Archive for May 15th, 2014

Skull illuminates origins of first Americans

May 15, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are helping scientists study the origins of the first Americans.
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Matt Bai: Who’s really driving the Hillary train?

May 15, 2014
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Matt Bai: Who’s really driving the Hillary train?


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Credit Suisse nears $2.5 billion settlement to end tax-evasion probe – WSJ

May 15, 2014
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(Reuters) – Credit Suisse Group AG is expected to plead guilty and pay nearly $2.5 billion (1.48 billion pounds) to U.S. authorities to end a probe of potential tax evasion involving the Swiss bank, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the discussions.
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Ammunition maker ATK sees full-year earnings below estimates

May 15, 2014
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* Sees FY 2015 earnings of $10.80-11.20/shr vs est $11.28
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50,000 gallons of oil spill, engulf streets in L.A.

May 15, 2014
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A broken oil pipe leaked 50,000 gallons of oil over a half-mile area in Atwater Village, a suburb of Los Angeles, early Thursday morning, and oil is now reportedly knee-deep on some streets.
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Obama, 9/11 kin, survivors due at museum ceremony

May 15, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama and Sept. 11 survivors, rescuers and victims’ relatives are expected to mark the opening of the 9/11 museum, where the story of the terrorist attacks is told on a scale as big as the twin towers’ columns and as intimate as victims’ last voicemails.
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Wall Street opens lower after Wal-Mart results

May 15, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday, pressured by weaker-than-expected earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc , the biggest U.S. retailer.
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Bad weather hurts Wal-Mart in 1st quarter

May 15, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart’s fiscal first-quarter earnings declined 5 percent as severe winter weather kept shoppers away from its stores and pushed operating expenses higher than expected.
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Vedanta full-year revenue, core earnings fall

May 15, 2014
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REUTERS – Vedanta Resources Plc , the mining company majority owned by one-time scrap metal dealer Anil Agarwal, reported a fall in revenue and core earnings for 2013.
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GM orders review of how safety issues reach board after ignition defect: WSJ

May 15, 2014
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(Reuters) – General Motors Co has hired a law firm to review how information about defective ignition switches in its cars reached board members, the Wall Street Journal reported citing a person close to the board.
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