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 2014-07-29 10:31   

AP

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  Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles...

NEW YORK (AP) More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe roughly the population of New York City step aboar...



 2014-07-29 10:31   

AP

[ Business ]

  Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles...

NEW YORK AP -- More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.....



 2014-07-29 10:30   

Reuters

  Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study released on Monday. The study in the American...



 2014-07-29 10:30   

Reuters

[ US ]

  Doctor held for pointing rifle toward women at Phoenix airport -police...

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona doctor was arrested on suspicion of pointing a rifle toward a woman and her 17-year-old daughter inside a busy Phoenix airport terminal, police said on Monday.They said...



 2014-07-29 10:30   

Reuters

  Indian e-tailer Flipkart raises $1 billion in funding...

MUMBAI, July 29 (Reuters) - Flipkart, India's largeste-tailer, said on Tuesday it raised a fresh round of fundingworth $1 billion as it tries to aggressively scale up afterAmazon.com Inc's rapid expansion...



 2014-07-29 10:29   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  EU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions...

BRUSSELS (AP) The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.Frustrated by the apparent i...



 2014-07-29 10:29   

AP

[ Top International ]

  EU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions...

BRUSSELS AP -- The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions on Russia.....



 2014-07-29 10:28   

Reuters

  BRIEF-China Huapont-Nutrichem to purchase 20 pct stake in US firm Albaugh for $220 mln...

July 29 (Reuters) - Huapont-Nutrichem Co Ltd* Says plans to purchase 20 percent stake in U.S.agricultural products firm Albaugh for $220 millionSource text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1qIp3b7Further...



 2014-07-29 10:28   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk...

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) The body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk can now be cremated at his monastery in the hills outside Nepal's capital, the government said Tuesday after reversing its earlier objections to bringing the body into the country.Nepal...



 2014-07-29 10:25   

Reuters

  EARNINGS SURVEY-Immofinanz Q4 FFO seen at 49.7 mln euros...

VIENNA, July 29 (Reuters) - * Immofinanz Q4 results * Due on Aug. 1 after market close * Funds From Operations (FFO) seen at 49.7 million euros Estimates for the results were collected...



 2014-07-29 10:25   

Reuters

  PRESS DIGEST- Canada - July 29...

July 29 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories fromselected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified thesestories and does not vouch for their accuracy.THE GLOBE AND MAIL* Things became...



 2014-07-29 10:24   

Reuters

  Spirit Airlines posts higher second-quarter profit...

July 29 (Reuters) - Spirit Airlines Inc, a low-costU.S. carrier, on Tuesday reported a 54 percent rise insecond-quarter profit as it added flights and had higher averagefares.Net income was $64.8 million,...



 2014-07-29 10:20   

ITAR TASS

  Lithuania considers anti-Russian sanctions...

However, an overall EU demarche would be more effective and important as a voice of Europe, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius noted...



 2014-07-29 10:18   

ITAR TASS

  Dutch premier urges Kiev to stop combat actions at Boeing crash site...

Dutch and Australian experts have failed to get to the Malaysian airliner’s crash site from the city of Donetsk already for the third day...



 2014-07-29 10:17   

Reuters

  Vietnam bond yields hit record low...

HANOI, July 29 (Reuters) - Rising demand for Vietnam bondsdragged yields to historic lows on Tuesday as weak lending and ahigh value of matured bonds boosted liquidity in banks, whileinvestors expected...



 2014-07-29 10:16   

Reuters

  Dutch, Australian experts unable to access crash site due to fighting...

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch and Australian experts abandoned plans to access the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine on Tuesday due to heavy fighting, the Netherlands said in a statement.There...



 2014-07-29 10:15   

Reuters

  Spain to revise economic growth forecasts for 2014, 2015...

MADRID, July 29 (Reuters) - Spain's Economy Minister Luis deGuindos said on Tuesday the government would revise its currenteconomic growth forecasts to around 1.5 percent growth this yearand to around...



 2014-07-29 10:15   

Reuters

  Aetna says second-quarter profit rose...

July 29 (Reuters) - Aetna Inc, the third-largestU.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday that its second-quarterprofit rose, helped by the acquisition of Medicare and Medicaidprovider Coventry last year.Aetna...



 2014-07-29 10:15   

Reuters

  Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday in a report meant to bolster a series...



 2014-07-29 10:14   

Reuters

  Russia cancels weekly treasury auction for 2nd week in row...

MOSCOW, July 29 (Reuters) - Russia's finance ministry saidin a statement on Tuesday it was cancelling this week's treasurybond auction due to unfavourable market conditions.This is the second straight...



 2014-07-29 10:13   

ITAR TASS

  West’s new sanctions on Russia counterproductive — Russian high-ranking diplomat...

“Such economic measures are useless. No one can understand such language,” an offisial says...



 2014-07-29 10:13   

Reuters

  UPDATE 1-Drug maker Orion's Q2 profit rises on Bayer, Takeda payments...

* Q2 EBIT 86 mln euros vs 61 mln a year ago* Result boosted by one-off payments from Bayer and Takeda* Shares flat, having risen 16 pct since Bayer deal (Adds share reaction, analyst comment)HELSINKI,...



 2014-07-29 10:13   

Reuters

  TABLE-India's Escorts June-quarter profit drops...

July 29 (Reuters) - Engineering conglomerate Escorts Ltd posted a 41.49 percent drop in June-quarter profit:For detailed results, please see the table below:----------------------------------------...



 2014-07-29 10:13   

Reuters

  UPDATE 1-Singapore regulator proposes new rules for financial benchmarks...

(Adds background, details)SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) - Singapore's central bankannounced new proposals on Tuesday to regulate financialbenchmarks in the wake of a series of scandals around the worldinvolving...



 2014-07-29 10:12   

Reuters

  Table for five: Obama to dine with Kansas City penpals...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Valerie, a single mom from Kansas City, Missouri, who owns a small business, wrote to President Barack Obama last week in the middle of the night, describing just how hard she works.On...



 2014-07-29 10:11   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  China announces probe into ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang over alleged discipline violations...

BEIJING (AP) China announces probe into ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang over alleged discipline violations....



 2014-07-29 10:07   

Reuters

  NHC says 70 percent chance of cyclone in mid-Atlantic...

(Reuters) - An area of low pressure located in the mid-Atlantic ocean, about 1,000 miles (1600 km) west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, has a high, or 70 percent chance, of becoming a tropical cyclone...



 2014-07-29 10:07   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Howard to call EPL games when not in Everton goal...

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) Tim Howard will keep doubling as an English Premier League goalkeeper and TV announcer.The U.S. star will work up to 10 games for NBC Sports Group during the upcoming season on days his EPL team, Everton, isn't playing. He will e...



 2014-07-29 10:05   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Relieved evacuees return after California wildfire...

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.The evacuees included Fred and Caroly...



 2014-07-29 10:04   

Reuters

  BRIEF-Risesun Real Estate in strategic agreement with Carrefour's unit in China...

July 29 (Reuters) - Risesun Real Estate Development Co Ltd* Says signs strategic agreement with Carrefour's advisoryand management unit in ChinaSource text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/Uzbj3rFurther company...



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