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Canada inflation exceeds forecast, retail sales rebound

Canada inflation exceeds forecast, retail sales reboundBy Louise Egan OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's inflation rate slowed in February but, unexpectedly, stayed within the central bank's comfort zone, news that may reassure policymakers but is unlikely to trigger a change in the bank's neutral stance on interest rates. Statistics Canada also released figures on Friday that showed retail

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Kenya's ARM Cement posts 12 percent rise in 2013 pretax profit

Kenya's ARM Cement posts 12 percent rise in 2013 pretax profitNAIROBI (Reuters) - ARM Cement Ltd, Kenya's second-biggest cement producer, reported a 12 percent increase in full-year pretax profit, helped by a vibrant economy attracting foreign companies to build factories. ARM, which trails Bamburi Cement Ltd in capacity, also took advantage of a boom in construction to house a burgeoning middle class. Last year, pretax profit reached 2 billion shillings ($23.17 million) and earnings per share

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UK economy basks in manufacturing growth, IMF upgrade

UK economy basks in manufacturing growth, IMF upgradeBy William Schomberg and Ana Nicolaci da Costa LONDON (Reuters) - Britain got a double boost on Tuesday as its recovery from recession gathered momentum and the International Monetary Fund raised the country's growth forecasts more than for any other major economy. The signs that Britain is finally starting to put the financial crisis behind

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Amy Poehler and brother Greg team on new comedy

Amy Poehler and brother Greg team on new comedyPASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Another Poehler sibling is bringing his comedy to television.

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'Phantom of the Opera' welcomes first black lead

'Phantom of the Opera' welcomes first black leadNEW YORK (AP) — Norm Lewis has been tapped to be Broadway's next Phantom in the megahit "The Phantom of the Opera," a move that makes him the first African-American to slip behind the famous mask on the Great White Way.

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Turkish ISPs make getting to YouTube a little easier, but haven't unblocked it yet

Turkish ISPs make getting to YouTube a little easier, but haven't unblocked it yetEven after the unbanning of Twitter and a court ruling in Google's favor, YouTube is still blocked in Turkey. Accessing the video streaming site did get a little easier today however, as the Wall Street Journal has confirmed residents can once again use DNS servers from Google, Level3 and OpenDNS that will route them around the block. More easily implemented than using a VPN, it finally reopens access via those servers after they were

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