- Lincoln National beats Street 3Q forecasts
On a per-share basis, the Radnor, Pennsylvania-based company said it had profit of $1.65. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.56 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. ...
- American Tower misses 3Q profit forecasts
The Boston-based company said it had profit of 50 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings ...
- Kurds cheer reinforcements for Syria's Kobane
Crowds of flag-waving Kurds greeted Iraqi peshmerga forces travelling through Turkey Wednesday to join rebel fighters reinforcing the Syrian town of Kobane against an attack by the Islamic State group. Another group of several dozen peshmerga flew into the Turkish city of Sanliurfa from Iraq. Separately, dozens of rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) crossed from Turkey to Kobane, officials said, to help Kurdish militia who have faced an onslaught by IS jihadists for more than six weeks. "We don't think Kobane is about to fall in the hands of ISIS," retired US general John Allen told Al-Arabiya television, using an alternative acronym for IS.
- FA bans Rio Ferdinand for 3 matches over tweet
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- BRIDE'S BEST FRIEND HESITATES TO STAND UP AT HER WEDDING
DEAR ABBY: My best friend is getting married. She left me a message asking me to be a bridesmaid. Of course I'm honored, but I don't know what to do. I dislike her fiance. He is disrespectful and mean to her and to their son.I can't stand up with them and pretend to be happy for her when I think she's making a terrible mistake. I want her to marry someone who will be nice to her. Help! -- CONFLICTED IN MINNESOTADEAR CONFLICTED: If standing up with her will make you feel like a hypocrite, then don't do it. But recognize that if you don't, it will distance you from her. ...
- Lenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit
BEIJING (AP) — Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.
- Sistine chapel dazzles after technological makeover
High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system. A state of the art ventilation system has also been installed to protect the frescoes from humidity, enabling up to 2,000 people at a time to safely visit one of the world's top tourist attractions, which draws over six million people a year. The venture was funded in part by European Union funds, with the rest donated to the Vatican in expertise, technology and man hours by the various companies taking part. "The LEDs have a colour spectrum specifically designed with the pigmentation of the frescos in mind to ensure the light faithfully reflects the original colours, as the artists intended," said Marco Frascarolo, who works for Fabertechnica, one of the companies behind the new system.