Archive for February 19th, 2014

Deadly Ukraine clashes flair up

February 19, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Thick, dark smoke rose above the center of the Ukrainian capital amid the boom of police stun grenades Wednesday, as officers in riot gear sought to push demonstrators away from the city’s main square following deadly clashes between police and protesters that left at least 25 people dead and hundreds...
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Dunn juror wanted murder conviction in ‘loud music’ trial

February 19, 2014
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One of the jurors in the controversial Florida “loud music” trial is speaking out, telling ABC News in an exclusive interview that the issue of self-defense forced the jury into a deadlock.
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Egypt’s Pioneers Holding to buy 60 pct of Roaya Group, says CEO

February 19, 2014
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CAIRO, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Pioneers Holding plans to acquire a 60 percent stake in real estate investment firm Roaya Group by the end of the first quarter of this year, Waleed Zaki, the firm’s chief executive told Reuters in an interview.
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Watsco Up on Earnings Beat

February 19, 2014
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Watsco Inc. (WSO) shares have gained since reporting record fourth-quarter and fiscal 2013 results on Feb 13. Adjusted earnings came in at 50 cents per share, up 22% from 41 cents earned in the year-ago quarter. The earnings also beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. The growth was aided by higher sales,...
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Riot police move in against Kiev protest camp

February 19, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Amid cries of “Glory to Ukraine!” and with flaming tires lighting up the night sky, thousands of riot police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the sprawling protest camp in the center of Kiev, following a day of street battles that left at least 18 people dead and...
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US close: Stocks end mixed but Nasdaq rally continues

February 19, 2014
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LONDON (ShareCast) – - Nasdaq winning streak continues- S&P 500 within eight points of record- Economic data disappoints- Actavis (NYSE: ACT – news) launches takeover of Forest Labs
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AngloGold 2013 earnings fall 39 pct despite output rise

February 19, 2014
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Africa’s top bullion producer, AngloGold Ashanti, reported an almost 40 percent decline in full year earnings for 2013 as the precious metal’s spot price posted its biggest drop in three decades, the company said on Wednesday.
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Riot police move on Kiev protest camp

February 19, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Amid cries of “Glory to Ukraine!” and with flaming tires lighting up the night sky, thousands of riot police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the sprawling protest camp in the center of Kiev on Tuesday, following a day of street battles that left 18 people dead and...
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Activist nun, 84, sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison

February 19, 2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 84-year-old nun was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for breaking into nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws at the Tennessee plant.
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Fed adopts tough capital rules for foreign banks

February 19, 2014
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By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Tuesday adopted tight new rules for foreign banks to shield the U.S. taxpayer from costly bailouts, ceding only minor concessions despite pressure from abroad to weaken the rule.
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