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A Grim Photographic Tribute to the BP Oil Disaster
One of the first photographers on the scene of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster was a Spanish-born man, now living in Seattle, named Daniel Beltr´┐Ż.
Four years after the BP disaster, experts say it could happen again  Al Jazeera America
Compensation battle rages four years after BP's US oil spill  Reuters
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Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading
Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. Oil trading also was suspended. Among the markets that traded, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 14,516.27 while China's Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.1 ...
Tokyo stocks higher in thin, pre-holiday trading  The Japan News
Nikkei hits 10-day closing high on upbeat US earnings, data  Economic Times
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Walmart Sends Chills Through Money Transfer Business
(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- Big changes are coming to the money transfer business. Walmart announced on Thursday that it's entering the market, leaving competitors shaking in their boots.
Wal-Mart Shakes Up Money Transfer Business with New Service  Fashion Times
Walmart Slashes Fees For Money Transfers  MediaPost Communications
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China's House Prices Rise In March
House prices increased in almost all major Chinese cities in March despite tightening controls on speculative transactions and lending, data compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics revealed Friday.
China new home prices rise slows to 7.7% yoy in March  Business Times (subscription)
China's home price growth decelerates  ecns
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When Janet Yellen Speaks The Market Hears A Dove, But That Isn't Her Message
At some point during Chair Yellen's tenure people will likely begin to see the pragmatic central banker she has been. Wednesday's luncheon speech to the Economic Club of New York was a step in that direction, once everyone sifts through what they wanted ...
What Janet Yellen Didn't Say: The B-Word  New Yorker (blog)
Top Fed officials consider enforcement issue at closed meeting  Reuters
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Affordable Care Act enrolls over 3 million Californians
More than 3 million Californians enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in its first six-month open enrollment period, Covered California announced Thursday.
Your Voice: Covered California  Tracy Press
Nearly 1.4 million Californians enroll in health insurance exchange  The San Luis Obispo Tribune
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Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July
US stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results.
Stocks Log Weekly Gains, But Dow Ends Day Down Ahead Of Holiday Weekend  Barron's (blog)
Shares Close Mixed to End a Strong Week That Was Bolstered by Earnings  New York Times
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IPO market is casualty of stock market pullback
Weibo, better known as China's answer to Twitter, was the big winner among five initial public offerings that made their debuts Thursday.
After Shaky Start, Chinese Twitter Clone Weibo Jumps in Nasdaq Debut  Fox Business
Sina Weibo shares jump 19% in US debut
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One fifth of China's farmland polluted
A new government report estimates that a fifth of China's farmland is polluted. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters. A fifth of China's farmland is polluted, according to an offical report based on the results of an extensive survey.
Prominent Scientist Welcomes Soil Pollution Report  New York Times (blog)
China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted  SFGate
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MTA, Transit Workers Union Local 100, reach tentative contract
NEW YORK - A tentative labor agreement to settle a two-year-old contract dispute between the MTA and TWU Local 100, was announced on Thursday.
With Cuomo's Help, MTA and Union Reach a Deal  New York Times
Fares hold as MTA workers get raises under new contract  New York Post
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