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U.S. blames North Korea for Sony cyber attack, vows 'consequences'

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Toru Hanai The logo of Sony Corp and a Christmas tree are reflected on the company's 4K television set at the company's headquarters in Tokyo November 18, 2014. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the conclusion was to be announced later by federal authorities.
Dec 19, 2014

Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack, scolds Hollywood for wimpy response reut.rs/13IFuuc via @reuters

Dec 19, 2014

Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack reut.rs/13IFuuc via @reuters

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Exclusive: AdvisorHUB site tried to sell broker data to major wirehouses

reuters.com — The website's founder, Andrew Parish, says the site has 200,000 registered users and gets half a million unique hits a month. It has posts that range from subjects like what the biggest brokerages are offering new hires to a rumor from readers alleging that Bank of America Corp's BAC.N Merrill Lynch isn't throwing holiday parties this year.
Dec 19, 2014

Exclusive: AdvisorHUB site tried to sell broker data to major wirehouses reut.rs/1v13UF1 via @reuters @eadilts

Dec 19, 2014

RT @trhunnicutt: AdvisorHUB tried to sell broker data to major wirehouses: report ow.ly/GbQ37 via @eadilts

Dec 19, 2014

Great @eadilts story about a broker website that offered to sell data about its subscribers to banks. reut.rs/1AOZx4h

Dec 19, 2014

Exclusive: AdvisorHUB site tried to sell broker data to major wirehouses reut.rs/1v13UF1 via @reuters

Dec 19, 2014

Exclusive: AdvisorHUB site tried to sell broker data to major wirehouses reut.rs/1v13UF1

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Exclusive: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/SANA/Handout via Reuters Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with French magazine Paris Match,in Damascus,in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA on December 4,2014. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has relied on oil-producing Iran to help him fight a nearly four-year-old civil war and also prop under a currency under pressure.
Dec 19, 2014

Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop reut.rs/13JJ5Iy via @reuters

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Comrade Capitalism

reuters.com — MOSCOW/LONDON - Russia pays hugely inflated prices for vital medical equipment made by Western companies, in part because some manufacturers channel sales through obscure intermediary companies, a Reuters examination has found. These middlemen firms, which have no easily traceable owners or offices, add mark-ups that mean Russian state hospitals frequently pay two or three times more than hospitals in the West for the same equipment.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @ArmitageJim: Brilliant reuters probe on how UK front companies rip off impoverished Russian health service. reuters.com/investigates/s… via @SpecialReports

Dec 19, 2014

RT @ArmitageJim: Brilliant reuters probe on how UK front companies rip off impoverished Russian health service. reuters.com/investigates/s… via @SpecialReports

Dec 19, 2014

Brilliant reuters probe on how UK front companies rip off impoverished Russian health service. reuters.com/investigates/s… via @SpecialReports

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Special Report: Depleted oil field is window into China's corruption crackdown

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Fergus Jensen 1 of 5. A well head is seen at Limau field in Prabumulih, South Sumatra province, November 21, 2014. It was much easier to extract cash from a state-owned Chinese oil giant.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @suilee: Special Report: Depleted oil field is window into China's corruption crackdown reut.rs/13F2ESa

Dec 18, 2014

RT @suilee: Special Report: Depleted oil field is window into China's corruption crackdown reut.rs/13F2ESa

Dec 18, 2014

Special Report: Depleted oil field is window into China's corruption crackdown reut.rs/13F2ESa

Dec 18, 2014

Special Report: Depleted oil field is window into China's corruption crackdown reut.rs/13F2ESa via @reuters

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Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow with U.S. deal, support surges

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stringer 1 of 3. Cuba's President Raul Castro attends the closing ceremony of the 10th Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) alliance summit in Havana December 14, 2014. For many Cubans, the restoration of diplomatic relations and President Barack Obama's promise to dismantle economic sanctions against the communist-run island have raised hopes of a more prosperous future.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @ReutersZengerle: Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow with U.S. deal, support surges reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Dec 19, 2014

Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow with U.S. deal, support surges reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Dec 19, 2014

Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow with U.S. deal, support surges reut.rs/1v0QbOr via @reuters

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Reuters: With a new U.S. deal, Raul Castro steps out of his brother's shadow: reut.rs/1w6zAZL pic.twitter.com/n1LcGcHIrv

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Pope's Latin American brains trust was behind Cuba deal

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Tony Gentile Pope Francis, waves as he leaves at the end of his general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, December 17, 2014. The collective expertise in America's southern hemisphere is a shift from the largely Europe-oriented foreign policy priorities of the Vatican under previous popes, particularly Polish-born Pope John Paul II, who is credited with helping bring down the Iron Curtain.
Dec 19, 2014

Pope's Latin American brains trust was behind Cuba deal reut.rs/13JfdMm via @reuters

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jamesgibney: If I read another story calling Cuba "last open wound of the Cold War," I'm giving author's email to Kim Jong Un reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Dec 19, 2014

If I read another story calling Cuba "last open wound of the Cold War," I'm giving author's email to Kim Jong Un reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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The reason oil could drop as low as $20 per barrel

blogs.reuters.com — How low can it go - and how long will it last? The 50 percent slump in oil prices raises both those questions and while nobody can confidently answer the first question (I will try to in a moment), the second is pretty easy.

Bitcoin backer gets two years prison for illicit transfers

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake A bitcoin ATM machine is shown at a restaurant in San Diego, California September 18, 2014. Shrem, a former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan to forfeit $950,000 after pleading guilty in September to aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business.

