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The failure of the North 2003 affected 45 million people in eight US states. Those who use alternative energy sources like solar panels have been able to benefit from its independence from the network. No food is spoiled in refrigerators, not sitting...
From: Micro Persuasion | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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By KateCA Sacred water __Confluence Partners’ plans to build a $1million mall and I don’t know what-all on the Grand Canyon rim, with the support of some Navajo leaders. Special election in the Navajo Nation will impact this project. Update: election...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I have just returned from the Dawn Service marking the Centenary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) at Gallipoli (in the then Ottoman Empire and now modern day Turkey.This is Australia and New Zealand's remembrance day...
From: Bronte Capital | By: John Hempton | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The so-called Arab Spring gave Tunisia international name recognition. Now Tunisia wants to be known for something else — its olive oil.
From: Global Voices | By: Public Radio International | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The inevitable in Greece gets closer and closer. Looking back, I wonder how many rabbits in the hat there were. More importantly, how many still remain? I believe the answer to the latter question is zero. Yet, I also point out the propensity of German...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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LONDON (TheDeal) -- European ministers are unlikely to reach agreement on releasing Greek bailout funds at a meeting in the Latvian capital Riga later today, though Athens needs to fund debt repayments due next month. But European markets have so far...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonathan Braude | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Amidst the hullabaloo of the general election campaign, one thing that has generally gone unnoticed in Britain’s political discourse is the worsening Greek situation. You now have European finance ministers… Continue reading The post The Greek crisis...
From: Spectator | By: James Forsyth | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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It’s not uncommon for writers to get fired off of film projects. You turn in a draft, the phone stops ringing, and then you learn that someone else has been hired to rewrite you. Larry Gelbart, at a WGA membership meeting debating one of our many contracts,...
From: Ken Levine | By: Ken Levine | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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As the buses carrying European finance ministers left for a gala dinner in the Latvian capital on Friday night, one of the party hung back at the hotel and then wandered off alone into the dusk.
From: Channel News Asia | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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RIGA (Reuters) - As the buses carrying European finance ministers left for a gala dinner in the Latvian capital on Friday night, one of the party hung back at the hotel and then wandered off alone into the dusk....
From: Reuters | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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NEW YORK: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Friday he respects Germany just not German politics, nor the way Berlin views Greece's economy, which faces the prospect of running out of money if it cannot agree to new bailout terms with creditors....
From: The Star Malaysia | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Contemporary artists Cindy Sherman and Francesco Vezzoli help reimagine the grand finale, which debuts in July in Athens.
From: Vanity Fair | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Friday he respects Germany just not German politics, nor the way Berlin views Greece's economy, which faces the prospect of running out of money if it cannot agree to new bailout terms with creditors.
From: Channel News Asia | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Friday he respects Germany just not German politics, nor the way Berlin views Greece's economy, which faces the prospect of running out of money if it cannot agree to new bailout terms...
From: Reuters | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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An excerpt from "Natural Born Heroes" by Christopher McDougall.
From: WBUR | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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RIGA, Latvia — European creditors turned up the heat on Greece Friday to deliver an economic reform program that it needs to avoid a possible default and even an exit from the euro. At a meeting in the Latvian capital of Riga, Greece’s finance minister...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Associated Press | Friday, April 24, 2015
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"I wanted to show that behind each migrant there’s a person”
From: Time | By: Ye Ming | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Finance leaders criticized Athens for moving too slowly to improve the economy and take steps they see as necessary to avoid a default....
From: New York Times | By: JAMES KANTER | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The Swiss National Bank told its shareholders on Friday that uncertainty over the Greek debt crisis could push up the franc and that it remains willing to intervene in foreign exchange markets to weaken what it sees as too strong a currency.
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, April 24, 2015
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European ministers heaped pressure on Greece on Friday (Apr 24) to speed up negotiations to unblock critically needed bailout funds and avert a dangerous default, showing frustration after months of bogged down talks.
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Traditional marriage in the U.S. makes its last stand this week at oral arguments before the Supreme Court. If same-sex marriage wins out, the next question is what to do with the vanquished? Should we tolerate opposition to gay marriage? What should...
From: The American | By: Daniel Davis | Friday, April 24, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks pared earlier gains, though the Nasdaq and S&P 500 remained within reach of record highs as Wall Street applauded earnings reports from Google , Amazon , and Microsoft . The S&P 500 added 0.14%, the Dow Jones...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Friday, April 24, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Nasdaq was set to soar to new record highs on Friday as stock futures moved higher following earnings from Google , Amazon , and Microsoft .  S&P 500 futures added 0.04%, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures climbed 0.02%,...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Friday, April 24, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, April 24: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising Friday, with Nasdaq futures strongly up after an all-time high 15 years in the making, but the Dow and S&P 500 rising much more...
From: TheStreet | By: Nora Morrison | Friday, April 24, 2015
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A train hit a large group of about 50 migrants near the Macedonian city of Veles on Thursday, killing at least fourteen of them. Migrants, who enter Macedonia from Greece on their way to western Europe, often use the railway as orientation through the...
