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 2014-04-17 20:04   

AP

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  Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet...

LOS ANGELES AP -- Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.....



 2014-04-17 20:04   

AP

[ Business ]

  BNSF outlines fertilizer shipment plan to feds...

BISMARCK, N.D. AP -- BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop planting, the railroad has told a federal oversight board.....



 2014-04-17 20:03   

Reuters

  CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher on energy share gains...

TORONTO, April 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock indexreached its highest in nearly six years on Thursday afterpositive U.S. economic data drove gains in the price of oil,which in turn lifted shares...



 2014-04-17 20:03   

Reuters

  IBM's quarterly revenue sinks to 5-year low as hardware sales fall...

(Reuters) - IBM Corp , the world's biggest technology services company, reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years on Wednesday, as Big Blue struggles with falling demand for its...



 2014-04-17 20:02   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  AP NewsAlert...

MEXICO CITY (AP) Source close to family says Nobel laureate novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died....



 2014-04-17 20:02   

Reuters

  UPDATE 1-Argentina's fight with bondholders reaches U.S. top court...

(Adds Breakingviews link)By Lawrence HurleyWASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court onMonday wades into Argentina's multi-billion dollar legal fightwith bond investors who turned down...



 2014-04-17 20:02   

Reuters

  New Jersey leads $8 bln of U.S. muni bond sales next week...

April 17 (Reuters) - U.S. municipal bond sales will increaseto $8 billion next week, led by a $1.16 billion deal from NewJersey's Economic Development Authority that will help therecently-downgraded...



 2014-04-17 20:02   

UPI

  Donnie Wahlberg helped design fiancée Jenny McCarthy's engagement ring...

Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- Donnie Wahlberg helped design fiancée Jenny McCarthy's 10-carat yellow sapphire engagement ring....



 2014-04-17 20:01   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program...

NEW YORK (AP) Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is aiming to start reconstruction by the end of the summer on 500 homes that were wrecked during Superstorm Sandy.The mayor unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examines the city's recovery pr...



 2014-04-17 20:00   

AP

[ Top International ]

  French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali...

PARIS AP -- French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.....



 2014-04-17 19:59   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Teixeira hopes to rejoin the Yankees on Sunday...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Mark Teixeira could be back in the New York Yankees' lineup Sunday.The first baseman walked twice, struck out and scored a run Thursday in his first extended spring training game since injuring his right leg.Teixeira is eligible to c...



 2014-04-17 19:58   

Reuters

  Merck's ragweed pollen allergy drug gets U.S. approval...

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co's pollen allergy drug Ragwitek.The tablet, which is administered by placing it under the tongue, is to treat the short ragweed...



 2014-04-17 19:57   

Reuters

  Phillies 1, Braves 0...

Phillies 1, Braves 0: A.J. Burnett tossed seven scoreless innings and Ben Revere delivered an RBI single in the eighth as host Philadelphia avoided a three-game sweep.Burnett let up three hits - all...



 2014-04-17 19:57   

UPI

  President Obama offers condolences and military assistance to South Korea following ferry sinking...

JC FinleyWASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama extended his condolences to the families of loved ones killed or missing after a South Korean ferry carrying 460 capsized Wednesday....



 2014-04-17 19:56   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce ragweed allergies...

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.Ragwitek tablets dissolve quickly under the tongue. Patients are to take one daily for a few ye...



 2014-04-17 19:56   

AP

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  BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0334...

NEW YORK (AP) Wholesale cash prices Thursday: Thu.Wed.FoodsFBroilers FOB Ga. ice-packed lb. 107.09107.09Eggs large white NY Doz. 1.331.46Flour hard winter KC cwt 20.3020.30Che...



 2014-04-17 19:56   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to Ukraine agreement, past practice makes it unlikely...

WASHINGTON (AP) Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to Ukraine agreement, past practice makes it unlikely ....



 2014-04-17 19:56   

AP

[ Top International ]

  Algeria's ailing president votes from wheelchair...

ALGIERS, Algeria AP -- Algeria's ailing president was wheeled to the voting booth on Thursday to cast his ballot for his fourth term in an election he is expected to dominate as the few Algerians that do bother going to the polls will most likely choose s...



 2014-04-17 19:55   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Money market fund assets fell by $35.02 billion...

Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell by $35.02 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute.Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $5.33 billion to $912....



 2014-04-17 19:54   

Reuters

  Fitch Expects to Rate Lion I Re Limited Catastrophe Bond 'B+sf(EXP)'...

(The following statement was released by the rating agency)NEW YORK, April 17 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings expects to rate theprincipal at-risk variable rate notes issued by Lion I Re Limited, a duly formedspecial-purpose...



 2014-04-17 19:54   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Obama sends condolences on S Korea ferry disaster...

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster and says he will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week.Obama said at a White House news conference Thursday that the United States has...



 2014-04-17 19:54   

Reuters

  Man arrested in connection with ex-NFL star's murder trial...

BOSTON (Reuters) - A man in Florida has been charged with witness tampering and obstruction of justice in a gun-trafficking case linked to the murder trial of ex-National Football League star Aaron Hernandez,...



 2014-04-17 19:53   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown...

NEW YORK (AP) An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City has been revealed.The ...



 2014-04-17 19:52   

Reuters

  UPDATE 1-U.S. regulator reasserts goal to restrict AT&T, Verizon in auction...

(Adds further details of Wheeler's letter, proposed rules andAT&T opposition)By Alina SelyukhWASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - The top U.S.telecommunications regulator on Thursday reasserted hiscommitment...



 2014-04-17 19:51   

UPI

  Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP CEO Seb Bishops quits...

Veronica LinaresLOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- Seb Bishops, the CEO of Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website GOOP, has resigned from the site....



 2014-04-17 19:51   

Reuters

  Heat playoff run could decide James' future in Miami...

(Reuters) - The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup...



 2014-04-17 19:51   

Reuters

  Profiles of NBA Western Conference playoff teams...

(Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs:SAN ANTONIO SPURSRegular season record: 62-20How they qualified:...



 2014-04-17 19:51   

Reuters

  Profiles of NBA Eastern Conference playoff teams...

(Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Eastern Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs:INDIANA PACERSRegular season record: 56-26How they qualified:...



 2014-04-17 19:51   

Reuters

  Schedule of games for first round of NBA playoffs...

(Reuters) - Following is the schedule for the first-round, best-of-seven series in the National Basketball Association playoffs (prefix number denotes seeding, *-if needed):EASTERN CONFERENCE1-Indiana...



 2014-04-17 19:50   

Reuters

  UPDATE 1-Teva willing to post bond to suspend decision on Copaxone...

(Adds details of litigation and proposed bond)By Lawrence HurleyWASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - Teva PharmaceuticalIndustries Ltd on Thursday told the U.S. Supreme Courtthat it is willing to post...




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