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    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:44:04 GMT
    Dubai's developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands says it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.1 billion, four years before the last installment is due.More >>
    Dubai's developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands says it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.1 billion, four years before the last installment is due.More >>
  • Target cuts annual profit outlook

    Target cuts annual profit outlook

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:34:07 GMT
    Target has slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S.More >>
    Target slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S.More >>
  • Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

    Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:24:31 GMT
    Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.More >>
    Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.More >>
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