Archive for February 2nd, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in apartment

February 2, 2014
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Paul Ryan: Immigration legislation unlikely in ’14

February 2, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after House Republicans unveiled a roadmap for an overhaul of the nation’s broken immigration system, one of its backers said legislation is unlikely to pass during this election year.
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Rotational selling likely

February 2, 2014
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THE local stock market, which is still closed for the Federal Territory Day holiday today, is expected to remain volatile this week as the rotational selling unfolds amid the United States Federal Reserve’s (Fed) measure to scale back its bond-buying programme, analysts said.
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Tense Thai elections go ahead despite protests

February 2, 2014
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BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters trying to derail Thailand’s national elections Sunday forced the closure of hundreds of polling stations in a highly contentious vote that has become the latest flash point in the country’s deepening political crisis.
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Iran says serious about long-term nuclear deal

February 2, 2014
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MUNICH (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday his country is prepared to move ahead in negotiations over its nuclear program, assuring Western diplomats that Tehran has the political will and good faith to reach a “balanced” long-term agreement.
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Mattel’s earnings slump as Barbie sales tumble

February 2, 2014
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Washington, Feb. 2 (ANI): Sales of Mattel’s doll plunged 13 percent worldwide during the crucial fourth quarter.
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Syrian forces launch new Aleppo strikes

February 2, 2014
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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian military helicopters dropped barrels packed with explosives in the government’s latest air raids on rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing at least 23 people including a family trapped in a burning car, activists said.
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GOP ponders scandal’s toll on Christie’s future

February 2, 2014
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Fellow Republicans on Saturday debated the fallout over new suggestions that Gov. Chris Christie knew about a traffic-blocking operation orchestrated by top aides as apparent political payback earlier than he has acknowledged.
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STOCKS NEWS MIDEAST-Huge Arabtec contract to boost Dubai

February 2, 2014
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Dubai’s stock market looks set to be lifted on Sunday by news of a huge contract win by Dubai-based construction firm Arabtec , which is a fresh sign of a dramatic recovery in United Arab Emirates real estate markets.
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