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Eggs, Milk And Ink: Venezuela Wants All Supermarket Shoppers Fingerprinted

Posted on the August 22nd, 2014 under Business News by

The government hopes to clamp down on rampant cross-border smuggling of government-subsidized staples that has caused shortages on the country’s store shelves.

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U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says

Posted on the August 22nd, 2014 under Business News by

The Pentagon didn’t give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $ 1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.

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Co-op Bank reports loss of £75.8m

Posted on the August 22nd, 2014 under Business News by

The troubled Co-operative Bank cuts its pre-tax losses in the first half of the year, and cuts staff numbers by 13%.
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The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And ‘Contagion’ Scare Us So Much

Posted on the August 22nd, 2014 under Business News by

Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the “dread factor.”

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Argentina debt plan ruled ‘illegal’

Posted on the August 22nd, 2014 under Business News by

Argentina’s plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled “illegal” by a US court.
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Asian shares hitch a ride on Wall Street’s record

Posted on the August 22nd, 2014 under Business News by

A woman holding an umbrella looks at her cellphone outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares rose in early trading on Friday, after upbeat U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent in early trading, on track for a weekly gain of 0.4 percent. Japan's Nikkei stock average added 0.2 percent, poised for a robust 1.9 percent weekly rise. Investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the session at the annual gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which will be studied for any fresh signals about the timing of U.S.



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S&P 500 sets record close on signs of healthier economy

Posted on the August 21st, 2014 under Business News by

A Wall Street sign is pictured in the rain outside the New York Stock ExchangeThe S&P 500 broke two records during Thursday's session, climbing past its previous intraday all-time high of 1,991.39 and ending above its previous record close of 1,987.98. Market participants refrained from making big bets before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday at a policymakers' meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which could provide clues on the timing of an interest-rate hike. Some investors also remained skeptical of whether the stock market's recent gains are sustainable, pointing to light trading volume. The S&P 500 gained 5.86 points, or 0.29 percent, to end at 1,992.37.



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