04/16/2014 06:33 AM
Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks
Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.
04/16/2014 05:45 AM
Ukraine troops enter eastern town
Ukrainian troops entering Kramatorsk have been blocked by pro-Russia civilians, as tension escalates across the region.
04/16/2014 04:28 AM
Forensics examined in Pistorius case
A forensics expert continues to testify at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial in South Africa a day after the athlete finished his seven days of testimony.
04/16/2014 06:45 AM
Head of oldest African park shot
The Belgian director of the Democratic Republic of Congo's famous Virunga National Park is shot and critically wounded in an ambush.
04/16/2014 06:55 AM
MtGox exchange put in administration
The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.
04/16/2014 05:56 AM
Beard trend 'guided by evolution'
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.
04/16/2014 03:18 AM
Mini-sub continues search for plane
A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.
04/16/2014 12:38 AM
China's 7.4% growth beats forecast
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
04/16/2014 05:12 AM
Saudi intelligence chief removed
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.
04/15/2014 06:26 PM
Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are due to meet to try to extend faltering peace talks beyond a 29 April deadline, the US says.
04/15/2014 11:21 PM
EU to back alien species blacklist
The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.
04/16/2014 01:17 AM
Australian NSW leader resigns
New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announces his resignation amid mounting evidence that he failed to declare a gift of $2,800 wine.
04/15/2014 08:22 PM
VIDEO: Dig seeks identity of dead boys
A University of South Florida anthropologist seeks to return remains of boys who died at a state reform school to their relatives.
04/16/2014 03:00 AM
VIDEO: How do you kill a 'killer shrimp'?
The BBC's Claire Marshall hunts the invasive killer shrimp, which is threatening British fish stocks.
04/16/2014 06:05 AM
VIDEO: The end of the beard is nigh
The end of the beard is nigh - not according to fashion stylists, but to evolutionary biologists.
04/16/2014 05:43 AM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
04/16/2014 03:26 AM
VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?
Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.
04/15/2014 06:54 PM
VIDEO: Could these vehicles find MH370?
The Bluefin submarine is to start its second day searching for missing flight MH370. Richard Westcott reports.
04/15/2014 05:51 PM
VIDEO: Anti-graffiti CCTV captures Banksy
A security camera has revealed footage of the artist Banksy and an accomplice at work in Bristol in the early hours of Sunday morning
04/15/2014 10:19 AM
VIDEO: How Gaultier chooses his models
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier explains why he chooses to use unconventional looking models in his shows.
04/16/2014 04:15 AM
William praises Australia on visit
The Duke of Cambridge brands Australia a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family begin the next leg of their Antipodean tour.
04/15/2014 02:21 PM
Hair salon visited over N Korea ad
North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.
04/16/2014 07:02 AM
Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.
04/16/2014 03:30 AM
Tesco announces 6% fall in profit
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.
04/16/2014 06:43 AM
Hard-disk firm warns of data breach
French hard-disk maker LaCie warns that shoppers' credit cards details and logins may have been stolen from its store over a one-year period.
04/15/2014 06:27 AM
US Airways apologises for porn tweet
US Airways apologises after an explicit photo was sent from its official Twitter account in response to a customer complaint.
04/16/2014 07:18 AM
Paul Weller wins damages from Mail
Rock musician Paul Weller wins £10,000 in damages after the Mail Online published pictures of his children.
04/15/2014 04:33 PM
New Banksy art removed with crowbar
New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.
04/15/2014 09:55 PM
Birds choose best building materials
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.
04/15/2014 12:23 PM
Early air points to cold, dry Mars
Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.
04/14/2014 07:41 PM
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
04/13/2014 07:04 PM
Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
04/16/2014 04:57 AM
Man City players 'best paid in sport'
Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a recently published report.
04/14/2014 05:12 PM
A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
A photographer recently snapped perhaps the only girl in the world learning to hunt with a golden eagle.
04/15/2014 07:16 AM
How to move a T-Rex dinosaur
One of the most complete tyrannosaurus skeletons ever found is being moved from Montana to Washington DC. There, hundreds of millions of people will eventually be able to view it.
04/15/2014 01:25 PM
'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school
Armed men have abducted some 100 students from a girls' school in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
04/16/2014 12:04 AM
Six killed in India bus fire
At least six people die after the bus they were travelling in caught fire in India's southern state of Karnataka, police say.
04/16/2014 03:51 AM
Credit Suisse rebuffs forex probe
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said.
04/16/2014 06:17 AM
Venezuela rejects protest amnesty
The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.
04/15/2014 06:48 PM
Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN
Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
04/15/2014 08:58 PM
Boston marks bombing anniversary
Boston marks the anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the strength of the survivors.
04/16/2014 05:44 AM
Average wages overtake inflation
After nearly six years of falling living standards, weekly earnings have finally edged above inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
04/16/2014 07:20 AM
Former Co-op boss faces drug charges
Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and ex-Methodist Church minister, is charged with three counts of drug possession.
04/16/2014 06:56 AM
Coulson 'listened to MP voicemails'
Ex-editor Andy Coulson reveals in court for the first time he did listen to private voicemail messages relating to former home secretary David Blunkett.
04/16/2014 06:35 AM
'Shocking' rise in use of food banks
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.
04/15/2014 08:01 AM
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
04/14/2014 04:41 PM
In pictures: Chile fire rages on
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
04/14/2014 11:53 AM
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
04/14/2014 06:20 AM
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
04/14/2014 10:16 AM
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
04/09/2014 10:05 AM
Day in pictures: 9 April 2014
News photos from the past 24 hours: 9 April
04/09/2014 09:09 AM
Your pictures: Growth
Readers' photos on the theme of "growth"
04/08/2014 08:59 PM
In pictures: Delhi's homeless get voting rights
Delhi's homeless get voting power in India's election
04/15/2014 07:29 PM
VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away
04/15/2014 08:10 PM
Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria
Children's uplifting letters of hope to homeless Syrians
04/15/2014 08:24 PM
Exhuming remains at Florida school
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?
04/16/2014 04:57 AM
Czech bottle-boat inventors crave the sea
Landlocked Czechs build boat from bottles
04/15/2014 07:56 PM
On a hill, in sight of Europe
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco
04/15/2014 07:02 PM
How 3D is changing the shape of lessons
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons
04/15/2014 07:00 PM
Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?
04/16/2014 03:58 AM
Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand
How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George
04/15/2014 08:07 PM
VIDEO: Son of slain Sikh plans US House run
Son of slain Sikh leader running for US Congress
04/15/2014 08:17 PM
The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'
Mysterious sequences of numbers read out on shortwave radio
04/15/2014 08:06 PM
BBC Two's disastrous launch night
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night
04/16/2014 12:31 AM
India's politicians aren't listening to women
Why women have remained marginal in Indian politics
04/15/2014 05:56 PM
Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media
Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media
04/16/2014 06:33 AM
Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks
Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.
04/16/2014 05:45 AM
Ukraine troops enter eastern town
Ukrainian troops entering Kramatorsk have been blocked by pro-Russia civilians, as tension escalates across the region.
04/16/2014 04:28 AM
Forensics examined in Pistorius case
A forensics expert continues to testify at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial in South Africa a day after the athlete finished his seven days of testimony.
04/16/2014 06:45 AM
Head of oldest African park shot
The Belgian director of the Democratic Republic of Congo's famous Virunga National Park is shot and critically wounded in an ambush.
04/16/2014 06:55 AM
MtGox exchange put in administration
The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.
04/16/2014 05:56 AM
Beard trend 'guided by evolution'
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.
04/16/2014 03:18 AM
Mini-sub continues search for plane
A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.
04/16/2014 12:38 AM
China's 7.4% growth beats forecast
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
04/16/2014 05:12 AM
Saudi intelligence chief removed
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.
04/15/2014 06:26 PM
Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are due to meet to try to extend faltering peace talks beyond a 29 April deadline, the US says.
04/15/2014 11:21 PM
EU to back alien species blacklist
The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.
04/16/2014 01:17 AM
Australian NSW leader resigns
New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announces his resignation amid mounting evidence that he failed to declare a gift of $2,800 wine.
04/15/2014 08:22 PM
VIDEO: Dig seeks identity of dead boys
A University of South Florida anthropologist seeks to return remains of boys who died at a state reform school to their relatives.
04/16/2014 03:00 AM
VIDEO: How do you kill a 'killer shrimp'?
The BBC's Claire Marshall hunts the invasive killer shrimp, which is threatening British fish stocks.
04/16/2014 06:05 AM
VIDEO: The end of the beard is nigh
The end of the beard is nigh - not according to fashion stylists, but to evolutionary biologists.
04/16/2014 05:43 AM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
04/16/2014 03:26 AM
VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?
Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.
04/15/2014 06:54 PM
VIDEO: Could these vehicles find MH370?
The Bluefin submarine is to start its second day searching for missing flight MH370. Richard Westcott reports.
04/15/2014 05:51 PM
VIDEO: Anti-graffiti CCTV captures Banksy
A security camera has revealed footage of the artist Banksy and an accomplice at work in Bristol in the early hours of Sunday morning
04/15/2014 10:19 AM
VIDEO: How Gaultier chooses his models
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier explains why he chooses to use unconventional looking models in his shows.
04/16/2014 04:15 AM
William praises Australia on visit
The Duke of Cambridge brands Australia a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family begin the next leg of their Antipodean tour.
04/15/2014 02:21 PM
Hair salon visited over N Korea ad
North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.
04/16/2014 07:02 AM
Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.
