Archive for December 26th, 2013

McDonald’s drops controversial website

December 26, 2013
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After a series of postings that caused embarrassment for the company, McDonald’s said it will close its employee assistance website.
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Priest’s conviction overturned by Pa. judge

December 26, 2013
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By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a high-ranking U.S. Catholic church official convicted last year of covering up a child sex abuse scandal.
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Stocks up on job market news; Bond yields rise

December 26, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved higher in afternoon trading Thursday as Wall Street went back to work after the Christmas holiday.
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Retailers lead Wall St higher; Dow up for sixth day

December 26, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, putting the Dow on track for a record closing high for a sixth straight day as retail names rallied following strong data about the holiday shopping season.
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American hostage: ‘Abandoned and forgotten’

December 26, 2013
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A U.S. development worker kidnapped in Pakistan by al Qaeda two years ago appealed to President Barack Obama to intervene and help negotiate his release, in a video released on Thursday.
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Greenpeace activists allowed to leave Russia

December 26, 2013
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian authorities on Thursday issued visas to seven of 30 members of a Greenpeace ship crew that allow them to leave the country after dropping criminal charges against them over a protest outside an Arctic oil rig.
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Rocks, tear gas fly as Thai protests heat up

December 26, 2013
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BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters trying to halt preparations for elections fought running battles with police in the Thai capital on Thursday, escalating their campaign to topple the country’s beleaguered government.
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Japanese prime minister visits Yasukuni war shrine

December 26, 2013
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TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his respects Thursday at a shrine honoring Japan’s war dead in a move that drew sharp rebukes from both China and South Korea who warned that the visit celebrates his country’s militaristic past and heightens concerns that Japan may veer back in that direction.
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Regulators in uphill battle to boost blue chips as retail investors dominate

December 26, 2013
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By Lu Jianxin and Gabriel Wildau
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Avoiding health insurance gaps takes persistence

December 26, 2013
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CHICAGO (AP) — The deadline has passed, and so too the surprise grace period, for signing up for health insurance as part of the nation’s health care law.
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