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Easton's Ronald McDonald stars in Taco Bell commercial
Cecil Whig
Pictured is Ronald McDonald of Easton, on the set of the national ad campaign that features him along with 24 other Ronald McDonalds from across the country. Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:30 am | Updated: 6:28 pm, Thu Apr 24, 2014. Easton's Ronald ...
Ronald McDonald gets a makeover for social mediaCNET
FCC proposes new Internet rules, Ronald McDonald gets a makeoverWKMG Orlando
He's lovin it: Ronald McDonald gets a new
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Apple helps boost US stocks
Sydney Morning Herald
The Nasdaq rose modestly in a choppy session on Thursday, lifted by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held the broader market in check. Shares of Apple, the most valuable US company by market ...
Apple stock a good deal if you get in before firm's buy back, analyst saysVancouver Sun
Momentum-Stock Doubters Get Walloped As Apple, Facebook and Google ...Forbes
First Take: Apple, Facebook draw line under tech stocksUSA TODAY
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So far, so good for Microsoft's Nadella
Microsoft shares rose in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported solid results for the first three months of the year -- CEO Satya Nadella's first quarter. NEW YORK (CNNMoney). Satya Nadella's tenure as Microsoft CEO is off to a solid start.
UPDATE 2-Microsoft beats Wall Street on new CEO debutReuters
Microsoft Results Beat Estimates, Cheer InvestorsForbes
Nadella's Cloud Push Gains GroundBloomberg
Reuters India -PCWorld -Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Sky News Australia

Amazon's Q1 2014 Earnings Hint At Streaming TV Services As Key Element
Earlier today, Amazon revealed it's 2014 first quarter earnings in a conference call, and the news for investors was quite good. Analysts had predicted revenue of $19.4 billion, however Amazon reported that revenue went beyond that to $19.74 billion.
Amazon: Prime fee increase not stopping membership growthCNET
Amazon earnings beat expectationsSydney Morning Herald
Amazon 1st quarter net income jumpsSan Jose Mercury News
Fox Business -TechnologyTell
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Washington Post

UPDATE 3-GM says facing multiple probes into recent recalls
(Adds more background, details about multi-state group forming to probe GM). By Sarah N. Lynch. WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - General Motors revealed on Thursday it is the subject of five different government probes related to its massive recalls, ...
Massive recall expenses slash General Motors' first-quarter profitLos Angeles Times
GM says facing multiple probes into recent recallsFox Business
Recall Squeezes GM ProfitInvestor's Business Daily
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Scott London's Fall From Grace
Wall Street Journal
Scott London once had one of the more enviable spots in finance: overseeing audits of high-profile companies for a Big Four accounting firm. Then his world changed. Mr. London's sentencing on Thursday to 14 months in prison caps a yearlong saga that hit ...
Convicted KPMG Inside Trader Sentenced to PrisonABC News
Former KPMG auditor sentenced to 14 months in prisonFinancial Times
Ex-KPMG partner London gets 14 months for insider tradingReuters
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The Daily Meal

Live más expensively: Taco Bell is launching a fancy new chain
NEW YORK — Taco Bell seems to have resigned itself to life as Chipotle's middle-aged, junk-food-loving cousin, so the company is starting fresh in the battle for Mexican-ish food supremacy by launching a new, upscale fast-casual concept called U.S. Taco ...
Taco Bell to test US Taco Co. concept: Fancier food, boozy shakesLos Angeles Times
Taco Bell Is Going Upscale—ReallyBusinessweek
Taco Bell to test fast-casual restaurantMarshfield News-Herald

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Asian Morning Briefing: Dow Ends Flat; Tech Shares Gain
Wall Street Journal
The Dow ended flat but technology shares gained as investors digested a mixed bag of corporate earnings and economic data as well as escalating tensions in Ukraine. Treasurys also finished generally flat, but gold and oil got a boost from Ukraine worries, ...
Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple upWashington Post
Stocks Rise on Profits as Yen Climbs; Russian Shares DropBloomberg
Stocks edge higher on earnings gains; Apple upBryan-College Station Eagle
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Weekly jobless claims rise in US; monthly durable goods orders up unexpectedly
Business Record
Jobless claims nationally increased by 24,000 to 329,000 in the week ending April 19, the most in a month, the article said, citing a Labor Department report released today. The median forecast of 44 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for an increase ...
Durable-Goods Orders Rise 2.6%Wall Street Journal
Durable-goods orders climb 2.6% in MarchMarketWatch
US Durable Goods Orders Rise for Second MonthIndustryWeek
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UPDATE 2-Bank of Canada sees evidence exports poised to heat up
(Adds comments from press conference). By Bryn Levy. SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, April 24 (Reuters) - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz is more hopeful than before about an export recovery but is not straying from his mantra that an interest rate ...

