Archive for March 21st, 2014

Obama hears out Internet bigs on NSA spying

March 21, 2014
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Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama met bosses from Facebook, Google and other Internet giants Friday to discuss plans to overhaul US spy agency surveillance practices which have infuriated the industry.
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Judge strikes down Michigan’s ban on gay marriage

March 21, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday as he struck down a law that was widely embraced by voters a decade ago — the latest in a recent series of decisions overturning similar prohibitions across the country.
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An early gain fades on Wall Street

March 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — An early surge on the stock market evaporated Friday, as health care stocks tugged major indexes down.
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Wall Street ends lower as biotechs fall; indexes up for week

March 21, 2014
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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slipped on Friday, as investors booked profits in momentum names heading into the weekend, wiping out early gains that had pushed the S&P 500 to an intraday record high.
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Russia completes Crimea annexation

March 21, 2014
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MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing the peninsula into Russia at nearly the same time his Ukrainian counterpart sealed a deal pulling his country closer into Europe’s orbit.
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Racial disparities in education begin in preschool

March 21, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers.
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US stock market ready to close week with gains

March 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market looked ready to finish off a turbulent week with solid gains, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on track to close Friday at an all-time high.
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What Rio Tinto plc’s Investment Plans Mean For Earnings Growth

March 21, 2014
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Today I am looking at whether Rio Tinto (Xetra: 855018 – news) ‘s (LSE: RIO) (NYSE: RIO.US) plans to reduce capital outlay is likely to boost long term earnings growth.
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Turkey blocks Twitter access over graft recordings

March 21, 2014
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey blocked access to Twitter on Friday after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “rip out the roots” of the social media network where links have proliferated to recordings that appear to incriminate the Turkish leader and other top officials in high-level corruption.
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Search planes fail to find Malaysia jet debris

March 21, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Search planes sent to find objects in the south Indian Ocean that may be from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet began returning without success Friday, and an Australian official said the hunt would be extended again for another day.
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