Archive for June 16th, 2014

Kerry: U.S. open to working with Iran against Iraq extremists

June 16, 2014
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Obama to ban discrimination against gay federal contractors

June 16, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation.
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US stocks drift lower in midday trading

June 16, 2014
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U.S. financial markets drifted mostly lower in midday trading Monday, relinquishing small gains from earlier in the day. The crisis in Iraq and its impact on global oil prices weighed on the stock market.
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Oil gains on Iraqi violence; bonds steady on safety bid

June 16, 2014
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By Herbert Lash NEW YORL (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday after the Sunni insurgency in Iraq raised concerns over potential disruption to crude supplies, while that violence and renewed tensions in Ukraine drove buying of safe-haven currencies and bonds.
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Live now: John Kerry on global issues

June 16, 2014
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 By Olivier Knox Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that al Qaida-inspired fighters sweeping through Iraq pose an “existential” danger to that war-torn country and threaten the stability of the entire region.
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Kenya witness: Gunmen spared Muslims

June 16, 2014
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldn’t answer questions about Islam and those who didn’t know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire.
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China Inc borrows $14 trillion, overtakes U.S. as top corporate borrower: S&P

June 16, 2014
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Chinese corporate bond market has overtaken the United States as the world’s biggest and is set to soak up a third of global company debt needs over the next five years, according to rating agency Standard & Poor’s, underscoring the growing risk China’s debt market is imposing on the...
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Exclusive: Friedman could become Nasdaq CEO next year – sources

June 16, 2014
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By John McCrank and Greg Roumeliotis
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In China, LinkedIn must beat local rivals, win over ‘loser’ workforce to avoid Google syndrome

June 16, 2014
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By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – After taking a social media drubbing in the West for accepting self-censorship in China, jobs networking site LinkedIn Corp faces bigger obstacles to growth in a market it is counting on – local rivals and a unique workforce mindset.
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U.S. orders mandatory inspections for F-35s after engine issue

June 16, 2014
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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military has ordered mandatory inspections of all Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets before further flights after a Marine Corps F-35B model suffered an in-flight emergency last week, a Pentagon spokesman said on Sunday.
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