04/16/2014 03:30 AM
Tesco announces 6% fall in profit
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.
04/16/2014 06:43 AM
Hard-disk firm warns of data breach
French hard-disk maker LaCie warns that shoppers' credit cards details and logins may have been stolen from its store over a one-year period.
04/15/2014 06:27 AM
US Airways apologises for porn tweet
US Airways apologises after an explicit photo was sent from its official Twitter account in response to a customer complaint.
04/16/2014 07:18 AM
Paul Weller wins damages from Mail
Rock musician Paul Weller wins £10,000 in damages after the Mail Online published pictures of his children.
04/15/2014 04:33 PM
New Banksy art removed with crowbar
New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.
04/15/2014 09:55 PM
Birds choose best building materials
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.
04/15/2014 12:23 PM
Early air points to cold, dry Mars
Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.
04/14/2014 07:41 PM
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
04/13/2014 07:04 PM
Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
04/16/2014 04:57 AM
Man City players 'best paid in sport'
Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a recently published report.
04/14/2014 05:12 PM
A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
A photographer recently snapped perhaps the only girl in the world learning to hunt with a golden eagle.
04/15/2014 07:16 AM
How to move a T-Rex dinosaur
One of the most complete tyrannosaurus skeletons ever found is being moved from Montana to Washington DC. There, hundreds of millions of people will eventually be able to view it.
04/15/2014 01:25 PM
'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school
Armed men have abducted some 100 students from a girls' school in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
04/16/2014 12:04 AM
Six killed in India bus fire
At least six people die after the bus they were travelling in caught fire in India's southern state of Karnataka, police say.
04/16/2014 03:51 AM
Credit Suisse rebuffs forex probe
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said.
04/16/2014 06:17 AM
Venezuela rejects protest amnesty
The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.
04/15/2014 06:48 PM
Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN
Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
04/15/2014 08:58 PM
Boston marks bombing anniversary
Boston marks the anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the strength of the survivors.
04/16/2014 05:44 AM
Average wages overtake inflation
After nearly six years of falling living standards, weekly earnings have finally edged above inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
04/16/2014 07:20 AM
Former Co-op boss faces drug charges
Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and ex-Methodist Church minister, is charged with three counts of drug possession.
04/16/2014 06:56 AM
Coulson 'listened to MP voicemails'
Ex-editor Andy Coulson reveals in court for the first time he did listen to private voicemail messages relating to former home secretary David Blunkett.
04/16/2014 06:35 AM
'Shocking' rise in use of food banks
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.
04/15/2014 08:01 AM
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
04/14/2014 04:41 PM
In pictures: Chile fire rages on
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
04/14/2014 11:53 AM
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
04/14/2014 06:20 AM
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
04/14/2014 10:16 AM
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
04/09/2014 10:05 AM
Day in pictures: 9 April 2014
News photos from the past 24 hours: 9 April
04/09/2014 09:09 AM
Your pictures: Growth
Readers' photos on the theme of "growth"
04/08/2014 08:59 PM
In pictures: Delhi's homeless get voting rights
Delhi's homeless get voting power in India's election
04/15/2014 07:29 PM
VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away
04/15/2014 08:10 PM
Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria
Children's uplifting letters of hope to homeless Syrians
04/15/2014 08:24 PM
Exhuming remains at Florida school
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?
04/16/2014 04:57 AM
Czech bottle-boat inventors crave the sea
Landlocked Czechs build boat from bottles
04/15/2014 07:56 PM
On a hill, in sight of Europe
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco
04/15/2014 07:02 PM
How 3D is changing the shape of lessons
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons
04/15/2014 07:00 PM
Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?
04/16/2014 03:58 AM
Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand
How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George
04/15/2014 08:07 PM
VIDEO: Son of slain Sikh plans US House run
Son of slain Sikh leader running for US Congress
04/15/2014 08:17 PM
The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'
Mysterious sequences of numbers read out on shortwave radio
04/15/2014 08:06 PM
BBC Two's disastrous launch night
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night
04/16/2014 12:31 AM
India's politicians aren't listening to women
Why women have remained marginal in Indian politics
04/15/2014 05:56 PM
Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media
Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media
04/16/2014 07:16 AM
:: نسرین ستوده: خوش‌بین و امیدواریم که امسال، سال آزادی همه زندانیان سیاسی باشد
تعدادی از خانواده‌های زندانیان سیاسی و شهدای جنبش سبز، فعالان سیاسی اصلاح‌طلب و روزنامه‌نگاران با برگزاری مراسم افطار در منزل سیدمصطفی تاجزاده، چهل و یکمین ماه روزه‌داری این زندانی سیاسی و همچنین سالروز تولد بهاره هدایت فعال دانشجویی و عضو دفتر تحکیم وحدت را گرامی داشتند. به گزارش خبرنگار کلمه این مراسم با حضور دختران میرحسین موسوی و زهرا رهنورد، خانواده بهاره هدایت و همچنین رضا ملک که به تازگی بعد از ۱۳ سال آزاد شده است، برگزار شد.
با ۴۴ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سیاست
لینک مستقیم
04/16/2014 07:14 AM
سرگرمی :: 10 دلیل مهمی که خانم ها باعث قطع رابطه می شوند.
دلایل بی شماری می تواند باعث بر هم زدن رابطه توسط خانم ها شود اما دلایل عمده ای که می تواند باعث شود به قرار زیر است.
با ۴۹ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سرگرمی
لینک مستقیم
04/16/2014 07:13 AM
:: شباهت بیمه همگانی روحانی و اوباما؛ طرح کنونی عقب‌گرد از اشتباهات دولت‌های نهم و دهم است
شرق - محمدحسین نجاتی: در هفته گذشته، همزمان با بالاگرفتن بحث انصراف از یارانه یا اهدای آن به طبقات محروم جامعه، وزیر کار و رفاه اجتماعی از آغاز بیمه همگانی برای تمام ایرانیان خبر داد. علی ربیعی با اشاره به اینکه دولت یازدهم قصد دارد تمامی ایرانیان را تحت پوشش بیمه خدمات درمانی قرار دهد، اعلام کرد: در قدم اول بیش از پنج‌میلیون ایرانی تحت پوشش بیمه خدمات درمانی سازمان بیمه سلامت ایران قرار می‌گیرند. پس از آن انوشیروان محسنی‌بندپی، رییس سازمان بیمه سلامت با اشاره به جزییات برگزاری این طرح، طرح بیمه همگانی ایرانیان را از ابتکارات دولت روحانی خواند و اعلام کرد: بیمه همگانی تمامی ایرانیان برای اولین‌بار در کشور ایجاد می‌شود. پس از آن بود که کاربران شبکه‌های مجازی توییتر و فیس‌بوک در کشور، صفحه توییتری «Rouhani Care» را راه‌اندازی کردند؛ صفحه‌ای که در اولین نگاه، طرح جنجالی بیمه سراسری مردم آمریکا از سوی باراک اوباما رییس‌جمهور این کشور را تداعی می‌کند. «obamacare» یا طرح بیمه همگانی در آمریکا، طرحی است که یکی از اصلی‌ترین وعده‌های آقای اوباما به قشر متوسط و محروم آمریکا بود و از آغاز سال ۲۰۱۴ میلادی بناست تا برای‌میلیون‌ها نفر که تاکنون بیمه درمانی نداشتند، امکان استفاده از خدمات درمانی تحت پوشش بیمه را فراهم کند. شباهت «اوباما کر» و «روحانی کر»، به شکلی است که پیش از این نیز، هفته‌نامه «تایم» یکی از معتبرترین نشریات آمریکایی، با ابراز شگفتی از اعلام خبر برنامه دولت «حسن روحانی» مبنی بر ارایه «بیمه خدمات درمانی همگانی» این طرح را با طرح «باراک اوباما» تحت عنوان «اوباما کر» مقایسه کرد. نشریه «تایم» در ادامه با اشاره به متن منتشرشده در توییتر روحانی می‌نویسد: «در متن این پیام آمده است که دولت ایران ارایه بیمه درمانی به تمام ایرانیان را گسترش خواهد داد. نخستین گام در این مورد، ارایه بیمه به پنج‌میلیون شهروند ایرانی است که به بیمه خدمات درمانی دسترسی ندارند. این کار از طریق شبکه سلامت اجتماعی (روحانی کر) انجام خواهد شد.» بنا بر قانون جدید بیمه همگانی که به «بیمه اوباما» شهرت یافته، همه شهروندان ایالات‌متحده موظفند تحت پوشش بیمه درمانی قرار بگیرند. این پوشش درمانی می‌تواند توسط کارفرمایان یا به‌طور خصوصی از شرکت‌های بیمه خریداری شود و دولت به آن‌دسته از افرادی که تمکن پرداخت حق بیمه خود را ندارند کمک خواهد کرد. همچنین، از ابتدای سال جدید میلادی، شرکت‌های بیمه دیگر اجازه ندارند که از تحت پوشش قرار دادن متقاضیانی که بیماری مزمن و سابقه‌داری دارند، امتناع کنند. از زمان در دسترس قرار گرفتن وبسایت دولتی ثبت‌نام برای این طرح جدید، حدود دو‌میلیون‌ویکصدهزارنفر ثبت‌نام کرده‌اند که این تعداد کمتر از برآوردهای اولیه است. مشکلات فنی این وبسایت در هفته‌های گذشته انتقادهای فراوانی را متوجه کاخ سفید کرده است. همزمان شرکت‌های بیمه درمانی اعلام کرده‌اند که‌میلیون‌ها بیمه‌نامه را به علت «واجد شرایط قانونی» نبودن باطل کرده‌اند. با این حال، باراک اوباما امیدوار است با اجرایی‌شدن این طرح، شعار «بیمه درمانی برای همگان» را به‌عنوان بخشی از میراث دوران ریاست‌جمهوری خود ثبت کند. شباهت‌های طرح بیمه همگانی دولت اوباما و دولت روحانی البته تا جایی می‌رسد که اجباری‌بودن تحت پوشش قرارگرفتن مردم در ایران نیز می‌تواند یکی از دلایل یک شباهت باشد. به‌طوری‌که، مدیرعامل بیمه سلامت ایرانیان روز یکشنبه هفته جاری، اعلام کرد: «در آینده ارایه خدمات متعدد از جمله دریافت گذرنامه، ازدواج و موارد دیگر منوط به داشتن بیمه توسط افراد است.»
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04/16/2014 07:11 AM
:: بنیانگذار نخستین کودکستان در تهران خانم مارگاریت سارواریان در سال 1289
این کودکستان عبارت بود از یک آپارتمان اجاره‌ای در خیابان ارباب جمشید، که با کمک خانواده و دوستان، آن را به کودکستان تبدیل کردند.
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04/16/2014 07:10 AM
:: كتاب چهارشنبه؛ از جنس داستان‌های ضد جنگ
مرضیه آرمین: ماجرا در سال‌های ۱۵-۱۶ سالگی فردی می‌گذرد که چیزی از آینده‌اش نمی‌دانیم جز یک حسرت مزمن که تا بزرگسالی همراهش مانده. پسری که از قزوین آمده است تهران، بدنبال زندگی بهتر شاید؛ کارگر یک مسافر خانه است و بعد می‌شود کارگر شیرینی فروشی. روزی که این پسر باید امانتی‌ای را ببرد و برساند بدست صاحبش، از مسیر می‌گوید: “از لاله‌زار تا سه‌راه آب‌سردار شاید دو سه تا اتومبیل دیدم، ده پونزده تا دوچرخه و موتور. تهران اون روزها یه جوری می‌شه گفت مدرن نبود هنوز، سنتی هم نبود، پس پست مدرن بود. درس می‌گم؟ پست مدرن درسته یا باید بگم پست مدرنیته بود؟ اصلا اون موقع‌ها پست مدرن بود؟ سال هزار و سیصد و بیست رو می‌گم. حتما بوده ولی یه چیزای دیگه بهش می‌گفتن”. این تهرانی‌ست که حتی تصور کردنش هم سخت است. تهرانی با ماشین‌های تک و توک! اما عبداللهی اصرار دارد بر این که تهران با شمایلی که او تعریف می‌کند وجود داشته، هرچند که الان دیگر اثری از آن باقی نمانده: “برگ‌های درخت مو از دیوار آجری ریخته بود تا روی درِ چوبیِ قهوه‌ای. مث تابلوهایی بود که این روزا می‌کشن چون دیگه نیست. اون وقتا چون زیاد بود نمی‌کشیدن، می‌گفتن اینا که نقاشی نیست، باسمه است. همینه که می‌گم تهران از خیلی قبل یه جورایی پست مدرن بوده، همه دارن چیزایی رو نقاشی می‌کنن که وقتی بود عادی بود و به چشم نمی‌اومد اما حالا که نیست می‌خرن قاب می‌کنن می‌زنن به دیواری که کاغذ دیواری کوبیستی پیکاسویی داره، بعدم هیچ کدوم نیگا نمی‌کنن…”
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04/16/2014 07:09 AM
:: پرونده آخر هفته؛ از چشم مسعود کیمیایی؛ “کشف هزار واقعه بودی”
مهرانه رضایی فر: مرداد ماه ۱۳۲۰، در خیابان ری زاده شد. همان خیابانی که با درگیری شبانه اش در شام غریبان، صبح جنازه بیست و چهار نفر روی زمین به جا ماند و این گونه بود که از کودکی خاطره خون و چاقو در ذهنش نشست و بعدها یکی از مولفه های فیلم هایش شد. دیپلم متوسطه را از دبیرستان بدر گرفت، جایی که با فرامرز قریبیان و اسماعیل منفردزاده، هم کلاسی بود و روزها به قصد سینما، از دیوار مدرسه فرار می کرد. از کودکی در عوالم دیگری سیر می کرد. موسیقی را خوب می شناخت و کتاب هم از ملزومات زندگی اش بود. اما سینما کشش دیگری داشت. برای نخستین بار با حسن آقا که برادر بزرگترش بود به سینما رفت و جادوی پرده بزرگ زندگی او و نسل های پس از وی را دگرگون ساخت. با اینکه تحصیلات آکادمیک نداشت اما کارش را با دستیاری ساموئل خاچیکیان آغاز کرد. با ساخت دومین فیلم کارنامه اش، قیصر، موج نویی را در سینما به راه انداخت که پر بیراه نیست اگر بگوییم، سرنوشت سینما را از فیلمفارسی های پر رونق آن روزها جدا کرد و مسیری تازه به آن بخشید.
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04/16/2014 07:07 AM
:: می توانید به اندازه رونالدو بپرید؟

