Learning disability care ‘failing’

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Take Twitter private?

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Cramer: No Fed, no problem

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Amazon playing to its strengths with listing for plumbers, mechanics

Grocery delivery, hotel reservations, talking music speakers, now handyman scheduling — is there any business Amazon (AMZN) isn’t interested in? There is a method to the madness, though, as Jeff Bezos and company look for ways to leverage more and … Continue reading


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Asia markets wobble amid oil swoon

Asian equities were mostly higher on Wednesday following better-than-expected U.S. growth data but tumbling commodity prices weighed on risk sentiment. Gross domestic product (GDP) in the world’s largest economy was revised up to 3.9 percent from 3.5 percent in the … Continue reading


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Carl Icahn raises stake in car rental company Hertz

(Reuters) – Activist investor Carl Icahn raised his stake in U.S. car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc to 10.77 percent from 8.48 percent. The billionaire was already Hertz’s largest shareholder and in the past few months had successfully pushed … Continue reading


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Wall Street ends little changed after mixed data batch

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as the U.S. economy grew more than expected last quarter but soft readings on consumer confidence and house prices kept major indexes in a tight range. Third-quarter gross domestic … Continue reading


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U.S. economy resilient in third quarter as global growth cools

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy grew at a much faster pace than initially thought in the third quarter, pointing to strengthening fundamentals that should help it weather slowing global demand. The Commerce Department on Tuesday raised its estimate of … Continue reading


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Asia shares climb on U.S. optimism, oil pressured before OPEC

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. economic growth data calmed investor anxiety over a deteriorating global outlook, while the Australian dollar languished near four-year lows against the dollar. Oil prices were also under pressure … Continue reading


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More troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri’s governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to the St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting after a white policeman was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, while the local … Continue reading


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Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

KABUL (Reuters) – The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge … Continue reading


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More U.S. troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri’s governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to a St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an … Continue reading


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