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  • Citigroup seeks to exit Japanese retail banking : source

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc is preparing to sell its Japanese retail banking operations, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, as it waves the white flag on a venture plagued by regulatory troubles and anemic lending. The...
  • BoJ may ease policy for 'some time' to slay deflation - Kuroda

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan may have to pursue its aggressive monetary policy easing for "some time" to fully vanquish deflation, BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday. Speaking at a global central banking conference here,...
  • 'Paper Planes' Wins Australia's Richest Film Prize at CinefestOz

    BUSSELTON, West Australia - Robert Connolly's "Paper Planes" claimed the richest festival award in Australia on Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014). The film was named as the winner of the first prize at the CinefestOZ festival (Aug. 20-24), in Busselton, West...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Hits $500 Million at Worldwide Box Office

    Marvel-Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy" has crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office. The film has taken in $255.2 million domestically as of Monday after winning the box office last weekend. It should soon surpass Marvel-Disney's...
  • Tokyo Festival Reveals Major Asian Push

    TOKYO - Yasushi Shiina, new head of the Tokyo International Film Festival, has unveiled a seven-year initiative to promote Asian films and nurture Asian film professionals. Festival officials announced the outreach initiative Tuesday as part of plans...
  • US women's soccer tops Switzerland 4-1 in friendly

    CARY. N.C. The biggest pregame cheer was for Alex Morgan. The biggest in-game cheer was after Megan Rapinoe's third-minute goal. Abby Wambach's record-setting goal got the deserved fanfare. Hope Solo received chants when handling the ball in net. But...
  • Season Preview 2014: Art events in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Art events in Orlando
    Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens The museum is at 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 adults, $4...
  • Scientists stake out wolves to see whether their yawns are contagious

    Scientists stake out wolves to see whether their yawns are contagious
    People do it. So do chimpanzees, bonobos and baboons. Even dogs do it: They yawn when someone near them yawns. But why? Scientists believe it’s a sign that these animals are capable of feeling empathy – and a new study of wolves suggests it&...
  • UCLA's Francis Wai was an American hero

    UCLA's Francis Wai was an American hero
    Many UCLA football fans will not be familiar with the name Francis Wai … but they should. Several great football players have come through Westwood. There has been one Medal of Honor winner. Wai, who will be inducted into the UCLA Athletics...
  • Dozens injured in Typhoon Halong; Japan orders more than a million to flee

    Typhoon Halong killed one person in Japan on Sunday and injured 33, media said, as authorities ordered 1.6 million people out of the path of the storm that battered the west of the country with heavy rain and wind. Authorities issued the highest...
  • McDonald's directors OK raise for head of struggling Asia unit

    (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Wednesday its board's compensation committee approved a 10.7 percent salary increase for David Hoffmann, president of the fast-food chain's Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa unit, which has been battered by...