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Aug 25, 2014

Morning briefs: Burger King wants Tim Hortons; S&P above 2,000; Economists back Fed; Sony attacked

Here's what's happening in the world of business on Aug. 25, 2014. NEW RECORD The S&P is trading above 2,000 for the first time in its history . HAVING IT THEIR WAY Burger King is reportedly in talks to buy Canadian coffee and baked goods chain T... #Burger King #Sony #LG Electronics #Sony Online Entertainment #John Smedley #Tim Hortons Inc. #Federal Reserve #John Sperling #University of Phoenix

Aug 21, 2014

Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

(AP) -- Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. The pressure on the American chain, which has 435 restaurants in Rus... #European Union #McDonald's #Soviet Union

Aug 29, 2014

Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

(AP) -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Putin's statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of enteri... #Vladimir Putin #NATO

Aug 24, 2014

Phase I of National Tennis Center transformation completed

The preparations were fast and furious this summer as workers raced to complete the first phase of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center's transformation in advance of the U.S. Open that begins Monday. The half-billion dollar project, which inc... #Andre Agassi #Louis Armstrong #Pete Sampras #Billie Jean King

Aug 18, 2014

Clive Palmer calls the Chinese government mongrels on national television - video

Clive Palmer has delivered an extraordinary tirade against Australia's biggest trading partner, describing the Chinese government as "mongrels" who shoot their own people. In a broad spray on national television, the Palmer United party leader accuse... #Clive Palmer #China #Australia

Aug 11, 2014

Iraq's al-Maliki steps up struggle to keep his job

(AP) -- Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is taking his struggle to keep his post to the courts after announcing he will file a legal complaint on Monday against the country's newly elected president. The deadlock over a new government ... #Iraq #Baghdad #US State Department #Al-Qaeda #Nouri al-Maliki

Aug 12, 2014

Opinion: This is not the first immigrant crisis here

Children are fleeing strife-torn Central American countries and crossing the border into the United States. Congress rants about border security yet cannot agree on any reform legislation. Barbed wire-topped walls to keep people out work no better th... #California #Washington #Vietnam #Berlin #Jerry Brown #Camp Pendleton #U.S. Congress #Saigon

Aug 12, 2014

Citi Bike, other bike share programs report no deaths in 23 million rides in 36 cities

Yanking a bicycle from the docking station outside New York's Grand Central Terminal, a helmetless rider slung a golf bag full of clubs over his shoulder and, along with another rider wearing headphones but no helmet, merged into rush hour traffic. A... #Florida #San Francisco, CA #Oklahoma #Oregon #Jon Stewart #Tampa #Boise, ID #Brooklyn, NY #Portland, OR #University of California #Tulsa, OK

Aug 14, 2014

Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

(AP) -- Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, relinquished the post to his nominated replacement late Thursday, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurge... #Iraq #Iran #Nouri al-Maliki

Aug 08, 2014

Obama OKs Iraq airstrikes to defend against IS militants

President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcement threated a renewal of... #Iraq #Barack Obama