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Kazakhstan nervous of tougher Russia/Ukraine oil sanctions

By Raushan Nurshayeva and Alla Afanasyeva ASTANA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kazakhstan, which has backed close ally Russia's actions in Ukraine, is seeking alternative routes for its oil exports which may fall if the West decides to toughen sanctions against Russia, a major transit route of Kazakh crude to world markets. A vast steppe nation of 17... Read more...

16,000 tons of rock crash in Yosemite National Park

16,000 tons of rock crash in Yosemite National ParkYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Officials at Yosemite National Park say a massive amount of rock has fallen from a cliff, closing a hiking trail.

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Simplify U.S. financial reform rules, Fed's Plosser urges

Simplify U.S. financial reform rules, Fed's Plosser urgesA top U.S. central banker on Tuesday criticized the complexity of a nearly four-year-old financial-reform law, urging simpler and more transparent laws for Wall Street that would rely more on the free market to discipline banks and other firms. The president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, Charles Plosser, who has long pitched

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Florida woman arrested in topless rampage at McDonald's

A bare-breasted woman wearing only bikini bottoms was observed by security cameras vandalizing a Florida McDonald's. In the video, which went viral on Tuesday, the woman is seen shoving cash registers onto the floor, overturning a drinks dispenser and throwing items at staff before helping herself to some ice cream. Sandra Suarez, 41, entered the McDonald's in Pinellas Park on Florida's west coast on March 24, and when an employee asked her to... Read more...

Being A Hot Dude Still Really, Really Great, Study Finds

Being A Hot Dude Still Really, Really Great, Study FindsDespite what you may have heard from conservatives about the supposed "War on Men," being a guy is still a pretty good deal. Especially if you're hot. A new study finds that attractive men are much more likely than women to convince people that they have a worthy business idea. The study by a team of researchers out of the business schools of Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and MIT was published online by the

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Hewlett-Packard shares look cheap despite big rebound: Barron's

Hewlett-Packard shares look cheap despite big rebound: Barron'sShares of Hewlett-Packard Co are poised to rise by 20 percent over the next year, helped by an expected pickup in information-technology spending, according to an article in the April 7 edition of Barron's. HP's stock has risen 46 percent in the past year, but with a valuation of 8.7 times projected earnings over the next four quarters, it still trades at a 44 percent discount to the market, the financial newspaper said. While spending

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