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Asian shares firm as U.S. stocks hit records; RBA in focus

A man walks past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei averages outside a brokerage in TokyoThe U.S. dollar hovered close to an 11-year high against a basket of currencies while Asian shares firmed in early trade on Tuesday, with sentiment bolstered by another record day on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was nearly flat, while Japan's Nikkei stock average was up about 0.4 percent after the yen pushed to three-week lows against the greenback. On Wall Street on Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 both posted fresh record closing highs, while the Nasdaq Composite broke 5,000 for the first time in 15 years.


Nasdaq 5,000: index passes dot-com milestone after 15 years

FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher Monday, March 2, 2015, as investors focused on earnings and deal news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago, the Nasdaq composite has closed above 5,000.


Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high

FILE - In this May 16, 2012 file photo, a taxi passes in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. After fifteen long years, the Nasdaq is close to topping its all-time high of 5,048.62, set on March 10, 2000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.


Wall St. rallies; Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000

Traders works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot-com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.


US STOCKS-Wall St. rallies; Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000

The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot-com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed ...

umber Liquidators and Endo are big market movers

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Freescale Semiconductor Ltd., up $4.25 to $40.36 The chipmaker agreed to be acquired ...

S&P, Dow post record closes, dollar hits 11-year high

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New YorkBy Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock prices rallied on Monday, with the Nasdaq composite crossing 5,000 for the first time in 15 years, while the dollar touched an 11-year high on expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this year. Wall Street kicked off March on a high note after a stellar February, when the benchmark S&P 500 Index registered its best monthly gain since October 2011. The S&P and Dow Jones industrial average posted record closing highs on Monday. "We are still in a longer-term economic expansion. ...


Milestones for the Nasdaq composite index

Milestones for the Nasdaq composite indexKey milestones in the history of the Nasdaq composite index: — Feb. 8, 1971: Nasdaq index is created and set at 100 by the National Association of Securities Dealers, an industry self-regulatory group. ...


The Nasdaq composite index, then and now

The Nasdaq composite index, then and nowIt's taken 15 years for the Nasdaq composite index to approach the record high of 5,048 it reached back in March 2000, at the height of the tech-stock boom that would later collapse. On Monday the index ...


US STOCKS-U.S. stocks rally; Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000

The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot.com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed ...

Technology

Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules - Reuters


Reuters

Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules
Reuters
In an interview with Reuters, Obama said he was concerned about Beijing's plans for a far-reaching counterterrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys, the passcodes that help protect data, and install security ...
Obama Urges Beijing to Change Technology Trade RulesSputnik International

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LAPD Skid Row Shooting Brings Focus to Body Camera Technology - NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

LAPD Skid Row Shooting Brings Focus to Body Camera Technology
NBCNews.com
The Los Angeles Police Department's fatal shooting of a man on the city's infamous Skid Row is bringing new focus to the use of officer-worn body cameras, a widely embraced but largely untested tool aimed at improving law enforcement's relationship ...

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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon fingerprint scanning technology - ZDNet


Gigaom

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon fingerprint scanning technology
ZDNet
Qualcomm has announced the availability of the Snapdragon Sense ID 3D fingerprint technology, a biometric solution designed to both improve device security and usher in a new generation of "elegant and innovative" mobile devices. Revealed on Monday ...
Qualcomm has a fingerprint ID technology that uses ultrasoundGigaom
Qualcomm launches Snapdragon Sense ID 3D Fingerprint TechnologyNews-Medical.net
New Fingerprint Technology Launched by QualcommFrontline Desk
NDTV -USA TODAY
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Energy Technology: Deploy What We Have vs. Build Something New - Huffington Post


Energy Technology: Deploy What We Have vs. Build Something New
Huffington Post
Some worry that we are depending too much on an imaginary technological fix. Others try to blame the fossil fuel industry or our culture of consumerism. Gillis' piece concludes by quoting former Clinton energy official Joseph Romm who maintained that ...

Travel

The best places in the world to visit while the dollar is this strong - Washington Post (blog)


Washington Post (blog)

The best places in the world to visit while the dollar is this strong
Washington Post (blog)
This is a great time for Americans to travel internationally. A host of factors have come together ... There are surprising deals, too, in Sweden and Norway where hotel prices are down 19 percent and 17 percent, respectively. Throughout the world, in ...

Spring Break Travel Deals Are Coming And Going Quickly - The Inquisitr


The Inquisitr

Spring Break Travel Deals Are Coming And Going Quickly
The Inquisitr
For now, the newest of the travel websites, CheapOAir, Homeaway, and Skyscanner, who utilize more meta-search data to find deals with travel agents, seem to be the way to go, representing a return to the more traditional reliance on travel agencies to ...

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Transportation And Money: Get Those Last-Minute Spring Break Travel Deals - Reynolds Center


Reynolds Center

Transportation And Money: Get Those Last-Minute Spring Break Travel Deals
Reynolds Center
springbreak1 With spring break fast approaching, it's not too late for college students (and wanna-be college students) to book a trip that won't break the bank. Airline fares and resorts often raise prices in response to basic supply and demand, but ...