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04/16/2014 07:07 AM
:: لیلی..؛ کار تازه شاهین نجفی، از آلبوم 1414
ملودی آهنگ: شاهین نجفی، و تنظیم برای ارکستر:مجید کاظمی
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04/16/2014 06:39 AM
:: از ايرانی بودنم شرمنده نيستم
آشنايی با شما برای من شروع بسيار ناخوش آيندی داشت، زيرا زمانی که ما، يعنی هزارها هزار ايرانی و غير ايرانی، برای نجات تنگه بلاغی از نابودی و آرامگاه کوروش از رطوبت زدگی و احتمال ويرانی و جلوگيری از آبگيری سد تلاش می کرديم شما اولين کسی بوديد که در خارج از ايران مقابل ما ايستاديد و حرف های مسئولين حکومت ايران را به فارسی و انگليسی نوشتيد و برای هر کجايی فرستاديد. بله شما هم اين را تکرار کرديد که حرف های ما «بی اساس» است و ما «مقاصد سياسی» داريم و آثار تاريخی ما در بهترين وضعيت و در امن و امان است. خوشبخاته گذر زمان مثل هميشه خيلی زود ثابت کرد که نه حرف های ما بی اساس بود و نه «مقاصد سياسی» داشتيم. اما آنروزها من و امثال من بسيار بسيار غمگين تر از اکنون شما بوديم. و من بدون آن که نگران قضاوت خارجی ها باشم، برای کارخانه های دو سه هزار ساله ای که زير آب می رفت، برای خانه های روستايی چند هزار ساله ای که زير آب می رفت، برای راه شاهی، برای... و ... و ... و برای احتمال ويرانی آرامگاه کورش و کمترينش رطوبت ويران کننده ای که بر آرامگاه کوروش می نشست و مدتی کوتاه پس از آبگيری حتی شهردار بی خبر از باستانشناسی و تاريخ شناسی پاسارگاد نيز آن را اعلام کرد. اشک ريختيم.می دانم که شما از اين ويرانی ها مطلع بوده ايد حتی خيلی بيشتر از من که يک کوشنده ساده ی حفظ ميراث فرهنگیِ هميشه در خارج نشسته ام. می دانم حتی اگر در خارج اين چيزها را نشنيده ايد وقتی به ايران می رويد حتما از دوستان باستانشناس و تاريخدان شنيده ايد. آن تاريخدان ها و باستانشناسان ايراندوست و ارزشمندی که چند سال پيش «به طور قانونی» از سخن گفتن درباره کشفياتشان بدون اجازه دولت ممنوع شدند و اکنون برای اين که بتوانند در ايران به کارشان ادامه دهند به ناچار زبانشان بسته است.
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04/16/2014 06:39 AM
سرگرمی :: والپیپر داغ بازیگر مشهور هالیوودی با کیفیت بالای HD
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دانلود والپیپر سریال Breaking Bad
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04/16/2014 06:38 AM
:: گفت وگوی خواندنی با فوتبالیست یاسوجی: به خودم گفتم مجید نذار دروازه باز شه!/ از بازتاب جهانی کارم هیجان زده ام
من بودم و دروازه ای که داشت، باز می شد. ما نیاز داشتیم به نباختن. تیم مان در آستانه سقوط بود و هرکسی جای من بود، چنین کاری می کرد. یک لحظه خودم را درون زمین مسابقه حس کردم و به خودم گفتم مجید اجازه نده دروازه باز شود.» این ها تنها چند جمله از دفاعیات مردی است که طی چند روز به واسطه حرکت «خارق العاده اش» به شهرتی جهانی رسید. مجید نجاتی حالا فوتبالیستی است که از دل دیدار شهرداری یاسوج و نساجی قائم شهر بیرون آمد و «گاردین، دیلی میل و گازتادلااسپرت» و دهه ها سایت معتبر دیگر جهان در موردش می نویسند. بازیکنی که شاید حق دارد مدعی باشد لبونل مسی، رونالدو و حتی بهترین مربیان دنیا هم حالا او را بشناسند.
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04/16/2014 06:38 AM
:: سر در گمی تیم ملی در فاصله کمتر از 60 روز به جام جهانی
سر در گمی تیم ملی در فاصله کمتر از 60 روز به جام جهانی
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04/16/2014 06:38 AM
:: نکونام فرشته نجات الکویت+فیلم گل
لکویت در دیدار رفت مرحله یک چهارم نهایی مسابقات جام امیر کویت با گلزنی جواد نکونام یک بر صفر تیم السالمیه را شکست داد.الکویت از دقیقه 57 به دنبال اخراج بازیکنش 10 نفره به بازی ادامه داد. نکونام در دقیقه 3+90 گل برتری تیمش را به ثمر رساند.
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04/16/2014 06:37 AM
:: دهنوی: از برنامه 90 شکایت می کنم