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Netanyahu: Mideast peace talks 'essentially buried' if Hamas-Fatah deal stands
Fox News
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Thursday that a new agreement between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah is "killing peace," even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced hope that talks could be salvaged. The Israeli leader ...
Is Hamas ready to talk?Haaretz
Israel suspends peace talks with PalestiniansLos Angeles Times
Israel-Palestine Peace Talks Mired in UncertaintyTIME
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Washington Post

Chicago doctor known for his compassion and dedication among three ...
Washington Post
When Jerry Umanos finished his residency, he didn't set up a private practice as a pediatrician or seek out a high-paying job. Instead, Umanos went to a new health center in Chicago that was focused on improving access to health care — and a place that ...
Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospitalBusinessweek
Guard accused in hospital shootingsUSA TODAY
Afghan guard kills 3 US
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Kerry Warns Russia of Economic Costs on Ukraine
Voice of America
Secretary of State John Kerry issued a strong warning to Russia late Thursday saying if Moscow continues to escalate the crisis in Ukraine, it will pay a steep economic cost for its actions. Speaking to reporters at the State Department Kerry said one week after ...
Ukraine raids spark US-Russia war of wordsBBC News
Ukraine crisis: Checkpoint clashes at separatist-held Slaviansk raise tensions ...ABC Online
Simon Ostrovsky, US journalist held in Ukraine, now
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The Daily Star

South Sudan president replaces army chief
The Daily Star
JUBA: South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has sacked his army chief, a military spokesman said, replacing him with a loyalist from his own ethnic group as the country's four-month conflict shows signs of being increasingly fought along tribal lines. Kiir also ...
South Sudan to free alleged rebel leaders in peace gestureDaily Times
US Humanitarian Officials Call for Security in Central African HotspotsVoice of America
S. Sudan sacks army chief after rebels seize oil hubArab News
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Montreal Gazette

Fresh safety, violence fears on Mount Everest
Daily Times
KATHMANDU: Three major mountaineering companies joined others in quitting Everest citing fears of violence, safety concerns and tension at base camp, deepening a crisis Thursday on the world's highest peak sparked by the death of 16 guides last week.
Bodies of Everest guides 'looked like rag dolls,' Canadian climber saysThe Globe and Mail
Five myths about Mount EverestWashington Post
Climbers Leave Everest Amid Regrets and Tensions Among SherpasNew York Times
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Kerry warns Russia of expensive new sanctions
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. More from PostPolitics. Rand Paul and other Republican leaders back away from Bundy · Rand Paul and other ...

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Latin Post

Justin Bieber Instagram and Twitter Post Update: Singer Apologizes to China ...
Latin Post
Pop star Justin Bieber was in need of a serious fact check this week after posting two highly offensive photos and captions on both his Instagram and Twitter pages. While on a trip to Japan with his mother, Bieber took a visit to the Japanese Yasukuni war ...
Bieber says sorry for 'offensive' visit to war
What Country Did Justin Bieber Piss Off Now?VH1

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Christian Science Monitor

Why India's Narendra Modi can't succeed without regional parties
Christian Science Monitor
When Narendra Modi, the man expected to be India's next prime minister, took the stage at a rally in Mumbai this week, it was not his face, but a picture of the late founder of the Shiv Sena, an influential regional party, that dominated the banners above him.
At least six killed as poll violence hits restive Indian regionsReuters
Secularism deserves better championsHindustan Times
Rebels Kill 7 After Voting in Indian ElectionsABC News
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The question no one wants to ask: What if Flight 370 is never found?
(CNN) -- More than a month and a half into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the murmurs are growing louder. What if the Boeing 777 that disappeared over the southern Indian Ocean is never found? It was a dismissible thought at first. After all, how ...
Report on missing Flight 370 to be released next weekUSA TODAY
Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jetThe News International
Searchers face tough choices in hunt for MH370Times of India

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The Times (subscription)

Russia's web guru Pavel Durov seeks job
The Times (subscription)
The founder of Russia's answer to Facebook, who is in exile after coming under pressure from the security services, appealed yesterday for a country willing to give him and his team the freedom to work. Pavel Durov, who created VKontakte (in touch) as a ...
Putin: The Internet Is a 'CIA Project'TIME
Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'Newsday
Putin calls internet a 'CIA project' renewing fears of web breakupThe Guardian
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