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Exxon quarterly profit rises 3 percent on refining

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(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp , the world's largest publicly traded oil company, on Friday reported a 3 percent increase in quarterly profit on higher results in its refining and chemicals businesses.  



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Exxon posts surprise profit jump on refining

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IRVING, Texas (AP) -- ExxonMobil Corp. profits rose 3 percent in the third quarter as strong refining performance offset lower revenues from falling oil prices and production.... 



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AbbVie sales blow past forecasts, fueled by Humira

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(Reuters) - AbbVie, which earlier this month walked away from its $55 billion deal to buy Dublin drugmaker Shire, reported quarterly revenue well above Wall Street expectations, fueled by soaring sales of its Humira arthritis drug. The Chicago drugmaker, which significantly boosted its full-year earnings forecast,...(more) 




Fla. Cop of the Month rapes woman on patrol car hood: cops

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A Florida Cop of the Month allegedly raped a woman on the hood of his patrol car while he was on duty, police said.  



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Spain says will seek to block Catalan watered-down vote on independence

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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will ask its Constitutional Court to rule on the legality of a Nov. 9 'consultation of citizens' on independence from Spain planned by Catalonia in a move to block the vote, Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said on Friday. Catalan...(more) 



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Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

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By Humeyra Pamuk SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey. The predominantly Kurdish town, besieged...(more) 



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Manhunt ends with suspect placed in slain trooper's handcuffs

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Prosecutor says he will seek first-degree murder charge, death penalty for Eric Frein.         



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Ukraine will guarantee transit of Russian gas to Europe: PM

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, speaking after a gas agreement with Russia was nailed down, said on Friday Ukraine would guarantee deliveries of gas through its territory to Europe to make sure Moscow had no room for "blackmailing". Yatseniuk, speaking to Ukrainian energy...(more) 



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Here is the most idiotic reaction to Tim Cook coming out as gay

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When Tim Cook came out as gay on Thursday, the reaction from fellow tech leaders and from most politicians was largely positive. We knew that not everyone would react this way, however, and sure enough The Washington Post has cataloged some of the more idiotic reactions...(more) 



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This company invented a better soda can. Why isn’t anybody buying?

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Earlier this month, Novelis — the largest aluminum recycler in the world — opened up a brand new $260 million plant in Germany and set up shop to make the “evercan,” a beverage can sourced from 90 percent recycled aluminum. Despite being cheaper to make...(more) 



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For Mental Health, Social Media Removes the Silence (Op-Ed)

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From teenagers to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, young activists are forging a new platform for mental health support for the texting generation. 




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