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Bank of America, Citigroup could face breakup questions
2015-02-01 Economy

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, dismissed a proposal calling for the bank to be broken into pieces, saying the plan would "damage the franchise."(Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images) 107 CONNECT 76 TWEET 35 LINKEDIN 13 COMMENTEMAILMOREBank of America and Citigroup could face questions about whether they would be better broken up when they report earnings Thursday, experts said.On ...

Canada’s slumping GDP reveals troubles in just about every sector
2015-02-01 Economy

Friday’s GDP report made crystal clear how grimly Canada’s economy?-- one that contracted 0.2% in November - had been quietly tanking, which contributed to the Bank of Canada’s surprise move last week when it cut its prime setting rate. While the bleak oil picture was fully developing, the thinking was that Canadians shouldn’t worry about the economy, manufacturing would ...

Ingersoll-Rand beats expectations with five-fold increase in quarterly earnings
2015-02-01 Economy

Ingersoll Rand is based in Ireland, but most of its corporate functions are in Davidson. The company has 2,000 local employees.Ingersoll-Rand's fourth quarter earnings shot up more than five-fold to $255.5 million, or 95 cents per share, compared with the fourth quarter a year ago. Those figures for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $47.7 million, or 16 cents ...

Entertainment

What am I seeing?
2015-02-01 Entertainment

BigNewsNetworkOur eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states. Each site operates independently providing around-the-clock local news coverage, global & business ...

This man is allergic to sunlight
2015-02-01 Entertainment

While we might all be grumbling about the chilly weather and grey skies at the moment, it’s the time of year John Clarke looks forward to the most. That’s because the 39-year-old prison guard is allergic to sunlight and says the sun on his skin feels ';like a knife';. John has an ultra-rare condition called erythropoietic protoporphyria, and therefore ...

Amazon to produce original movies for online, theatrical release
2015-02-01 Entertainment

BigNewsNetworkOur eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states. Each site operates independently providing around-the-clock local news coverage, global & business ...

Health

Aspirin a day may not be necessary for everyone's heart health
2015-02-01 Health

BigNewsNetworkOur eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states. Each site operates independently providing around-the-clock local news coverage, global & business ...

"Mutant mosquitoes" may stop spread of deadly diseases in Florida Keys - CBS News
2015-02-01 Health

Look out, mutants are coming to the Florida Keys. Mutant mosquitoes, that is. Millions of them. At least that's the plan being considered by federal health officials to head off dengue fever and chikungunya -- two deadly, mosquito-borne diseases. A British company hopes to prove its genetically modified insects can kill off most of the mosquito population on ...

Will the Super Bowl be decided by night owls? - CBS News
2015-02-01 Health

Who's going to win Sunday's Super Bowl? It may depend, in part, on which team has the most "night owls," a new study suggests.The study found that athletes' performance throughout a given day can range widely depending on whether they're naturally early or late risers.The night owls -- who typically woke up around 10 a.m. -- reached their ...

Politics

Civil Servants spent extra £1billion in eight weeks to hit aid target
2015-02-01 Politics

In June 2013, Dfid officials were forecasting that they would have to spend 2.7billion in November and December to hit the target. However, months later they found that they had to spend at an extra 1billion - 3.7billion – to hit the 0.7 per cent target. The NAO report concluded that the short-term need to increase spending that year ...

Britain must see its leaders debate
2015-02-01 Politics

That position surely gives the broadcasters the opportunity to call Mr Cameron’s bluff and invite the Greens to participate in at least one of their debates. They should take that opportunity and in so doing, follow the lead of the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and YouTube who are proposing a Digital Debate to which the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, ...

UKIP set to include defence boost in election battle plan
2015-02-01 Politics

29 January 2015 Last updated at 09:27 Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print UKIP set to include defence boost in election battle plan By Robin BrantPolitical Correspondent, BBC News UKIP is likely to be the only one of the four Westminster-based parties pledging to spend more on defence Continue reading the main storyRelated ...

SciTech

Blue mussels not yet the bellwether of NE coastal environment | EurekAlert! Science News
2015-02-01 SciTech

IMAGE:Marcy Cockrell installs cages to protect mussels from predators. In Maine, mussels inside cages faired as well as mussels in the wild. In Long Island Sound and Narragansett Bay it... view more Credit: Brown University PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Ecologists sometimes look to mussel species, a well-studied and foundational genus in estuaries, as model organisms for assessing ...

