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  • [Reuters: Company News] PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 24: April 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
  • [Reuters: Mergers News] PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 24: April 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
  • [Reuters: Market News] PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 24: April 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
  • [Reuters: Regulatory News] PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 24: April 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
  • [Reuters: Business News] Wal-Mart says former CEO Scott to retire from board: (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said former Chief Executive Officer Lee Scott and board member Chris Williams will not stand for re-election to the retailer's board.
  • [Reuters: Company News] Wal-Mart says former CEO Scott to retire from board: April 23 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said former Chief Executive Officer Lee Scott and board member Chris Williams will not stand for re-election to the retailer's board.
  • [Reuters: Market News] Wal-Mart says former CEO Scott to retire from board: April 23 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said former Chief Executive Officer Lee Scott and board member Chris Williams will not stand for re-election to the retailer's board.
  • [Reuters: Market News] UPDATE 3-Apple expands buybacks by $30 bln, OKs 7-for-1 stock split: SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share...
  • [Reuters: Entertainment News] Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death denied latest appeal: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal by Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death.
  • [Reuters: Business News] Buffett: moving oil by rail safely major industry concern: NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway , said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents raised concerns about how to transport oil safely.
  • [Reuters: Basic Materials] UPDATE 2-Apple slice: Share split makes joining the Dow more likely: April 23 (Reuters) - Who says Apple does not want to be in the Dow Jones industrial average?
  • [Reuters: Company News] UPDATE 2-Apple slice: Share split makes joining the Dow more likely: April 23 (Reuters) - Who says Apple does not want to be in the Dow Jones industrial average?
  • [Reuters: Financial Services and Real Estate] UPDATE 2-Apple slice: Share split makes joining the Dow more likely: April 23 (Reuters) - Who says Apple does not want to be in the Dow Jones industrial average?
  • [Reuters: Market News] UPDATE 2-Apple slice: Share split makes joining the Dow more likely: April 23 (Reuters) - Who says Apple does not want to be in the Dow Jones industrial average?
  • [Reuters: Technology] UPDATE 2-Apple slice: Share split makes joining the Dow more likely: April 23 (Reuters) - Who says Apple does not want to be in the Dow Jones industrial average?
  • [Reuters: Business News] Apple shares jump 8 percent, Asian stocks lag: SYDNEY (Reuters) - Shares in tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook held hefty after-hours gains on Thursday as their results handily outpaced Wall Street expectations, though Asian markets managed only a muted cheer on the news.
  • [Reuters: Company News] PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - April 24: April 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
  • [Reuters: Market News] PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - April 24: April 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
  • [Reuters: Company News] GLOBAL MARKETS-Apple shares jump 8 pct, Asian stocks lag: SYDNEY, April 24 (Reuters) - Shares in tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook held hefty after-hours gains on Thursday as their results handily outpaced Wall Street expectations, though Asian markets managed only a muted cheer on the news.
  • [Reuters: US Dollar Report] GLOBAL MARKETS-Apple shares jump 8 pct, Asian stocks lag: SYDNEY, April 24 (Reuters) - Shares in tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook held hefty after-hours gains on Thursday as their results handily outpaced Wall Street expectations, though Asian markets...
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  • Sean Collier Memorial, High School Rankings, Student Attacked, Bomb Threat Arrest, and WHOA Baby!

    Plus, wait until you see what this little girl weighed in at.
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    Consumers are being advised to stop using the product.
  • Whoa Baby! Woman Gives Birth To 14.5 Pound Baby

    Carisa Ruscak tipped the scales at 14 and a half pounds at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Should Your State Legalize Pot?

    With the economical benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
  • Man Shoots Two Teenage Intruders: Was It Murder or Self-Defense?

    Jury will decide whether force was necessary and reasonable in deaths of popular high school students.
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  • What's the Most Popular Donation Amount in NH for Hillary Clinton? $20.16

    The former Secretary of State will speak in Boston and at UConn this week.
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    By Gary Jeanfaivre Hackers continue to disrupt national retailers and consumers with data breaches and the inconveniences inherent with them. And while there is ongoing discussion about 
  • Hillary Clinton Busy on Speakers' Circuit, Will She Run?

