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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:36:25 GMT – A storm deposited less than three inches of snow throughout the Atlanta region, but it left roads impassable, drivers trapped in cars and children stuck in schools.

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Disappointment, uncertainty after India blocks WTO trade deal » (

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:17:02 GMT – SYDNEY/GENEVA (Reuters) – Several member states of the World Trade Organisation voiced frustration after India’s demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling led to the collapse of the first major global trade reform pact in two decades.

India scrambles to crack down gold smuggling » (

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Is India 'holding a gun to its own head?' » (

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Singapore's DBS posts record first-half profit » (

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:26 GMT – DBS, Singapore’s biggest bank, said second-quarter net profit climbed 9 percent, beating expectations with the help of growth in loans.

The Wall Street Journal: Israel, Hamas agree to 3-day cease-fire » (

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:00:59 GMT – Israel and Hamas agree to a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza conflict with the hope of forging a more lasting peace.

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Metropolitan Opera Extends Its Contract Deadline for 15 Unions » (

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:52:16 GMT – Hours after a mediator began work Thursday evening, the Metropolitan Opera granted a temporary deadline extension.

Senate Approves Veteran and Highway Bills » (

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:34:15 GMT – In something of a consolation prize in a year marred by gridlock, the Senate approved expanding veterans’ health care and replenishing the Highway Trust Fund.