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 2015-07-28 18:08   

Reuters Canada

  Exclusive: Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale - sources...[ + ]

(Reuters) - Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including...



 2015-07-28 18:08   

Reuters

  Exclusive: Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale - sources...[ + ]

Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including...



 2015-07-28 18:07   

Reuters

  Texas grand jury convenes in securities case against attorney general...[ + ]

A Texas grand juryconvened on Tuesday to hear evidence presented by specialprosecutors and gathered by the Texas Rangers over whether thestate's Attorney General Ken Paxton violated securities law,...



 2015-07-28 18:06   

UPI

  Blake Shelton drops off Miranda Lambert's belonging at her house...[ + ]

Tomas MonzonARDMORE, Okla., July 28 (UPI) -- Following his divorce, Blake Shelton dumped all of ex-wife Miranda Lambert's belongings on his porch....



 2015-07-28 18:06   

AP

[ US News ]

  City will release 911 call in attack on Oklahoma family...[ + ]

TULSA, Okla. AP -- An Oklahoma city reversed course Tuesday and said it would release a recording of the 911 call made from a Broken Arrow home where a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death last week.....



 2015-07-28 18:04   

Reuters

  Percussion pioneer Vic Firth dead at 85 in Boston...[ + ]

Everett ...



 2015-07-28 18:04   

Reuters Canada

  Percussion pioneer Vic Firth dead at 85 in Boston...[ + ]

BOSTON (Reuters) - Everett Vic Firth, the longtime percussionist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and founder of the drumstick company that bears his name, died in Boston at the age of 85, the company...



 2015-07-28 18:04   

Reuters

  Barclays boss McFarlane seen speeding asset sales, cost cuts ...[ + ]

Barclays' new chairman John McFarlane is expected to speed up cost cuts and asset sales at the British bank on Wednesday, when quarterly results will be eclipsed by his strategic plans...



 2015-07-28 18:04   

Reuters

  Brazil will use drones to fight slave labor in rural areas...[ + ]

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Brazilian government plans to use drones to strengthen its fight against slave labor in rural areas, the Labour Ministry has said.Labour inspectors, who investigate properties that are sus...



 2015-07-28 18:04   

AP

[ Technology ]

  NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error...[ + ]

WASHINGTON AP -- The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and trigger...



 2015-07-28 18:03   

Reuters

  UPDATE 1-Talanx cuts 2015 profit target on life insurance unit writedown...[ + ]

German insurer Talanx AG lowered its net profit for the year after writing offgoodwill of 155 million euros ($171.37 million) as part of ashak...



 2015-07-28 18:03   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Cops: 2-state chase began over warrant for stolen underwear...[ + ]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Police say a man who led officers on a wild two-hour chase spanning two states had been facing charges of stealing $21 worth of underwear from a supermarket. Police records show 54-year-old Robert Ritter was accused of stealing a pack o...



 2015-07-28 18:02   

Reuters

  BoE's Cunliffe says no turning back the 'regulatory dial'...[ + ]

Banks must make painful adjustments to how they operate in a post-crisis world and not rely on policymakers turning back the overall ...



 2015-07-28 18:01   

UPI

  Jon Stewart responds to Huckabee's Holocaust reference with complete silence...[ + ]

Tharadjyne OrismaNEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- With just two weeks left until he signs off as "The Daily Show" host, Stewart decided to do things a little differently....



 2015-07-28 18:01   

Reuters

  Daimler, Renault say Aguascalients initial capacity over 230,000 cars...[ + ]

Daimler and Renault said their new production plant for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti cars in Aguascalientes, Mexico, will employ some 3,600 staff and have an initial production capacity of more than...



 2015-07-28 18:00   

Reuters

  United Nations warns Turkey against calling buffer a 'safe zone'...[ + ]

United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien warned Turkey on Tuesday against calling its planned buffer in northern Syria ...



 2015-07-28 18:00   

Reuters

  BoE's Cunliffe says no turning back the "regulatory dial"...[ + ]

Banks must make painfuladjustments to how they operate in a post-crisis world and notrely on policymakers turning back the overall ...



 2015-07-28 17:59   

Reuters

  Canada Conservatives likely to lengthen election campaign: sources...[ + ]

Canada's governing Conservatives are likely to lengthen this year's election campaign by launching it in August, three senior party sources said, a move that would benefit the cash-rich...



 2015-07-28 17:59   

Reuters Canada

  Canada Conservatives likely to lengthen election campaign: sources...[ + ]

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's governing Conservatives are likely to lengthen this year's election campaign by launching it in August, three senior party sources said, a move that would benefit the cash-rich...



 2015-07-28 17:58   

Reuters

  UPDATE 1-Coal and gas producer Consol Energy trims budget, dividend...[ + ]

Coal and natural gas producer ConsolEnergy Inc lowered its 2015 budget for oil and gasoperations by 13 percent to $800 million, the sec...



 2015-07-28 17:57   

Reuters

  United Nations warns Turkey against calling buffer a 'safe zone'...[ + ]

United Nations aid chiefStephen O'Brien warned Turkey on Tuesday against calling itsplanned buffer in northern Syria ...



 2015-07-28 17:57   

UPI

  New mashup pits Katniss and Jon Snow against one another...[ + ]

Tomas MonzonSANTA MONICA, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- A mashup published on Youtube pits Katniss Everdeen of {i:The Hunger Games} versus Jon Snow of {i:Game of Thrones} fame....



 2015-07-28 17:55   

AP

[ US News ]

  Father says he didn't know Colorado theater was mentally ill...[ + ]

CENTENNIAL, Colo. AP -- The father of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes said he didn't know his son suffered from mental illness until he killed 12 people at a Batman movie.....



 2015-07-28 17:54   

Reuters Canada

  Alberta open to including incentives in review of oil and gas royalties...[ + ]

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The left-leaning government of Alberta is open to including industry incentives in its review of royalties paid by oil and gas companies in Canada's largest oil-producing province,...



 2015-07-28 17:52   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Critically endangered northern white rhino dies at Czech zoo...[ + ]

PRAGUE (AP) One of the last five northern white rhinoceros left in the world has died. The Czech zoo in Dvur Kralove says the 31-year-old female Nabire died Monday evening due to a ruptured cyst. Nabire was born in the zoo on Nov. 15, 1983 a rare case o...



 2015-07-28 17:50   

Reuters

  Brazil investment grade rating is at risk, S&P warns...[ + ]

Standard & Poor's on Tuesday said Brazil could lose its coveted investment-grade rating in the coming year if fallout from a number of corruption investigations further stymies economic growth and the...



 2015-07-28 17:50   

Reuters

  S&P cuts Brazil sovereign credit outlook to negative...[ + ]

Standard & Poor's on Tuesday said Brazil could lose its coveted investment-grade rating in the coming year if fallout from a number of corruption investigations further stymies economic growth and the...



 2015-07-28 17:50   

UPI

  New blood cancer drug reaches cells hiding in bone marrow...[ + ]

Stephen FellerSAN DIEGO, July 28 (UPI) -- A new drug aimed at dormant cancer stem cells that hide in the hypoxic zones of bone marrow that most other drugs can't reach is currently in 5 clinical trials....



 2015-07-28 17:50   

AP

[ Business ]

  Administration would give prisoners access to student grants...[ + ]

WASHINGTON AP -- Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.....



 2015-07-28 17:49   

Reuters

  GM to double Brazil investment through 2019 ...[ + ]

General Motors Co plans to double its investment in Brazil to 13 billion reais ($3.8 billion) through 2019 and introduce a new family of vehicles into the country, the U.S. carmaker's...



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