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04/16/2014 06:36 AM
:: وضعیت اسفناک کاخ‌-موزه‌های تهران به روایت تصویر
وب‌سایت "شهرخبر" در گزارشی از وضعیت کاخ‌-موزه‌های تاریخی تهران، هم‌چون کاخ‌های نیاوران و سعدآباد، نوشته که با وجود «آلودگی‌های محیطی، قطع درختان و نابودی فضای سبز این کاخ‌های تاریخی» اما «شهرداری تهران اصلا به فکر نیست و انگار نه انگار که خاک این کاخ-موزه‌ها هم جزیی از فضای عمومی شهر تهران است». تصاویر این وب‌سایت گویای آن است که فضای سبز کاخ‌های سعدآباد و نیاوران نیز به محلی برای انباشته شدن زباله‌ها تبدیل شده است.
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04/16/2014 06:33 AM
سرگرمی :: عکس‌های جدید فیلم «شیطان‌صفت» با بازی آنجلینا جولی
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04/16/2014 06:31 AM
:: کمک بزرگ توییتر به یک سایت «یار»یاب
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04/16/2014 06:19 AM
سرگرمی :: عکس های زیبا و آتلیه ای فقیهه سلطانی
عکس های زیبا و آتلیه ای فقیهه سلطانی
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04/16/2014 06:19 AM
سرگرمی :: عکس جنجالی لیلا اوتادی با ساپورت+عکس
عکس جنجالی لیلا اوتادی با ساپورت+عکس
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04/16/2014 06:19 AM
سرگرمی :: نیوشا ضیغمی و همسرش در لباس احرام
نیوشا ضیغمی و همسرش در لباس احرام
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04/16/2014 06:05 AM
:: دستور رئیس جمهور برای خوداتکایی در ۸ محصول کشاورزی تا پایان سال ۱۳۹۷
سومين جلسه ستاد هماهنگي اقتصاد مقاومتي صبح ديروز (يکشنبه) به رياست رييس جمهوري و با حضور اعضا تشکيل شد. در اين جلسه رئيس جمهور دستور تامين امکانات براي افزايش 20 درصد خوداتکايي در توليد 8 محصول اساسي کشاورزي را صادر کرد. به گزارش ايسنا، در اين جلسه وزير جهاد کشاورزي گزارش مشروحي از برنامه هاي آن وزارت در اجراي سياست هاي ابلاغي مقام معظم رهبري در اقتصاد مقاومتي ارائه کرد. براساس اين گزارش برنامه هاي بخش کشاورزي حول ۴ محور کلي افزايش بهره وري و توليد محصولات راهبردي، توسعه ذخاير محصولات راهبردي کشاورزي و تنظيم بازار آنها، توسعه صادرات محصولات کشاورزي براساس شناسايي و بهره برداري از مزيت ها و قابليت هاي کشور و استفاده از امکان توليد محصولات در خارج از کشور و کشت هاي فراسرزميني تنظيم و آماده اجرا شده است. مباحث مربوط به تجهيز منابع مورد نياز بخش، تعميم بيمه کشاورزي و پوشش فراگير ريسک بيمه، برنامه ريزي براي محدود ساختن دخالت دولت در توليد محصولات و افزايش نقش حمايتي دولت، تأمين آب مورد نياز بخش و بهره برداري بهينه از آن و مسائل فني مبتلا به بخش از جمله تناوب کشت، پايداري کشت و توسعه فناوري کشاورزي به طور مفصل مورد بحث و بررسي قرار گرفت. حجت الاسلام والمسلمين دکتر حسن روحاني در اين جلسه ضمن تأکيد بر اهميت بخش کشاورزي و صنايع جنبي آن در ارتقاي خوداتکايي اقتصاد کشور، خواستار تنظيم نهايي برنامه هاي پيشنهادي و به ويژه ارائه تحليل و برنامه دقيق در خصوص حرکت به سوي خودکفايي در محصولات استراتژيک با توجه به ابعاد اقتصادي، سياسي و امنيتي موضوع شد. رييس جمهوري همچنين بر توسعه صنايع جنبي کشاورزي و صنايع غذايي و منظور نمودن نقش آن در برنامه جامع بخش کشاورزي و نيز مباحث مربوط به بهداشت توليد مواد غذايي و الگوي مصرف آنها در جامعه و ايجاد تنوع در توليدات اين بخش و اعمال مدل هاي علمي و متنوع در قيمت گذاري محصولات و توليدات کشاورزي و صنايع غذايي با رعايت حال اقشار کم درآمد و برنامه ريزي براي افزايش درآمد فعالان بخش از طريق توسعه صادرات محصولات کشاورزي تأکيد کرد. روحاني در اين جلسه مقرر کرد که امکانات و منابع مالي، تکنولوژيکي و علمي مورد نياز کشاورزي و صنايع جنبي آن براي افزايش حداقل ۲۰ درصد به ميزان خوداتکايي کشور در هشت محصول اساسي کشاورزي تا پايان سال ۱۳۹۷، تأمين و در اختيار بخش کشاورزي قرار گيرد. 2 جلسه پيشين اين ستاد به هدفمندي يارانه ها و توسعه بخش معدن اختصاص داشت.
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04/16/2014 06:01 AM
:: فردا روز اعدام نیست . دختر ایران هنوز نفس می کشد ...
فردا روز اعدام نیست . دختر ایران هنوز نفس می کشد ... اگرچه هنوز خانواده سربندی رضایت نداده اند, اما تلاش جمعیت دانشجویی امام علی, و فعالین حقوق بشر در داخل و خارج کشور که بسیاری از هموطنان و هنرمندان و برخی از خانواده شهدا را همراه خود کردند و برای رضایت کوشیدند ، موفق شدند اجرای حکم را تا تاریخ نامعلومی به تعویق بیندازند ... اما این بدان معنی نیست که ما از فعالیت های خود دست بکشیم, همچنان باید صدای ریحانه باشیم تا حکم او کاملا لغو شود...
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04/16/2014 06:00 AM
سرگرمی :: گالری عکسهای جدید آرزو افشار
گالری عکسهای جدید آرزو افشار
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04/16/2014 05:58 AM
:: وزیر اقتصاد: تعداد انصراف دهندگان از یارانه قابل توجه است/ 10 میلیون نفر از افراد پردرآمد شناسایی شدند
وزیر امور اقتصادی دارایی با ارایه گزارشی از عملکرد این وزارتخانه برای تحقق سیاست های اقتصاد مقاومتی در جلسه علنی مجلس شورای اسلامی در خصوص هدفمندی یارانه ها گفت: آمار و ارقام حاکی از آن است که تعداد قابل توجهی از مردم برای دریافت یارانه نقدی ثبت نام نکرده اند و 10 میلیون نفر از افراد پردرآمد جامعه شناسایی شدند که به سادگی می توان آنها را از دریافت یارانه نقدی حذف کرد.
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04/16/2014 05:52 AM
:: نظر اقتصاددان فدرال رزرو ايالات متحده در باره «هدف‌مندسازی یارانه‌ها»
دکتر بورگان نظامی نرج آباد: «هدفمند» خواندن این برنامه، مضحکه کردن کلمات است. اگر برنامه‌ای از تعیین واجدان شرایطش عاجز باشد و اجرا‌کنندگانش خواهان کنار رفتن اختیاری خانوارها از تیر‌رس «هدف»اش ‌شوند، «هدفمند»، زیبنده‌اش نیست. دولت‌مردان خواهان انصراف مردم «غیر» نیازمند از دریافت یارانه شده و ادعا کرده‌اند دولت منابع آزاد شده را صرف بهداشت، آموزش و محیط زیست خواهد کرد. با این‌حال نه تنها تعهد دولت به این وعده‌اش قابل اتکا نیست، بلکه انصراف از دریافت یارانه نیز قابل لغو نمی‌باشد.
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04/16/2014 05:51 AM
:: پرونده بابک زنجانی ربطی به ظریف ندارد/بابک زنجانی کدام بخش از سیاست خارجی ماست؟

