Archive for October 25th, 2013

HealthCare.gov needs dozens of fixes

October 25, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a month into a dysfunctional health care rollout, Obama administration officials said Friday they’ve found dozens of website problems that need fixing and tapped a private company to take the lead. They said most of the problems will be fixed by the end of November.
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7.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan

October 25, 2013
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TOKYO (AP) — An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck early Saturday morning off Japan’s east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Japan’s emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the region that includes the crippled Fukushima nuclear site.
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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares dip but tech earnings lift Wall St

October 25, 2013
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* Nikkei futures index down following earthquake
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Nasdaq says FINRA caps Facebook IPO claims at $41.6 million

October 25, 2013
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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The total value of the claims that market makers can recover after suffering losses due to Nasdaq OMX Group Inc’s botched handling of Facebook Inc’s initial public offering is $41.6 million, the exchange operator said Friday.
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Mystery girl’s suspected family lives in poverty

October 25, 2013
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NIKOLAEVO, Bulgaria (AP) — Attempts to track down the biological parents of a blue-eyed blond girl found living with a Roma couple in Greece have led authorities to an impoverished Roma camp in neighboring Bulgaria, where a couple with several other children says the child might be theirs.
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Unnamed diplomats worry Snowden docs could harm U.S. relations

October 25, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Western diplomats say U.S. officials have briefed them on documents obtained by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that might expose the intelligence operations of their respective countries and their level of cooperation with the U.S.
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Procter & Gamble sticks by forecasts; profit meets expectations

October 25, 2013
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By Jessica Wohl (Reuters) – Procter & Gamble Co is chugging along with its turnaround, posting a quarterly profit that met Wall Street’s expectations and holding to its annual forecasts as the world’s largest household products maker gets a lift from cost cuts and a lower tax rate.
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Wall Street set to open flat, with earnings in focus

October 25, 2013
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Friday, holding near record highs, supported by results from companies such as Amazon, Microsoft and UPS.
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Merkel: US spying has shattered allies’ trust

October 25, 2013
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BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders united in anger as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread U.S. spying on its allies — allegations German Chancellor Angela Merkel said had shattered trust in the Obama administration and undermined the crucial trans-Atlantic relationship.
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Former NSA chief spills ‘secrets’ on train

October 25, 2013
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Oh, the things you hear on Amtrak’s Acela service! Screaming kids, complaints about Wi-Fi and — oh yeah — a former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA seemingly spilling secrets to reporters.
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