Finance ministers hold emergency talks on Greece

Finance ministers hold emergency talks on Greece

European finance ministers will meet in Brussels later Wednesday to discuss debt-strapped Greece, but Germany’s finance minister has signaled that any potential new pact will not be hastily arranged and could take some time. Finance chiefs from the 19-nation eurozone ...

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Measles Outbreak Swells to 121 Cases This Year, CDC Says

Measles Outbreak Swells to 121 Cases This Year, CDC Says

The measles outbreak continues to grow with an additional 19 confirmed cases in the last week, bringing the total number of measles cases to 121 since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking the outbreak on Jan. ...

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Arts & entertainment news, Feb. 5-11

Arts & entertainment news, Feb. 5-11

Jazz Vespers at St. John’s returns Jazz Vespers will take place Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in the chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Themed “When the Saints Go Marching In,” this “hour of worshipful music” ...

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Apple to invest $2 bln to convert sapphire plant to data center

Apple to invest $2 bln to convert sapphire plant to data center

REUTERS – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said it plans to invest $2 billion to convert a failed sapphire glass plant in Arizona into a data center. Apple teamed up with GT Advanced Technologies Inc GTAT.O, to set up the plant in ...

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FCA could call time on PPI claims

FCA could call time on PPI claims

Britain’s financial watchdog has raised the possibility of introducing a time limit on complaints about payment protection insurance, the mis-selling scandal that has cost banks more than £17bn in compensation. The Financial Conduct Authority will look at trends in complaints ...

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Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California

Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California

A Chinese real-estate firm known for its big investments at home is casting its net much farther afield, becoming one of the most aggressive property buyers in California. China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. and its chairman, Lu Zhiqiang, have poured ...

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Social distancing ‘effective for reducing flu risk’

Social distancing ‘effective for reducing flu risk’

As reported by Medical News Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently estimated that this season’s flu vaccine is only 23% effective. As such, the organization recommends that additional flu prevention measures are taken. Now, a new study ...

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Windows 10: What You Missed at the Microsoft Event

Windows 10: What You Missed at the Microsoft Event

Microsoft wasn’t kidding when it billed its Windows 10 event today as the “next chapter” for the software company. From hardware to holograms, the company packed a slew of announcements into a feature-packed presentation that lasted around 2 hours and ...

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UBS’s Richest Clients Seen Flocking to Dollars After Swiss Franc Shock

UBS’s Richest Clients Seen Flocking to Dollars After Swiss Franc Shock

UBS Group AG (UBSG), the largest Swiss bank, said its wealthiest clients will be attracted to U.S. dollars after Switzerland roiled markets by scrapping the franc’s cap. Private-banking customers are concerned a stronger franc will hurt Switzerland’s economy and the ...

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The Interview Review: Much Less Compelling Than the Events It Inspired

The Interview Review: Much Less Compelling Than the Events It Inspired

It’s hard to know what I would have made of The Interview if I had watched it months ago, before the scheduled release of the movie provoked a massive cyber attack that prompted an international affair. Instead, I spent two ...

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