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Stocks end higher as earnings pour in; market closed Friday
The Seattle Times
Stocks end higher as earnings pour in; market closed Friday. Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up. By ALEX VEIGA. AP Business Writer. Related. Stock market page. Stock lookup. Reader Comments.
The Bulls Aren't PinnedInvesting Daily
US stock market edges higher as earnings pour inBoston Globe
U.S. stock market ends mostly higher as earnings pour inThe Denver Post
New York Times -Business Standard -Washington Post
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Yue Yuen raises welfare contributions for striking workers in Gaobu
Striking workers at the Gaobu factory hold a banner which reads "Give me back my social security [contributions], give me back my housing subsidy," April 14. (Internet photo). Workers at a shoe-making plant operated by Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, the ...
What China's Largest Strike Against a Private Company Means for Your GadgetsMotherboard
Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory
PHOTO GALLERY: 24 hours around the WorldAhram Online -CBS News -Portland Business Journal
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NBC Bay Area

Payrolls in California grow by 11800
Los Angeles Times
California's employers added 11,800 jobs in March, a modest increase but one that nevertheless kept momentum going in the job market. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, held steady at 8.1% from the month-earlier revised figure, the state's Employment ...
California's unemployment rate remains at 8.1 percent in March as nearly 12000 ...Greenfield Daily Reporter

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KPRC Houston

County's jobless rate lowest in more than 5 years
Brenham Banner Press
AUSTIN — Washington County's jobless rate dropped to its lowest level in more than five years during March, figures from the Texas Workforce Commission show. The county's unemployment rate last month was 4.4 percent, the lowest since 4.1 percent in ...
Jobless rate falls to 5-year lowLongview News-Journal
Texas job growth slows in MarchDallas Morning News
NB-area jobless rates fallHerald Zeitung
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Venture capital funding soars to levels last seen in dot-com bubble
Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO — With venture capital funding reaching levels not seen since the days of the dot-com bubble, analysts say the question of whether the tech boom in Silicon Valley is on the verge of sputtering is getting harder to dismiss. Investors poured ...
Software developers lead startups' $9.5B 1Q takeNew York Post
MoneyTree Report: Venture capital investments up for the quarter; deal volume ...Pensions & Investments
Startup funding in 1Q soars to levels not seen since 2001Dallas Morning News
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Headlines & Global News

Texas Judge Rules Two Million Recalled Cars Can Still Be Driven
Headlines & Global News
GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra testifies during a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington April 1, 2014. (Photo : Reuters). Texas federal judge Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos has denied an emergency motion that would ...
What Will General Motors Look Like Once It Weathers the Storm?Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Amid GM Recall, Judge Denies 'Park It Now' AlertCourthouse News Service
Judge: GM doesn't need to order customers to park recalled vehiclesThe Detroit News
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Government Technology

'Bumpy' California Enrollment Period Ends With Over 3 Million Health Care Sign ...
Valley Public Radio
California health officials say the open enrollment period for insurance has been 'bumpy' but it has ended with more than 3 million people signed up for coverage. Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone has more from Sacramento. About 1.9 million ...
Obamacare Enrollment Nears 1.4 Million in California ExchangeGovernment Technology
Covered Calif. Sign-Ups Reach 1.4M at End of Open EnrollmentCalifornia Healthline
Your Voice: Covered CaliforniaTracy Press
Sierra Sun Times -California Report
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Gulf Times

New home prices rise 7.3% in China
Gulf Times
The Guohong Building is seen in Beijing. Growth in residential property prices across large- and medium-size Chinese cities slowed further in March. Dow Jones/Shanghai. Growth in residential property prices across large- and medium-size Chinese cities ...
China home price inflation cools to 8-month low in MarchFinancial Express
China home price inflation slows to eight-month lowOman Tribune
China March New Home Price Increases Ease on Tighter Credit (2)Businessweek
International Business Times -Wall Street Journal -Gant Daily
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Bidness Etc

Wal-Mart To Provide Domestic Money-Transfer Services
Bidness Etc
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is shaking up the money-transfer business by launching its own. By Bob Cramer. Published: April 18, 2014 at 6:16 am EST. WMT MGI WU EEFT. share 67 Shares. Facebook. 8. Twitter. 30. Google Plus. 16. Stumbleupon. 0. Linkedin. 11.

