Archive for April 25th, 2014

North Korea detains 24-year-old American

April 25, 2014
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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has detained a 24-year-old American man for improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist, state media reported Saturday.
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Totally parched: 100% of California in drought

April 25, 2014
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Totally parched: 100% of California in drought

California is parched, with 100 percent of the Golden State entrenched in drought conditions for the first time in 15 years, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM).
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Wall Street lower on earnings; Amazon weighs on Nasdaq

April 25, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with consumer discretionary stocks leading the way lower as a number of bellwether names, including Amazon and Ford, fell following their quarterly results.
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Wall Street lower as consumer discretionary stocks drag

April 25, 2014
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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Friday, pulled lower by a decline in consumer discretionary stocks, as bellwether names Amazon.com and Ford Motor fell in the wake of their quarterly earnings.
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Obama: North Korea facing further isolation

April 25, 2014
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that the U.S. stands “shoulder to shoulder” with its ally South Korea in refusing to accept a nuclearized North Korea.
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Russian foreign minister: West plotting to seize Ukraine

April 25, 2014
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the West of plotting to control Ukraine and said the pro-Russian insurgents in the southeast would lay down their arms only if the Ukrainian government clears out the Maidan protest camp in the capital Kiev.
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Ford’s profit falls 39 percent in first quarter

April 25, 2014
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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.’s worldwide sales rose in the first quarter, propelled by growing strength in Asia and Europe. But weakness in North America dragged down the company’s profit.
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Fed, OCC differ in enforcing leveraged lending guidelines

April 25, 2014
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Search for MH370 likely to take years: U.S. official

April 25, 2014
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By Matt Siegel and Byron Kaye
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Kerry warns Russia of expensive new sanctions

April 25, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
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