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  • Ten top U.S. vacation-home markets

    Ten top U.S. vacation-home markets

    BOSTON (Reuters) – Here’s a list of some of the most popular and promising places for vacation-home shopping in the U.S., with recent median list prices from real estate shopping site Zillow.com. Aspen, Colorado Median list price: $1,725,000 Sales were

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  • Analysis: Delta-Boeing clash threatens Obama bid to renew Eximbank

    Analysis: Delta-Boeing clash threatens Obama bid to renew Eximbank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Concerns raised by Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) about the fairness of U.S. Export-Import Bank loans to help Boeing (BA.N) export aircraft are complicating President Barack Obama’s push to quickly renew the bank’s charter. The fight pits the

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  • Obama defends energy policies amid gas price pain

    Obama defends energy policies amid gas price pain

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama launched the most comprehensive defense to date of his energy policies on Monday, pushing back against election-year attacks from Republicans who say they are to blame for high gas prices that are eroding his

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  • TPG seeks sale of Iasis Healthcare-report

    TPG seeks sale of Iasis Healthcare-report

    TPG, which has investments in variety of industries including technology, financial services and retail, is looking at a valuation of about $2.4 billion, the report said. The U.S.-based private equity firm founded in 1992, may sell the company to another

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  • Government to seek court approval of $25 billion mortgage pact

    Government to seek court approval of $25 billion mortgage pact

    The pact unveiled February 9 is expected to result in payments and other mortgage relief for about one million borrowers, but must first be approved by a judge. Bank of America Corp, Wells Fargo & Co, JPMorgan Chase & Co,

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  • Thousands of AT&T workers to stay on job as talks continue

    Thousands of AT&T workers to stay on job as talks continue

    The workers in AT&T’s traditional wireline telephone business and some other units voted recently to give their union, the Communications Workers of America, authority to call a strike ahead of the expiration of four separate labor contracts at midnight local

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  • Technology

  • EUs Almunia to decide on Google probe after Easter

    EUs Almunia to decide on Google probe after Easter

    The European Commission opened an investigation into the world’s most popular search engine in November 2010 after rivals, including Microsoft, accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the market for web search engines. EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said

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  • RIM delays analyst meeting

    RIM delays analyst meeting

    “We decided to make BlackBerry World more focused on customers, developers and partners,” RIM spokeswoman Tenille Kennedy said on Tuesday. “We will hold a separate session targeted at the interests of the investment community later this year, once BlackBerry 10

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  • House Republicans push info-sharing cyber bill

    House Republicans push info-sharing cyber bill

    The proposed legislation and related bills before Congress respond to widespread and growing concern about incursions into U.S. networks by hackers looking to steal everything from state secrets to credit card numbers to intellectual property. The bill sponsored by Representatives

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  • Third Point CEO to continue fight over Yahoo board

    Third Point CEO to continue fight over Yahoo board

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Daniel Loeb, chief executive of hedge fund Third Point, said he would continue to push to revamp Yahoo Inc’s board of directors following Yahoo’s decision to reject him as a board member. In a letter to

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  • Face time with Facebook CEO stirs concerns on Wall Street

    Face time with Facebook CEO stirs concerns on Wall Street

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Mark Zuckerberg wants at least $5 billion from Wall Street investors, but those investors will not be getting much face time in return. The Facebook co-founder and CEO made that clear when he skipped the social

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  • Apple CEO in China mission to clear up problems

    Apple CEO in China mission to clear up problems

    HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook has jetted into China for talks with government officials as he seeks to clear up a pile of problems in the firm’s biggest growth market, from its contested iPad trademark

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  • Sports

  • American Dufner impresses at Masters

    American Dufner impresses at Masters

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Jason Dufner grabbed a share of the clubhouse lead in the second round of the Masters on Friday after shooting a two-under-par 70. The 35-year-old American rolled in six birdies at Augusta National to reach the

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  • Couples and Dufner take joint control at Masters

    Couples and Dufner take joint control at Masters

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Americans Fred Couples and Jason Dufner grabbed the clubhouse lead at the Masters on Friday with several players just a stroke behind on a tight leaderboard. Spain’s Sergio Garcia looked set to join the American duo

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  • Howards big night helps Magic end five-game skid

    Howards big night helps Magic end five-game skid

    Howard, who earlier this week had reportedly called for coach Stan Van Gundy’s ouster, grabbed 11 points in the fourth quarter despite playing with back spasms. “That’s the best I’ve felt of our team the entire year,” Van Gundy told

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  • Day withdraws from Masters with ankle injury

    Day withdraws from Masters with ankle injury

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Last year’s runner-up Jason Day withdrew from the Masters midway through his second round on Friday because of an ankle injury. The Australian, who quit after completing just seven holes Friday at Augusta National, was one-over-par

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  • Singh expects more India joy in London ring

    Singh expects more India joy in London ring

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Vijender Singh ran a finger over his brow, mopped away a bead of sweat and calmly flicked it aside. It is with the same nonchalance that the trailblazing Indian boxer dismissed talk of pressure and explained

