Lava on Track To Hit Gas Station, Stores in Hawaii

Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said. Lava is about 1 mile from the shopping center in … Continue reading


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Washington Artist’s ‘Angry Birds’ Lawsuit Goes Forward

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Seattle, Wash. artist who designed a line of plush pet toys called “Angry Birds.” Juli Adams designed the plush “Angry Birds” toys in 2006 for The Hartz Mountain … Continue reading


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Technology Tops List of Texas-Based Group’s Fraud Predictions for 2015

Technology will give fraudsters an edge in 2015, but it will also provide new tools for organizations and investigators, according to three experts from the Austin, Texas-based Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) who were asked for their top fraud … Continue reading


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Fire Damage at North Dakota Grain Elevator Likely to Surpass $1M

The Farmers Elevator in Colfax, N.D., is working to resume grain-handling operations while crews clean up after a fire that caused heavy damage and investigators work to determine the cause of the blaze. Estimates are still being compiled, but damage … Continue reading


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Lawyer Dies in Sydney Siege

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UK sees pick-up in wage growth

17 December 2014 Last updated at 13:59 The unemployment rate was 6% in the three months to October Wage growth in the UK is picking up, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate. In the August-to-October period, average … Continue reading


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Church appoints first female bishop

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Rules for babies ‘from three people’

17 December 2014 Last updated at 15:03 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website The rules for creating babies from three people – which state only two… Continue Reading »


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UK army murder claims ‘were lies’

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Rumor sends traders barreling into McDonald’s

McDonald’s (MCD) shares are rallying on a rumor that Bill Ackman is taking a stake in the company, and pushing for the fast food giant to spin properties off into a tax-efficient real estate investment trust. The stock is up … Continue reading


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Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift … Continue reading


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Wall Street’s popular ‘rules of thumb’ failed investors in 2014

There are plenty of handy guidelines for playing the stock market based on historical patterns and observed seasonal rhythms. In 2014, it would have been best to ignore them. Close adherence to the calendar-based wisdom would have caused investors to … Continue reading


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