Archive for May 8th, 2014

S. Korean families turned away from palace

May 8, 2014
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SEOUL/INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) – Parents of children killed when a passenger ferry sank last month led a somber march on South Korea’s presidential palace in the early hours of Friday morning, where they demanded to meet with President Park Geun-hye.
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Matt Bai: So George W. Bush isn’t a monster, after all

May 8, 2014
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Matt Bai: So George W. Bush isn’t a monster, after all


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Stocks end mostly lower; Energy, utilities fade

May 8, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market finished mostly lower on Thursday as investors assessed the latest batch of company earnings and sold utility and energy stocks.
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CBS 1Q earnings rise despite lower ad sales

May 8, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — CBS’s first-quarter earnings rose 6 percent as higher licensing fees from the company’s Showtime network helped overcome an advertising downturn caused by less sports programming.
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Can GOP keep Benghazi hearings from becoming a ‘circus’?

May 8, 2014
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Can GOP keep Benghazi hearings from becoming a ‘circus’?


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Syrian rebels claim massive Aleppo hotel bombing

May 8, 2014
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BEIRUT (AP) — A rebel-claimed bombing Thursday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo leveled a hotel that government troops used as a military base, along with several other buildings in a government-held area, activists and militants said.
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Dish revenue rises 6 percent on higher net subscriber additions

May 8, 2014
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(Reuters) – Dish Network Corp, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company, reported a 6 percent rise in first-quarter revenue as it added a net 40,000 pay-TV subscribers.
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Barclays axes 19,000 jobs, reins in Wall Street ambitions

May 8, 2014
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By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Barclays reined in its ambitions to be a Wall Street powerhouse on Thursday and signalled a return to its retail banking roots with a plan to hive off much of its investment bank and axe one in four jobs at the division.
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Marathon suspect’s lawyers want bedside interrogation tossed

May 8, 2014
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BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued Wednesday that statements he made to authorities after he was arrested should be thrown out because he was questioned for 36 hours in a hospital room while suffering from gunshot wounds and without being told his rights.
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House holds ex-IRS official in contempt

May 8, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans voted Wednesday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency’s tea party controversy.
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