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As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in DENVER (AP) The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy s
Yahoo! News | Jul 25, 2015 2:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Obama says entrepreneurs in Africa can give hope, deliver growth By Jeff Mason and Edith Honan NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of
Yahoo! News | Jul 25, 2015 1:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Saudi king's French Riviera holiday provokes beach protest Saudi King Salman and a 1,000-entourage were due to arrive on Saturday for holiday on the French Riviera, where over 100,000 residents have petitioned against the closure of the public beach outside his villa. The new king and his inner circle's thre
Yahoo! News | Jul 25, 2015 11:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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China's Huawei to instal 4,000 km of fibre optics in Guinea Chinese technology firm Huawei will roll out 4,000 km of fibre optic cable in Guinea over the next two years to offer high-speed Internet access to most of the West African nation's people, the Guinean presidency said in a statement on Friday. Work o
Yahoo! News | Jul 25, 2015 10:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Scary headlines don't deter investors NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. economy is growing at a painfully slow pace. Greece still threatens the euro. Chinese stocks have just pulled out of a frightening free-fall. Big companies in the U.S. are struggling to boost profits.
Yahoo! News | Jul 25, 2015 10:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Canada PM Harper says on track for balanced budget this year By Rod Nickel REGINA, Saskatchewan (Reuters) - Canada is well on track to realize a balanced budget this year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated on Friday, saying that an economic slowdown caused by cheap oil prices was not the time to send the cou
Yahoo! News | Jul 24, 2015 9:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Health Insurer Anthem To Buy Rival Cigna For Nearly $50 Billion Health insurer Anthem has agreed to buy fellow insurer Cigna for close to $50 billion. NPR looks at what the deal might mean for consumers.
NPR.org | Jul 24, 2015 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Clinton proposes tax, buyback changes to encourage long-term growth By Jonathan Allen and Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed U.S. corporate tax reforms on Friday including a sliding scale for capital gains taxes, greater transparency for stock buybacks and changes
Yahoo! News | Jul 24, 2015 8:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Can US housing industry's comeback endure? The outlook dims WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year.
Yahoo! News | Jul 24, 2015 7:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Russia announces creation of credit rating agency Russia's central bank said Friday it would launch a new credit rating agency by the end of the year in an apparent bid to rival US firms that recently downgraded the country's sovereign debt. Moscow slammed the decisions earlier this year by lea
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