Archive for September, 2014

For $265, learn how to survive a plane crash

September 24, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — They raced down the slide, one by one, like children on a playground. At the bottom, smartphone photos were snapped and high fives exchanged.
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5 U.S. strikes hit Syria, Iraq targets

September 24, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States military on Wednesday confirmed it had launched five airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, U.S. Central Command said in a statement.
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Man charged in missing Va. student case

September 24, 2014
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man authorities believe was the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student has been charged with abduction with intent to defile, police said Tuesday night.
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Mission accomplished: India joins Mars explorers

September 24, 2014
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NEW DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.
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Santander confirms studying asset management merger with Unicredit

September 24, 2014
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(Adds details) Sept 24 (Reuters) – Spain’s largest bank Santander confirmed on Wednesday it was studying a potential merger of itsfund management business with that of Italy’s Unicredit SpA, though gave no further details on the deal.
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Pimco ETF overseen by Bill Gross faces SEC probe

September 24, 2014
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REUTERS – U.S. securities regulators are investigating whether bond fund Pimco inflated returns of its flagship exchange-traded fund managed by star investor Bill Gross.
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Pentagon: Khorasan group nearing attack

September 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s decision to order airstrikes against an al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group was based on intelligence suggesting that the group was close to carrying out a terror plot against the U.S. or Europe, administration officials said Tuesday.
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Somali pirates release U.S.-German hostage

September 23, 2014
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Mogadishu (AFP) – Somali pirates on Tuesday freed a German-American journalist and writer, Michael Scott Moore, two and a half years after he was kidnapped in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation, officials said.
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Wall Street edges lower, S&P down for third straight session

September 23, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were modestly lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for its third straight daily decline as investors digested signs of slowing global growth.
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Nasdaq to administer data system behind three-hour trading halt

September 23, 2014
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By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nasdaq OMX Group Inc won a contract to administer billing and other chores for the data feed system that sparked a three-hour trading halt in Nasdaq-listed stocks last year, but a contract to build and manage the system is still undecided, the firm that oversaw bidding said...
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