Archive for April 7th, 2014

Senate passes jobless bill, but chances slimmer in House

April 7, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.
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Fort Hood shooter used car to prey on victims

April 7, 2014
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By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The shooting rampage at Fort Hood U.S. Army base last week started with an argument over leave and lasted eight minutes, with the suspected shooter getting in and out of his car as he fired on soldiers he worked with and others who happened onto his path,...
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

April 7, 2014
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The stock market logged its longest losing streak since January, as the sell-off that began last week continued.
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Lyndon Johnson’s daughters reflect on Civil Rights anniversary

April 7, 2014
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Former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughters reflected on what their father would think of gay marriage, how his legacy was tarnished by a war that broke his heart, and what it was like to honeymoon with the Secret Service in tow in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.
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As Pistorius takes the stand, South Africans ask: Is he one of us?

April 7, 2014
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Is Oscar Pistorius a super-star member of a privileged elite in South Africa that never leaves its protected bubble?
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Stocks slump, extending decline from last week

April 7, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market extended its losses in early afternoon trading Monday, putting the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on track for its third straight day of losses. Declines were led by companies that sell goods and services that are not essential for shoppers.
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Wall Street falls on broad weakness, Pfizer drags

April 7, 2014
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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday, putting the S&P 500 on track for its biggest three-day drop in two months, as investors rotated into defensive names to protect against further declines.
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Possible signals from jet’s black boxes heard

April 7, 2014
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PERTH, Australia (AP) — Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said Monday, dubbing it “a most promising lead” in the monthlong hunt for the vanished plane.
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Emotional Pistorius testifies in his murder trial

April 7, 2014
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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An emotional Oscar Pistorius began testifying in his murder trial with an apology to the family of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he killed last year in his home.
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Foxtons CEO Michael Brown takes compassionate leave

April 7, 2014
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LONDON (Reuters) – London-focused property agency Foxtons said on Monday its chief executive Michael Brown would be taking compassionate leave, and that its chairman and chief financial officer would work closely to ensure the smooth running of the business.
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