Archive for February, 2014

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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Asian shares soft as Ukraine dampens risk sentiment

February 27, 2014
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By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares struggled to find a solid footing on Thursday as escalating tensions in Ukraine sent investors scurrying to the safety of the dollar and U.S. Treasuries.
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Federal judge strikes down Texas gay marriage ban

February 26, 2014
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has struck down Texas’ ban on gay marriage, but is leaving it in place pending a ruling by an appeals court later this year.
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Obama’s next initiative: Lift up minority boys

February 26, 2014
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Obama’s next initiative: Lift up minority boys

On Father’s Day last June, President Barack Obama welcomed 14 teenagers sporting black-and-white T-shirts that read “BAM” into the Oval Office.
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Stocks eke out modest gains; S&P 500 shy of record

February 26, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing slightly higher as investors respond to an increase in new home sales and earnings gains at major retailers.
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Stocks flat after housing data, retailer earnings

February 26, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved between small gains and losses Wednesday as investors assessed earnings reports from retailers and other companies. Home builders gained after sales of new homes jumped in January at the fastest pace in more than five years.
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Rival factions clash in Ukraine’s Crimea

February 26, 2014
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SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Fistfights broke out between pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region on Wednesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered massive military exercises just across the border.
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Data-breach hits Target’s profit

February 26, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. will be feeling the financial pain for a while from the theft of credit card numbers and other information from millions of its customers.
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