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08/4/2011
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Swede tried to build nuclear reactor in his kitchen
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish man was arrested after he tried to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen and documented his efforts on the Internet, authorities and the man said Thursday. | Full Article
Greyfriars Bobby was a scam to lure tourists
August 04, 2011 10:59 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - The most faithful dog in the world, which kept a 14-year vigil at his master's grave in Edinburgh, Scotland, was nothing but a Victorian business stunt, according to historian Jan Bondeson. | Full Article
New saggy jeans designed to improve mobility
August 04, 2011 10:58 AM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Men who like to sag their jeans down low but fear they could end up around their ankles may be interested in new pants that snap to special boxer shorts for support and improved mobility. | Full Article
Stop wearing bunny suit, police tell Idaho man
August 03, 2011 10:46 AM ET
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Police in Idaho Falls have told a man to stop wearing a bunny suit in public after people complained he has been frightening children. | Full Article
Bears saved from forced vodka drinking
August 03, 2011 10:47 AM ET
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Environment Minister Mykola Zlochevsky vowed on Wednesday to free all bears kept in restaurants for entertainment purposes and often forced to drink alcohol, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday. | Full Article
US TOP NEWS
GM profit nearly doubles, slowdown risk ahead
August 04, 2011 12:05 PM ET
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co's quarterly profit shot past Wall Street expectations, but its share price slipped as investors focused on the risks of a sputtering economy and resurgent Japanese rivals. | Full Article
Jobs, retail sales data support recovery hopes
August 04, 2011 11:27 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans claiming new unemployment benefits was steady last week and heavy discounting lifted sales at retailers in July, hopeful signs for the sputtering economy. | Full Article
Special report: How Washington took the U.S. to the brink
August 04, 2011 11:01 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's largest economy was headed toward an unprecedented default, and all Washington wanted to talk about was the manner in which the president had left a room. | Full Article
Kraft's Rosenfeld breaking up food giant she built
August 04, 2011 12:10 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kraft Foods Inc Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld is breaking up the food giant, just 18 months after driving through the controversial acquisition of UK chocolate maker Cadbury. | Full Article
Japan acts to tame yen, follows Swiss move
August 04, 2011 09:27 AM ET
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan sold one trillion yen ($12.5 billion) and loosened its monetary reins on Thursday, joining Switzerland in efforts to tame currencies buoyed by safe-haven demand from investors fretting about the deteriorating health of the global economy. | Full Article
BUSINESS NEWS
S&P 500 and Dow both fall 3 percent
Italy prosecutors seize Moody's, S&P documents
Euro zone policymakers fail to extinguish market fire
Chains win shoppers, July sales with discounts
Analysis: Crackdown on bank risk leaves "black box" empty
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