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Vatican pension fund insists its finances are in decent shape, seeks to dispel 'alarmism'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:47am
The Vatican's pension fund is insisting it's in decent financial health, issuing its first ever public accounting to dispel what it called "alarmist information" about a shortfall circulating in the media.
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Mortgage giant Fannie Mae posts $1.3B profit in 4Q; paying $1.9B dividend to government

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:18am
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae is reporting net income of $1.3 billion for the fourth quarter.
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Deere's Stock Falls As Lowered Outlook Offsets Profit Beat

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:17am
Shares of Deere & Co. fell 1.3% in premarket trade, after the farm equipment maker beat fiscal first-quarter profit expectations, as strength in its construction and forestry business helped offset weakness in its agricultural business, but lowered its equipment sales outlook for the year.
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Miss Germany pageant holds mini contest on Egypt's Red Sea, far from country's troubles

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:59am
Egyptian authorities say they are fighting a war on terror at home and abroad, but that hasn't stopped the Miss Germany beauty pageant from organizing a flashy preliminary contest near the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.
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Healthful diet report: Coffee and water instead of sugary drinks; more eggs are OK

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:59am
An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all.
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Zimbabwe's censorship board demands that erotic scenes of Fifty Shades of Grey film be edited

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:59am
Zimbabwe's censorship board says erotic scenes from the film Fifty Shades of Grey must be deleted before it is shown in this southern African country.
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Ag machinery maker Deere posts 1st-quarter profit decline, but results beat Street forecasts

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:59am
Deere's first-quarter profit declined, hampered by softer demand for agricultural machinery.
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Honda resumes normal production in Ohio after shift cuts related to West Coast port dispute

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:54am
Honda says it will temporarily resume normal production at its Ohio plants after six days of shift reductions related to a West Coast port contract dispute.
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New York Fashion Week: Swanlike creatures at Marc Jacobs, Lauren creates winter wonderland

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:17am
The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runways to celebrities as eight days of fall previews come to a close Thursday.
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Chilled out: Aqueduct cancels racing Friday, fourth straight card wiped out by frigid temps

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:17am
The New York Racing Association has canceled Friday's races at Aqueduct due to expected frigid temperatures and strong wind gusts.
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Clinton charity defends donations from foreign governments amid possible Hillary Clinton bid

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:17am
The charity founded by former President Bill Clinton defended its financial support from foreign governments on Thursday and said it would continue "appropriate" policies and practices if former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton runs for president again.
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Federal judge denies request for a temporary halt on Cubs installation of Wrigley Field signs

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:17am
A federal judge on Thursday denied a request from rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field to temporarily halt installation of signs they say will block their view and violate a contract they have with the Chicago Cubs.
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'No Lead Belly, no Beatles': TV documentary, box set celebrate folk legend's influence

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:17am
Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949.
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Eddie Shore jersey being auctioned by grandson of former minor leaguer who 'inherited' it

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:17am
Scott Johnston was going to frame Eddie Shore's jersey and put it on his basement wall before he learned how valuable it was.
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Global stock set to fall in quiet trading as most Asian markets remain closed for holidays

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:15am
Global stocks appeared set for quiet and lower trading Friday after most markets in Asia were closed for the Lunar New Year holidays, except for Tokyo, where shares continued to rise on optimism about the Japanese economy.
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Student in grave condition among 7 infected with 'superbug' at Los Angeles hospital

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:06am
Among the seven people infected by a "superbug" outbreak tied to medical instruments at a Los Angeles hospital is an 18-year-old student who has spent nearly three months in the hospital and is in grave condition, his attorney said.
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From Apple to Avon, rising dollar takes toll on US corporate profits; more pain ahead

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:04am
The biggest obstacle for Coca-Cola and Pepsi these days isn't tied to taste tests, the declining popularity of sugary drinks or even their century-long rivalry.
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Striking workers begin voting a day after negotiators announce agreement with FairPoint

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:00am
Striking FairPoint Communications workers begin three days of voting on a tentative agreement just a day after negotiators announced a pact that could end the four-month strike.
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Japan Display Plans New Plant To Make Apple Screens: Report

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:28am
Shares of Japan Display Inc. were up 7.3% in Friday afternoon trading in Tokyo, propelled by a local media report that the company was planning a new facility in Japan to make screen panels for Apple Inc.
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Raiders, Chargers announce joint venture for possible Los Angeles-area stadium

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:27am
The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement Thursday night, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.
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