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Swiss economy posts better-than-expected growth for 4th quarter, last before euro peg dropped

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:30am
Official data show that Switzerland's economy expanded by a stronger-than-expected 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, the last before the country's central bank abandoned its effort to cap the Swiss franc's value against the euro.
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In shifting North Korean economy, state-run chain stores try giving customers what they want

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:17am
Workers in sharp new uniforms open the doors and turn on the lights about an hour before sunrise at their chain store on the corner of one of Pyongyang's main streets, right smack in the middle of a showpiece area of the capital.
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Barclays takes net loss for 2014 of $267 million as it takes provisions for past troubles

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:17am
Barclays reported a net loss of 174 million pounds ($267 million) for 2014, compared with net income of 540 million pounds the previous year, as it paid the price for past scandals.
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Global stocks mostly down after Australia rate decision while China meeting awaited

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:00am
Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq as investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target.
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Airlines ban rechargeable battery shipments as evidence of fire, explosion risks mount

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:31am
Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires.
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Glencore sees net profit decline 7 percent in 2014 as lower commodity prices prompt charges

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:31am
Glencore PLC says its net earnings declined 7 percent last year as the commodities and mining group took charges of $1.1 billion stemming in part from lower commodity prices.
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Prominent venture capitalist to take stand in high-profile Silicon Valley discrimination suit

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:17am
A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon.com is set to take the stand Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high-tech and venture capitalist arenas.
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Japanese negotiator says trade deal with the US possible by spring, but difficulties remain

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:16am
A senior Japanese trade negotiator says a deal with the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring.
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Airlines slowly move to better track planes a year after Malaysia Airlines disappearance

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:45am
At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss.
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Quality of private contractor's health care focus of New York jail oversight hearing

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:16am
New York City lawmakers are taking a hard look at the quality of health care inmates receive at the Rikers Island jail complex and whether the city should renew a $126.6 million contract with a private health provider.
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