Airfare website helps consumers snag travel deals - WJLA


WJLA

Airfare website helps consumers snag travel deals
WJLA
Hundreds of members of Nomadness, an online travel group, recently purchased tickets from New York to Johannesburg for $327, thanks to a tip from the site. “You have to be able to be in front of the computer and book the flight because when deals come ...

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Top stories of the hour


Iranian role in Iraq offensive to recapture Tikrit? - BBC News
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:56:11 +0000


BBC News

Iranian role in Iraq offensive to recapture Tikrit?
BBC News
Iraq has launched a military operation to recapture Tikrit, the hometown of former leader Saddam Hussein, from Islamic State (IS) and its allies. A force of about 30,000 troops and militia were said to be attacking on different fronts, backed by air strikes from ...
Thousands of Iraqi troops launch offensive against Isil strongholdIrish Independent
Iraq launches bid to retake Tikrit from ISIrish Examiner
US fears Iran military influence growing in IraqUSA TODAY
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Why did Jihadi John's Mother Stay Silent? - The New Indian Express
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:55:14 +0000


The New Indian Express

Why did Jihadi John's Mother Stay Silent?
The New Indian Express
CAGE research director, Asim Qureshi talks, during a press conference held by the CAGE human rights charity in London, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in ...
Emwazi was part of group linked to failed London bombersOman Tribune
Islamist campaigner who called Jihadi John 'beautiful young man' claims private ...Daily Mail
Jihadi John's mother recognised his voice on videoScotsman
Ynetnews -Daily Star -Catholic Online
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Key Witness Says She Didn't See Nemtsov's Killer - Wall Street Journal
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:38:26 +0000


Wall Street Journal

Key Witness Says She Didn't See Nemtsov's Killer
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—A woman who was walking with opposition activist Boris Nemtsov when he was gunned down near the Kremlin last weekend said Monday that she didn't see the killer. Mr. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister who later became a fierce critic of ...
After Nemtsov: Anti-Maidan movement creates climate of fear in MoscowFinancial Times
Boris Nemtsov's companion says she didn't see the gunmanThe Globe and Mail
Russia Tries Every Tactic To Downplay Opposition Leader's MurderDaily Caller
BBC News -Mashable -Irish Times
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Senate Democrats Block Joint Negotiations on Homeland Security Funding - New York Times
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:33:40 +0000


New York Times

Senate Democrats Block Joint Negotiations on Homeland Security Funding
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a House attempt to force joint negotiations over legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the fiscal year. The vote, 47 to 43, again pushes the matter back to the House, where ...
Conservatives offer John Boehner another DHS dealPolitico
Deal or not, Democrats expect Boehner to cave on DHS fundingThe Hill
Senate rejects debate on homeland funds in...Washington Times
Sacramento Bee -Huffington Post -CNN International
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Sources: LAPD body cameras show struggle with homeless man - Los Angeles Times
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:30:57 +0000


Salon

Sources: LAPD body cameras show struggle with homeless man
Los Angeles Times
Footage from body cameras worn by an LAPD officer and a sergeant involved in Sunday's deadly shooting in downtown's skid row does not show whether the man reached for an officer's gun, law enforcement sources said. But three sources who reviewed ...
Video shows fatal Los Angeles police shooting of homeless manReuters
Los Angeles Police release details from deadly shooting caught on video (+video)Christian Science Monitor
LAPD Shooting: New Video Shows Man Enter His Tent Before His DeathABC News
New York Times -KABC-TV -CNN
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In Argentina, Hollywood’s '12 Angry Men' helps nation usher in trial by jury
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

KURTZ: Even the liberal press is fed up with Hillary's foreign fundraising mess - VIDEO: Press exposes Clinton fundraising - FOX NEWS FIRST: Jeb's adversary & his alternate
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Sen. Mikulski, longest serving woman in the history of Congress, to announce retirement
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Boko Haram beheading video shows ties to ISIS, say experts - Terror puts Nigeria's upcoming election at risk - VIDEO: Is enough being done to stop Boko Haram in West Africa?
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Suge Knight taken to hospital for 3rd time
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Veterans, active duty military, tap social media network for support
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Video purportedly shows deadly LAPD shooting - VIDEO: Homeless man shot, killed by LAPD - Assault trial set to begin for Attica state prison guards
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Animal House: Ski resort damage at $430G after University of Michigan party
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes may now face death penalty
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Frustrated students walk out over new common core testing
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

March brings more snow across US as Boston inches closer to snowfall record - February brought record cold, snow to Northeast - California's 'Surf City' Beach turned white by hail
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Congress no closer to funding DHS as another shutdown deadline looms - VIDEO: Inside Congress' DHS funding fight
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

$4M in gold stolen from truck in North Carolina
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Fact-checker calls out Obama for saying Keystone ‘bypasses’ US
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

