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Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, ...


Vikings change mind, suspend Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson runs with ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas Sep 17 (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the franchise said on Wednesday. The Vikings, who initially reactivated Peterson for week three of the NFL, had a change of heart after reconsidering their position in the domestic violence scandal. "After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a team news release. ...


South Korea arrests American trying to swim to North Korea: report

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean marines arrested an American man late on Tuesday who had been swimming in a river that flows towards North Korea and said he had been trying to go to the North to meet its leader, Korean media reported. South Korean marines guarding the Han river, which flows into an estuary and meets the North's Imjin river, found the man lying on the river bank, apparently suffering from exhaustion, the South's Yonhap news agency said, citing a South Korean government official. ...

Finance firm suspended over terror links

A FINANCE company based in Lakemba in Sydney has had their licence suspended over suspicions of alleged links to funding terrorist organisations.

Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

Handout photo of fire supression at Happy Camp Complex fire in the Klamath National Forest By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The day-old blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging across the drought-parched state, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of about 1,000 households in and around the Northern California town of Weed, which has a population of about 3,000. ...


Biden triggers 2016 speculation with Iowa visit

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden makes remarks during a round table discussion with small business owners in Chicago By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the 2016 Democratic presidential competition there is Hillary Clinton and everyone else, all powerful politicians who could make a credible run should she decide not to seek the presidency. Vice President Joe Biden is at the top of that group, which also includes Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Biden's visit to Iowa on Wednesday for a relatively minor event speaks volumes about his desire to keep his name relevant in the 2016 discussion. ...


Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

Maria Ramirez, left, puts the shoes on her one-year-old niece Maritza next to the remains of their home that was destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hundreds for impoverished houses were destroyed in the Unidad Real squatter's settlement and other equally poor neighborhoods. Hurricane Odile continued to lash the peninsula as it marched northward with strong winds and heavy rains. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) The Mexican government has prepared to begin airlifting tens of thousands of stranded tourists.


Hunt on for survivalist charged in police ambush shooting

This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. A gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police) Suspect killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside Penn. barracks: police.


Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama traveled to the CDC, to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.


Islamic finance can benefit from SRI

KUALA LUMPUR: The Islamic finance industry will benefit from tapping into the socially responsible investing (SRI) segment, which will better...

67 South Africans killed in church collapse

A rescue worker uses a hose during the search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014. The collapse of a controversial Nigerian megachurch has killed scores of worshippers.


Boeing, SpaceX win space taxi contracts

In this undated image provided by NASA, astronaut Randy Bresnik prepares to enter The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft for a fit check evaluation at the company's Houston Product Support Center. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, NASA will announce which one or two private companies wins the right to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. The deal will end NASA's expensive reliance on Russian crew transport. The contenders include SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Corp., and Boeing. (AP Photo/NASA) NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.


9 dead, 30 injured in new Benghazi clashes

Nine Killed, 30 Wounded In New Clashes In Libya's Benghazi: Medic Heavy clashes have erupted between a former Libyan general's forces, Islamist fighters.


New U.S. airstrikes in Iraq target Islamic State

PLAN TO STOP U.S. MILITANTS The Defense Department says the U.S. military on Tuesday pressed its expanded campaign against Islamic State militants with five airstrikes across Iraq.


Colo. shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

Lonnie Phillips, right, and his wife Sanday, who's daughter Jessica Ghawi was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, speak at a rally against gun violence in front of Republican Congressman Mike Coffman's office, in Aurora, Colo., Wednesday April 23, 2014. The Phillips and other parents of Aurora theater shooting victims urged Coffman to support universal background checks in Congress. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Four online retailers allegedly sold ammo, tear gas and equipment used in the 2012 Colo. theater shootings.


Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

FILE - In this July 8, 2014 file photo, a woman walks past the Everest Institute in Silver Spring, Md. Corinthian Colleges, which owns Everest, Heald College and WyoTech schools, is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a “predatory lending scheme,” the agency said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme."


Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane

People carry a remnant of a war plane that crashed on the outskirts of Raqqa in northeast Syria The strike reportedly marks the first time IS has downed a military jet since June.


N.Y.: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda

Walmart introduces new dress code, employees must buy own clothes New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda. The attorney general's office ...


Ariz. GOP party chairman resigns after birth control comments

Former Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, the author of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, after the court's hearing on Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Former Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce has resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party over controversial comments he made about birth control.


How World-Class Finance Organizations Outperform: Improved Effectiveness, Half the Cost & Staff

World-class finance organizations continue to outperform their peers by delivering high-value services at about half the cost of typical companies, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc.

Corporate Finance Group Announces Partnership with Flexpoint Ford

BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Finance Group, Inc. (CFGI), a specialized financial consulting firm, announced today that it has closed an equity investment and partnered with Flexpoint Ford, LLC, a private equity firm focused on the financial services and healthcare sectors. The partnership with Flexpoint Ford will provide CFGI with the capital and resources to accelerate ...

Ortec Finance Partners With Vermilion Software to Provide Enhanced Performance Attribution Reporting Capabilities

Ortec Finance, a global provider of technology and advisory services for financial risk and return management, today announced its partnership with Vermilion Software, a leading global provider of client reporting and communications technology and services to the financial asset management industry. The partnership provides Ortec Finance's industry-leading performance attribution capabilities ...

LatinFinance Announces Winners of the 2014 Infrastructure Finance Awards and Names Colombia's Jose Dario Uribe Escobar ...

The Infrastructure Finance awards recognize the standout deals funding infrastructure in Latin America & the Caribbean. The winners of LatinFinance's 2014 Infrastructure Finance Awards demonstrate how capital markets can best be used for financing these projects.

Islamic Finance Gateway Daily Briefing

Tuesday, Sept 16 - The Islamic Finance Gateway (IFG) Briefing, published from Sunday to Thursday, carries the latest market-moving news and data for institutions offering Islamic financial services. You can view the full IFG briefing via tmsnrt.rs/YNzxd2 under IFG Briefings Subject. TOP STORIES EU draft sets treatment for non-sovereign sukuk A draft by the European Commission setting out rules ...

Hoist Kredit AB: Hoist Finance Initiates Road Show with Potential Bond Investors

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Exclusive: Colombia may pre-finance 2015 borrowing needs - finance minister

By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Monday the government could start early to pre-finance some of its estimated $3 billion in 2015 borrowing needs by tapping international capital markets before year-end. We may pre-finance some of the needs for 2015, but that depends on the markets, that depends on the assessment whether it is better to ...

Conventional banks' sukuk to push limits of Islamic finance

By Bernardo Vizcaino (Reuters) - Islamic bond programmes from a trio of big conventional banks are set to expand the boundaries of Islamic finance, helping open the market to first-time issuers while testing the banks' ability to win over industry purists. Since June, France's Societe Generale, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) and Goldman Sachs have set up sukuk programmes, aiming to tap the ...

DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace

Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. messenger of peace.


Nike stores pull Adrian Peterson merchandise

The Minnesota Vikings might be fine with Adrian Peterson playing football, but not everyone is fine with the Minnesota Vikings — or the NFL — right now.


Stewart fatal accident going to a grand jury

A fatal dirt-track accident last month involved three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.


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