Archive for June, 2014

2 U.S. inmates put to death within an hour

June 18, 2014
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Georgia inmate was executed Tuesday night in the nation’s first capital punishment since a botched execution in April raised new concerns about lethal injection.
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Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq

June 18, 2014
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Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim sects has returned to Iraq.
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Dollar rises on higher U.S. inflation; Fed could be more hawkish

June 17, 2014
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By Michael Connor NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar edged up and U.S. Treasuries prices slipped on Tuesday as rising U.S. inflation drove speculation that the Federal Reserve, which is meeting this week, may raise interest rates sooner than global investors have been expecting.
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Wall Street edges up, but Iraq still in focus

June 17, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday afternoon, recovering from morning declines though investors kept watching the turmoil in Iraq as the Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting.
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REUTERS SUMMIT-Wall Street watchdog to review sanction guidelines

June 17, 2014
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(For other news from the Reuters Global Wealth ManagementSummit (LSE: SUMM.L – news) , click on http://www.reuters.com/summit/Wealth14)(Addscomment from SEC commissioner and lawyers; adds background)
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Wall Street ends up slightly on M&A; Iraq closely watched

June 17, 2014
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Monday, supported by a flurry of merger news, but turmoil in Iraq drove oil prices up and kept trading choppy.
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Kerry: U.S. open to working with Iran against Iraq extremists

June 16, 2014
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  By Olivier Knox
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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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