California teacher found dead in classroom committed suicide, officials say
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Senate rejects proposal to negotiate with House on DHS funding, issue goes back to Boehner
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Curt Schilling exposes Twitter trolls after receiving vulgar messages about his daughter
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Netanyahu ready to take Iran case to Congress in controversial speech - Rift with Obama could help Netanyahu in election - History of Obama-Netanyahu tensions - Many Dems skipping speech won't snub AIPAC - Starnes: Will You Stand With Israel – or Obama and the Iranians?
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Girlfriend of murdered Putin critic breaks silence - Kerry, Lavrov hold tense meeting amid probe of opposition leader's murder - VIDEO: Putin critic gunned down in Moscow
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Man on most-wanted terror list detained in Somalia, official says
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Mom convicted of poisoning son, 5, to death - VIDEO: Lacey Spears could face life in prison
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Chicago credit downgrade hangs over Emanuel's mayoral runoff race
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

GOP: Our plan would help people losing ObamaCare subsidies
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

North Korea fires 2 missiles after telling army to 'prepare for war' with US, allies - VIDEO: N. Korea launches short-range missiles
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Border Patrol pushing to hire more women
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:50 +0000

Obama and Netanyahu Play Down Rancor on Iran, but Views Still Differ Sharply - New York Times
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:49 +0000


New York Times

Obama and Netanyahu Play Down Rancor on Iran, but Views Still Differ Sharply
New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel offered radically divergent approaches to the perils of a nuclear-armed Iran on Monday even as they tried to cool down the personal nature of a long-distance dispute that ...
Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decadeReuters
Netanyahu Congress speech a moment of high stakesBBC News
White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran detailsCNN
Voice of America -Jerusalem Post Israel News -Christian Science Monitor
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MURDER NOT SUICIDE? Famed coroner: Homicide possible at Saudi hotel
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:42 +0000

200 SKELETONS FOUND Mass grave unearthed under Paris supermarket
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:42 +0000

TIGHTENING THE NOOSE? Unmasking ratchets up hunt for 'Jihadi John'
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:42 +0000

THROWING SHADE Subtle Monica reference revealed in Clinton portrait
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:42 +0000

More than a dozen ISIS operatives in Libya, but no US authority to strike
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:25:42 +0000

Tech-laden Nasdaq tops 5000 for first time - The Seattle Times
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:21:49 +0000


MiamiHerald.com

Tech-laden Nasdaq tops 5000 for first time
The Seattle Times
Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric, center, applauds Monday during the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite to celebrate the Internet company's 20th birthday. (Mark Lennihan/AP). 0 of 0. A look back at the tech boom 15 years ago shows just how ...
Nasdaq closes above 5K for first time since March 2000MSNBC
Business HighlightsMiamiHerald.com
Nasdaq Parties Likes It's 2000, but More SedatelyWall Street Journal
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Nurse Who Survived Ebola To File Lawsuit Against Employer - CBS Local
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:56:50 +0000


ABC News

Nurse Who Survived Ebola To File Lawsuit Against Employer
CBS Local
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Four months after being discharged Ebola free from National Institute of Health in Maryland, Dallas nurse Nina Pham is still searching for answers. On Monday she will file a lawsuit against her employer, Texas Health Resources.
Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Dallas Hospital SystemABC News
Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola sues hospital chainMarketWatch

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Throwing Shade: Artist reveals subtle Monica reference in shadows of Clinton ... - Fox News
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:36:46 +0000


Fox News

Throwing Shade: Artist reveals subtle Monica reference in shadows of Clinton ...
Fox News
An artist commissioned years ago to paint a portrait of former President Bill Clinton has revealed a secret reference -- to Monica -- tucked into the shadows of the official painting. Pennsylvania artist Nelson Shanks told The Philadelphia Daily News that he ...
Bill Clinton Portrait Includes Subtle Monica Lewinsky Reference, Artist Claims ...Us Magazine
Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dressAppeal-Democrat

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List of candidates to replace Sen. Barbara Mikulski grows - WBAL Baltimore
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:43:31 +0000


Kansas City Star

List of candidates to replace Sen. Barbara Mikulski grows
WBAL Baltimore
The 78-year-old five-term Democratic U.S. senator from Maryland announced Monday she will retire at the end of her term in 2016. She said she would support the Democratic nominee to fill her spot, and she said don't be surprised if we start hearing from ...
Barbara Mikulski, lioness of the SenateWashington Post
Mikulski Spurs 'Free for All' in Scramble For Her SeatBreitbart News
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski announces retirementSFGate
National Journal
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Incredible sky dive rescue
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'90s star killed by wine glass
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Jen to Ben: 'It's my turn'
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Ann Coulter accepts VP role
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Hellcat dealers going to...?
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Leo lands dream role
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The truth about testosterone
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Kelly: So what if kid is gay?
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Kicked off over seat belt
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Faith Hill's secret surgery
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New spider species found
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Cameron: We need sex
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