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3 hrs ago | JAM! Showbiz

Miley Cyrus scraps rest of U.S. tour

Singer Miley Cyrus performs during New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square in New York, in this December 31, 2013, file photo.

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Related Topix: Miley Cyrus, Pop/Rock

7 hrs ago | Fortune

VC investment hits a 13-year high

No, it isn't your imagination: Venture capitalists are investing money at a faster clip than in any time since the final days of the dotcom boom.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Thomson

11 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Telus in new agreement to buy Canadian startup Mobilicity

Telus Corp, one of Canada's dominant telecom providers, has reached a new agreement to acquire struggling wireless startup Mobilicity, in a renewed bid to overcome government objections on competition grounds.

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16 hrs ago | Current

Bell exits NewsHour, Newman departs NPR, and more comings and goings in pubmedia

Anne Bell, public relations manager for PBS NewsHour for more than a decade, is leaving her "dream job" at the newsmag.

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Related Topix: Public Relations, Duke University, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Star Online

France denies veto threat looms over Western Sahara negotiations

France's U.N. envoy on Friday vehemently denied threatening to use its Security Council veto power to block any proposals to have U.N. peacekeepers in Western Sahara monitor the human rights situation in the disputed North African territory.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch, World News, Morocco

The Baltimore Sun

Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in U.N. post

U.S. President Obama delivers remarks before presenting the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team at the White House in Washington WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was ... (more)

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Related Topix: United States Naval Academy, Naval Academy, MD

The Washington Post

What was fake on the Internet this week: diva brawls, bedbug highs and bomb threats

Aretha Franklin, who did NOT brawl with Patti Labelle, arrives at an event in New York in 2011.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Soul, Pop/Rock, Fake?, Public Relations, Business News

Express India

US jobless claims, factory data give economy some shine

In a separate report, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its business activity index increased to 16.6 this month from 9.0 in March.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Pennsylvania

The Daily Star

Rebels attack army barracks in Aleppo

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad gather inside the government- controlled Hanano barracks after what they said was an offensive against them by Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo April 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Terrorism

Transitions Online

Russia, Ukraine Skirmish in Cyber Space, Czechs Score Huge Heroin Bust

As top Russian and U.S. diplomats met in Paris 5 March in the hopes of encouraging a dialogue between Moscow and Ukraine's new leadership, security experts were warning that Kyiv and Moscow are "locked in a cyber standoff," the BBC reports .

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Related Topix: Drugs, Travel, Ukraine Travel, Europe Travel, World News, Estonia, Czech Republic, Europe, Czech Republic Travel

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Goldman Sachs profit falls 11 percent but beats estimates

Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported an 11 percent drop in quarterly profit as client activity remained constrained and fixed-income revenue shrank, but both earnings and revenue beat market estimates and the Wall Street bank's shares rose.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Thomson, Stanley

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Virtu IPO timing not set in stone -source

High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc has not set a date to go to market with its initial public offering at this time, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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The Globe and Mail

In Pictures: More new photos from the New York auto show

The 2015 Dodge Challenger, with a 1971-inspired design, has a 6.4-litre, 392 HEMI V-8 which produces 470 horsepower.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Coupe, Award, Dodge Challenger, Dodge, Dodge Charger, Sedan, Robots, Science / Technology

Reuters

Press Digest - Wall Street Journal - April 17

The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Sympatico Finance

Painful 2013 leaves European banks' returns well below target

Europe's largest banks are generating a poor return on their capital, well below their post-crisis targets, as muted credit growth slows their recovery and progress on costs is swallowed by unexpectedly high loan losses.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

ABC News

Journalists Charged With Defaming Thailand's Navy

Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

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Related Topix: Journalism

ABS-CBN News

LOOK: Carmakers unveil new SUV, luxury models in NY

Japanese carmakers revealed their new and redesigned sedan and sports utility vehicles at the annual New York International Auto Show, which opened on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Toyota Motor, Automakers, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Toyota, Sedan, Toyota Camry, Honda Motor Co, Acura, Acura TLX, Acura TL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Celebrity Photos of the Week: All hail, Grumpy Cat

Be still my heart. The week kicked off with the MTV Movie Awards, a pointless popularity contest fittingly hosted by the oleaginous Conan O'Brien.

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Related Topix: MTV Movie Awards, Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, We're the Millers

PE Hub

Warburg near $1 bln-plus deal for EFS: Reuters

Warburg Pincus LLC is in advanced talks to acquire Electronic Funds Source LLC in a deal that could value the transportation services payments company at more than $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Startups, Warburg Pincus

WHTC

A labourer works at a construction site in Hefei, Anhui province, April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

The world economy can expect steady growth at best over the coming year, but any rapid slowdown in China as it tries to rebalance its economy could upset the still-unsteady progress, Reuters polls showed.

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Related Topix: China, World News,

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