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04/16/2014 05:51 AM
:: حضور خانم ها در استادیوم در جشن صعود نفت مسجد سلیمان به لیگ برتر
حضور خانم ها در استادیوم در جشن صعود نفت مسجد سلیمان به لیگ برتر
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04/16/2014 05:50 AM
:: نرخ ارز رسمی چهارشنبه 27‌فروردین

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04/16/2014 06:44 AM
China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations seen as increasingly hostile to so-called crypto-currencies.

04/16/2014 06:40 AM
CITIC Pacific in $36.5 billion deal to buy parent's main business
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's CITIC Pacific has agreed to buy the main operating unit of its parent, state-backed CITIC Group, for $36.5 billion in a stock and cash deal aimed at diversifying its metals and mining business.







04/16/2014 06:12 AM
Japanese Internet firms offer something new: high returns
TOKYO (Reuters) - Some Japanese Internet companies are getting a boost from foreign investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes for an elusive strength his country's firms are not known for - high returns.

04/16/2014 05:49 AM
EU regulators to probe extra state aid given to two Latvian banks
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators opened on Wednesday an investigation into state aid granted to Latvian Banks AS Parex banka and Citadele banka, saying the measure may have violated EU state aid rules.







04/16/2014 05:03 AM
Euro zone inflation stuck in 'danger zone', keeps pressure on ECB
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A shock drop in March euro zone inflation to its lowest level since November 2009 was confirmed on Wednesday, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank to intervene should prices not rebound.

04/16/2014 04:04 AM
Global shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remain
LONDON (Reuters) - Share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome.







04/16/2014 03:54 AM
BOJ's Kuroda maintains positive view on economy
TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday affirmed the central bank's upbeat view of the economy, even as global financial markets wobble, stressing that growth will pick up around mid-year as the sting of a sales tax hike fades.