    The former Secretary of State will speak in Boston and at UConn this week.
  • Sore Loser in Video Game Sends SWAT Team To Opponent's Home

    SWAT teams are increasingly being used as pawns in pranks by angry video gamers as who make bogus calls.
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  • Sony A7s gets a pricing in Australia ($3499 AUSD). (490 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:32:00 -0400Sony A7s gets a pricing in Australia ($3499 AUSD).sonyalpharumors

    The Australian Store Teds is accepting preorders on the A7s. And the price is set at $3499 AUSD. Converted this is about $3200 or 2350 Euro. This without to take in consideration the tax and other regional differences. And a “bird” told me that this should be a pretty accurate pricing (the AUSD pricing, not the conversion).

    A7s Preorder or pure notification store links:
    USA: Sony USAmazon and BHphoto.
    Europe:  Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL.
    Asia: Digitalrev

  • Barrick-Newmont make merger headway but divide remains -sources (288 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:26:00 -0400Barrick-Newmont make merger headway but divide remains -sourcesReuters: Basic Materials

    April 23 (Reuters) - The disagreements around the spin-out of certain assets that had snagged merger talks between Barrick Gold Corp and its rival, Newmont Mining Corp, have been resolved but talks are at a standstill for now, said three sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday.

  • Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split (277 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:10:00 -0400Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock splitReuters: Technology News

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.

  • Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split (277 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:10:00 -0400Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock splitReuters: Business News

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.






  • UPDATE 3-Apple expands buybacks by $30 bln, OKs 7-for-1 stock split (287 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:58:00 -0400UPDATE 3-Apple expands buybacks by $30 bln, OKs 7-for-1 stock splitReuters: Company News

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.






  • UPDATE 3-Apple expands buybacks by $30 bln, OKs 7-for-1 stock split (287 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:58:00 -0400UPDATE 3-Apple expands buybacks by $30 bln, OKs 7-for-1 stock splitReuters: Technology

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.






  • White supremacist pleads guilty in Pacific Northwest killing spree (277 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:54:00 -0400White supremacist pleads guilty in Pacific Northwest killing spreeReuters: U.S.

    (Reuters) - A white supremacist convicted of killing two people and accused of killing two more during a violent road trip across the Pacific Northwest pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court in Oregon to two counts of carjacking resulting in death, his attorney said.

  • UPDATE 2-Northrop earnings beat forecast, lifts 2014 outlook (258 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:47:00 -0400UPDATE 2-Northrop earnings beat forecast, lifts 2014 outlookReuters: Company News

    WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. weapons maker Northrop Grumman Corp on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its earnings forecast, despite a drop in sales and continued concerns about cuts in U.S. military spending.






  • UPDATE 2-Northrop earnings beat forecast, lifts 2014 outlook (258 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:47:00 -0400UPDATE 2-Northrop earnings beat forecast, lifts 2014 outlookReuters: Technology

    WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. weapons maker Northrop Grumman Corp on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its earnings forecast, despite a drop in sales and continued concerns about cuts in U.S. military spending.

  • THAILAND PRESS-Thai regulator says 2G service must end in July - Bangkok Post (282 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:42:00 -0400THAILAND PRESS-Thai regulator says 2G service must end in July - Bangkok PostReuters: Telecommunications Services

    Mobile operators True Move and Digital Phone Co (DPC) will have one last chance over three months to transfer their existing second-generation (2G) customers to other networks or brace for customer losses, warned the Nation Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).






  • Strong sales buoy Apple past dismal expectations as quarterly profits jump by 7% (581 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:26:00 -0400Strong sales buoy Apple past dismal expectations as quarterly profits jump by 7%Business News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis - The Washington Post

    Apple shattered pessimistic expectations that its growth would dip during the second quarter Wednesday, reporting that revenue had climbed 5 percent, while profits grew 7 percent to top $10 billion.

    Despite defying expectations of a miserable quarter, the tech giant?s results also showed that its growth is still slowing as competition in the key smartphone market mount and the sale of iPads and other products dips. The results will likely not be strong enough to quiet investors eager to see Apple launch new products and jump into new markets.

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  • Strong sales buoy Apple past dismal expectations as quarterly profits jump by 7% (581 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:26:00 -0400Strong sales buoy Apple past dismal expectations as quarterly profits jump by 7%Technology News - The Washington Post

    Apple shattered pessimistic expectations that its growth would dip during the second quarter Wednesday, reporting that revenue had climbed 5 percent, while profits grew 7 percent to top $10 billion.

    Despite defying expectations of a miserable quarter, the tech giant?s results also showed that its growth is still slowing as competition in the key smartphone market mount and the sale of iPads and other products dips. The results will likely not be strong enough to quiet investors eager to see Apple launch new products and jump into new markets.

