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Comcast to start selling Verizon mobile early 2012

NEW YORK – NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, will start selling Verizon Wireless products in four markets early next […]

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Google Indoor Mapping At Malls, Airports Creates New Market

has launched a significant addition to its Google Maps for Android, which would now enable indoor maps of select malls, airports and transit stations. [] […]

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Monti to lawmakers: No alternative to reforms

ROME (AP) — Italy’s new premier urged lawmakers Monday to swiftly approve his anti-crisis remedy of new taxes, pension reforms and growth measures, saying the […]

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Markets buoyed by euro crisis resolution hopes

LONDON — Markets rallied further Monday on hopes that Europe’s leaders will agree on a plan to restore long-term confidence in the euro, saving it […]

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Airline passenger numbers strong in November

Both WestJet and Porter Airlines reported strong passenger traffic in November compared with the same month a year earlier. WestJet’s load factor — the proportion […]

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U.S. manufacturing recovery still muted

Two different sets of numbers out Monday suggested recovery in the U.S. manufacturing sector remains muted. Factory orders fell by 0.4 per cent in October, […]

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Don’t get up: 5 exercises you can do without upsetting your inner cou...

Here are five easy and beneficial exercises for you couch potatoes. And they can be done without equipment. Photograph by: Digital Vision, Thinkstock Going to […]

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Roundy’s Supermarkets files $230M IPO

MILWAUKEE — Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc., which operates 158 grocery stores in three states, expects to…

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McGinn pushes for early end to 1-cent tax hike

TOPEKA, Kan. — A state senator from Sedgwick County is proposing that Kansas lawmakers roll back a 1-cent increase in the…

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Insidr Helps When Big Company Customer Service Can’t or Won’t

Insidr () is launching today public beta of a independent customer service marketplace that connects frustrated customers to people who have worked in big companies […]

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UN Security Council renews Golan peacekeepers amid Syrian war

News June 27, 2013

(Blank Headline Received)UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council renewed for six months on Thursday a peacekeeping mission in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights monitoring a decades-old truce between Israel and Syria that has been shaken by a spillover of violence from Syria's civil war. The unanimously agreed resolution stresses the need for the peacekeepers, who currently just carry handguns, to boost their protection. Diplomats said troops would likely now get equipment such as flak jackets, armored vehicles and machine guns. …

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Sheila wants Rahul Gandhi as PM

News June 27, 2013

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday backed Rahul Gandhi as the party’s prime ministerial candidate in 2014, saying that he will have to be convinced to occupy the post.

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China lifts 17-year ban on Dalai Lama photos at Tibet monastery: group

News June 27, 2013

(Blank Headline Received)By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese officials have lifted a ban on Tibetan monks displaying photographs of the Dalai Lama at a prominent monastery, a rights group said on Thursday, an unexpected policy shift which could ease tensions in the restive region. The decision concerning the Gaden monastery in the Tibetan capital Lhasa – one of the most historically important religious establishments in Tibet – reversed a ban introduced in 1996, the Britain-based Free Tibet group told Reuters, citing sources with direct knowledge of the situation. …

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Pakistan's Lala Textiles to participate in Indian exhibition

News June 27, 2013

Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) Leading Pakistani brand Lala Textiles will participate in the Surat Dreams exhibition to be held here June 29-30.

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Kamal Nath seeks French investment in India's urban development

News June 27, 2013

Paris, June 27 (IANS) India’s Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Thursday urged French companies to seriously explore the “exciting opportunities” his country’s booming urban development sector presented, saying India’s growth still remained “very attractive”.

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Government raises rice support price by 4.8 pct – minister

News June 27, 2013

(Blank Headline Received)NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has raised the base price it will pay farmers for common rice to 1,310 rupees per 100 kilograms from 1,250 rupees last year, Food Minister K.V. Thomas told reporters on Thursday. The government sets a minimum support price (MSP) for key crops to give farmers an incentive to produce supplies needed for welfare programmes that give cheap food to half a billion poor. The MSP also protects farmers from excessive price falls. …

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Uttarakhand dead may total 5,000: ActionAid

News June 27, 2013

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) As the search and rescue operations come to a close in most parts of flood-hit Uttarakhand, ActionAid said Thursday that the fatalities in the disaster may be closer to 5,000

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RBI further tightens gold import rules

News June 27, 2013

(Blank Headline Received)MUMBAI (Reuters) – The Reserve Bank of India squeezed gold buyers further on Thursday, ruling out any credit transactions for imports unless they were intended to make jewellery for export, as it looks to rein in a record current account deficit. The RBI said the restrictions would also apply to imports of gold which do not have a fixed price. "In other words (authorised dealers and banks) are required to ensure that credit in any form or name is not enabled for import of any form of gold," the bank said. …

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Shooting coach says girls refused to complain

News June 27, 2013

India, June 28 — The case of alleged sexual harassment of two female shooters during the ISSF shotgun World Cup in Acapulco (Mexico) had come to the notice of the chief coach M Padmanabhan and coach Amar Jung, but since the ‘aggrieved’ party was not willing to give a written complaint, it did not find mention in the report submitted by the coaches to the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).Two double-trap marksmen had allegedly entered the girls’ room in Acapulco event in March and had insisted on sleeping there. …

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Concerns over central snoop

News June 27, 2013

India, June 28 — Eyebrows have been raised at the Centre’s single-window system to intercept phone calls and internet exchanges – the desi version of the US’s surveillance programme, PRISM – that is expected to roll out this year-end.The Rs. 400-crore project – tentatively called the Central Monitoring System (CMS) – will not only allow the government to listen to a target’s phone conversation but also track down a caller’s precise location, match his voice against known suspects’ before the call is completed and see what people have been up to on the internet. …

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