Archive for April, 2014

European stocks rise on M&A, Bayer’s earnings

April 28, 2014
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* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.7 pct
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Tornadoes strike central, southern U.S., killing 12

April 28, 2014
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MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) — A broad tornado sliced through Little Rock’s suburbs Sunday, killing at least 11 people and leaving behind a miles-long path of destruction as a powerful system rumbling off the Plains provided a violent kick-start to the nation’s tornado season.
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Obama blasts Sterling’s alleged comments

April 28, 2014
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Black leaders joined President Barack Obama on Sunday in speaking out against racist remarks reportedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and urged the NBA to act quickly.
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Pfizer confirms desire to buy AstraZeneca

April 28, 2014
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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. drugmaker Pfizer made a bid approach to AstraZeneca in January and contacted its British rival again on April 26 seeking to renew discussions about a takeover, the U.S. firm said on Monday.
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Swedbank says Ukraine concerns may hurt loan demand after in-line first-quarter results

April 28, 2014
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish banking group Swedbank said on Monday events in Ukraine could curb an expected increase in credit demand after posting first-quarter earnings largely in line with forecasts.
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Separatists seize control of TV office in Ukraine

April 27, 2014
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By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists on Sunday seized control of the offices of regional state television in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk and said they would take it off air and broadcast a Kremlin-backed Russian channel instead.
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S. Korean prime minister resigns over ferry sinking

April 27, 2014
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JINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s prime minister resigned Sunday over the government’s handling of a ferry sinking that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing, blaming “deep-rooted evils” in society for the tragedy.
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Pope Francis makes John XXIII, John Paul II saints

April 27, 2014
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI.
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Study: Nearly half of all homeless men suffered brain injury

April 27, 2014
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Study: Nearly half of all homeless men suffered brain injury


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NBA investigating alleged recording of L.A. Clippers owner

April 27, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.
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