Archive for February 27th, 2014

Holder hospitalized as precaution for faintness

February 27, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to the hospital Thursday as a precaution after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work.
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Oscar nominees: Here’s to you, taxpayers

February 27, 2014
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Oscar nominees: Here’s to you, taxpayers


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Alliant Energy Beats on Earnings

February 27, 2014
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Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) reported fourth-quarter 2013 operating earnings of 55 cents per share, 5.8% above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 52 cents. Earnings were however 11.3% lower than the year-ago figure.
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Ukraine crisis prompts jitters in European markets

February 27, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — An escalation in tensions in the Ukrainian region of Crimea rocked European markets Thursday before a calm open on Wall Street helped ease the nerves.
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Pro-Russia gunmen seize offices in Crimea

February 27, 2014
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SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed gunmen seized control of local government buildings in Ukraine’s Crimea region early Thursday and raised the Russian flag, mirroring the three-month protest movement that drove Ukraine’s pro-Russian president into hiding last week.
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British American Tobacco sees more earnings growth in 2014

February 27, 2014
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By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) – British American Tobacco , the world’s No. 2 cigarette maker, said it expected single-digit core earnings growth again this year as it continues to expand its share of a shrinking cigarette market.
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Asian shares broadly up, Qantas hit by huge net loss

February 27, 2014
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Asian markets mostly rose on Thursday in cagey trade following a positive close on Wall Street and before the congressional testimony of US Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen later in the day.
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Arizona governor vetoes antigay bill

February 27, 2014
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  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced that she has vetoed a bill that would have allowed state businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.
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Kerry seeks global review of anti-gay laws

February 27, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by an anti-gay movement in Uganda and across much of the world, the U.S. is launching a new effort to combat what Secretary of State John Kerry described Wednesday as a threat to human rights.
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Asia stocks mostly higher on US housing data

February 27, 2014
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TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher Thursday in Asia following gains on Wall Street after the release of better-than-expected housing data.
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