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January 17, 2014
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8 questions about Obama’s spying overhaul

January 17, 2014
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President Barack Obama’s speech on Friday about overhauling how America spies on itself and the world grabbed headlines — but it mostly served to feed, not resolve, big debates largely forced on him by Edward Snowden’s leaks.
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Intel drags S&P, Nasdaq down; AmEx, Visa lift Dow

January 17, 2014
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes mostly slipped on Friday, as declines in Intel and General Electric more than offset a rally in American Express shares in the wake of quarterly earnings.
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US STOCKS-Intel drags S&P, Nasdaq down; AmEx, Visa lift Dow

January 17, 2014
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* Intel falls after results, outlook
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Pa. couple advertises home as ‘slightly haunted’

January 17, 2014
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DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — Between the mysteriously banging doors, the odd noises coming from the basement, and the persistent feeling that someone is standing behind them, homeowners Gregory and Sandi Leeson are thoroughly creeped out by their 113-year-old Victorian.
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US Sen. Coburn to resign after current session

January 17, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sen. Tom Coburn has announced he will resign at the end of the current session of Congress, nearly two years before his term is scheduled to end.
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BNY Mellon’s fourth-quarter profit shows modest gain

January 17, 2014
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(Reuters) – BNY Mellon Corp said on Friday its fourth-quarter profit rose slightly and met Wall Street expectations as a buoyant stock market lifted investment management and performance fees.
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Legal bills hit Morgan Stanley profit

January 17, 2014
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(Reuters) – Morgan Stanley reported a sharp fall in quarterly profit as the Wall Street bank posted a pre-tax loss of $1.1 billion from continuing operations in its institutional securities business.
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Senate easily passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

January 17, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year’s automatic budget cuts after tea party critics chastened by October’s partial shutdown mounted only a faint protest.
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L.A.-area wildfire partly contained

January 17, 2014
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GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Ana winds that fanned a campfire into a wildfire that destroyed five homes and threatened foothill neighborhoods east of Los Angeles relented Thursday afternoon, halting the blaze in its tracks.
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