04/16/2014 03:43 AM
Alibaba's growth accelerates, U.S. IPO filing expected next week
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering.

04/16/2014 02:29 AM
China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity.







04/16/2014 02:26 AM
China e-commerce giant Alibaba seen filing for U.S. IPO next week: sources
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is expected to file the prospectus for its U.S. initial public offering next week, sources said on Wednesday, moving closer to what could be the biggest-ever listing by a technology firm.

04/16/2014 02:07 AM
ECB plan could boost shares in Europe's weakest companies
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in some of Europe's least profitable and most indebted companies are set to outperform in the coming months if the European Central Bank starts buying corporate bonds to fight the threat of deflation.







04/16/2014 02:04 AM
Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for liquidation: WSJ
(Reuters) - Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquidated, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

04/16/2014 01:48 AM
Bonds shine again as Great Rotation gives way to Asset Reflation
LONDON (Reuters) - Last Thursday morning investors queued around the block to buy the bonds of recent defaulter Greece, and by the end of the day were selling U.S. tech stocks furiously.

04/16/2014 01:15 AM
CME trading outage showed that man can still match the machine
NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Just over a week ago, CME Group Inc suffered the worst-ever trading outage on the world's most important agricultural markets, plunging electronic screens into darkness and sending dozens of traders scrambling for Chicago's famous but now often deserted trading "pits".

04/15/2014 11:22 PM
BOJ Kuroda maintains positive view on economy
TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday affirmed its upbeat view of the economy, even as global financial markets wobble, stressing that growth will pick up around mid-year as the sting of a sales tax hike fades.







04/15/2014 10:44 PM
HKMA steps up supervision of banks' credit risk management
HONG KONG, April 16 (RLPC) - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is stepping up its supervision of Hong-Kong-based banks' credit risk management by asking banks to show stable funding requirements and agree to regular onsite examinations of credit underwriting processes and stress-testing, the HKMA said in a statement.

04/15/2014 10:24 PM
Fed should beef up low-rate vows, two officials say
FARGO, North Dakota/BANGOR, Maine (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve ought not to raise interest rates until the economy is much closer to full strength, two of the Fed's most dovish policymakers said on Tuesday.

04/15/2014 09:22 PM
Starbucks to relocate European headquarters to UK from Netherlands: The Times
(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp said it decided to move its European headquarters to the United Kingdom from the Netherlands following criticism over its low tax payments in Britain last year, The Times reported.

04/15/2014 09:04 PM
GM CEO 'agonized' over putting two engineers on paid leave
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said she "agonized" over last week's decision to put two GM engineers on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.







04/15/2014 08:39 PM
Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc again posted anemic quarterly revenue growth as the Internet company's advertising business continues to lag its rivals, nearly two years into Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's comeback effort.







04/15/2014 07:41 PM
Senators press Delphi for answers on recalled GM cars
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers probing how General Motors used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

04/15/2014 07:25 PM
Intel's quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp's first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street's estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track.







04/15/2014 06:22 PM
Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.







04/15/2014 05:35 PM
GM to launch product development group focused on safety
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co. will create a new global product integrity organization that will focus on product safety and quality, said GM Chief Executive Mary Barra in a speech on Tuesday.

04/15/2014 05:34 PM
After two bumper years, Toyota braces for shift to slower growth
TOYOTA CITY, Japan/TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is set to post record growth for the year just ended - with a likely $10 billion surge in operating profit - but the mood at its HQ in Japan's prosperous automotive heartland is cautious as executives warn of a leaner year ahead.







04/16/2014 07:12 AM
Kim Dotcom will celebrate getting his fortune back on the race track
Kim Dotcom's getting his fortune back, and to celebrate, he's throwing a party. The Megaupload founder tweeted this morning that Auckland's High Court will return the cash, vehicles and property that were seized on behalf of the US back in 2012. On...

04/16/2014 06:22 AM
Sky now lets you watch or record TV directly from Twitter
Twitter's cosy with many broadcasters that wish to connect with their audiences better, and in the UK, Sky's previously partnered with the social network for tweeting footy highlights in near real-time. Today, the two have teamed up again on Twitter...

04/16/2014 06:11 AM
Uber still offering rides in Belgium despite court order
Despite seized vehicles, a court order and possible €10,000 fine (per pickup!), Uber says its UberPOP ride-sharing service is remains available in Brussels. In its blog, the company complained that the original lawsuit was filed by Brussels radio...

04/16/2014 05:35 AM
Lenovo's banking on motion control and Flex-able laptops with latest releases
Motion control hasn't outmoded the mouse and keyboard yet, but it is finding its way into more and more consumer products. Take Lenovo's upcoming A540 all-in-one desktop, for instance: its one of a handful of the company's products to feature Lenovo...

04/16/2014 04:18 AM
How Google's internet-balloon idea got off the ground
On paper, the notion of balloon-provided internet sounds more than a little ridiculous, but that's just how Google X rolls. Mountain View's far-off research division has recently spilled (some of) its guts to Fast Company, detailing the process for...

04/16/2014 02:29 AM
Halo, Destiny composer Martin O'Donnell fired by Bungie
After composing some of the most memorable songs in gaming for Bungie games including most of the Halo series, Myth and Oni, Martin O'Donnell tweeted tonight that he has been terminated "without cause" by Bungie's board of directors. It's not...

04/16/2014 02:07 AM
NASA catches a glimpse of Saturn birthing a new moon
For the first and perhaps the last time ever, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, whose mission is to orbit Saturn, has captured a new moon emerge from the Jovian planet's rings. As you might know, the birth of a moon is an extremely rare event, and in...

04/15/2014 11:56 PM
House of Cards S2 Blu-ray goes on sale June 19th for those who prefer a hard copy
House of Cards may be most famous for leading the charge of Netflix's original streaming content, but the show's producer Media Rights Capital is ready for all avenues. Just like the first season, season two will get a release on physical discs this...

04/15/2014 11:22 PM
GM reportedly working on a lower-cost Chevy Volt
When it comes to electric vehicles, the Chevrolet Volt is as mainstream a brand as it gets. But despite GM's efforts to make the Volt a top choice among EV buyers, demand for it hasn't been what the company expected since it began production in 2010....

04/15/2014 10:38 PM
This is how Samsung thinks about design
Samsung said it would launch a website that showed off its design chops, and it's delivering as promised. The newly launched Make it Meaningful page dives into the inspirations behind the Korean company's products, complete with an abundance of giant...

04/15/2014 09:55 PM
Why the IRS wants to be your Facebook friend
If the fear of an audit wasn't enough to scare you into being honest on your taxes, try this on for size: the IRS might be checking out your Facebook page. The good ol' Internal Revenue Service is reportedly using robots to scope out public social...

04/15/2014 09:37 PM
Daily Roundup: Amazon's first phone, Project Ara developer conference and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...

04/15/2014 09:09 PM
Sony has a 4K TV for every budget (that's at least $2,099)
Sony has nailed down the final launch details for its newest 4K Bravia TVs, and surprise -- they just might be affordable this year. The "entry-level" XBR-X850B series will start at a relatively frugal $2,099 for a 49-inch model, with prices peaking...

04/15/2014 08:48 PM
Here's the software that helps Edward Snowden avoid the NSA
Edward Snowden hasn't escaped the NSA's watchful eyes purely by exploiting lax security -- he also uses the right software. He communicates with the media using Tails, a customized version of Linux that makes it easy to use Tor's anonymity network...

04/15/2014 08:29 PM
Apple, Samsung and others to adopt anti-theft smartphone kill switch
Apple and Samsung are duking it out in court yet again, but there's at least one thing they (and a host of their smartphone making rivals) agree on: users shouldn't be helpless when their phones are stolen. That's why, starting in July 2015, all of...

