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Q&A: Why Japan's economy needs more juice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:11

A shoe shop clerk cleans the merchandise in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up. The data were released Friday as the Bank of Japan held a monetary policy meeting. As the U.S. winds down its own "quantitative easing," Japan's central bank faces pressure to increase stimulus to support growth as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weighs approval of a sales tax hike next year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Japan is pumping more money into its lagging economy, expanding an already lavish stimulus effort. The surprise announcement Friday highlights diverging fortunes among the world's top economies. Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its own unprecedented stimulus in a sign of increased confidence in economic recovery.


RBS reserves £400m for currency probe

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:09
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 10/31/2014 12:19:52 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:05
White Pass US12
10/31/2014 12:19:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 10/31/2014 12:01:49 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:05
Satus Pass US97
10/31/2014 12:01:49 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 10/31/2014 12:02:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:05
Stevens Pass US2
10/31/2014 12:02:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 10/31/2014 12:03:39 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:05
Blewett Pass US97
10/31/2014 12:03:39 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/31/2014 12:11:43 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:05
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/31/2014 12:11:43 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
I-90 Snoqualmie Pass milepost 56 to 61: Drivers should prepare for potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions Thursday and Friday night, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday nights, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7. Additionally, daytime lane closures will be encountered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions, may be encountered Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, during daytime hours.

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Budweiser owner InBev profits up 5.5 percent in Q3

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:59
AMSTERDAM (AP) — AB InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has reported a 5.5-percent increase in earnings for the third quarter, as higher selling prices more than made up for volume declines in Europe and Asia.

VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:57
It's Halloween and nowhere is it celebrated more than in the US. The BBC Pop Up team went behind the scenes at one of America's scariest haunted houses in Baton Rouge.
Categories: BBC World News

SpaceshipTwo crash graphic

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:56

SpaceshipTwo crashes in the Mojave desert after launch.

       

U.Va. kidnap suspect's lawyer seeks test for sanity

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:53

Charges relate to a 2005 sexual assault.

       

A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:29
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus.

2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:26

Malaysian lawyer Arunan Selvaraj, center, speaks to journalists outside a courthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. (AP Photo) MALAYSIA OUTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.