White House questions Syrian weapons claim

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The Obama administration has played down reports that Syria used chemical weapons on its own citizens during a December attack on rebels in the city of Homs
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World Bank cautions on economic stimulus

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Global growth forecast for 2013 remains weak and developing countries are urged to focus on fundamental prosperity drivers ahead of quick fixes
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Silver Lake at centre of Dell deal talks

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A deal would amount to the biggest buyout ever of a technology concern, topping the $17.5bn paid for semiconductor company Freescale in 2006
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Walmart pledges help for US producers

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Bill Simon, chief executive of Walmart US, claims that promises of more local sourcing of products and more jobs for military veterans are not a ‘stunt’
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Opening forebodes long, contentious trial over fuel additive

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Lawyers for the state of New Hampshire and petroleum giants ExxonMobil and Citgo mocked their opponents’ evidence and disparaged their witnesses for a second day Tuesday as they prepared jurors for a long, contentious trial over the gasoline additive MTBE.

Kinnucan jailed over insider trading

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Sentencing follows a two-year standoff that culminated in slurs against prosecutors and FBI agents and his guilty plea last July
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Morgan Stanley defers bonuses for top staff

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2012 bonuses for highest-paid bankers could put off for three years in effort to appease financial watchdogs calling for more restraint on Wall Street
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Obama poised to set out gun control plans

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Possible measures include putting more emphasis on the mental health of gun buyers, as the president faces Congress fight over banning assault weapons
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Chariot completes 3D seismic program offshore Mauritania

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Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd. (AIM:CHAR) has completed a 3,500-sq km (1,351-sq mi) 3D seismic acquisition program offshore Mauritania.
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Facebook ramps up Google search fight

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New feature gives social network’s users the ability to conduct targeted searches for people, photos, places and interests within company’s ‘social graph’
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