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1 hr ago | Time

Federal Judge Strikes Down New York's Super PAC Limits

A Federal judge ruled that state restrictions could not overcome First Amendment scrutiny, given Supreme Court's stance on campaign finance A federal judge in New York struck down the state's limits on donations to independent political action committees, or super PACs, citing prior Supreme Court decisions with which he himself disagreed.

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1 hr ago | Reuters

U.S. Justice Department seeks over $13 billion from BofA: Bloomberg

Sources familiar with that matter told Reuters on Thursday that discussions were in very early stages, and at least one source said the $13 billion figure is not currently on the negotiating table.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Financial Markets

1 hr ago | The Hartford Courant

U.S. Justice Department seeks over $13 billion from BofA: Bloomberg

By Aruna Viswanatha, Karen Freifeld and Peter Rudegeair - The U.S. Department of Justice is asking Bank of America Corp to pay more than $13 billion to settle allegations the bank overstated the quality of mortgage bonds it sold during the housing bubble, according to Bloomberg News .

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Related Topix: Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Financial Markets, Ansonia, CT

5 hrs ago | Digital Trends

FTC approves Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR

Facebook has been given the go-ahead from the Federal Trade Commission to purchase virtual reality start-up Oculus VR Inc. .

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Mark Zuckerberg

6 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 3-Bradesco reluctant to raise spreads as Brazil rates jump

Banco Bradesco SA beat first-quarter profit and return on equity estimates on Thursday, even as Brazil's second-largest private-sector bank failed to stem a decline in interest income and jumpstart loan disbursements.

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10 hrs ago | BayStreet.ca

Reuters Provides Live In-Flight News Content in Multiple Languages...

NEW YORK / ACCESSWIRE / April 24, 2014 / Today Reuters, one of the world's largest multimedia news providers, announces that Emirates passengers can now access Reuters live news content in-flight.

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Related Topix: Digital Journal, IGN Entertainment, Hospital Administration, Thomson, Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Healthcare Industry

11 hrs ago | Reuters

Nasdaq first-quarter earnings helped by recent deals

Net income attributable to Nasdaq rose to $103 million, or 59 cents per share, from $42 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier.

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Related Topix: Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Thomson, Financial Services, eSpeed, Investment Services

13 hrs ago | Reuters

Exclusive: Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklist at U.N.

Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Travel, Central African Republic, World News, Africa Travel, Africa, Central African Republic Travel, Francois Bozize, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

14 hrs ago | Reuters

Global Markets-Global stock rally stumbles on data, results; dollar slips

In Europe, rising worries over Ukraine also weighed, offsetting data that showed Germany continued to power the euro zone's recovery.

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Related Topix: US Energy Systems, Energy, Jersey City, NJ, Financial Markets

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Chobani secures $750 million investment from TPG

Chobani said on Wednesday it has received a $750 million investment from private equity firm TPG, in a move that will spare the Greek yogurt company from a serious cash crunch, according to several people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: New Berlin, NY, Berlin, NY, Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, Edmeston, NY

SFGate

Kidnappers had wrong address for prosecutor, authorities say

Frank Janssen is seen in an undated photo released by the police in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Reuters

GE in talks to buy France's Alstom - Bloomberg

General Electric Co is in talks to buy French turbine and train maker Alstom SA for about $13 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Related Topix: General Electric, Financial Services, Aerospace-Defense, Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Thomson

The Globe and Mail

Apple expands share buyback by $30-billion

The Apple logo hangs in a glass enclosure above the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Science / Technology

The Globe and Mail

Hits and Misses: 21 notable cars from the New York auto show

The 2015 Dodge Challenger is introduced at the New York International Auto Show in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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CBC News

Who are the Koch brothers and why do Democrats hate them?

U.S. billionaire brothers Charles G. Koch, left, and David Koch are under fire from Democrats for their political activity and campaign funding.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Koch Industries, Energy, Oil & Gas

The Straits Times

Stephen Colbert pays visit to new Late Show home

Comedian Stephen Colbert arrives to be honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York in this April 24, 2012 file photo.

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Related Topix: Television, Showtime Networks, CBS, Media

The Globe and Mail

Beijing trumps New York for MKX reveal

Visitors take photos of a Lincoln MKX SUV concept car at Auto China 2014 in Beijing April 20, 2014.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Reuters

Global Markets-M&a talk lifts European shares, euro dips to two-week low

M&A talk in the pharmaceutical sector lifted European shares on Tuesday, but failed to support the euro, which dipped to a two-week low against the dollar as ECB policymakers renewed efforts to weaken it.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Eli Lilly, Financial Markets

Reuters

High-fat diets linked to some types of breast cancer

Women who eat a lot of fat, particularly saturated fat, may be at higher risk of certain types of breast cancer, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Italy, World News, Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

The Hartford Courant

China is a driver, not a drag, for U.S. earnings in first quarter

Economic growth may be slowing in China, and fears of a credit crunch there may be rife, but the world's second-largest economy was a driving force for U.S. company profits in the last quarter.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Security, United Technologies Corporation, Yum Brands, Bird Flu, Health, Ansonia, CT

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