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US economy likely showed big rebound last quarter

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a dismal start to the year reflecting a harsh winter, the U.S. economy showed signs of rebounding in the spring, with many forecasters expecting growth to be even stronger in the second half of the year.... 



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Barclays chief applauds claw-back idea on bonuses

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LONDON (AP) -- The chief executive of Barclays says that claw-back provisions on bankers' bonuses are a good idea in principle as the Bank of England prepares to publish new rules to punish executives who misbehave.... 



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AstraZeneca buys Almirall lung drugs for up to $2.1 billion

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca took a major step to build up its respiratory medicine business on Wednesday by striking a deal worth up to $2.1 billion for the rights to Spanish group Almirall's lung drugs. The British drugmaker, which resisted a $118 billion...(more) 



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ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

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NEW YORK (AP) -- ESPN says it has suspended sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure they don't provoke attacks.... 



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German central bank chief: higher wages justified

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BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's central bank says higher wages would be justified in the country as the economy flourishes, and is putting the potential for raises at 3 percent. 



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Pakistani troops kill 6 militants at Afghan border

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military officials say security forces have foiled a cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants. 



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Belarus to host Ukraine-Russia talks

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Belarus will host talks between Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE security and rights organization on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, President Alexander Lukashenko's office said on Wednesday. It did not say when the talks would take place but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Lukashenko to host...(more) 



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African girls to sue British Airways over alleged abuse by pilot

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Girls and young women who allege they were sexually abused by a British Airways (BA) pilot in African schools and orphanages plan to sue the airline, a law firm representing them said on Wednesday. Lawyers argue that BA should be held responsible for the actions of...(more) 



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Visa says latest U.S. sanctions aren't affecting Russia operations

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International credit and debit card company Visa Inc said on Wednesday that a new wave of U.S. economic sanctions is not affecting its work in Russia and does not force it to stop serving Russian clients. The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday imposed targeted sanctions on Russian...(more) 



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The New Senate USA FREEDOM Act: A Step Towards Surveillance Reform?

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Yesterday, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced a revised version of his USA FREEDOM legislation, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2014, which focuses on telephone record collection and FISA Court reform. While this bill is not a comprehensive solution to overbroad and unconstitutional surveillance, it is a...(more) 



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Penn State coach spreads charm

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First-year coach James Franklin meets, greets media and fans at Big Ten sessions. 



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Barclays sees profits fall 10%

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Barclays' second-quarter profits fall 10% to £3.84bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank. 



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