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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during California test flight

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor Entrepreneur Richard Branson waves a model of the LauncherOne cargo spacecraft from a window of an actual size model of SpaceShipTwo on display, after Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne announcement and news conference, at the Farnborough Airshow 2012 in southern England July 11, 2012.
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RT @TribStarTodd: It's been a banner week for privatized space travel. Too bad NASA doesn't seem to matter to anyone anymore. reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during California test flight reut.rs/1wOzVnq via @reuters

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RT @DanWhitcomb: Our latest @Reuters story/ pix on crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship in the Mojave Desert reut.rs/13pfPXd

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Our latest @Reuters story/ pix on crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship in the Mojave Desert reut.rs/13pfPXd

Oct 31, 2014

Sad reminder that innovation comes with risk. Whatever others might say, those risks are worth it to advance science entrepreneur.com/article/239245

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Exclusive: American Realty Capital facing criminal probe over accounting - sources

reuters.com — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting the investigation along with prosecutors from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office in New York, the sources said. Further details of the probe could not be learned. American Realty Capital Properties said on Wednesday it would have to restate earnings after it discovered employees "intentionally made" accounting errors that caused it to understate net losses during the first half of 2014.
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Exclusive: American Realty Capital facing criminal probe over accounting - sources reut.rs/1wOUvEX via @reuters

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Exclusive: American Realty Capital facing criminal probe over accounting - sources reut.rs/1wOUvEX via @reuters $ARCP

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Update with with more details on the way RT @nateraymond ARCP facing criminal probe over accounting - sources reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Exclusive: U.S. probing Standard Chartered over Dubai banking - sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip A man walking past a foot bridge leading to the Standard Chartered main branch is reflected on a window glass in Hong Kong March 5, 2013.
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RT @Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. probing Standard Chartered over Dubai banking - sources reut.rs/1xJ8hHI

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Hot one. Builds on @nytimes report. RT @Reuters: U.S. probing Standard Chartered over Dubai banking reut.rs/1xJ8hHI

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RT @Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. probing Standard Chartered over Dubai banking - sources reut.rs/1xJ8hHI

Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive James Gorman speaks during the Institute of International Finance Annual Meeting in Washington October 10, 2014. So this past Monday, when co-head of the commodities business Simon Greenshields held a meeting for senior staff, he was met with a barrage of questions from colleagues who hadn't been told about the plans either before or after the call, people familiar with the situation said.
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RT @danwilchins: Great scoop from @LaurenLaCapra : Morgan Stanley commodities staff are terrified of being "optimized." reut.rs/10870z4 $MS

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RT @danwilchins: Great scoop from @LaurenLaCapra : Morgan Stanley commodities staff are terrified of being "optimized." reut.rs/10870z4 $MS

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RT @danwilchins: Great scoop from @LaurenLaCapra : Morgan Stanley commodities staff are terrified of being "optimized." reut.rs/10870z4 $MS

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Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip Pro-democracy protesters hold up umbrellas and chant slogans to mark the one-month anniversary of the Occupy civil disobedience movement as they block a main road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 28, 2014.
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Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves reut.rs/1wMogq7

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Oh dear. “@jennablan: Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves reut.rs/1wMogq7

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Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves reut.rs/1wMogq7

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Iraq's top Shi'ite calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after killings

reuters.com — Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's comments show how the threat posed by Islamic State, which follows an ultra-hardline version of Sunni Islam, has pushed some Shi'ites and Sunnis to overcome their sectarian differences and face a common enemy.
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RT @erinmcunningham: Iraq's Sistani calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after killings bit.ly/1wOtwJG

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RT @Mauriello_R: #Iraq's top Shi'ite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-#Sistani calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after killings reut.rs/1wNFXW9 #reuters

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RT @Mauriello_R: #Iraq's top Shi'ite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-#Sistani calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after killings reut.rs/1wNFXW9 #reuters

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Iraq's Sistani calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after killings reut.rs/1wNFXW9

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RT @latras52: Iraq's top Shi'ite calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after killings reut.rs/1wNFXW9 via @reuters

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Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment

mobile.reuters.com — Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - During Morgan Stanley's ( MS.N) public earnings call earlier this month, Chief Executive James Gorman made a remark that hit his commodities staff like a bombshell: the bank plans to further "optimize" its business of owning and trading stuff like oil, natural gas, electricity and metals.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @LaurenLaCapra: My piece today --> Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Morgan Stanley CEO said on Q3 call bank would 'optimise' commodities unit. Staff knew nothing about it @LaurenLaCapra reut.rs/10a9Zqe

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RT @LaurenLaCapra: My piece today --> Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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RT @LaurenLaCapra: My piece today --> Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Ashley L. Conti/Bdn Nurse Kaci Hickox (L) and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort Kent, Maine October 29, 2014.
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RT @Reuters_Health: Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse reut.rs/1xIk0pS

