Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs seven-for-one stock split Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs seven-for-one stock split

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.

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Hole in Afghan budget stirs unease as West starts packing bags Hole in Afghan budget stirs unease as West starts packing bags

KABUL (Reuters) - A $375 million hole in the Afghan budget is threatening public projects and civil servants' salaries, officials say, putting the aid-dependent economy under stress just as Afghanistan awaits a new leader and foreign troops prepare to go home.

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Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement

GAZA (Reuters) - The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to implement a unity pact, both sides announced in a joint news conference.

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Paying for giant Nile dam itself, Ethiopia thwarts Egypt but takes risks Paying for giant Nile dam itself, Ethiopia thwarts Egypt but takes risks

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may help transform one of the world's poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub.

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Facebook first-quarter revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads Facebook first-quarter revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial targets.

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Exclusive: Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklistings at U.N. Exclusive: Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklistings at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

CAIRO (Reuters) - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier.

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U.S. new home sales dive to eight-month low in March U.S. new home sales dive to eight-month low in March

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery.

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'Bridgegate' scandal threatens next World Trade Center tower 'Bridgegate' scandal threatens next World Trade Center tower

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The "Bridgegate" scandal that rocked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration earlier this year is threatening a deal that would allow developer Larry Silverstein to finish building the next World Trade Center skyscraper.

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Boeing posts higher adjusted profit, lifts 2014 forecast Boeing posts higher adjusted profit, lifts 2014 forecast

(Reuters) - Rising jet production helped Boeing Co post a 14 percent rise in adjusted net profit in the first quarter, beating estimates, and the company notched up its full-year forecast.

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