Archive for April, 2014

Florida, Alabama hit with record rainfall

April 30, 2014
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PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others...
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British actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

April 30, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from noir drama “Mona Lisa” to animated fantasy “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” has died aged 71.
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Shell earnings fall on refinery impairments, cash flow improves

April 30, 2014
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LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell reported on Wednesday its first-quarter earnings almost halved from a year ago to $4.5 billion (2.6 billion pounds), mainly due to a $2.9 billion charge reflecting impairments related to refineries in Asia and Europe.
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Shell earnings fall on refineries impairments

April 30, 2014
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LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (Xetra: R6C1.DE – news) reported on Wednesday its first-quarter earnings almost halvedfrom a year ago to $4.5 billion mainly due to a $2.9 billioncharge reflecting impairments related to refineries in Asia andEurope.
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Poll: Most young voters to sit out midterms

April 30, 2014
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Poll: Most young voters to sit out midterms


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Colorado Symphony to play ‘cannabis-friendly’ concerts

April 30, 2014
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DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Symphony Orchestra said Tuesday it will play a series of “cannabis-friendly” fundraising concerts sponsored by the state’s burgeoning pot industry.
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Six injured in shootings at Kennesaw FedEx

April 29, 2014
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KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Police swarmed a FedEx center where a shooter opened fire Tuesday morning, injuring at least six people at the package-sorting station north of Atlanta.
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Attacks hit Syria’s 2 major cities, kill 50 people

April 29, 2014
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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A car bomb went off in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday, killing 36 people just hours after a mortar attack on the capital, Damascus, killed 14, government officials and state media said.
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Wall St. set to open higher; FOMC meeting on tap

April 29, 2014
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday following a batch of earnings that were better than expected.
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US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher; FOMC meeting on tap

April 29, 2014
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* Merck (Other OTC: MKGAF – news) quarterly profit tops estimate but revenue misses
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