From: Novinite | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The president of the European Central Bank said Friday that time was running short in talks on Greece's bailout and warned that the uncertainty was hurting the country’s banks.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Gabriele Steinhauser | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Greece may not be as close to the financial abyss as earlier predicted and could possibly survive until July without further aid, Credit Suisse economists said on Friday....
From: MarketWatch | Friday, April 24, 2015
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - "We're going bust." "No, you're not." "You're strangling us." "No we're not." "You owe us for World War Two." "We gave already." The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is turning into a vicious blame game...
From: Free Republic | By: Reuters via Yahoo News | Monday, April 27, 2015
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April 27: Plus, the loneliness of Yanis Varoufakis, dangerous student loans, and HSBC's China threat The post The cost of quakes and conflicts appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Katherine Dunn | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Over 110,000 Bulgarians will be vacating abroad during the first ten days of May. Traditionally, most of the people will be travelling to nearby countries - Greece and Turkey. This year the cheapest offers have come from Turkey - BGN 198 per week, as...
From: Novinite | Monday, April 27, 2015
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European shares edged lower on Monday, with persistent concerns about Greece's debt situation prompting some investors to take profits after recent strong gains.
From: Irish Independent | Monday, April 27, 2015
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European stocks fall, with the week kicking off with Deutsche Bank posting a slide in quarterly profit, while prospects for Greece resolving its debt troubles appear to be dimming....
From: MarketWatch | Monday, April 27, 2015
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World shares hit a new high on Monday, led by China, though the global rally faded in Europe as investors looked ahead to central bank meetings in the United States and worried over Greece.
From: Channel News Asia | Monday, April 27, 2015
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In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, new Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos categorically rules out his country exiting the euro zone and supports calls for German reparations payments in connection with Nazi war crimes.
From: Spiegel Online | Monday, April 27, 2015
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LONDON (Reuters) - World shares hit a new high on Monday, led by China, though the global rally faded in Europe as investors looked ahead to central bank meetings in the United States and worried over Greece....
From: Reuters | Monday, April 27, 2015
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All the latest economic and financial news, including developments around Greece’s increasingly fraught bailout talksIntroduction: Another week of Greek drama aheadFT: Varoufakis being sidelined 9.28am BST I forgot to mention this earlier, but Alexis...
From: The Guardian | By: Graeme Wearden | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Hong Kong (AFP) - Shanghai led several Asian stock markets higher Monday as traders bet on fresh economy-boosting measures in China, while another record-breaking close on Wall Street also supported regional markets.The euro held up against the dollar...
From: Business Insider | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Damn you, frats. I know you all can’t be bad, but man. When you are bad, you’re reallllly bad. According to Bust, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (also lovingly known as FratPAC), is lobbying congress “for changes that will...
From: EcoSalon | By: Abbie Stutzer | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Will Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP be facing a similar balancing act on 8 May?I’m going literal today, with an actual picture. But what a gift for political headline writers and omen-spotters. Will Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP be facing a similar balancing...
From: The Guardian | By: Claire Phipps | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Conservatives dismayed at inability to shift pre-election polls.
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A push into one of the remaining no-go areas after five years of debt crisis shows the extent to which many of the eurozone’s decision makers no longer believe a deal on new bailout aid for the government in Athens can be sealed before the old one...
From: MarketWatch | Monday, April 27, 2015
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If Turkey wants a settlement of the Cyprus problem in ...
From: Famagusta Gazette | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Latest updates as the parties head into the last 10 days of the campaign, as Labour unveils plans to scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers and 5,000 small business owners come out for CameronInteractive: what are the parties offering you?Catch up with...
From: The Guardian | By: Claire Phipps | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Athens will resume talks with its creditors Monday, a Greek government source said, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke on the phone with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
From: The Local Germany | By: TheLocal | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know in markets today.  Apple results for the first quarter are coming when US markets close. Analysts are expecting big iPhone sales and think Apple could provide a major update to its cash return program....
From: Business Insider | By: Mike Bird | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Hello! Here's what you need to know for Monday. 1. The death toll from Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years, which struck on Saturday, has now climbed above 3,200. 2. A new video from Mount Everest shows what a deadly avalanche triggered by Saturday's...
From: Business Insider | By: Dina Spector | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The suggestion by some officials reflects the extent to which many of the eurozone’s decision makers no longer believe a deal on new bailout aid for Athens can be sealed before the old one expires.
From: Wall Street Journal | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Hello! My name is Ciara and I am very excited to be joining the Super Healthy Kids team as a contributor. I’m an Irish girl living in the UK with my husband and two young children and I’m looking forward to getting to know all you lovely SHK fans....
From: Super Healthy Kids | By: Allison Howe | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Recriminations mount as possibility of default increases.
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Asian shares scaled seven-year highs following stellar earnings from a few US hi-tech giants, but investors were cautious ahead of central bank meetings this week.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, April 27, 2015
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