Archive for January 8th, 2014

Navy helicopter crashes off Virginia coast

January 8, 2014
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One person is dead after a U.S. Navy helicopter crashed off the coast of Norfolk, Va., Wednesday, the Navy said. Three crew members were rescued, and the search for a fifth is under way.
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Christie aide linked to ‘traffic problems’ that vexed N.J. mayor

January 8, 2014
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Emails and text messages released Wednesday link a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie to traffic jams in a New Jersey town in September that appear to have been engineered as political payback against its mayor.
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Watchdog asks Monte Paschi if it will challenge cash call delay-source

January 8, 2014
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By Stefano Bernabei ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s stock market regulator has asked Monte dei Paschi di Siena whether it intends to challenge in court a decision by its top shareholder to delay a rights issue, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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Dow, S&P slip ahead of Fed; Micron lifts Nasdaq

January 8, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow and the S&P 500 declined modestly on Wednesday as investors awaited the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting, while Micron’s strong results helped boost the Nasdaq.
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Ex-House members seeking comebacks in 2014

January 8, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some former members of Congress are hoping 2014 will be the year of the comeback.
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Tucson remembers Giffords shooting with services

January 8, 2014
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PHOENIX (AP) — Suzi Hileman remembers the attack as if it were yesterday, the fear and gunfire as the shooter unleashed a barrage of bullets on a crowd gathered outside a Tucson supermarket to meet then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
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Market overview: S&P Capital IQ rates Sainsbury as a ‘sell’

January 8, 2014
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LONDON (ShareCast) – 1135: Sainsbury (Berlin: SUY1.BE – news) is still trading in the red (down 1.9 per cent) despite beating consensus forecasts with better-than-expected like-for-like sales performance in its third quarter. Jefferies and Panmure Gordon kept their ‘hold’ ratings on the stock this morning, with the latter saying that despite Sainsbury remaining its...
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Sensex constituents’ Oct-Dec earnings seen up 13 pct

January 8, 2014
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Reuters Market Eye – Aggregate net profit for the 30 constituents of the benchmark BSE Sensex is expected to grow by 13 percent and revenue by 12.5 percent for the October-December quarter, according to a median estimate of 10 brokerages.
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Asia gets some relief as Wall Street, Europe rally

January 8, 2014
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By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian markets got a hand up on Wednesday after strong trade data boosted expectations for U.S. growth while a lessening of sovereign strains in Europe lifted stocks there to the highest since 2008.
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Scorsese scores eleventh Directors Guild nod, McQueen nabs first

January 8, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Alfonso Cuaron and Paul Greengrass were nominated for Directors Guild (DGA) film awards on Tuesday, an honor that often foreshadows Oscar success.
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