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Neon designer Chris Bracey dies

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:06
Chris Bracey, the British artist and designer whose Gods Own Junkyard housed one of the largest collections of neon signs outside the US, dies aged 59.
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E.U. Lowers Growth Forecasts

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:06
The 28-member bloc adjusted its estimates after weak economic performance in France, Germany and Italy, and amid declining business confidence.

Strictly Claudia's daughter burnt

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:03
Claudia Winkleman says she missed the weekend's Strictly Come Dancing shows because her daughter "was involved in an accident" while celebrating Halloween.
Categories: BBC World News

Jihadists edging out US allies in Syria

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:55
US' moderate rebel allies no match for jihadists in Syria
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How the Speed of Response Defined the Ebola Crisis

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:51
How did the timing of the large-scale intervention in the Ebola outbreak affect the number of reported cases today?

DealBook: Sex and Drug Claims at Investment Bank Jefferies Draw Risky Retort

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:49
Scandalous accusations made against a managing director at the investment bank Jefferies as part of a divorce and custody filing have become the talk of Wall Street.

Reward now $15K in Germantown abduction caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:48

Reward up to $42K in Germantown kidnapping; victim's ATM card used in MarylandThe reward has increased to $15,000 in the apparent random kidnapping of 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither on Sunday night.

Bankrupt goalkeeper to auction balls

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:46
Former England and Premier League goalkeeper David James auctions hundreds of items of football memorabilia collected during his career.
Categories: BBC World News

Online abuse a disgrace - Toure

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:46
Yaya Toure tells the BBC the alleged racist abuse he was sent online is a "disgrace" and football "doesn't have a colour".
Categories: BBC World News

Overtime should count in holiday pay

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:43
Workers have won a ground-breaking case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal to include overtime in holiday pay.
Categories: BBC World News

Factbox: Energy, environment issues dominate some Senate races

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:37
By Valerie Volcovici (Reuters) - Energy and climate are central issues on some of the tightest U.S. Senate races of 2014 and have created a surge in spending by outside groups. Environment-focused groups are on track to spend over $85 million on key U.S. Senate races and state elections to support candidates who will protect the Obama administration's Climate Action Plan. Energy companies and industry groups have also poured money into tight races to support candidates who would promote oil and gas development and less environmental oversight. ...

Alibaba's quarterly profits rise 15%

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:36
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reports a 15% rise in quarterly profits in its first set of results since it listed its shares in New York.
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UK spy chief says Web is command center for terror

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:36

A page of the British GCHQ official website, the government electronic and communications spy agency is pictured on a computer, Robert Hannigan, the new head of the agency made remarks in a British national newspaper, London, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Writing in Tuesday's Financial Times, Robert Hannigan said that GCHQ and other British intelligence agencies know that IS extremists use messaging services like Facebook and Twitter to reach their peers with ease. He said spy agencies need to have greater support from the U.S. technology companies which dominate the Web in order to fight militants and those who host material about violent extremism and child exploitation. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based social media have become "command-and-control networks" for terrorists and criminals, and tech companies are in denial about their misuse, the new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency said.

Rolls-Royce to cut 2,600 jobs

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:34
Engineering group Rolls-Royce says it is planning 2,600 job cuts over the next 18 months, mainly in its aerospace division.
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CVS's 3Q benefits from generics, specialty drugs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:29

This March 17, 2014 photo shows a CVS/Pharmacy in Dormont, Pa. CVS Health reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS Health Corp. reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings Tuesday as increased use of specialty drugs helped offset missing sales of tobacco products, which the company stopped selling this fall.

Ukraine threat after rebel poll

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:21
Ukraine's president threatens to scrap an autonomy deal for eastern rebels, after they hold a vote that "jeopardises the entire peace process".
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Group Health laying off 102 workers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:20
Group Health Cooperative is laying off 102 employees, part of the Seattle-based health organization’s previously announced transition to partnering with Swedish Medical Center.

VIDEO: Re-enactments as Shias mark Ashura

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:17
Shia Muslims around the world have been marking Ashura - a commemoration of the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
Categories: BBC World News

Pace of US home price growth slows in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:17
The U.S. housing market cooled off in September, as home prices rose at an ever slowing pace.

Americans ate more salmon than tuna last year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:17
Salmon’s big gains with U.S. consumers came in a year when overall per capita consumption of seafood was almost flat, with the total per capita consumption of 14.5 pounds up from 14.4 pounds in 2012.