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Cast members Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, directors Joel and Ethan Cohen, cast member Oscar Isaac, and musician T-Bone Burnett are pictured by journalists as they arrive to attend a news conference for the film 'Inside Llewyn Davis' during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 19, 2013.
2 hrs ago | South China Morning Post
The invention of the telephone is wrongly attributed to a Scot when in fact it was a little-known Italian, Antonio Meucci This month, newspapers around the world including the South China Morning Post reported that a wax-covered cardboard disc with the voice of Alexander Graham Bell engraved on it had been recovered in the Smithsonian collections ... (more)
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Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank Ben Bernanke attends the Treasury Department's Financial Stability Oversight Council in Washington April 25, 2013.
West Texas Intermediate crude advanced to a one-week high on signals that global economic growth will accelerate, bolstering fuel consumption.
Hedge funds and other big speculators in commodities have started selling gold in a big way, trade data showed on Friday, just a month after they had supported the precious metal amid a record tumble in its price.
Gold fell, touching a 1-month low and closing down for a seventh straight session as the dollar hit its highest levels since 2008 after some Federal Reserve officials said the central bank should end its stimulus for the U.S. economy.
Steven A. Cohen's hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors told investors on Friday it would no longer cooperate "unconditionally" with the U.S. government's insider trading investigation.
Canada's right-wing Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in New York on Thursday championing tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline, saying "global emissions" from the crude are "almost nothing" and that the flow of tar sands from Canada's Mordor into the U.S. is an absolute certainty.
A Bloomberg terminal displays news while traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange A Bloomberg terminal displays news while traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, indicating the S&P 500 will rebound from its worst decline in nearly three weeks, keeping the index on track for ... (more)
** U.S.-insurer New York Life is in exclusive negotiations with Yuanta Financial to sell its Taiwan assets, two sources with close knowledge of the deal told Reuters on Friday.
The worldwide mobile phone sales totaled nearly 426 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a slight increase of 0.7 per cent from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc.
Being under stress at work is tied to a higher risk of heart problems, new research confirms - but putting down the beer bottle and going for a walk may help.