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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A series of car bombs exploded in markets and shopping areas in mainly Shi'ite neighborhoods across Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 17 people, police and hospital officials said.

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain on Monday banned political groups from making any contact with Lebanese militant movement Hezbollah, a day after the Gulf Arab state's foreign minister called the head of the Shi'ite Muslim group a "terrorist".

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What are the first thoughts that come mind when thinking of memorial day? Chose from the options below: 1. The Hamptons 2. Barbeques 3. Shopping 4. Day to relax/ family time 5. Remembrance for soldiers. Although Memorial day is meant to be a remembrance for those who have fallen, it has become highly commercialized. I would suspect that bar the few who have families in the military or loved ones who have fallen, think twice about the topic. However, there is a reason that one should not feel too bad about this. We will discuss it at the end  so read the whole article! Memorial Day and D-Day Memorial Day always falls out a few days before D-Day, which occurred on June 6th 1944. I feel a special affinity as someone who hates war. I see World War II as the most just war we ever
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A majority of EU governments oppose a plan to impose hefty duties on solar panel imports from China, a survey of member states showed on Monday, undermining efforts by Brussels to pressure Beijing over its trade practices.

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Democrats in the Senate agreed to an amendment that would ban anyone ever convicted of certain violent crimes from receiving SNAP food stamps -- for their entire lives. European -- and some American manufacturers -- believe Chinese solar panels are being sold for less than they cost to build. The European Commission is investigating, but now Germany is distancing itself from the "dumping" allegations. And a growing Web industry creates fake Twitter identities and sells them to people looking to pad their list of followers.

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GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay told governments on Monday that trying to fight terrorism by limiting personal freedoms and mistreating suspects could only worsen the problem.

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Heavy fighting raged around the strategic Syrian border town of Qusair and the capital Damascus on Monday and further reports surfaced of chemical weapons attacks by President Bashar al-Assad's forces on rebel areas.

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The iPhone 6 is the center of an endless string of rumors right now, and there’s one that’s strangely persistent. The latest concept for the iPhone 6 involves a 3D camera, and it’s from Ran Avni and Hassen Cad. The video was uploaded over the weekend, and it isn’t the first one to show off an iPhone 6 which has a 3D camera. Keep in mind though, that the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) handset that will revealed this summer will likely be the iPhone 5S, which would be a small refresh over the current iPhone 5. There’s a chance we won’t see the iPhone 6 until next year, especially if Apple continues to follow the same numbering pattern it has used for years. A Full List Of Features From This iPhone 6 Concept The iPhone 6 concept that appeared this one features a 4.8 edge-to-edge
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DHAKA (Reuters) - International garment buyers, particularly those in the United States, have a crucial role to play in ensuring the safety of Bangladesh's garment workers, a senior government official said on Monday.

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Chinese conglomerate Fosun International and Paris private equity firm AXA are offering to buy Club Med for $700 million. What is formally called Club Mediterreanee is currently run by Henri Giscard D'Estaing, son of former French President. The company has been struggling with Europe's long financial crisis, which put a Club Med vacation out of the reach for many -- but China is a different story. Douglas Quinby, analyst at PhoCusWright travel industry research group, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss.  

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And finally, what is a vintage Apple computer worth? That question was answered by the German auction house Breker over the weekend. A 1976 Apple 1 sold for a record $668,000. The buyer was from Asia and asked to be anonymous. The computer sold for only $666 back in the '70s. It was made in the family garage by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak -- and it's actually signed by Wozniak. It works apparently. Well, for 1976 it works. The auctioneers says the machine's real appeal is as a symbol of the American Dream. Two dropouts with a superb idea, they said -- and now their idea is one of the richest companies in the world.

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Hedge funds were upping their leverage as the stock market was on an unprecedented uptrend over the past few months ( CULLEN ROCHE of PragCap has some amazing stats on what he terms ‘the Can’t Lose Market’). However, with the recent (slight) volatility, hedge funds got spooked and decreased exposure. So says the latest hedge fund monitor from BAML. Below is a summary of notable stats on the recent ‘flight to safety’.   S&P 500 Large spec positions Large speculators reduced their long S&P 500 positioning by ~25%; from $18.0bn to $13.5bn. However, positioning remains in a crowded long. Following the bearish reversal last week, the S&P500 risks further corrective downside in the week ahead for a test of 1600-1580 area support. NASDAQ 100 Large
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Analysts at Goldman Sachs hosted a field visit to Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s manufacturing facility in Fremont, California, that included a plant tour and a meeting with Elon Musk (CEO and Product Architect). The key takeaways of the tour and meeting are as follows: Demand For Tesla Motors’ Model S Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) highlighted that demand for Model S remains strong. In North America current order rates are running at around 20K units on an annualized basis with the company seeing increased demand from geographies where they have already delivered multiple vehicles, implying a positive “word-of-mouth” impact. In Europe, the current order rate is about 200/week with the highest per-capita demand from Nordic countries. Tesla Motors Inc
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The annual Value Investor Conference is one of the premier events surrounding Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B)’s annual meeting in Omaha. The Motley Fool’s Joe Magyer, Michael Olsen, and Rex Moore were in attendance and talked to several value investors. In today’s video, Michael interviews Bob Robotti, founder of Robotti & Co. Michael Olsen Interviews Bob Robotti The Motley Fool’s Michael Olsen interviews Bob Robotti, founder of Robotti & Company at The 10th Annual Value Investor Conference in Omaha, NE.   'Get ValueWalk's Daily Edition By Email and Never Miss Our Top Stories'The post Robotti Talks Value Investing appeared first on ValueWalk.

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YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader and pro-democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Monday a policy by a district government to limit Muslim Rohingya families to two children in an effort to curb their population growth.

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JUBA (Reuters) - The United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan lacks sufficient troops and aircraft to protect civilians affected by fighting in an eastern region, the U.N. envoy said on Monday.

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Crazy cool comparison engine from TwinRev — punch any two supercars into the tool and generate a full side by side analysis. From an automotive shopping perspective, when this thing goes down market so you can compare an Honda Accord versus a Toyota Camry or an Infiniti G37 versus a BMW 335, it will be...Read More

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``The high import duty on gold, local taxes and restrictions on imports are leading to a rise in smuggling of the commodity into the country, world's largest gold consumer.''

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``"The latest shocking news from suppliers is they are having a very difficult time getting hold of physical gold.  Therefore, this week again they increased their spreads on physical gold.  So again, Eric, my message is very clear:  Investors must hold physical gold outside of the banking system because this paper market will explode one day."''

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