Archive for October, 2013

Stocks fall after Fed says US still needs support

October 30, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market retreated from all-time highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy still needed help from its stimulus program.
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Live: Sebelius heads to Hill to defend health law, job

October 30, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to cast blame, lawmakers are preparing to grill President Barack Obama’s top health official over problems with the rollout of the government’s health care website.
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Will U.S. stop spying on allies? Not likely

October 30, 2013
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Will President Barack Obama’s ongoing “review” of American spying programs lead to a blanket ban on surveillance targeting allied leaders? Not likely.
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Wall St. set to extend gains after Dow, S&P hit records

October 30, 2013
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street was set for a slightly higher open on Wednesday, adding to fresh records scaled by the Dow and the S&P 500, amid sturdy results and on expectations the Federal Reserve will continue its stimulus efforts into next year.
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GM 3Q earnings fall, but beat Street forecasts

October 30, 2013
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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ third-quarter net income fell 53 percent compared with a year ago, as one-time expenses masked a strong performance in North America and a narrowed loss in Europe.
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Obama to hail Romney’s health care plan

October 30, 2013
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Following another week of tech problems marring the rollout of his signature health law, President Barack Obama will tout Massachusetts’ eight-year-old health care overhaul in a speech in Boston on Wednesday.
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NSA chief: European spying reports ‘completely false’

October 30, 2013
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The head of the National Security Agency on Tuesday adamantly denied recent reports that his agency is collecting millions of phone records across Europe.
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Statoil earnings fall despite sales increase

October 30, 2013
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OSLO, Norway (AP) — Statoil says third quarter earnings fell 6 percent compared to last year due to lower natural gas prices and higher expenses as the Norwegian oil major brings new fields online.
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Apple’s iPad Air is a major improvement, but pricier than competitors – reviews

October 30, 2013
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REUTERS – Apple Inc1 has not reinvented the wheel with the iPad Air, but the thinner device, priced higher than many of its competitors, is a major improvement on a successful product, the reviewers wrote on Tuesday.
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Thousand protesters rally after boy killed by Calif. deputy

October 30, 2013
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,000 people marched Tuesday to protest the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Northern California sheriff’s deputy in an encounter that sparked community outrage and an FBI investigation.
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