Archive for January 23rd, 2014

Snowden: ‘No way I can come home’

January 23, 2014
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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants to return to the United States, but he believes he would not be able to get a fair trial because current whistle-blower protection laws do not cover NSA contractors.
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FBI report to retailers reveals 20 hacking cases in past year

January 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI has warned U.S. retailers to prepare for more cyber attacks after discovering about 20 hacking cases in the past year that involved the same kind of malicious software used against Target Corp in the holiday shopping season.
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Microsoft profit beats Wall Street, no word on new CEO

January 23, 2014
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By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its Office software to businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox game console and Surface tablets, and a slightly lower tax bill.
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Wall Street falls as China data trigger selloff in risky assets

January 23, 2014
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average recording its third consecutive day of losses, as risky assets sold off in wake of disappointing manufacturing data in China.
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Indictment in 1978 JFK Lufthansa heist

January 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal racketeering indictment has been issued in the 1978 Lufthansa (LOOFT’-hahn-zuh) robbery at New York’s Kennedy International Airport, a notorious heist featured in the Martin Scorsese movie “Goodfellas.”
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Three dead, 30 missing in Quebec senior home blaze

January 23, 2014
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L’ISLE-VERTE, Qc – Many of the 30 people unaccounted for in a fatal fire in a seniors residence northeast of Quebec City had limited movement and were confined to wheelchairs and walkers, a local official said Thursday.
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Wall Street opens lower on earnings, China data

January 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday, after disappointing manufacturing data in China and discouraging earnings reports from bellwether names such as McDonald’s Corp .
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Amphenol Beats on Record Q4 Earnings, Revs

January 23, 2014
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Amphenol Corporation (APH) reported phenomenal fourth quarter 2013 results with record revenues and recurring earnings per share. Net income for the reported quarter came in at $167.9 million or $1.04 per share compared with $140.4 million or 86 cents in the year-ago quarter. Excluding a one penny charge for acquisition-related transaction costs, recurring earnings...
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Poll: Obama seen as nice guy, so-so prez

January 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nice guy, so-so president.
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Ukraine faces more violence as ultimatum nears end

January 23, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Thick black smoke from burning tires is engulfing the downtown Ukrainian capital as an ultimatum issued by the opposition to the president to call early election or face street rage was set to expire with no sign of a compromise.
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