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Eric Cantor to join investment bank Moelis as vice chairman

Reuters - 5 hours 50 min ago
(Reuters) - Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis & Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said, adding that Cantor will also be elected to its board.






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Burger King has maneuvered to cut U.S. tax bill for years

Reuters - 6 hours 19 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain’s aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years.
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Insider traders in U.S. face longer prison terms, Reuters analysis shows

Reuters - 6 hours 25 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. judges are imposing increasingly long prison terms for insider trading, a Reuters analysis shows. The rise is at least partly driven by the bigger profits being earned through the illegal schemes, defense lawyers said.






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Doubts over whether Detroit bankruptcy plan gets job done

Reuters - 6 hours 29 min ago
DETROIT Reuters) - Detroit’s plan to recover from bankruptcy includes several blueprints for a new future. The only problem is the city, the largest ever to file for bankruptcy, is still a long way from financially healthy and its restructuring plans leave little room for error.
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U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia

Reuters - September 1, 2014 - 10:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.






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Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools

LA Times - September 1, 2014 - 10:32pm
Aspiring farmers and entertainers ought to be computer whizzes, according to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The nonprofit organization invited more than two dozen education and business leaders from across California last week to discuss how to make that happen.
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Earthquake hits outside Tiptonville in Lake County

geology topix - September 1, 2014 - 10:29pm

According to the United States Geological Survey a 2.9 earthquake hit Lake County about 2 .5 miles from Tiptonville at about 11:19 Sunday night.

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Hong Kong police arrest 19 in pro-democracy scuffles

Reuters - September 1, 2014 - 10:19pm
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they arrested 19 people during scuffles with pro-democracy activists prompted by China's decision not to allow the Asian financial hub to choose its next leader.
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Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley

Eureka Alert - September 1, 2014 - 10:00pm
(PeerJ) In Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagerstätte of lithographic limestone is well known as a result of numerous discoveries of emblematic fossils from that area (for example, Archaeopteryx). Now, for the first time, researchers have found fossil insects in the French equivalent of these outcrops -- discoveries which include a new species representing the oldest known water treader.
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Researchers find Asian camel crickets now common in US homes

Eureka Alert - September 1, 2014 - 10:00pm
(North Carolina State University) With their long, spiky legs and their propensity for eating anything, including each other, camel crickets are the stuff of nightmares. And now research from North Carolina State University finds that non-native camel cricket species have spread into homes across the eastern United States.
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Surprising new role for calcium in sensing pain

Eureka Alert - September 1, 2014 - 10:00pm
(Duke University) When you accidentally touch a hot oven, you rapidly pull your hand away. Duke researchers have made a surprising discovery in worms about the role of calcium in such pain signaling. They have built a structural model of the molecule that allows calcium ions to pass into a neuron, triggering a signal of pain. These discoveries may help direct new strategies to treat pain in people.
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Discovery hints at why stress is more devastating for some

Eureka Alert - September 1, 2014 - 10:00pm
(Rockefeller University) Some take stress in stride; others struggle with it, even developing psychiatric disorders. New research at Rockefeller University has identified the molecular origins of this so-called stress gap in mice. The results could contribute to a better understanding of the development of depression and other disorders brought on by stress.
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Fiji says Syrian rebels want compensation, removal from terror list

Reuters - September 1, 2014 - 9:37pm
EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Islamist fighters who seized dozens of Fijian soldiers serving as U.N. peacekeepers on the Golan Heights last week are demanding that their group be removed from a global terrorism list and that compensation be paid for members killed in fighting, the head of Fiji's army said on Tuesday.






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Kids with cell phones: How young is too young?

CBS - September 1, 2014 - 9:10pm
Some cellular carriers are marketing to children as young as five
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Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

Reuters - September 1, 2014 - 8:40pm
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.
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Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

Reuters - September 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. media that were set up by the North Korean government and may signal an attempt by Pyongyang to reopen a long-stalled dialogue.
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Family dinners good for teens' mental health, could protect from cyberbullying

Science Daily - September 1, 2014 - 7:15pm
Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents, a new study shows, but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health.
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Quality of US diet improves, gap widens for quality between rich and poor

Science Daily - September 1, 2014 - 7:15pm
The quality of the US diet showed some modest improvement in the last decade in large measure because of a reduction in the consumption of unhealthy trans fats, but the gap in overall diet quality widened between the rich and the poor.
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Viewers eat more while watching Hollywood action flick on TV

Science Daily - September 1, 2014 - 7:15pm
Television shows filled with action and sound may be bad for your waistline. TV viewers ate more M&Ms, cookies, carrots and grapes while watching an excerpt from a Hollywood action film than those watching an interview program.
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Nature's tiny engineers: Corals control their environment, stirring up water eddies to bring nutrients

Science Daily - September 1, 2014 - 7:14pm
Conventional wisdom has long held that corals -- whose calcium-carbonate skeletons form the foundation of coral reefs -- are passive organisms that rely entirely on ocean currents to deliver dissolved substances, such as nutrients and oxygen. But now scientists have found that they are far from passive, engineering their environment to sweep water into turbulent patterns that greatly enhance their ability to exchange nutrients and dissolved gases with their environment.
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