Is Facebook down? A history of outages
2015-02-01 SciTech

BigNewsNetworkOur eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states. Each site operates independently providing around-the-clock local news coverage, global & business ...

New Tax-Related Health Insurance Forms on the Way
2015-02-01 SciTech

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2015) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) Liberty Tax advises taxpayers to be on the lookout for Form 1095-A. The Department of Health and Human Services has begun mailing the forms, which verify a taxpayer's source of health insurance, to those who enrolled in coverage for 2014 in the Marketplace. Taxpayers who receive ...

Sport

China PR open camp on road to Canada 2015
2015-02-01 Sport

China PR have opened camp in preparation for this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, which kicks off on 6 June against tournament hosts Canada in Edmonton, Alberta. Chinese head coach Hao Wei has selected 25 players for this preparatory camp, which runs from 23 January to 13 May. The first stage of the camp takes place at ...

Dylan Hartley's England place not in danger, despite discipline problems
2015-02-01 Sport

"We sit down with him all the time in camp and say, 'What are you thinking, what is happening in the game?' We are not going to cast him aside. We can't hide away from it - internally we will just help him through it." Four years ago Warren Gatland, the Wales head coach, taunted Hartley before the match ...

Tiger Woods equals worst ever nine holes as a professional in nightmare round at the Phoenix Open
2015-02-01 Sport

Brandel Chamblee, the US golf analyst notorious for calling Woods “duplicitous” in 2012, described Woods’ first round – an error-strewn 73 – as the “most shocking round I have ever seen Tiger play”. He would have needed the smelling salts after this. “The word is incomprehensible,” he said. It was woeful, feeble, genuinely shocking to behold. In his chipping, ...

Travel

Hong Kong losing its tourism appeal, CLSA warns
2015-02-01 Travel

(01-20 15:29) Independent brokerage and investment group CLSA warns that Hong Kong is losing its appeal among mainland tourists -- pointing to a lack of tourism infrastructure, Hongkongers' unwelcoming attitude and stronger competition from other destinations. CLSA says 200 million mainlanders are expected to take holidays abroad by 2020 -- thanks to increased affordability, the easing of restrictions and ...

Tahiti and Her Islands Inspires Visitors With Exciting Year-Round Events
2015-02-01 Travel

Tahiti and her islands, the French Polynesian paradise situated in the southeast Pacific Ocean and spread over five large archipelagos, is gearing up to host a number of exciting events throughout 2014. The events present an opportunity for visitors to experience the vibrant Tahitian culture and join the locals in a celebratory festival atmosphere, ranging from competitive water sports, ...

How to Travel Without Going Anywhere|Findery
2015-02-01 Travel

Findery member Amanda Law on her new bike in San Francisco. Her first bike since college, she's seeing the city in a whole new way.And by "going anywhere," we mean booking a plane ticket or packing the car. Travel can also be a mindset. Let's make 2015 the year of the "staycation!" Try the guidelines below to re-explore ...

World

Chris Christie heads to Britain ahead of potential White House bid
2015-02-01 World

"The US and our people have always had a really strong relationship with the with the UK that reflects our common language, our heritage, our ideals and our democratic traditions," said Mr Christie. "I'm really looking forward to experiencing that firsthand."Mr Christie is a brash, larger-than-life figure whose official YouTube account regularly posts videos with titles like "Chris Christie ...

Hundreds of police take part in Germany anti-terror raids | Fox News
2015-02-01 World

Some 200 police officers raided 13 homes in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany Tuesday, in connection with the arrests last week of two suspected members of an Islamic terror cell.Police spokesman Michael Gassen said the raids were mostly on close associates of the pair.ADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENT"We were looking for further evidence in connection with last week's arrests," Gassen said, adding that ...

Bombs kill 11 at central Baghdad restaurants | Reuters
2015-02-01 World

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs killed at least 11 civilians in central Baghdad on Sunday when they exploded at two restaurants in the Iraqi capital, police and medical sources said.Police said the deadliest explosion took place near Tahrir Square when a bomb placed in a plastic bag exploded near a popular restaurant, killing seven people and wounding 11 others.In a ...

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