04/15/2014 08:14 PM
Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 8:30PM. No big news to kick off the show this week, but a good quarter for primetime rating will have to do. There is a new wireless box from...

04/15/2014 07:46 PM
Twitter's latest acquisition turns tweets into a commodity
Twitter announced today that it has bought Gnip, a social data company that has packaged and sold data from Twitter to other companies for the past four years. Gnip is one of a few firms that has access to Twitter's "fire hose" of data -- a history...

04/15/2014 06:48 PM
The Guardian's new US newspaper has a robot editor-in-chief
There's something a little different about the editor for The Guardian's new monthly US print edition: there isn't one. Set to launch Wednesday, #Open001 is being created using a proprietary algorithm rather than people (and we thought the media was...

04/15/2014 06:08 PM
Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year
The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At any other...

04/15/2014 05:34 PM
Google built a machine to test the speediness of laptop trackpads
An unresponsive trackpad can ruin a laptop. But how do you test for that without having access to ready-made equipment? If you're Google, you build your own machine. The company's Chrome OS team has created the Quickstep, a USB add-on that uses a...

04/15/2014 05:00 PM
Why Amazon is right to steer clear of Bitcoin
Amazon has quashed the idea that it would be accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment. "We have considered it," said Tom Taylor, Amazon's head of seller services in an interview with Re/code, "but we're not hearing from customers that it's right for...

04/15/2014 04:39 PM
Intel dives into the Internet of Things, but still has a weak PC market to deal with
If you set foot in Intel's CES booth this winter, you probably sensed a theme: the company is deeply, almost manically, focused on the Internet of Things. Sure, Chipzilla was showing off some tablets and phones, along with a shelf full of Ultrabooks,...

04/15/2014 04:23 PM
Mohu Channels wants to give cord-cutters a unified menu
Not interested in paying a cable bill? You've certainly got options -- but between disparate streaming services, set-top boxes and your over-the-air digital antenna, managing all your content can be a bit of a hassle. Mohu is trying to fix that. The...

04/15/2014 03:58 PM
Google's Helpouts service now offers expertise on your iPhone
Need to brush up on your cooking skills, but only have your iPhone close at hand? Don't panic: Google has quietly brought its Helpouts service to iOS. Much like the existing Android software, the iPhone-sized app (sorry, no iPad version) lets you...

04/15/2014 03:31 PM
Criterion Collection streaming library to remain a Hulu exclusive
The Criterion Collection became a part of Hulu's lineup back in 2011, quickly turning into an essential feature within the company's premium video streaming service, Hulu Plus. Today, Hulu announced it has reached yet another multi-year deal with...

04/16/2014 07:09 AM
Irish real estate fund raises 200 million euros in market debut
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Residential Property REIT (IRPR) raised 200 million euros (164 million pounds) in a stock market listing, meeting its target as it became the third such real es...
04/16/2014 05:30 AM
Nikkei surges, SoftBank jumps on Alibaba earnings
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average surged on Wednesday after a better performance on Wall Street the day before and comments from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso that the market took to suggest more stock buying by the government's pension fund. Index heavyweight SoftBank soared after a strong earnings report from its Chinese e-commerce affiliate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The Nikkei share average rose 3 percent to 14,417.68, extending its rebound from a six-month low around 13,885 hit earlier this month. ...
04/16/2014 04:09 AM
Global shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remain

Men are reflected in a screen displaying a graph showing the movements of recent share averages outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. China's economy grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter, from a year earlier, pipping forecasts of 7.3 percent. The relief rippled through Asian markets, with Japan's Nikkei ending up 3 percent - its biggest gain since February. "China is still on a downward path on growth but clearly the market took some relief in that number ... our basic view is that it will be a gradual slowdown rather than a hard landing." The mood had already been lifted by a late rally at the end of a rollercoaster session on Wall Street, thanks mainly to some solid earnings reports.



04/16/2014 04:08 AM
Asian shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remain

A man looks at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. China's economy grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter, from a year earlier, pipping forecasts of 7.3 percent. The relief rippled through Asian markets, with Japan's Nikkei ending up 3 percent - its biggest gain since February. "China is still on a downward path on growth but clearly the market took some relief in that number ... our basic view is that it will be a gradual slowdown rather than a hard landing." The mood had already been lifted by a late rally at the end of a rollercoaster session on Wall Street, thanks mainly to some solid earnings reports.



04/16/2014 02:14 AM
Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for liquidation -WSJ

A mock Bitcoin is displayed on a table in an illustration picture taken in Berlin(Reuters) - Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquidated, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles won't travel to the United States to answer questions about the bitcoin exchange's U.S. bankruptcy case, Mt. Gox lawyers told a federal judge this week.



04/16/2014 12:06 AM
Lululemon's status as yogawear's top dog at risk

To accompany feature Leisure YogaBy Phil Wahba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Still hurting from its see-through yoga pants debacle last year, Lululemon Athletica Inc is about to face a new headache: stepped up competition from rival yoga retailers, department stores and hot new brands. The company is facing aggressive competition from stores such as Gap Inc's Athleta, VF Corp's lucy and Macy's Inc and others selling activewear at lower prices at far more locations this year. Small but hot yogawear brands such as Sweaty Betty and Lorna Jane also pose a potential threat, but the biggest competition is expected to come from Athleta, which will open 35 stores in 2015, tripling its numbers to 100 stores in just two years. Lululemon shares are 38 percent below their 52-week high on investor concerns about growing competition, and the company is expected to update Wall Street at its analyst day on Thursday.



04/15/2014 11:25 PM
BOJ Kuroda says watching stock price moves carefully

Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda speaks during a seminar in TokyoBank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday that he did not think the central bank's extraordinary monetary stimulus was fuelling speculative moves in the market, although he added he will monitor stock price moves carefully. "Stock prices have risen compared with before new policies under 'Abenomics' were implemented. Market volatility may have heightened too, but that hasn't had a big negative impact on the economy," Kuroda told a parliamentary session. "I won't comment directly on stock price moves but hope to pay close attention to stock market moves," he said.



04/15/2014 10:45 PM
Nikkei extends gains after Japan Fin Min Aso's comments

Man walks past an electronic stock quotation board, as cherry blossoms bloom, outside a brokerage in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average extends gains on Wednesday following vague comments from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on the country's $1.26-trillion government pension fund, which traders took to mean that it could step up stock buying. The benchmark Nikkei rose to as high as 14,334.46, or 2.4 percent above its previous close, after Aso told the parliament the pension fund will "make a move" in the stock market from June. (Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Dominic Lau)



04/15/2014 08:32 PM
On edge for China growth data, Nikkei tries to rally

Men pass an electronic stock quotation board, as cherry blossoms bloom, outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets took some comfort from a late spurt by Wall Street on Wednesday as investors tensed for a reading on Chinese economic growth, while rising tensions in Ukraine kept safe-haven sovereign debt well bid. Japan's Nikkei managed to bounce 1.6 percent having found solid support around 13,885 for a couple of sessions. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, with Australian stocks edging 0.2 percent up in early trade. China is expected to report its slowest growth in five years, with signs of waning strength already prompting government action to steady the ship.



04/15/2014 08:03 PM
Intel's quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets

An employee walks inside the Intel microprocessor assembly plant in HerediaBy Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp's first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street's estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry's decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as it struggles to develop better processors for mobile and wearable devices. Following its first-quarter report on Tuesday, Intel Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith said the chipmaker continues to expects PC shipments to decline slightly in 2014. "You have an ageing install base of PCs and we're bringing exciting products to the market place and that's leading to the pockets of strength we're seeing in the PC market." In its report, Intel said revenue from its PC client group in the first quarter was $7.9 billion, down 1 percent from the year before.