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  • Frustrated Donald hopes luck with change at Masters

    Frustrated Donald hopes luck with change at Masters

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Luke Donald was left clinging to the hope that his luck will take a turn for the better after a frustrating second round at the Masters on Friday. The world number one shot a one-over-par 73

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  • Entertainment

  • Amazon, B&N make concessions for Potter ebooks

    Amazon, B&N make concessions for Potter ebooks

    (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc and Barnes & Noble Inc unveiled Harry Potter e-books on Tuesday in deals that suggest the companies made big concessions with author J.K. Rowling for electronic access to the hit series. Amazon said it struck a

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  • Cape worn by Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra sold

    Cape worn by Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra sold

    DALLAS (Reuters) – A gold cape worn by Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 film “Cleopatra” sold at auction for $59,375 in Dallas on Friday. The cape had been wrapped in tissue and stored in a cedar closet for

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  • Bully documentary to land in theaters unrated

    Bully documentary to land in theaters unrated

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Weinstein Co. on Monday said it has decided to release its documentary “Bully” without a U.S. film rating after failing to persuade the Motion Picture Association of America to change to one that is less

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  • Susan Boyle musical a hit with fans and critics

    Susan Boyle musical a hit with fans and critics

    NEWCASTLE, England (Reuters) – Fans came from as far as Australia to see the premiere of a new musical based on the life of reality TV star Susan Boyle, and early reviews suggested the trip was not wasted. “I Dreamed

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  • Heidi Klum files for divorce from Seal

    Heidi Klum files for divorce from Seal

    Klum’s spokeswoman declined to give further details and said the “Project Runway” television star would not be making a statement. Seal’s spokeswoman also confirmed the divorce filing but offered no further comment. Celebrity website TMZ.com said divorce papers had been

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  • Sultry French pop song gives Mad Men a new star

    Sultry French pop song gives Mad Men a new star

    And it’s all because of a sultry performance in Sunday’s 5th season premiere of a 1960s French pop song, “Zou Bisou Bisou” (Oh you, Kiss, Kiss). Megan, played by Canadian actress Jessica Pare, was the talk of the town on

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  • Other Recent Articles

  • Two decades from war, a new fight to save Bosnia

    Two decades from war, a new fight to save Bosnia

    SARAJEVO (Reuters) – The shooting began over the course of weeks, but if Bosnia’s war needs a beginning to mark, then it’s April 6, 1992, twenty years ago this Friday. That’s the day the West recognized the Yugoslav republic as independent and Serb gunmen fired …

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  • Housemaids suicide rattles Lebanons conscience

    Housemaids suicide rattles Lebanons conscience

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Tragic tales of domestic worker abuse in Lebanon are common, but a film showing an Ethiopian maid dragged along a street in Beirut just days before she was found hanged from her bed sheets has rattled Lebanon’s conscience. The domestic worker industry …

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  • Analysis: Syria peace plan seen buying Assad time

    Analysis: Syria peace plan seen buying Assad time

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – President Bashar al-Assad’s acceptance of a plan that puts the onus on rebels as well as the Syrian army to end more than a year of bloodshed may buy him time and, at least temporarily, reduce world pressure against him. Syria has …

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  • Slovak leftists take power, commit to austerity

    Slovak leftists take power, commit to austerity

    BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovakia’s centre-left leader Robert Fico was sworn in as prime minister on Wednesday and vowed to rein in the small nation’s widening budget deficit and commit to austerity. The 47-year-old Europhile and his Smer party swept to a landslide victory in a …

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  • Italys PM Monti concedes to unions, ally on labor

    Italys PM Monti concedes to unions, ally on labor

    Under changes to proposals presented to cabinet last month, the measure will allow a judge to order the reinstatement of workers laid off when the business reasons advanced for the dismissal are “manifestly inexistent”. By contrast, the revised measures will also lower the maximum compensation …

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  • Myanmar president holds landmark talks with rebels

    Myanmar president holds landmark talks with rebels

    Thein Sein, a former infantry commander and heavyweight in the junta that ceded power a year ago, told a visiting delegation of the Karen National Union (KNU) that his government viewed the rebels as brothers rather than enemy with whom the army had fought since …

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  • James Murdochs BSkyB exit puts Rupert in firing line

    James Murdochs BSkyB exit puts Rupert in firing line

    (Reuters) – James Murdoch’s exit from the chairmanship of BSkyB moves his father Rupert into the firing line in Britain, just as an inquiry into a phone-hacking scandal turns its focus on his peculiar influence in the country. Rupert Murdoch, News Corp’s chief executive, is …

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  • U.S. to relax Myanmar sanctions amid dramatic progress

    U.S. to relax Myanmar sanctions amid dramatic progress

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Wednesday it was ready to relax some sanctions on Myanmar to recognize its fledgling democratic transition, including a ban on U.S. companies investing in or offering financial services to the country. However, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary …

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