Apple price slump to hit tech sector

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Markets were mixed, but many major equity barometers are tacking near fresh cyclical highs as investors absorb the latest corporate earnings reports
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South Korean growth hits three-year low

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Economy undershoots market expectations in the fourth quarter of 2012, with gross domestic product just 1.5% higher than a year earlier
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JPMorgan names new compliance head

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Cindy Armine replaces Martha Gallo as part of shake-up in senior management following London Whale debacle and multi-billion dollar trading loss
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Netflix soars as 2m subscribers added

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After a roller-coaster two years marred by a botched rebranding and a price increase, the group posted an unexpected profit in the fourth quarter
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US to allow women in combat units

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As well as allowing women to take part in combat, the end of the ban will permit them to apply for the sorts of roles that can rapidly boost careers
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Shell plans to make a big move into supplying liquefied natural gas for transportation, including trains like this experimental  Canadian National Railway natural gas locomotive and fuel tank. (Canadian National Railway photo)

Railroads focus on natural gas

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U.S. railroads are looking to natural gas to help meet a 2015 deadline for lowering emissions. But it’s unlikely that more than a handful of locomotives will be using the fuel by then.

FSA probes ICAP over Libor fixing

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The UK watchdog has been investigating a subsidary of the interdealer broker for possible breaches of market conduct rules
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Tar Sands Blockade protests the Keystone Pipeline at a TransCanada office in Houston. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle)

53 senators push Obama to approve Keystone XL

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A bipartisan group of 53 senators on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, over the objections of environmental activists who have made it a signature issue.

Cameron puts EU future on the line

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Speech rallies party as Berlin and Paris make it clear they want Britain to stay in the EU club – but not at any price
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House passes debt limit extension

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The bill would essentially render moot the need to raise the debt limit above $16.4tn by the end of next month, delaying the threat of default
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