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Mt. Gox CEO won't appear in U.S. for questions about bankruptcy case

(Reuters) - Mark Karpeles, the chief executive of Mt. Gox, said he would not come to the United States to answer questions about the Japanese bitcoin exchange's U.S. bankruptcy case, Mt.

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From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

US delays ruling on Keystone oil pipeline

Delay in Keystone ruling because of Nebraska case raises prospect of Obama’s decision being pushed back until after midterms pivotal to administration

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Lawmakers, green groups weigh in on Keystone XL delay

(Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Friday it would extend the period of time for federal agencies to weigh in on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, giving no new deadline. The move, which likely delays a final decision beyond November mid-term elections, angered Republican and some Democrat lawmakers who have urged President Barack Obama to make the final decision on TransCanada's project after more than five years of government reviews. Here is a selection of key comments from various groups: LAWMAKERS: Mitch McConnell, Republican leader in the Senate: "It is crystal clear that the Obama administration is simply not serious about American energy and American jobs. At a time of high unemployment in the Obama economy, it's a shame that the administration has delayed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for years.

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US delays Keystone pipeline ruling

The move raised the prospect of the administration’s final decision being pushed back until after the November midterm elections

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Italy PM Renzi cuts taxes for 10 million low earners

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday cut taxes for 10 million low earners to try to boost household spending after a two-year recession, making good on a promise he made after taking office two months ago.

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US banks post dismal bond trading results

Weak results raise fresh questions about whether Wall Street’s profit engine can ever roar back to life

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Atos says offer for Steria, in cash, still open after Sopra bid

PARIS (Reuters) - A takeover saga shaking up France's IT services sector took a new turn on Friday when Atos said its bid for rival Steria , made before the latter agreed to an all-share offer from Sopra , was in cash - and was still on the table.

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