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Bitcoin firm wins brief U.S. bankruptcy protection

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

BBC: Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy in Japan in February after losing about $473 million work of customers' bitcoins.

 

Rival banana firms to merge

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Monday, March 10, 2014

BBC: Irish fruit firm Fyffes and U.S. brand Chiquita will merge to create the world's largest banana company, worth about $1 billion.

 

Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease

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Monday, March 10, 2014

CNN: Researchers have developed a blood test that will predict whether a healthy person will develop the disease.

 

Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway

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Friday, March 07, 2014

Reuters: Cerberus Capital Management will acquire the second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator for about $9.4 billion.

 

U.S. adds 175,000 jobs

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Friday, March 07, 2014

WSJ: The U.S. labor force grew as people joined the workforce, but so did the number of unemployed.

 

Bitcoin creator revealed

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Newsweek: The creator of the virtual currency is 64-year-old Satoshi Nakamoto from Los Angeles, CA.

 

Staples closing 225 stores

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Forbes: The office-supplies retailer released disappointing fourth quarter earning results.

 

EU to offer aid package to Ukraine

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WSJ: The European Union would make at least $15.12 billion in grants and loans available for Ukraine.

 

Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

BBC: The World Health Organization advises people to halve the amount of sugar in their diet.

 

White House reveals 2015 budget

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

WSJ: President Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion budget package.

 

RadioShack to close 1,100 stores

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Bloomberg: The electronics chain's shares slumped the most in more than four months.

 

Bill Gates regains spot as world's richest person

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Monday, March 03, 2014

BBC: The Microsoft founder's total net worth was estimated at $76 billion.

 

West scrambles on Ukraine as Russia tightens grip in Crimea

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Monday, March 03, 2014

New York Times: Western nations sought a political and economic response to the crisis in Ukraine.

 
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