Archive for March 26th, 2014

Obama and Francis: What divides them

March 26, 2014
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Obama and Francis: What divides them

Vatican City — Taken at face value, it would be easy to presume that President Barack Obama and Pope Francis have a lot in common. After all, the two men have graced many of the same magazine covers, including Time, Rolling Stone, the Advocate and Fortune. They are both champions of social justice. And...
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Over half of uninsured don’t know health care deadline

March 26, 2014
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Over half of uninsured don’t know health care deadline


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Russia sanctions worry hits Wall Street; techs weigh

March 26, 2014
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, led by losses in the technology and materials sectors, as geopolitical concerns rose after the United States and the European Union agreed to work together on tougher sanctions on Russia.
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S&P wants to split up $5 billion U.S. ratings lawsuit

March 26, 2014
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By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s asked a federal judge to split up the U.S. government’s $5 billion civil fraud lawsuit accusing it of lying about its credit ratings, saying it would be unfair to have to defend against a case of such “unmanageable scope” all at once.
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Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

March 26, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group’s spokesman.
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Wall Street gains on data, easing of Ukraine tensions

March 26, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions over Ukraine appeared to ease and the latest U.S. economic data pointed to improving conditions.
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U.S./Canada daily earnings hits & misses March 26 – 1000 ET

March 26, 2014
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March 26 (Reuters) – The following U.S.- and Canada-listed companies reported earnings on Wednesday. This list shows whether they beat, met or missed Wall Street analysts’ forecasts. It also shows the difference between analysts’ expectations and reported results. The figures are provided by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
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Mudslide searchers press on with dogs, bare hands

March 26, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — With search and cadaver dogs leading the way, rescuers using small bulldozers and their bare hands pushed through sludge strewn with splintered homes and twisted cars to find 10 more bodies in the debris of a Washington state mudslide, authorities said.
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3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

March 26, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama’s arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said
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S.Africa’s Capitec full-year earnings slow as bad loans bite

March 26, 2014
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African mass-market lender Capitec Bank Holdings reported a sharp slowdown in full-year profit growth on Wednesday, with earnings rising 16 percent on widening bad-loan costs.
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