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  • Wireless carriers to create database to fight phone theft
    Original 2012-04-10 05:15:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wireless carriers representing 90 percent of subscribers will on Tuesday announce the creation of a database of unique cell phone IDs to help prevent theft and reactivation of stolen or lost devices, which often contain sens...
  • Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion
    120409_instagram_hmed_1147p.photoblog500 2012-04-10 04:56:18 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will pay $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram, a 2-year-old photo-sharing application developer, in its largest-ever acquisition just months before the No. 1 social media website is expected to go public. ...
  • Chevron finds leak in offshore Petrobras oil field
    Brazil-oil-leak-unrelated-to-frades-production-chevron-says 2012-04-10 04:31:40 UTC
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. oil company Chevron discovered an oil seep in an offshore Brazilian oil field run by Petrobras near the site of a November leak that led to civil and criminal charges and sparked concerns about some of the world's m...
  • Monitor begins work overseeing mortgage pact
    Untitled 2012-04-10 04:16:31 UTC
    (Reuters) - The man charged with making sure banks comply with a $25 billion mortgage settlement has a website, one employee and subleased space in a Raleigh, North Carolina, office tower. But after a judge's approval of the pact last week, Joe...
  • Iran confirms oil exports’ drop
    640x392_52713_186800 2012-04-10 03:21:08 UTC
    Iranian oil ministry's official confirmed oil exports' decline because of the West sanctions over Iranian oil purchase and banking system. Director of international affairs for the National Iranian Oil Company, Mohsen Ghamsari, told Iranian Sha...
  • Skilled-Worker Visas See a Surge in Demand
    Screen_shot_2012-04-09_at_8.14.17_pm 2012-04-10 03:06:49 UTC
    Wall Street Journal- In a sign of the improving economy, the U.S. government saw a sharp rise in petitions for skilled-foreign-worker visas during the first week of this year's application season. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has...
  • Brazil complains to Obama about monetary policy
    Thecall_18 2012-04-10 01:13:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff complained about U.S. monetary policy and expressed concern that sanctions against Iran could backfire in a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday, highlighting strains between the W...
  • The "Barbaric" Turkish Strikes Against US-Backed YPG Fighters
    Screen_shot_2012-04-08_at_12.45.31_am 2017-04-25 16:00:06 UTC
    Syria — The air Turkish strikes in Syria targeted the YPG - a key component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the United States and have been closing in on ISIS the "Islamic State" bastion of Raqqa. The Turkish raids sh...
  • French election 2017 LIVE updates:
    L-r-_washington_state_attorney_general_bob_ferguson 2017-04-23 06:18:05 UTC
    PARIS — France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment. Nearly 47 million voters wi...
  • EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
    Gunfire_erupted_inside_a_packed_nightclub_in_cincinnati__ohio 2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
    Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday. Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8....
  • Mistake to think Greek crisis over: German finance minister
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2012-03-13 17:09:30 UTC
    It would be wrong to assume that the euro zone has resolved Greece's sovereign debt crisis after the successful completion of the country's debt swap with its private creditors, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday. Athens wo...