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Richard Branson on his way to rocket crash scene


Associated Press

MOJAVE, California (AP) -- British billionaire Richard Branson is headed to California's Mojave Desert after a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed, killing...full story
updated 2014-11-01 06:01 AM
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Motorist Jerry Reed watches the pump display while filling up his tank at a gas station, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. The U.S. is on track for the lowest annual average gas price since 2010 _ and the 2015 average is expected to be lower even still. (AP Photo/David Goldman) In this photo made on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, work continues at a construction site in Pittsburgh. The threat of rising interest rates is raising real fears about real-estate mutual funds. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) In this Oct. 27, 2014 photo, a realty sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Carlsbad, Calif. Freddie Mac reports on average U.S. mortgage rates for this week on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) This undated aerial photo released by Softbank Corp. shows the Japanese telecommunications and Internet company's Tottori-Yonago Solar Park which started commercial operation on Feb. 1, 2014 in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, western Japan. Softbank Corp., which has bought Sprint Corp. of the U.S., moved into the solar business after the Fukushima crisis. Softbank A shoe shop clerk cleans the merchandise in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up. The data were released Friday as the Bank of Japan held a monetary policy meeting. As the U.S. winds down its own "quantitative easing," Japan's central bank faces pressure to increase stimulus to support growth as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weighs approval of a sales tax hike next year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 photo, Dorathy Vargas, foreground, uses a computer to search for a job at the office of CONNECT, a coalition of local organizations that provides employment services in Chelsea, Mass. The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) In this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2014, Elaine Timms, an employee of Phoenix of Anderson, sorts fabrics inside the company's warehouse in Williamston. S.C. The Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent Mail, Nathan Gray)
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Richard Branson on his way to rocket crash scene

Associated Press

MOJAVE, California (AP) -- British billionaire Richard Branson is headed to California's Mojave Desert after a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed, killing....Fullstory

2014-11-01 06:01 AM

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS Strategic Theme

Associated Press

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 31, 2014--On the eve of the opening of CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS, the global event for the digital security industry dedicated to secure solutions....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:42 AM

Cyprus president scolds Central Bank chief

Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus' president has strongly criticized the bailed-out country's Central Bank chief for not disclosing details of her daughter's job, which may....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

Exxon, Chevron shrug off effect of low oil prices Exxon, Chevron shrug off effect of low oil prices
By JONATHAN FAHEY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Falling oil prices hardly seem to be bothering the two biggest U.S. oil companies, but things could get tougher in the....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

Most of US to put clocks back

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

US stock indexes zoom back to record highs US stock indexes zoom back to record highs

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Major U.S. stock indexes are back at record highs after a turbulent month. Stocks rallied in the U.S. and overseas after Japan's....Fullstory

2014-11-01 06:01 AM

Recent moves by central banks, at a glance
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

It's been a busy week for some of the world's major central banks. On Friday, the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by intensifying its purchases....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run
By JOSHUA GOODMAN
Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail -- and the threat of a....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war
By NATALIYA VASILYEVA
Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

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