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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: QLT Inc. fell 13.1 percent to $5.39. PDL BioPharma Inc. fell 12.1 percent to $8.48. Repros Therapeutics Inc. fell 10.5 percent ...

  • Missing UK woman's parents fear 'foul play'
    Missing UK woman's parents fear 'foul play'

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — The parents of a missing British-born University of Virginia student said Wednesday they fear she is the victim of "foul play," and police released two new surveillance videos showing the 18-year-old walking past a pub and, minutes later, running past a service station.

  • Strong quake hits Japan
    Strong quake hits Japan

    Buildings in Tokyo shook Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.

  • Russian tycoon's arrest sparks fears of 'second Yukos'
    Russian tycoon's arrest sparks fears of 'second Yukos'

    Moscow (AFP) - The arrest of a top billionaire sent shockwaves through Russia's business and political circles on Wednesday and prompted fears of a state-orchestrated asset grab similar to the prosecution of ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

  • Independence would hit Scotland's key whisky sector: bank
    Independence would hit Scotland's key whisky sector: bank

    London (AFP) - Independence will likely have a negative short-term impact on Scotland's emblematic whisky industry, according to a study by Dutch lender Rabobank released on the eve of Thursday's crucial vote.

  • Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrath
    Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrath

    SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.

  • Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq
    Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

  • U.S. advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting
    U.S. advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting

    By Jeff Mason MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) - Some U.S. military advisers could end up in front-line positions in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Wednesday, although President Barack Obama vowed that America would not fight another ground war in Iraq. The House of Representatives gave a green light to a key plank of Obama's strategy against Islamic State, approving authorization for the Pentagon to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to fight the radical Islamist militants. The legislation now goes to the Senate. ...

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