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Colombian novelist Garcia Marquez dies age 87

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Edgard Garrido Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez stands outside his house on his 87th birthday in Mexico City March 6, 2014. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
Wow, Gabriel Garcia Marques is dead. Hard to imagine LatAm literature without him. reut.rs/1eOIPfF
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87 reut.rs/1iu73e8 via @reuters
RT @Reuters: Read about the life and times of Colombian novelist Garcia Marquez, who has died at age 87 reut.rs/1iu73e8
RT @AlexandraUlmer: This line nails it: García Marquez' beguiling stories of love & longing brought Latin America to life for millions http…
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Obama says health law is working, private insurance enrollment at 8 million

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing U.S. President Barack Obama speaks next to U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden after touring the Community College of Allegheny West Hills Center in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, April 16, 2014. "I've said before this law won't solve all the problems in our healthcare system. We know we've got more work to do.
Republicans "stuck:" Obama says health law is working, private insurance enrollment at 8 million reut.rs/1iu4UiF via @reuters
RT @sxbegle: Last Oct 1, as #Obamacare websites were crashing like cheap toy planes, what odds wd you have given on 8M sign-ups? http://t.c…
RT @sxbegle: Last Oct, #Obamacare sites were crashing like cheap toy planes. What odds wd uhave given on 8M sign-ups? reuters.com/article/2014/0…
RT @sxbegle: Last Oct 1, as #Obamacare websites were crashing like cheap toy planes, what odds wd you have given on 8M sign-ups? http://t.c…
Last Oct 1, as #Obamacare websites were crashing like cheap toy planes, what odds wd you have given on 8M sign-ups? reuters.com/article/2014/0…
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Exclusive: Syria submits more 'detailed' list of chemical weapons

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Abdullah A U.N. chemical weapons expert, wearing a gas mask, holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus August 29, 2013.
Exclusive report by Reuters: #Syria submits more 'detailed' list of chemical weapons reut.rs/1gDxQR8 via @reuters
Exclusive: #Syria submits more 'detailed' list of chemical weapons reut.rs/1gDxQR8 via @reuters
RT @olireports: @Reuters Exclusive: Chemical Weapons inspectors found #Syria declaration had discrepancies. reuters.com/article/2014/0…
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Rihanna settles multimillion-dollar lawsuit with ex-accountants

reuters.com — The terms of the deal were not disclosed during a brief hearing before U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in New York. Lawyers for Rihanna and for the defendants, accounting firm Berdon and former employees Michael Mitnick and Peter Gounis, declined to comment.
RT @josephax: Rihanna agrees to settle multimillion-dollar lawsuit against ex-accountants reuters.com/article/idUSL2…
Shine bright like a settlement RT @josephax: Rihanna to settle multimillion-dollar lawsuit against ex-accountants reuters.com/article/idUSL2…
Rihanna agrees to settle multimillion-dollar lawsuit against ex-accountants reuters.com/article/idUSL2…

After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Urquhart Protesters place a sign on a bridge near the Bureau of Land Management 's base camp where seized cattle, that belonged to rancher Cliven Bundy, are being held at near Bunkerville, Nevada April 12, 2014.
RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next? drudge.tw/1eYChFL
RT @MaloneReuters: After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next? reut.rs/1qQr8xR via @reuters
After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next? reut.rs/1qQr8xR via @reuters

Chipotle to start raising prices later this quarter-CFO

reuters.com — LOS ANGELES, April 17 (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc to begin raising menu prices in the mid-single-digitpercentages in late Q2 - CFOChipotle's price increases should be completely rolled out

GE first-quarter net falls, but industrial profits rise 12 percent

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson A GE logo is seen in a store in Santa Monica, California, October 11, 2010. First-quarter net earnings fell to $3 billion, or 30 cents per share, from $3.53 billion, or 34 cents per share, a year ago, when the company's results were boosted by its sale of NBCUniversal.
GE's strategy to focus more on industrial manufacturing and less on finance paid off in Q1. Full earnings story: reut.rs/Rr5T9U $GE
.@generalelectric's focus on making things, and not being a bank, is paying off Here's why: reut.rs/Rr5T9U $GE
GE industrial profits rise 12 percent, shares up 1.4 pct premarket reut.rs/Rr5T9U via @reuters
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In weird Brazilian cave insects, male-female sex organs reversed

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Current Biology/Kazunori Yoshizawa et al./Handout The female penis of the Neotrogla aurora insect species is seen in an undated handout photo released April 17, 2014. Scientists on Thursday described four insect species that dwell in extremely dry caves in Brazil, feed on bat guano and possess what the researchers called an "evolutionary novelty."

