Archive for February 5th, 2014

Hacked in Sochi in minutes: Russian cyberspace full of risks

February 5, 2014
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S. African gov’t condemns demonstrators

February 5, 2014
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Johannesburg (AFP) – The South African government on Wednesday condemned the use of children as “human shields” by protesters, following a spate of deadly demonstrations over poor access to basic state services.
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S&P 500 dips after technical bounce, mixed data

February 5, 2014
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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks bounced off a technical support level on Wednesday, after the S&P 500 hit its lowest level since mid-October, although mixed data gave investors few reasons to buy equities.
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Exclusive: JPMorgan in talks with Mercuria on commodities unit sale

February 5, 2014
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By Dmitry Zhdannikov LONDON (Reuters) – Fast-growing trading house Mercuria, led by two former Goldman Sachs executives, has become the front-runner to buy the physical commodities unit of JPMorgan , one of the most powerful oil and metals desks on Wall Street, two sources told Reuters.
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New Obamacare push features mom jeans, “MOM” tattoo

February 5, 2014
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Report: Four arrested in Hoffman case

February 5, 2014
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By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) – Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with drugs found at the home of film star Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death of an apparent heroin overdose, the New York Daily News reported, citing unidentified police sources.
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Nasdaq reports higher fourth-quarter earnings

February 5, 2014
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(Reuters) – Transatlantic exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc on Wednesday reported a higher fourth-quarter profit, helped by increased revenue from recent acquisitions.
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Merck quarterly sales just miss Wall Street estimate

February 5, 2014
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(Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc reported quarterly sales that were slightly lower than expected, hurt by competition from cheaper generic medicines, and predicted full-year earnings at the lower end of analysts’ expectations.
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Snow heads back to Northeast after Midwest slammed

February 5, 2014
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Winter-weary Northeast residents are readying themselves for the second storm of the week, a day after heavy snow fell on the Midwest, forcing classes to be canceled and government and business offices to close. Anywhere from a few inches to a foot or more of snow is expected to fall on East Coast states,...
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Report: Police detain four in Hoffman case

February 5, 2014
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(Reuters) – Four people were being questioned in connection with drugs found at the home of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death, CNN reported on Tuesday evening, citing unidentified law enforcement officials.
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