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Applications for US jobless aid rise from 42-year low, yet still point to job market health

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless aid rise from 42-year low, yet still point to job market health.
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US economy grew at 0.5 percent rate in first quarter, weakest in 2 years, as spending slowed

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at 0.5 percent rate in first quarter, weakest in 2 years, as spending slowed.
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US economy grew at 0.5 percent rate in first quarter, weakest in 2 years, as spending slowed

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at 0.5 percent rate in first quarter, weakest in 2 years, as spending slowed.
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In ‘Papa,’ Hemingway returns to Cuba via the silver screen

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:27

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernest Hemingway left Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro’s revolution, as relations with the United States began to fall into a deep freeze. Over five decades later, the author of “The Old Man and the Sea” returns to the island thanks to the magic of the silver screen. “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” […]
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In ‘Papa,’ Hemingway returns to Cuba via the silver screen

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:27

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernest Hemingway left Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro’s revolution, as relations with the United States began to fall into a deep freeze. Over five decades later, the author of “The Old Man and the Sea” returns to the island thanks to the magic of the silver screen. “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” […]
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Priceline CEO resigns after probe into employee relationship

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:24

NEW YORK (AP) — Priceline says CEO Darren Huston has resigned, following an investigation into a personal relationship the executive had with an employee that wasn’t under his direct supervision. The Norwalk, Connecticut company said the investigation by independent members of its board found Huston acted contrary to its code of conduct and engaged in […]
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Priceline CEO resigns after probe into employee relationship

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:24

NEW YORK (AP) — Priceline says CEO Darren Huston has resigned, following an investigation into a personal relationship the executive had with an employee that wasn’t under his direct supervision. The Norwalk, Connecticut company said the investigation by independent members of its board found Huston acted contrary to its code of conduct and engaged in […]
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Abbott to spend $19.3B to buy St. Jude Medical

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:46

Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s share of the market for cardiovascular care. North Chicago, Illinois-based Abbott says St. Jude shareholders will receive $46.75 in cash and a portion of Abbott stock for each St. Jude share. […]
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Abbott to spend $19.3B to buy St. Jude Medical

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:46

Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s share of the market for cardiovascular care. North Chicago, Illinois-based Abbott says St. Jude shareholders will receive $46.75 in cash and a portion of Abbott stock for each St. Jude share. […]
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Family: 2 Palestinian siblings slain by Israel without cause

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:40

QATANA, West Bank (AP) — The parents of two Palestinian siblings gunned down at a West Bank checkpoint say Israeli troops killed them without cause. The deaths of 24-year-old Maram and her 16-year-old brother, Ibrahim Taha, raise new questions about Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinians with knives. Sarit Michaeli of the Israeli rights […]
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Family: 2 Palestinian siblings slain by Israel without cause

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:40

QATANA, West Bank (AP) — The parents of two Palestinian siblings gunned down at a West Bank checkpoint say Israeli troops killed them without cause. The deaths of 24-year-old Maram and her 16-year-old brother, Ibrahim Taha, raise new questions about Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinians with knives. Sarit Michaeli of the Israeli rights […]
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Indiana University student named Indy 500’s official poet

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:38

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500’s first official poet since the early 20th century. Adam Henze of Bloomington beat out more than 200 others who submitted Indy 500-themed poems for the contest co-sponsored by Indiana Humanities. The competition revives an Indy […]
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Indiana University student named Indy 500’s official poet

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:38

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500’s first official poet since the early 20th century. Adam Henze of Bloomington beat out more than 200 others who submitted Indy 500-themed poems for the contest co-sponsored by Indiana Humanities. The competition revives an Indy […]
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Mississippi man, horse killed by lightning strike

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:32

MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a man and the horse he was riding were struck by lightning and killed. Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/245lb7f ) 37-year-old Tim Edge of Mantachie was riding horses with his father Wednesday when lightning struck him and his horse. Summerford […]
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Mississippi man, horse killed by lightning strike

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:32

MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a man and the horse he was riding were struck by lightning and killed. Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/245lb7f ) 37-year-old Tim Edge of Mantachie was riding horses with his father Wednesday when lightning struck him and his horse. Summerford […]
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Abbott is spending $19B on heart device maker St. Jude Medical

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Abbott is spending $19B on heart device maker St. Jude Medical.
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Abbott is spending $19B on heart device maker St. Jude Medical

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Abbott is spending $19B on heart device maker St. Jude Medical.
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Eurozone poised for higher growth in first quarter

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:22

LONDON (AP) — With a heated debate raging over the merits of the European Central Bank’s stimulus measures, it’s been easy to overlook the fact that the eurozone economy has been growing steadily for a couple of years now — and looks poised to keep expanding in 2016. Policymakers at the ECB, which have recently […]
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Eurozone poised for higher growth in first quarter

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:22

LONDON (AP) — With a heated debate raging over the merits of the European Central Bank’s stimulus measures, it’s been easy to overlook the fact that the eurozone economy has been growing steadily for a couple of years now — and looks poised to keep expanding in 2016. Policymakers at the ECB, which have recently […]
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Georgia couple sues Snapchat over car crash

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:17

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A couple is suing Snapchat, claiming that the social media app’s “speed filter” tempted a woman to drive too fast, causing a crash. Media outlets report Wentworth and Karen Maynard filed a lawsuit in Spalding County State Court against Snapchat and 18-year-old driver Christal McGee. The lawsuit says that in September, […]
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