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Financial Express

Supreme Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case
Financial Express
The order Friday from Chief Justice John Roberts is a victory for rivals challenging the maker of the drug Copaxone, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Reuters. SummaryThe Supreme Court has declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens ...
Supreme Court Chief Justice Denies Teva's Request for an Injunction Relating to ...Wall Street Journal

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ABC News

Parents of Disaster Ferry Passengers Lash Out at Authoritiesi
Voice of America
JINDO, SOUTH KOREA — Relatives of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry have lashed out at authorities after they failed for a fourth day to enter the vessel. The confirmed deathtoll stands at 36, but some 270 remain trapped on board. At a sports ...
Korean Ferry Death Toll Rises To 36 as Prosecutors Investigate CrewTIME
South Korea ferry 'steered by inexperienced third mate'BBC News
S. Korea ferry operator had issues, accidents in pastUSA TODAY -Washington Post -The Australian
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Washington Post

Ukraine Mediator Moves to Defuse Crisis
Wall Street Journal
DONETSK, Ukraine--The international organization tasked with helping defuse Ukraine's crisis intends to bolster its ranks with hundreds more monitors as it tries to convince both pro-Russia and pro-Europe activists who have occupied buildings across ...
Pro-Russian Forces Work on Consolidating PowerNew York Times
At Barricades, Ukraine Insurgents Await EasterABC News
Ukraine: Truce and ConsequencesDaily Beast
Tehran Times -Fox News Latino -Bangkok Post
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BBC News

Hamid Mir wounded in Pakistan gun attack
BBC News
Gunmen have shot and wounded one of Pakistan's best known television presenters in the city of Karachi. Police said the attackers opened fire on Hamid Mir's car near the airport. The presenter for Geo TV received three bullets, but was in a stable condition, ...
Top Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir seriously injured in a targeted shooting in ...Times of India
Army, minister condemn attack on MirDaily Times
Hamid Mir, Geo TV anchor, shot atThe Hindu
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Families mourn Nepalese Sherpas
Washington Post
For Sherpas, the deadly avalanche on Mount Everest was a brutal reminder of the risks they face. April 19, 2014 The mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in ...
Avalanche kills 13 climbers on Everest's deadliest dayThe Times (subscription)
Death toll climbs in worst-ever tragedy on Mount Everest after avalanche wipes ...Daily Mail
Pictured: Huge ice avalanche that killed 13 Mount Everest climbers as it swept
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Financial Express

Robotic sub should finish seabed search in focused area for missing Malaysia ...
Fox News
PERTH, Australia – The search coordination center says an underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six ...
MH370 search area narrows as clock
'Search to continue with possibility of adding commercial assets' — hishammuddinThe Borneo Post
Underwater search for MH370 to be complete in 5-7 days: Australian officialsStraits Times
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French Journalists Freed from Captivity in Syria
Voice of America
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months are free. Turkey's Dogan News Agency, or DHA, says Turkish soldiers found the men - Didier Francois, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres - on the border with Syria blindfolded with their ...
4 French Journalists Abducted in Syria Freed, SafeABC News
4 French Journalists Held Hostage in Syria FreedTIME
Held in Syria, 4 Journalists Are ReleasedNew York Times
FRANCE 24 -Times of India -Jerusalem Post
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Montreal Gazette

Nigerian Extremists Claim Responsibility for Attack That Killed 75
Wall Street Journal
LAGOS, Nigeria--Islamic extremists in Nigeria claimed responsibility for the massive explosion at a busy bus station that killed at least 75 people in the country's capital, Abuja, this week. The claim came in a new video received Saturday in which Boko ...
Nigerian Women Outraged at Mass KidnappingVoice of America
Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim massive blast that killed 75The Globe and Mail
Islamic Militants Claim This Week's Nigerian BlastTIME -Firstpost -Fox News
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Strong magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea
ABC Online
A magnitude-7.5 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, prompting a tsunami warning to be briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighbouring Solomon Islands. The quake struck 68 kilometres south-west of Panguna on the island of ...
Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off PNGSky News Australia
7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New GuineaIBNLive
Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits off Papua New GuineaTimes of India
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Financial Express

Iran set to redesign Arak reactor to cut plutonium output
Tehran Times
c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_am3(83).jpg TEHRAN – Iran's nuclear chief announced on Saturday that Tehran has presented a proposal to the major powers to redesign the core of the Arak heavy-water reactor in order to ...
Dispute over Arak reactor virtually solved, Iranian official saysHaaretz
Iran Vice President Says Row Over Reactor ResolvedABC News
Report: Iran Vice President Says Row Over Reactor ResolvedTIME

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Economic Times

Analysis: Putin stymies West with subterfuge
MOSCOW — In early March, soldiers with automatic rifles, ski masks and dark-green uniforms without insignias appeared at key points throughout the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. Ukraine accused Russia of infiltrating its country for a takeover, and foreign ...
Putin Welcomes New NATO Chief, Hopes For Better TiesRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Putin's overture to incoming NATO chiefBusiness Standard
Russian President Putin says it's up to the West to help improve relationsDeutsche Welle
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