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Fed tapering concerns dominate markets

November 25, 2013 9:18 AM0 comments
Fed tapering concerns dominate markets

LONDON — Concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus kept European and Asian markets in check Thursday, but U.S. stocks recouped previous losses. On Wednesday, U.S. investors were spooked by the minutes to the last Fed policy meeting and that caution carried through into the Asian […]

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UN Security Council demanding aid access in Syria

September 30, 2013 5:17 PM0 comments
UN Security Council demanding aid access in Syria

UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. Security Council said Monday that many members are pressing to follow up on last week’s resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons with a demand that the government allow immediate access for desperately needed humanitarian aid. Australian Ambassador and council president Gary Quinlan […]

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BP accused of lying to gov’t during Gulf oil spill

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BP accused of lying to gov’t during Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — BP lied to the U.S. government and withheld information about the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico after its well blew out in 2010, attorneys told a judge Monday. But lawyers for the London-based oil giant denied those accusations and said there was no […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Climate report struggles with temperature quirks

September 20, 2013 4:02 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Climate report struggles with temperature quirks

STOCKHOLM — Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling over how to address a wrinkle in the meteorological data that has given ammunition to global-warming skeptics: The heating of Earth’s surface appears to have slowed in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Shipwrecked Concordia wrested off Italian reef

September 16, 2013 10:14 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Shipwrecked Concordia wrested off Italian reef

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — In an unprecedented maritime salvage operation, engineers on Monday gingerly wrestled the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off the Italian reef where the cruise ship has been stuck since January 2012. But progress was much slower than predicted and the delicate operation to rotate the […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Markets drift after mixed US retail sales data

September 14, 2013 9:56 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Markets drift after mixed US retail sales data

LONDON — A mixed set of U.S. retail sales data did little to alter the cautious mood in markets Friday as investors geared up for next week’s crucial meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Ongoing uncertainty over Syria also kept a lid on sentiment. Though retail sales in August rose […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Twitter titillates users, investors with IPO tweet

September 13, 2013 5:10 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Twitter titillates users, investors with IPO tweet

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter, the short messaging service named after chirping birds, is finally ready to migrate to Wall Street. Fittingly enough, the company resorted to a tweet to titillate its more than 200 million users and a flock of potential investors with its long-awaited plans to pursue an initial […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports 007 ‘submarine car’ sells for $865,000

September 10, 2013 6:41 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports 007 ‘submarine car’ sells for $865,000

LONDON — A car that transformed into a submarine in the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me” has been sold at a London auction for 550,000 pounds ($865,000). The distinctively-shaped white Lotus Esprit, designed for an underwater scene in the 1977 film starring Roger Moore, was sold at […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

September 9, 2013 9:40 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

LONDON — Japanese stocks outperformed others Monday after Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games boosted sentiment over the future of the world’s number 3 economy. Elsewhere, Syria remained a key focus for investors across financial markets. With Russia urging Syria to put its chemical weapons under international […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports NSA can access most smartphone data

September 8, 2013 3:20 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports NSA can access most smartphone data

BERLIN — The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users’ data on all major smartphones, according to a report Sunday in German news weekly Der Spiegel. The magazine cited internal documents from the NSA and its […]

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