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GM plans $5B stock buyback, avoids showdown with hedge funds

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has headed off a potentially divisive proxy fight by agreeing to buy back $5 billion in stock by the end of next year.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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Russian court charges 2, detains 3 others in Nemtsov killing

MOSCOW (AP) — Five men were behind bars Sunday either charged or suspected in the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, but details remained unclear in the case that has shaken Russia's marginalized and struggling opposition movement.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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Chad and Niger troops move to attack Boko Haram

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Forces from Chad and Niger opened a new front in the regional military fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, as army vehicles full of soldiers crossed the border into northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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APPLE WATCH ANTICIPATION: Features, functions unveiled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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Fed rate hike talk weighs on global stocks

 

LONDON (AP) — Global stocks fell Monday as last week's strong U.S. jobs data continued to reverberate around markets, with traders thinking it's now more likely that the Federal Reserve will start to raise interest rates in the summer.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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University of Oklahoma frat to close over racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma fraternity will close and its members will be suspended after the group's national headquarters says a video of members participating in a racist chant was posted online.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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CIA director announces sweeping reorganization of spy agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency's limited insights into a series of major global developments.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015

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Russia: 2 suspects detained in murder of Boris Nemtsov

MOSCOW (AP) — Two suspects have been detained in the killing a week ago of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the head of Russia's federal security service said Saturday, an announcement received with both skepticism and reserved satisfaction by some of Nemtsov's comrades.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015

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