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Sears to close stores, lay off about 5,500 employees: Seeking Alpha

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing A sign for the Sears department store is seen at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia, January 7, 2010. Sears shares rose 4.6 percent to $36 in premarket trading. At least 46 Kmart stores, 30 Sears department stores and 31 Sears Auto Centers are scheduled to close before the end of January, said the report.

INSIGHT-Mario Draghi's German problem

reuters.com — Draghi relationship with Weidmann said to have broken down * Strained ties raise questions about euro policy response By Noah Barkin , Eva Taylor and Paul Taylor BERLIN/FRANKFURT/PARIS, Oct 23 (Reuters) - In early October, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure paid a discreet visit to the Chancellery in Berlin to express concerns about rising criticism of the bank from German politicians.

Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Chris Wattie 1 of 24. Armed RCMP officers head towards the Langevin Block on Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014. The gunman in the parliament building was shot dead, and Harper was safely removed in incidents that may have been linked to Islamic militants.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @Reuters: Police arrest man at gunpoint just steps from Canadian prime minister today: reut.rs/1vSQ5Na

Oct 23, 2014

Man arrested near Canada's prime minister in sign of tensions reut.rs/1rmzFYe

Oct 23, 2014

RT @Reuters: Police arrest man at gunpoint just steps from Canadian prime minister today: reut.rs/1vSQ5Na

Oct 23, 2014

Taking no chances in #Canada RT @Reuters: Police arrest man at gunpoint just steps from Canadian prime minister today reut.rs/1vSQ5Na

Oct 23, 2014

Man arrested near Canada's prime minister in sign of tensions; Harper: "Canada will never be intimidated." reut.rs/1sSoBoA

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Gay community under attack in Liberia over Ebola outbreak

in.reuters.com — DAKAR/NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leroy Ponpon doesn't know whether to lock himself in his flat in Monrovia because of the deadly Ebola virus, or because he is gay. Christian churches' recent linking of the two have made life hell for him and hundreds of other gays.
Oct 23, 2014

Gays under attack in Liberia after religious leaders said Ebola was a punishment from God for homosexuality reut.rs/1pE4WVY

Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jorge Dan Lopez 1 of 6. People hold a Mexican flag during a demonstration to demand information for the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college, in Iguala, the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, October 22, 2014. The students went missing on Sept.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @Reuters: Mexico's AG says mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind disappearance of 43 student-teachers: reut.rs/12izU0M

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RT @Reuters: Mexico's AG says mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind disappearance of 43 student-teachers: reut.rs/12izU0M

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RT @Reuters: Mexico's AG says mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind disappearance of 43 student-teachers: reut.rs/12izU0M

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RT @Reuters: Mexico's AG says mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind disappearance of 43 student-teachers: reut.rs/12izU0M

Oct 23, 2014

RT @Reuters: Mexico's AG says mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind disappearance of 43 student-teachers: reut.rs/12izU0M

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Italy deputy speaker favorite as new foreign minister: sources

reuters.com — Marina Sereni, a member of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's center-left Democratic Party, is considered close to the 39-year-old premier and has served as the party's foreign affairs spokeswoman. "The most credible name at the moment is Sereni's," said a source at the Farnesina palace in Rome, the headquarters of Italy's foreign ministry.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @SchererSteve: Italy deputy speaker favorite as new foreign minister: sources reut.rs/1wmE41y via @reuters

Oct 23, 2014

Italy deputy speaker favorite as new foreign minister: sources reut.rs/1wmE41y via @reuters

China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent - Asia Society report

blogs.reuters.com — Sweeping economic reform initiated by China President Xi Jinping in November 2013 marked a turning point for the world's second biggest economy. If implemented fully, China's potential GDP growth can be sustained at 6 percent through 2020.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @ReutersGMF: #China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent–report | Global Markets Forum Dashboard reut.rs/1D1rhCL

Oct 23, 2014

RT @waldensiew: China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent – Asia Society report lnkd.in/b3z4sWQ

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China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent – Asia Society report lnkd.in/b3z4sWQ

Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Public Health Agency of Canada/Handout Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba, prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in this undated handout picture released October 18, 2014.
Oct 23, 2014

Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs reut.rs/1wmAS6c via @reuters

Greece's Alpha Bank passes ECB stress tests - sources

reuters.com — One source said Alpha Bank had passed based on the 'static balance sheet', which takes no account of the bank's restructuring plan that was approved over the summer. The other said Alpha Bank had no problems in the tests, without giving further detail.
Oct 23, 2014

A Reuters exclusive: Greece's Alpha Bank passes ECB stress tests - sources reut.rs/1wmzLn0 via @reuters

Oct 23, 2014

Greece's Alpha Bank passes ECB stress tests - sources reut.rs/1wmzLn0 via @reuters

Citigroup to return to U.S. court Dec. 2 over Argentine bond payments

reuters.com — The hearing before U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan, set out in an order issued late Wednesday, would come less than a month before a Dec. 31 interest payment by Argentina on the bonds is due. Citigroup has said it faces regulatory and criminal sanctions by Argentina, which defaulted again in July, if it cannot process the country's interest payments on U.S.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @ReutersLegal: Citigroup to return to U.S. court Dec. 2 over Argentine bond payments reut.rs/12iBjnP by @nateraymond

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RT @ReutersLegal: Citigroup to return to U.S. court Dec. 2 over Argentine bond payments reut.rs/12iBjnP by @nateraymond

Eyeing 2015 vote, Labour promises immigration curbs

uk.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour would crack down on immigration if elected next year, its leader Ed Miliband said on Thursday, taking a tougher line on the issue in response to the rise of the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP).

'American Idol' singer Clay Aiken seeks win in first political bid

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Colleen Jenkins/Files Democratic nominee Clay Aiken takes a pictures with a constituent after a campaign forum in Cary, North Carolina in this April 28, 2014 file photo. Polls and pundits suggest Aiken, a Democrat running in a solidly Republican congressional district, could be headed for another second-place finish.
Oct 23, 2014

'American Idol' singer Clay Aiken seeks win in first political bid reut.rs/12ii0LE via @reuters

Oct 23, 2014

dont ask @clayaiken to sing on the campaign trail, where he lags in polls in bid to win NC congressional seat reuters.com/article/2014/1…

GT Advanced settles with Apple, to exit sapphire production

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/David Gray The Apple logo is lit on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in Sydney September 19, 2014. GT will shut down its factories in Mesa, Arizona and Salem, Massachusetts, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @Reuters: GT Advanced settles with Apple, to exit sapphire production reut.rs/1D0XMku

Oct 23, 2014

GT Advanced settles with Apple, to exit sapphire production reut.rs/1wmiSJc via @reuters