Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa speaks during a news conference at its headquarters in Tokyo

Bank of Japan Ups Bond Purchasing Program to $867B

The Bank of Japan will expand its Asset Purchase Program by an additional 5 trillion yen ($62 billion) to increase the purchase of Japanese government bonds, exchange-traded funds and Japan real estate investment trusts, the bank announced in a statement Friday.
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Bo Xilai Scandal Brings Down Older Brother

As Chinese investigations into Bo Xilai, the disgraced former boss of Chongqing and Politburo member, continue, the rest of his family and their business dealings are under the spotlight.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Debuts At $249.99: Will You Buy The Low-Cost Tablet Or Wait For Amazon And Google's Upcoming Releases?

Well, surely, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 one of the cheapest tablets to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version. However, before getting anywhere near conclusion, one has to note that wireless communication vendors including Amazon, Apple others are creating a buzz in the industry and are anticipated to saturate the table market with their powerful line-up devices at low costs.
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London Olympics 2012: German Athelete Ariane Friedrich Names and Shames Stalker

German high-jumper Ariane Friedrich has publicly revealed the identity of the man she says harassed her and e-mailed her pictures of his genitals. The 28-year old athlete, who is the midst of training for London's Summer 2012 Olympics, posted the alleged stalker's name, e-mail address, his hometown, and excerpts from the e-mails she received, reported MSN news. She has also filed a criminal complaint with authorities, who are now investigating the matter.
New York Republican Primary 2012: Lots of Delegates, Little Excitement

New York Republican Primary 2012: Many Delegates, Hardly Any Voters

The New York Republican primary may be awarding the most delegates of all the presidentials contests on Tuesday, but Manhattan voters largely stayed home. Their state traditionally votes Democrat in the general election, and the GOP nomination has already been all but declared for Mitt Romney.
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SEC Probes Movie Studios Over Dealings In China

U.S. regulators are investigating major U.S. movie studios' dealings with China as the entertainment companies try to get a greater foothold in one of the fastest-growing movie markets in the world.
A man buys meat at a local food market in Shanghai

It's Unethical To Eat Meat, Or So The Liberal Media Says

In an article titled ?Calling All Carnivores,? the New York Times Magazine issued a challenge to its readers in early April, asking them to make a case for why it?s ethical to eat meat, illustrating yet again the liberal bias of the mainstream media.
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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Movie Casting Ballot May Include Ian Somerhalder As Christian Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James' S&M erotica, has sat atop The New York Times' Best Sellers list for seven weeks straight. Casting for the movie has already caused a buzz, despite the fact that no solid offers have been made. Many young Hollywood heartthrobs are rumored to be in talks for the Fifty Shades of Grey leading role of Christian Grey. Ian Somerhalder is the latest glove thrown in the ring.
Ondi Timoner

Tribeca Film Festival 2012: A Conversation With Bring Your Own Doc Host, Ondi Timoner

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival is currently featuring a wide range of intriguing documentaries. The festival's selections such as The List and Searching For Sugar Man are allowing innovative cinematic voices to emerge. For documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner, her work being honored at the Sundance Film Festival proved to be life altering.
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Europe Anxiety Spurs Sharp Drop; Wal-Mart Slides

Stocks slid on Monday as resurgent uncertainty in Europe cast doubts on the bloc's ability to push through measures to end its debt crisis, while Wal-Mart weighed on the Dow after a report it stymied a probe into bribery allegations.
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Wall Street Tumbles 1 Percent On Europe Woes

Stocks fell more than 1 percent on Monday as renewed anxiety over Europe's economy and the region's debt crisis spurred profit-taking, while Wal-Mart weighed on the Dow after a report it stymied a probe into bribery allegations.
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US Stock Futures Point To Sharply Lower Open On Europe Woes

Stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Monday on weak European data and renewed anxiety over how the region would tackle its debt crisis, while Wal-Mart slumped after a report it stymied a probe into bribery allegations.
Watergate figure Charles W. "Chuck" Colson, right, hugs former-Texas prison inmate Robert Sutten following a roundtable discussion with U.S. President George W. Bush on Prison Fellowship Ministries outside of the White House, June 18, 2003.

Watergate Figure Charles 'Chuck' Colson Dies At 80

Charles W. Chuck Colson, who served as a special counsel to U.S. President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, died of complications related to a brain hemorrhage on Saturday at 3:12 p.m. EDT, according to one of the two evangelical Christian organizations he founded. He was 80.


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