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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Amazon flies high, may rise 25 percent more: Barron’s (Reuters)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc shares, just below their all-time high, could rise 10 percent to 25 percent if its capital spending translates to fast growth in its retailing, Kindle e-readers and cloud-computing businesses, Barron’s said in its August 1 edition. On July 26, the online retailer posted a 51 percent jump in...
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Float Reader aims to make reading social, courtesy of Scribd (Appolicious)

I don’t really feel like my Internet reading needs to be more social, but the team at Scribd, the web publishing company, feels a bit differently, as evidenced by its new social reading app Float Reader, for iPhones 3GS and 4 and third- and fourth-gen iPod Touch. I’ve hit my personal limit for social...
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Obscure Strauss opera sparkles at Bard College (AP)

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Written during World War II when the composer was in his 70s and never performed in his lifetime, Richard Strauss’s “Die Liebe der Danae” was long dismissed as a lame effort by an aging genius whose inspiration was running dry. But the composer’s next-to-last opera has also had its champions, none...
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Kings of Leon vow to redo ‘too hot’ Dallas show (AP)

NEW YORK – The Kings of Leon are promising to make it up to their Dallas fans after canceling a show because their lead singer complained it was too hot to perform. In a Sunday statement, the band announced plans to return to Dallas on Sept. 21. This follows Friday’s mid-show cancellation, which Nathan...
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‘Cowboys & Aliens,’ ‘Smurfs’ tie for No. 1 spot (AP)

LOS ANGELES – Little blue Smurfs and not-so-little green men from space are in a photo finish for the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office. According to studio estimates Sunday, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford’s sci-fi Western “Cowboys Aliens” and the animated family adventure “The Smurfs” both opened with $36.2 million. That...
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One dead as tropical storm hits Vietnam (AFP)

HANOI (AFP) – Tropical Storm Nock-ten, which left more than 50 people dead as it swept through the Philippines, killed one person when it hit northern Vietnam, an official said Sunday. The storm arrived late Saturday in the provinces of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An, where 40,000 people had been evacuated in advance, but...
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VIDEO: Dundee tower blocks demolished

Four large tower blocks have been demolished in Dundee. People in 600 homes and 50 businesses were evacuated from the area. The Maxwelltown, Carnegie, Jamaica and Wellington flats on Alexander Street were brought down by controlled explosions. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-14359300
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Jets strech agreement in element with Burress (AP)

NEW YORK – Plaxico Burress is behind in a Big Apple — with a New York Jets. The former Super Bowl star with a Giants, recently expelled from jail after portion 20 months on a gun charge, reached an agreement in element Sunday on a one-year understanding with a Jets, a group said. Burress,...
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AP Exclusive: Insanity statute not expected in Norway (AP)

OSLO, Norway – It’s doubtful that a worried nonconformist who certified murdering dozens in Norway final week will be announced legally violent since he appears to have been in control of his actions, a conduct of a row that will conference his psychiatric analysis told The Associated Press. The preference on Anders Behring Breivik’s...
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Rains supplement wretchedness to Somalia’s fast refugees (AP)

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Tens of thousands of famine-stricken Somali refugees were cold and soaked after torrential rains battered their temporary structures overnight into early Sunday in a capital, heading to appeals for aid. Rains are indispensable to plant crops and assuage a drought that is causing fast in Somalia though they combined to a...
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