Monthly Archives: October 2013

NSA Said to Tap Google and Yahoo Abroad – New York Times

Washington Post NSA Said to Tap Google and Yahoo AbroadNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The National Security Agency and its British counterpart have apparently tapped the fiber-optic cables connecting Google's and Yahoo's overseas servers and are copying vast amounts of email … Continue reading

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China’s Alibaba to launch online fund sales service: media

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holdings has secured approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to act as a third party for the online sale of fund products, local media group Caixin reported on its website. … Continue reading

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Oil majors hit by overcapacity in refining

Major oil groups have been hit by overcapacity in the refining industry and weak demand for petrol and diesel in slowing western economies Asia homepage

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Matson Inc. – The Contradiction Of Performing Ok In Times Of High Demand And Much Better In Times Of Low Demand

By AlphaStreetResearch: It is common to hear back and forth chatter in reference to what modes of transportation will continue to be prominent throughout the future. Everyone has an idea of whether rail, truck, air, or marine transport services will … Continue reading

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Bale Is Back

Bale Is Back – originally posted on Soccerlens.com Gareth Bale managed to put his recent bad performances behind him after he scored two and assisted two in Real Madrid’s 7-3 victory over Sevilla yesterday. Bale was under a lot of … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: Chemical weapons equipment destroyed – OPCW – BBC News

BBC News Syria crisis: Chemical weapons equipment destroyed – OPCWBBC NewsSyria's government is no longer in a position to produce chemical weapons – "as far as their disclosed capabilities is concerned", the head of the team of weapons inspectors has … Continue reading

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Buddy comedy ‘Last Vegas’ hits jackpot with senior star wattage

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has a conundrum at 76 years of age: he gets plenty of job offers, but the roles tend to be serious and they only beget more serious roles. Reuters: Entertainment News

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Facebook shares recover as investors shrug off falling usage

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc shares steadied on Thursday after wobbling in the wake of post-earnings comments by company executives about slowing use and a strategy of not increasing the frequency of ads shown to users. Facebook shares breached the $ … Continue reading

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Central banks agree to retain swap lines

Central banks agree to keep one of their main crisis-fighting tools in place until further notice by turning their temporary swap lines into standing ones Asia homepage

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Syria’s chemical weapons production facilities destroyed, says watchdog – The Guardian

The Guardian Syria's chemical weapons production facilities destroyed, says watchdogThe GuardianA Syrian television still shows a mechanical digger from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at work in an undisclosed location. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images. Syria has destroyed all … Continue reading

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