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RT @Reuters_Health: Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse reut.rs/1xIk0pS

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UPDATE 5-Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

mobile.reuters.com — UPDATE 5-Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power * In statement, Compaore calls for election in 90 days * Protesters frustrated after military chief claims power * General vows "process of return to constitutional order" * Lieutenant Colonel appears to challenge military chief (Adds analyst comment, details, quotes) By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe Penney OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power.
Oct 31, 2014

A long day in #Ouaga and not yet done. Army officers vying for the victory that should be people's. @Reuters #lwili mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL5…

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RT @DG_Lewis: Awkward manoeuvring in #Ouaga now with Gen Traore seen as old guard + Col Zida claiming to represent those on street mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL5…

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Awkward manoeuvring in #Ouaga now with Gen Traore seen as old guard + Col Zida claiming to represent those on street mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL5…

Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses

af.reuters.com — BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels.

Burkina Faso army colonel says president has left power: TV

af.reuters.com — OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has left power, a colonel in the presidential guard announced on Friday, according to television channel Burkina24. Lieutenant-Colonel Issaac

Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria/Files 1 of 9. A man stands in front of the fully burnt Kadonowaki elementary school after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, northern Japan in this April 7, 2011 file photo.
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Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap reut.rs/1wKIDmH via @reuters

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Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap reut.rs/1wKIDmH a @Reuters @specialreports by Taiga Uranaka & @slodek

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Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap reut.rs/1wKIDmH via @reuters

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Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap reut.rs/1wKIDmH

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Banks boost FX settlement war chest to as much as $6.5 bln

reuters.com — Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday became the latest bank to make provisions in its third-quarter earnings report, putting aside $640 million specifically for potential settlements in the global inquiry that has been running for more than a year.

Most expensive U.S. Senate race down to the wire in North Carolina

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Chris Keane U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) speaks during a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina October 25, 2014. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan's lead has faded in the final stretch before the Nov. 4 vote. The latest polls show her tied or with a slight edge over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in a contest that will help decide which party controls the Senate.
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Most expensive U.S. Senate race down to the wire in North Carolina reut.rs/1nWA2wk

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RT @colleenjenk: Most expensive U.S. Senate race down to the wire in North Carolina reut.rs/1nWzWFc via @reuters #ncpol

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Most expensive U.S. Senate race down to the wire in North Carolina reut.rs/1nWzWFc via @reuters #ncpol

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Canada willing to take action against U.S. over meat labeling

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Chris Wattie Canada's International Trade Minister Ed Fast speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 1, 2014. Ed Fast, Canada's international trade minister, declined to elaborate on any deadlines for further action.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @ReutersBiz: Canada willing to take action against U.S. over meat labeling reut.rs/1xIQlwL

Fired-up Republicans have edge in midterm turnout war

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Young The U.S. Capitol building is seen before the start of President Barack Obama's primetime address to a joint session of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2009.

Kerry, Iran's foreign minister, EU's Ashton to discuss nuclear issue November 9-10

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mehr News Agency/Majid Asgaripour Iranian workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, about 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran October 26, 2010. Kerry's talks in Muscat, Oman with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif and the EU's Catherine Ashton are due to take place two weeks before a Nov.
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RT @lou_reuters: Kerry, #Iran minister, EU's Ashton to talk ahead of Nov 24 deadline for atom deal; Iran, P5+1 to meet starting Nov 18 reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Kerry, #Iran minister, EU's Ashton to talk ahead of Nov 24 deadline for atom deal; Iran, P5+1 to meet starting Nov 18 reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Kerry, Iran's foreign minister, EU's Ashton to discuss nuclear issue November 9-10 reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway ahead of APEC

reuters.com — Next month's meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders is being billed as the Chinese capital's highest-profile international event since the 2008 Olympics. Aside from widespread traffic controls and road closures, starting from Saturday and running until Nov. 12, the city is massively ramping up security, which is what appears to have prompted the Halloween warning.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @edwininla: "The wearing of fancy dress or scary make-up on the city's extensive subway network could cause "panic." reut.rs/1wLwNbZ

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RT @BarbaraDemick: Boo! Halloween spooks Chinese govmt, fearing that costumes on the subway could cause social instability. reut.rs/1wLwNbZ

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Boo! Halloween spooks Chinese govmt, fearing that costumes on the subway could cause social instability. reut.rs/1wLwNbZ

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RT @nvanderklippe: Clearly the most important story in China today - "Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway ahead of APEC" reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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Clearly the most important story in China today - "Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway ahead of APEC" reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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White House says Syria strategy working, policy on Assad clear

reuters.com — White House spokesman Josh Earnest said U.S. strategy against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was working. He denied Washington was focused on weakening the Islamic militants at the expense of its parallel goal of pushing Assad out of power.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @LizSly: The White House refutes criticisms of its Syria policy. "The policy that we have for Assad is really clear" reuters.com/article/2014/1…