Women rule at Obama year-end press conference

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing U.S. President Barack Obama departs at the conclusion of his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2014. But the list, prepared by his press secretary Josh Earnest, was anything but traditional.

Obama's year-end message to Americans: I'm not a lame duck

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque U.S. President Barack Obama departs at the conclusion of his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2014. Before boarding Air Force One for a vacation in Hawaii, the president gave a year-end news conference with a spring in his step, buoyed by a surge in U.S.

Guardian of New Hampshire's presidential primary ready for another round

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder 1 of 6. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner answers a question in his office at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire December 17, 2014. For the past four decades, Gardner has outmaneuvered states including Florida and Nevada to protect the front-runner spot mandated by New Hampshire law - and it has not always been easy.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @MaloneReuters: N.H. primary voters not savvier than others in U.S., says @LarrySabato. "But it's not going to change." reut.rs/1uZMuII #nhpol

Dec 19, 2014

RT @charlieNPR: You know the presidential race has begun when the Bill Gardner stories start to surface reuters.com/article/2014/1… pic.twitter.com/9v3hdg5IXW

Dec 19, 2014

RT @charlieNPR: You know the presidential race has begun when the Bill Gardner stories start to surface reuters.com/article/2014/1… pic.twitter.com/9v3hdg5IXW

Dec 19, 2014

You know the presidential race has begun when the Bill Gardner stories start to surface reuters.com/article/2014/1… pic.twitter.com/9v3hdg5IXW

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Exclusive: Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android - sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam A Google self-driving vehicle is parked at the Computer History Museum after a presentation in Mountain View, California May 13, 2014. The move is a major step up from Google's current Android Auto software, which comes with the latest version of its smartphone operating system and requires a phone to be plugged into a compatible car with a built-in screen to access streaming music, maps and other apps.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @lexnfx: The next version of Google Android (Android M) could be built directly into your car - Reuters scoop: reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @lexnfx: The next version of Google Android (Android M) could be built directly into your car - Reuters scoop: reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Dec 18, 2014

The next version of Google Android (Android M) could be built directly into your car - Reuters scoop: reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @alinaselyukh: Exclusive: Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android - sources reut.rs/1uXJigC via @reuters by @lexnfx @benklayman

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The good news in ‘Afghanistan’s Marshall Plan’

blogs.reuters.com — As the U.S. continues its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, it's worth taking a look at how much the nation has spent on aid-and how effective it has (or hasn't) been. Certainly, the numbers are high. A July quarterly report (PDF) released by special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction John F.

Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel

reuters.com — The bombs struck in the Khan Younis area in the southern Gaza Strip. Local hospital officials said there were no casualties. The militant rocket fired earlier landed in a field in southern Israel and did not cause casualties. "The IDF (military) will not permit any attempt to undermine the security and jeopardize the well being of the civilians of Israel.

Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards

reuters.com — (Reuters) - Office equipment supplier Staples Inc said the investigation of a data security breach showed that malware may have affected about 1.16 million payment cards.The breach at 115 of the company's
Dec 19, 2014

Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards reut.rs/1wuHtxj

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Reuters: Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards reut.rs/1sHskmQ

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Reuters: Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards reut.rs/1sHskmQ

Iran honors nuclear deal with powers, IAEA report shows

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Yukiya Amano arrives for a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna December 11, 2014. The monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran was not enriching uranium above a fissile concentration of 5 percent.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @Ali_Gharib: Reuters gets a confidential IAEA report that says #Iran is complying with its obligations under the JPOA nuke deal: reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @DanielWickham93: "Iran not enriching uranium above a fissile concentration of 5%, far below the 90% level needed for atomic arms" reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @aliahmadi110356: New IAEA report shows #Iran has honored nuclear deal with P5+1 & not making "any further advances". http://t.co/ti4mvR…

Madison Dearborn in the lead to take over Walgreen unit: sources

reuters.com — Madison Dearborn has so far prevailed over other private equity firms in the auction for the unit, which is the largest U.S. provider of home-infusion services, the people said on Friday. Walgreen may decide not to sell if Madison Dearborn does not meet its price expectations, the sources, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are confidential, cautioned.
Dec 19, 2014

Madison Dearborn in the lead to take over Walgreen unit: sources reut.rs/1v1wiGR via @reuters

Dec 19, 2014

Madison Dearborn in the lead to take over Walgreen unit: sources reut.rs/1v1wiGR via @reuters $WAG cc: @GregRoumeliotis

Dec 19, 2014

Madison Dearborn in the lead to take over Walgreen unit: sources reut.rs/1v1wiGR via @reuters $WAG

Cirque du Soleil hires Goldman Sachs to look for partner

in.reuters.com — Dec 19 (Reuters) - Canadian performance company Cirque du Soleil has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc to help in its previously disclosed effort to find a strategic partner, a spokeswoman for the company said on Friday.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @LianaBaker: Cirque du Soleil hires Goldman Sachs to look for partner, could sell a majority stake-sources reut.rs/1v1urC4 via @reuters

Dec 19, 2014

RT @LianaBaker: Cirque du Soleil hires Goldman Sachs to look for partner, could sell a majority stake-sources reut.rs/1v1urC4 via @reuters

Dec 19, 2014

Cirque du Soleil hires Goldman Sachs to look for partner, could sell a majority stake-sources reut.rs/1v1urC4 via @reuters