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Wal-Mart introduces money-transfer service
Wal-Mart introduced its own money-transfer service Thursday, moving one step closer to becoming one of the biggest financial services providers in the nation.
Wal-Mart to start a new store-to-store money transfer service  Dallas Morning News
Wal-Mart wants piece of money transfer business  Houston Chronicle
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Weibo makes debut on Nasdaq, lowers shares offer
Weibo is now the first public-listed Chinese social media company, after making its debut on Nasdaq on Thursday but at a lower shares offering than originally planned.
Weibo Shares Surge in Debut -- 6th Update  Wall Street Journal
Baidu Leads Weekly Advance as Weibo Surges 19% in Debut  Bloomberg
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NBS: China's new house prices continue to rise in March
In March this year, of 70 major Chinese cities surveyed, 56 cities saw higher prices in the new house market, four cities witnessed lower prices, while new house prices in the remaining 10 cities were unchanged, all compared to February this year, according ...
China's House Prices Rise In March  RTT News
China home price inflation cools to 8-month low in March  euronews
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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.
Wall Street: Earnings lift S&P, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July  Economic Times
Will Good Friday lead to a better Monday?
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Global markets bearish on tepid economic data: Naveen Mathur
In the last fortnight, world market sentiments were mainly on a bearish tone as economic data from major global economies turned out to be negative or on a mixed note.
What Janet Yellen Didn't Say: The B-Word  New Yorker (blog)
When Janet Yellen Speaks The Market Hears A Dove, But That Isn't Her Message  Forbes
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Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department says Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations.
Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine  KTVB
Lowe's fined $500000 for lead dust violations  Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)
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Iran: Rouhani Talks Peace, Outreach at Army Parade
Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.
Iran says will firmly deter any attacks as military displays might
President: Iranian Army Ensures Regional Stability  Tasnim News Agency
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Michaels craft stores confirm security breach
Michaels stores recently confirmed that millions of credit and debit cards might have been affected in a security problem. According to the Associated Press, the arts and crafts store said Thursday that roughly 2.6 million cards may have been breached by ...
Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards  PCWorld
Michaels confirms breach of up to 2.6M cards  Youngstown Vindicator
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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
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Impact of 2010 BP oil spill lingers
ST. PETERSBURG - As the four-year mark of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster approaches, environmental groups, marine scientists and local leaders warn that its impacts - and the spectre of oil drilling off the Pinellas Beaches - may still linger.
Coast Guard calls BP's spill cleanup claim premature  Houston Chronicle
Much of BP damage money remains unspent  MyFox Tampa Bay
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