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California senator denies Chinatown scam

California senator denies Chinatown scamA California state senator denied Tuesday plotting to smuggle guns from the Philippines and trading political favors for cash, in a colorful case centred on San Francisco's Chinatown underworld. Appearing in a federal courthouse, now-suspended Democratic Senator Leland Yee pleaded not guilty to eight felony charges for which he could face life in prison if convicted. The five-year FBI sting that ensnared the politician was initially aimed

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Soccer-Atletico success built on shaky economic foundations

By Iain Rogers MADRID, April 8 (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid's emergence as a third force in Spain and contenders among Europe's elite rests on wobbly economic foundations and the edifice could come crashing down if they cannot sustain their remarkable run. The club's success is in large measure down to inspirational coach Diego Simeone, who since taking charge in late 2011 has moulded an unspectacular squad into a unit capable of challenging the... Read more...

Comcast defends Time Warner Cable deal as U.S. review kicks off

A man enters the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New YorkBy Alina Selyukh and Liana B. Baker WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp sought to rebut critics of its planned $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc, arguing that newcomers like Google Inc and Apple Inc would ensure competition in both Internet and video markets. In a 175-page filing with the Federal Communications Commission that kicks off the FCC's review of the deal, Comcast argues that combined with Time Warner Cable,

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US stocks waver ahead of Fed decision

US stocks waver ahead of Fed decisionNEW YORK (AP) — The stock market was in a wait-and-see mode Wednesday ahead of the results of the Federal Reserve's first policy meeting under its new chair, Janet Yellen. Technology stocks struggled after Oracle reported earnings and revenue that fell short of what investors were expecting.

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An Enormous Change Is About To Hit This $15 Billion Industry

Leaky pipe? Toilet running? It's time to call the plumber. But wait. Before you do, you better pull out the Rubik's cube. Dust off that Donna Summer LP. Put on some clogs. You need to be ready. You're about to take a trip back to the 1970's. Here we go... You call the plumbing firm and a middle aged lady named Miriam answers the phone. You ask to schedule an appointment. She checks the calendar. She tells you that a plumber can come out on... Read more...

10 Lessons Learned From Failing

10 Lessons Learned From FailingIt may have been one of the lowest points in my life, but it was also the most thought-provoking.

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