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  • UPDATE 4-U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May (252 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:22:00 -0400UPDATE 4-U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in MayReuters: Telecommunications Services

    WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15 on a new set of so-called "net neutrality" rules aimed at making certain that broadband providers do not slow down or block consumers' access to legal Internet content.

  • UPDATE 4-U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May (252 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:22:00 -0400UPDATE 4-U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in MayReuters: Company News

    WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15 on a new set of so-called "net neutrality" rules aimed at making certain that broadband providers do not slow down or block consumers' access to legal Internet content.






  • UPDATE 4-U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May (252 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:22:00 -0400UPDATE 4-U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in MayReuters: Technology

    WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15 on a new set of so-called "net neutrality" rules aimed at making certain that broadband providers do not slow down or block consumers' access to legal Internet content.






  • Daily Roundup: Samsung's love of plastic, Siri for Apple TV and more! (1748 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:21:00 -0400Daily Roundup: Samsung's love of plastic, Siri for Apple TV and more!Engadget RSS Feed

    You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

    Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

    Many of you might be wondering why the Samsung Galaxy S5 is crafted from polycarbonate instead of metal. According to Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, plastic is warmer, friendlier and better symbolizes the company's design concepts.

    A Siri-controlled Apple TV may be on the way

    A few lines of code in the iOS 7.1 software development kit suggest that you might soon be able to control your Apple TV with your voice. All thanks to Siri, of course. There's also mention of a mysterious new device, identified by a solitary "3." A new set top-box, perhaps?

    Your connected home could one day save your life

    Imagine that your house could notify you of a slight heart murmur or make diet suggestions based upon your sugar levels. Today's smart gadgets aren't quite there yet, but the connected house may one day play a much larger role in healthcare.

    Amazon will add older HBO shows to Prime Instant Video, HBO Go to Fire TV

    Today, HBO signed a deal with Amazon to bring a few of its classic shows to Prime Instant Video members for free. What's more, the Fire TV is getting its own HBO Go app. Let the marathons begin.

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  • Obama to use Japan visit to reassure Asian allies (263 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:12:00 -0400Obama to use Japan visit to reassure Asian alliesReuters: Politics

    TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.

  • Obama to use Japan visit to reassure Asian allies (263 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:12:00 -0400Obama to use Japan visit to reassure Asian alliesReuters: World News

    TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.

  • Herbalife punished 600 distributors for medical claims: ABC News (278 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:07:00 -0400Herbalife punished 600 distributors for medical claims: ABC NewsReuters: Health News

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Herbalife, a weight loss and nutrition company being investigated for allegations of running a pyramid scheme, disciplined hundreds of distributors last year for making unsubstantiated medical claims about its products, ABC News reported on Wednesday.

  • Herbalife punished 600 distributors for medical claims -ABC News (288 characters)

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:06:00 -0400Herbalife punished 600 distributors for medical claims -ABC NewsReuters: Company News

    WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - Herbalife, a weight loss and nutrition company being investigated for allegations of running a pyramid scheme, disciplined hundreds of distributors last year for making unsubstantiated medical claims about its products, ABC News reported on Wednesday.






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    I am delighted with Andrew Marantz’s recent piece about me, but I have three small bones to pick.

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  • Audio Slide Show: Peter Schjeldahl on Sigmar Polke

    Schjeldahl calls the Polke retrospective “the most dramatic museum show of the century to date.”

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    The N.Y.P.D. asked Twitter followers to share photo of themselves with officers. Images of what looked like police brutality flooded in.

  • How Much Gay Sex Should a Novel Have?

    If a gay writer is at all ambitious, he will have fairly complicated opinions about sexual arousal in prose.

  • Video Games That Embrace Irony and Death

    “Roguelikes,” inspired by the 1980 game Rogue, lack speed and dynamism, but they’re surprisingly compelling.

  • Are College Campuses Obsolete?

    The debate over the merits of online education makes a stop at Columbia University.

  • Why Do We Love to Build Arks?

    The worldly dimensions of Noah’s ark add a dash of literary realism to the remote and fantastical book of Genesis.

  • The Theatre: An Interview with Richard Maxwell

    Richard Maxwell is one of the more adventurous theatre artists that this country has produced in decades.

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    The worst accident in Everest’s history underscores an unfortunate reality: ascents have gotten safer for Westerners, but not for Sherpas.

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