Archive for March, 2014

GM recall: Why were so many victims young?

March 31, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) — As the deaths are tallied from General Motors’ delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those killed, the majority were young.
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Complete coverage: Obamacare deadline day

March 31, 2014
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Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will largely come to an end on March 31. Yahoo News explores how that went.
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Yahoo in talks to buy News Distribution Network for $300 million – report

March 31, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc is in preliminary talks to acquire online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday.
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US stocks close out a meager first-quarter gain

March 31, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — If 2013 was a year where the stock market went straight up, 2014 has started off as a year where the stock market moves sideways.
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UN panel: Warming worsens food, hunger problems

March 31, 2014
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YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said.
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US, Russia offer differing solutions on Ukraine

March 31, 2014
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PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic.
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U.S., Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock

March 31, 2014
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PARIS (AP) — The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock over how to proceed.
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Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

March 31, 2014
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YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — If the world doesn’t cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral “out of control,” the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.
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U.S. stock markets are rigged, says author Michael Lewis

March 31, 2014
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By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. stock market is rigged in favour of high-speed electronic trading firms, which use their advantages to extract billions from investors, according to Michael Lewis, author of a new book on the topic, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.”
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Amazon.com says not planning free TV service

March 31, 2014
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By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has no plan to offer a free streaming TV service, a spokeswoman said on Friday following a report that the online retailer might turn up the heat against Netflix and Hulu.
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