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House OKs arms, training for Syrian rebels

September 17, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare cancer

September 17, 2014
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare cancer


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Wall Street edges higher after Fed; Dow sets record

September 17, 2014
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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher in volatile trading on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” and repeated concerns over slack in the labor market, standing firm against calls to overhaul its policy statement.
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Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact

September 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market got the reassurance it wanted from the Federal Reserve Wednesday.
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Sky Deutschland advises investors to shun BSkyB offer

September 17, 2014
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FTSE underperforms as Scottish uncertainty weighs on market

September 17, 2014
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By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index slipped and underperformed gains on rival European bourses on Wednesday, as the uncertainty raised by Scotland’s vote on independence pegged back the UK stock market.
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Obama’s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

September 17, 2014
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Obama’s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.
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Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

September 17, 2014
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>> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.
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London open: Stocks edge higher ahead of FOMC, BoE minutes

September 17, 2014
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LONDON (ShareCast) – UK stocks edged higher on Wednesday morning after a positive session on Wall Street, though gains were only modest ahead of the hotly-anticipated Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement and Bank of England minutes.London’s FTSE 100 was trading 0.2% higher at 6,805 in early deals, after settling at 6,792.24 on Tuesday,...
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Saudi Arabia to allow OTC trade of shares in suspended or delisted firms

September 17, 2014
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RIYADH, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s securities market regulator said on Wednesday that it would permit off-market trading of shares in companies which had been suspended or delisted from stock exchange.
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