malaysia and India.
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Petition demands that female Iranian swimmer’s record be recognized

September 5, 2013
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Fair is fair — and fair this ain’t.
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Drones unlikely to play part in Syria action

September 5, 2013
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By Tabassum Zakaria and David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prowling the skies of Pakistan and Yemen, armed drones are America’s weapon of choice in its war against al Qaeda, but they are unlikely to play a major role in any U.S. strike against Syria, underscoring the limitations of unmanned aircraft.
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Glitch hits Nasdaq system at center of trading outage

September 5, 2013
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By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nasdaq OMX Group said the system at the center of the Nasdaq exchange‘s three-hour trading halt on August 22 had a six-minute outage on Wednesday for a small number of stock symbols, but the issue had been resolved and trading was not affected.
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Glitch hits Nasdaq system at centre of trading outage

September 5, 2013
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By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nasdaq OMX Group said the system at the centre of the Nasdaq exchange‘s three-hour trading halt on August 22 had a six-minute outage on Wednesday for a small number of stock symbols, but the issue had been resolved and trading was not affected.
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