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Verizon misses Street 3Q forecasts


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NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth...full story
updated 2014-10-21 09:42 PM
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Verizon misses Street 3Q forecasts

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:42 PM

Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports

Associated Press

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda says that Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:22 PM

Sri Lankan opposition, unions demand pay increase

Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lankan trade unions, opposition politicians and activists protested on Tuesday, demanding the government include substantial pay increases in the....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:22 PM

Pakistan likely to throw spin challenge to Aussies

Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Pakistan A's warmup win over Australia has given the senior team a path it hopes will lead to success....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:01 PM

McDonald's profit, sales decline

Associated Press

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's says its profit and sales declined as the world's biggest hamburger chain saw customer traffic fall around the world. The....Fullstory

2014-10-21 08:42 PM

Macrogen Selects GenoLogics

Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 21, 2014--The personalized medicine biotechnology company Macrogen ( www.macrogen.com ) has announced it has licensed Clarity LIMS from....Fullstory

2014-10-21 08:42 PM

Norwegian Olympic official to step down next year

Associated Press

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The head of Norway's national Olympic committee has decided to step down next year. The committee says 77-year-old president Borre Rognlien received....Fullstory

2014-10-21 08:22 PM

Borussia Dortmund well-placed in Champions League

Associated Press

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Borussia Dortmund is looking to the Champions League for refuge, even if that entails a daunting visit to Turkish league runner-up Galatasaray....Fullstory

2014-10-21 08:01 PM

Top Romanian lawmaker in corruption probe resigns

Associated Press

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A key lawmaker in Romania has quit Parliament after prosecutors announced they are seeking his arrest on suspicion of influence peddling....Fullstory

2014-10-21 07:42 PM

Pope to visit Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia in Turkey

Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis will visit sites that recall Turkey's often-tumultuous history at a cultural crossroads between continents and faiths during a three-day....Fullstory

2014-10-21 07:42 PM

Terry Walsh resigns as India field hockey coach

Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) -- India field hockey coach Terry Walsh has resigned citing administrative hurdles in his job, within three weeks of guiding the team....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:42 PM

CVS develops tobacco-free prescription network
By TOM MURPHY
Associated Press

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:22 PM

Australia premier credited with 1970s reforms dies
By ROD McGUIRK
Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, whose government was credited with instituting lasting social reforms during a short tenure that ended....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:22 PM

Customer decline hits McDonald's sales, profit
By CANDICE CHOI
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's says its profit and sales declined as the world's biggest hamburger chain saw customer traffic fall around the world. The company....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:01 PM

Syrian airstrikes kill 8 in town near Jordan

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian government airstrikes hit a rebel-held town along the country's southern border with Jordan, killing at least eight people. Activists with....Fullstory

2014-10-21 08:42 PM

Verona stadium partially closed for racist chants

Associated Press

MILAN (AP) -- Hellas Verona has been ordered to play its next home match in Serie A with one end of its stadium closed because....Fullstory

2014-10-21 08:22 PM

Reynolds' net rises on higher cigarette prices

Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Higher cigarette prices helped Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s net income rise 2.2 percent in its third quarter. The higher prices....Fullstory

2014-10-21 08:22 PM

US military drone makes 'hard landing' in Niger

Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The U.S. military says one of its surveillance drones made what the military labeled a "hard landing" at an airport in....Fullstory

2014-10-21 08:01 PM

Staples investigating possible data breach

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with....Fullstory

2014-10-21 07:42 PM

British surveillance drones to fly over Syria

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force drones will fly intelligence-gathering missions over Syria, in a broadening of U.K. operations against the....Fullstory

2014-10-21 07:22 PM

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