04/15/2014 06:54 PM
Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

File photo of a Yahoo logo in front of a building in RolleBy Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer. Yahoo expects second quarter revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, of $1.06 billion to $1.1 billion, in line with Wall Street's expectations for about $1.08 billion. Still, Yahoo's shares leaped 8 percent on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce company in which it owns a 24 percent stake, ahead of its highly anticipated initial public offering. Mayer is trying to revitalize Yahoo's business.



04/15/2014 06:22 PM
Yahoo's growth anaemic as turnaround chugs along

A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in RolleBy Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer. Yahoo expects second quarter revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, of $1.06 billion (633.63 million pounds) to $1.1 billion, in line with Wall Street's expectations for about $1.08 billion. Still, Yahoo's shares leaped 8 percent on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce company in which it owns a 24 percent stake, ahead of its highly anticipated initial public offering. Mayer is trying to revitalize Yahoo's business.



04/15/2014 05:42 PM
Ukraine worries weigh on global shares, drive up bonds

Trader Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New YorkBy Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets traded flat and government debt rose on Tuesday over rising tensions in Ukraine after Russia declared the country on the brink of civil war, though Wall Street stocks managed to end higher in a volatile session as blue chips advanced. But weakness in many momentum names -- the technology and biotechnology shares that have been high-flyers -- limited the Nasdaq's advance. Concerns over escalating conflict in Ukraine drove U.S. bond purchases, while data showing disappointing growth in manufacturing in New York state pointed to sluggishness in the economy and added to the bid for safe-haven bonds. European stocks were held back by the worries over the escalating tensions in Ukraine and weak results by bellwethers including Nestle.



04/15/2014 05:38 PM
US stock markets rebounds after choppy day

FILE - In this April 11, 2014 file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, April 11, 2014. World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, April 15, 2014, as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday.



04/15/2014 05:11 PM
Intel's first-quarter net profit falls but beats Street

An employee walks inside the Intel microprocessor assembly plant in HerediaBy Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp's first-quarter net profit fell, but beat Wall Street's estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with shrinking demand for personal computers. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry's decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as it struggles to develop better processors for mobile and wearable devices. In its report on Tuesday, Intel said revenue from its PC client group in the first quarter was $7.9 billion, down 1 percent from the year before. That is 1 percentage point higher than Intel's previous forecast.



04/15/2014 05:00 PM
Wall Street ends higher as blue chips rally; Intel up late

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq's advance. "We're going through a period of rolling corrections, which will consolidate the high-growth names that did so great last year," said Hayes Miller, head of asset allocation in North America at Baring Asset Management in Boston.



04/15/2014 04:54 PM
TSX higher after U.S. data, earnings; miners drop

Toronto Stock Exchange logo is seen in TorontoBy John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged higher on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. economic data and corporate results helped offset worries about increasing instability in Ukraine and a sharp decline in gold-mining shares. Gains in shares of Coca-Cola Co and Johnson & Johnson after their earnings reports brightened the overall mood. The market brushed aside news that Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armored personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town. Investor sentiment appeared to be turning positive after global stock markets fell last week on concerns about overextended valuations and worries about the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy.



04/15/2014 04:20 PM
Yellen says Fed mulling stricter rules for Wall Street

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Yellen speaks as she tours Daley College in ChicagoBy Jason Lange ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is considering further steps to force big banks to hold more capital, and sees a case for other stability-enhancing measures for more shadowy areas of Wall Street as well, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday. The Fed has been pushing banks to strengthen their balance sheets since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, and last week joined other regulators in requiring the eight largest U.S. banks to increase their capital levels by some $68 billion in total. She cited a 2010 study by the Basel Committee, an international standard-setting body, that suggested tighter standards would provide economic benefits.



04/15/2014 04:16 PM
Wall Street gets lift from Coca-Cola; Nasdaq lags

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended higher after a volatile session on Tuesday, lifted by gains in Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, though weakness in Apple, Tesla and Netflix limited the Nasdaq's advance. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 89.32 points or 0.55 percent, to end unofficially at 16,262.56. The S&P 500 gained 12.37 points or 0.68 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,842.98. The Nasdaq Composite added 11.467 points or 0.29 percent, to finish unofficially at 4,034.161. (Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Jan Paschal)



04/15/2014 04:11 PM
Stocks end higher, extending a modest rally

FILE - In this April 11, 2014 file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, April 11, 2014. World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, April 15, 2014, as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks managed to close with modest gains on Wall Street after a day of up-and-down trading.



04/15/2014 11:59 AM
Weak miners hold back FTSE; Ukraine, earnings jitters persist

A worker shelters from the rain as he passes the London Stock Exchange in the City of LondonBy Tricia Wright LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top shares sank to their lowest close in three weeks on Tuesday, hit by mining companies on concern about demand, while the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and doubts about corporate earnings hurt broader sentiment. Global miner Rio Tinto was among the stocks declining the most, 3.1 percent, after it said weather-related disruptions in Australia and Canada cut its iron ore shipments. The sector's decline accounted for around a quarter of the FTSE 100's drop of 42.15 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,541.61 points, its lowest close since March 24. "I think markets going into the Easter break will be a little bit reluctant to get aggressively long stocks ... We need (a significant beat on the earnings for this week) and a significant ratcheting down in tensions in the Ukraine, neither of which I expect." Ukrainian armed forces on Tuesday launched a "special operation" against separatists in the town of Kramatorsk in the east of the country, Interfax news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying.



04/15/2014 11:18 AM
Wall Street dips as data, sinking momentum shares offset earnings

Construction crew work outside the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times SquareBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday, as gains in Coca Cola and Johnson & Johnson after their quarterly earnings were offset by mixed economic data and a resumed slide in momentum shares. Fellow Dow component Johnson & Johnson rose 1.3 percent to $98.37 after it posted quarterly earnings well above Wall Street expectations, as brisk sales of new prescription drugs balanced weak sales of consumer products, and slightly raised its full-year profit view. Tesla Motors fell 3.3 percent to $191.45 and Facebook lost 2.7 percent to $57.32 to rank among the worst performers on the Nasdsq 100 index. "The outlooks certainly look healthy and there is a sense of optimism on earnings," said Anastasia Amoroso, global market strategist with J.P. Morgan Funds in New York.



04/15/2014 11:02 AM
Weak miners dent FTSE as Ukraine, earnings jitters persist
Britain's top shares fell on Tuesday, weighed down by miners on fears over slowing demand in China, while the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and concerns about corporate earnings knocked sentiment ...
04/15/2014 10:25 AM
Barclays' boss treads fine line in investment bank review

Barclays PLC grouo CEO Jenkins speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative in New YorkBy Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays' Chief Executive Antony Jenkins is facing a high-wire act to overhaul the firm's investment bank without undermining a division that contributes about half of group profits. Jenkins, criticised by investors and politicians for raising bonuses this year despite a big fall in earnings, has embarked on the third review of the investment bank in as many years in response to pressure to cut costs and improve returns, which lag other parts of the business such as Barclaycard. Analysts predict this might lead to a cut in the investment bank's size of up to 20 percent. On a four or five year view, the investment bank could probably halve." Despite his description of the investment bank as "an essential part" of Barclays, investors and analysts expect Jenkins, a retail banker, to pull out of areas where the bank lacks the scale to compete against Wall Street majors.



04/15/2014 10:00 AM
US stocks open modestly higher; J&J gains

FILE - In this April 11, 2014 file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, April 11, 2014. World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, April 15, 2014, as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)The U.S. stock market opened slightly higher on Tuesday, extending a modest rally as investors weighed a slate of corporate earnings. Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson's quarterly earnings rose and Coca-Cola's matched Wall Street's expectations.