Patent fund handed damaging ruling in lawsuit against investor

reuters.com — The ruling against IV comes in the midst of a heated debate over whether it is too easy for patent owners to extract large royalty payments, and whether patent buying firms spur or stifle innovation. Created in 2000, Intellectual Ventures has raised about $6 billion and acquired 70,000 patents and other intellectual property assets.
Patent reformers got lots of info from IV case vs. Xilinx, including a full IV investor list. Now it cld all be over reuters.com/article/2014/0…
Tough week for @IVinvents: Entire damages case vs. investor Xilinx tossed out just before trial. Could end the case reuters.com/article/2014/0…

U.S. judge declines to order 'park it now' notices for GM cars

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra testifies during a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington April 1, 2014. Attorneys representing several vehicle owners had sought an emergency order directing GM to issue "park it now" notices for the 2.6 million vehicles that have been recalled since February over the switches, saying they were too dangerous to remain on the road.
RT @josephax: Judge refuses to order #GM to tell customers to stop driving recalled vehicles immediately, by @jdye reut.rs/1jNQpWB
U.S. judge declines to order 'park it now' notices for GM cars despite recall reut.rs/1itvzvX via @reuters
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Israeli, Palestinian negotiators seek to rescue troubled talks

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Gali Tibbon/Pool Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem April 6, 2014. Two Israeli sources speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed that officials from both sides were meeting in Jerusalem, declining to provide further detail.
Israeli, Palestinian negotiators seek to rescue troubled talks: JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian ... bit.ly/1eYpT8L

Canada to evaluate fighter-jet options over next several weeks

ca.reuters.com — By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government will take several more weeks to evaluate its options for the much-delayed replacement of the country's CF-18 fighter jets, Public Works Minister Diane Finley said on Thursday.
RT @reutersPalmerR: ICYMI - Finley says Canada to take several more weeks to evaluate options on replacing CF-18s, ca.reuters.com/article/domest… #…
ICYMI - Finley says Canada to take several more weeks to evaluate options on replacing CF-18s, ca.reuters.com/article/domest… #cdnpoli #F35

Wal-Mart to launch new money transfer service

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton A man stands on a skateboard outside a Wal-Mart store in Williston, North Dakota March 13, 2013. The service, to be launched on April 24, will let customers transfer money to and from more than 4,000 U.S. Walmart stores at what it says are lower fees than other such services.
Wal-Mart takes on money transfer companies with new service reut.rs/1gDkxjM $WMT 28% of US households are unbanked or underbanked
Low-wage bankers? Wal-Mart takes on Western Union with store-to-store money transfers reut.rs/1gDkxjM
Walmart to rival Moneygram, Western Union with new money transfer service - reut.rs/1qOFYoH
Wal-Mart launching a new domestic money transfer service: reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Islamist militants kill 30 in attacks around Iraq

reuters.com — Sectarian bloodshed has increased since the Shi'ite Muslim-led Baghdad government began an offensive against insurgents, some of them affiliated with al Qaeda, dug in around Falluja and Ramadi in the western province of Anbar.
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Death toll from Guinea Ebola outbreak rises to 122

reuters.com — The disease has spread from Guinea's remote southeast to the capital, Conakry, where 16 people have died. It has also crossed into Liberia but the number of dead there blamed on Ebola remains 13, the figures show.
RT @JoeBavier: #WestAfrica's #Ebola outbreak caused by new strain of disease. Death toll jumps to 135 @Reuters #Guinea #Liberia http://t.co…
Death toll from Guinea Ebola outbreak rises to 122 reut.rs/1qOsLMy via @reuters
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