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  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: Armstrong World Inds fell 8.8 percent to $50.50. Compass Minerals International Inc. fell 7.8 percent to $87.25. Clayton ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are down at 1 p.m.: CSX fell $.32 or 1.0 percent, to $30.68. Canadian National Railway Co. fell $.15 or .2 percent, to $68.32. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $1.75 ...

  • Russia, Germany up diplomatic battle over Ukraine sanctions
    Russia, Germany up diplomatic battle over Ukraine sanctions

    By Alexei Anishchuk and Michelle Martin MOSCOW/BERLIN (Reuters) - As fighting intensified in Ukraine on Monday, a diplomatic battle also raged, with Berlin warning that new European sanctions would send a "strong signal" to Moscow, and Russia saying the measures could only boost its economic independence. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow had no intention of imposing tit-for-tat sanctions, the day before the 28-nation European Union was set to finalise a package of measures that may close the bloc's capital markets to Russian state banks. The sanctions, and any retaliatory measures, could affect BP, whose 19.75 percent holding in Russian oil producer Rosneft leaves it exposed to the Russian economy. Kremlin-controlled Rosneft also has agreements with ExxonMobil, Eni and Statoil to tap Russia's Arctic offshore oil and gas.

  • Foreign buyers fuel concerns amid Miami luxury condo boom

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - As construction cranes crowd the coastline and developers strive to lure wealthy international buyers with brand name towers and lavish amenities, there are signs Miami’s latest condo boom has begun to slow and a possible oversupply could temper record prices. Since mid-2011, some 175 towers with more than 27,000 units have been proposed in Miami, says real estate analyst Peter Zalewski of CondoVultures. Florida led the nation for foreign buyers in the quarter ending in March, attracting 23 percent of $92.2 billion of nationwide sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. In the face of economic uncertainty and potentially higher taxes in Europe, Asia and Latin America, wealthy individuals are drawn to Miami's year-round sunshine and prices that are still low when compared with other global capitals.

  • Long-Lost Anchor May Soon Give up Its Secrets
    Long-Lost Anchor May Soon Give up Its Secrets

    After decades, possibly centuries, at the bottom of the sea — and a 2,200-mile-long (3,540 kilometers) road trip wrapped in damp blankets in the back of a pickup truck — a barnacle-crusted anchor arrived in Texas this week for a major cleaning. In 2008, a fisherman named Doug Monk was collecting sea cucumbers just north of Seattle near Whidbey Island when his diving gear got caught on a huge anchor, The Seattle Times reported. Monk teamed up with amateur historian Scott Grimm to study the object, and the two obtained legal rights to salvage it. Last month, the duo finally pulled the 10-foot (3 meters) anchor from the Puget Sound with a crane.

  • Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing
    Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel
    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

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