Archive for November 19th, 2013

Midwest storm damage may hit $1 billion

November 19, 2013
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By Nick Carey WASHINGTON, Illinois (Reuters) – Residents of a small central Illinois city hit by a powerful tornado were allowed back to comb through the wreckage of their homes for personal belongings on Tuesday, two days after the deadly storm caused an estimated $1 billion in property damage across the Midwest.
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One dead, dozens trapped in S. Africa mall collapse

November 19, 2013
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Tongaat (South Africa) (AFP) – Hundreds of rescue workers searched for survivors in the rubble of a half-built mall that collapsed near the South African city of Durban Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens.
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Stocks edge lower after earnings from retailers

November 19, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were slightly lower on Wall Street Tuesday as investors picked over another round of corporate earnings, this time from retailers including Best Buy, Home Depot and the parent company of T.J. Maxx.
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Devon Energy near $6 billion deal for GeoSouthern Energy: source

November 19, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Devon Energy is close to a deal to buy privately held GeoSouthern Energy for around $6 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Top Three Reasons to Purchase Employment Agency Insurance

November 19, 2013
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Thousands of Afghan elders to decide if U.S. troops stay or go

November 19, 2013
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By Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) – Thousands of Afghan tribal and political leaders will gather in the Afghan capital this week to decide whether to allow U.S. troops to stay after the 2014 drawdown of foreign forces.
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Deadly blasts near Iran Embassy in Beirut

November 19, 2013
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BEIRUT (AP) — Twin suicide bombings struck outside the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including the Iranian cultural attaché, and wounding dozens more in one of the worst bombings to target the predominantly Shiite area in southern Beirut.
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Deutsche Boerse not interested in buying Euronext – sources

November 19, 2013
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By Andreas Kröner and Clare Hutchison
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Formula One shareholder CVC says floatation plans on hold

November 19, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – Leading Formula One shareholder CVC said its plans to float the motor sport business on the stock market remained on hold but it was still a goal of the private equity fund.
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Obama to supporters: ‘I’ve got one more campaign in me’ for health care

November 19, 2013
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President Barack Obama wearily pleaded late Monday with supporters of his “Organizing for Action” (OFA) group to fight for him through “one more campaign” – his legacy-defining drive to save Obamacare.
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