Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Reuters Morning Digest: Cyprus parliament ready to veto deposit tax

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Cyprus parliament ready to veto deposit tax
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus's parliament was set to reject a divisive tax on bank deposits in a vote scheduled for Tuesday, a government spokesman said, a move that would push the island closer to a default and banking collapse..
Pope calls for defense of weakest in inaugural Mass
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis inaugurated his papacy on Tuesday with an address calling for the defense of the weakest in society and of the environment, saying that otherwise the way was opened to death and destruction..
Stock futures signal slight losses
PARIS (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.04 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.12 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.05 percent at 06:15 a.m. EDT..
Paternity suit dropped against basketball legend Michael Jordan
ATLANTA (Reuters) - An Atlanta woman who says basketball legend Michael Jordan is the father of her 16-year-old son has dropped her paternity suit against him..
Dominicans beat Dutch, meet Puerto Rico in final
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A salsa party was booked at the AT&T Park after the Dominican Republic beat the Netherlands 4-1 on Monday to set up an all-Caribbean clash against Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic..
EBay hit as "gloves come off" over PayPal digital wallet fee
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - EBay Inc shares hit a new low for 2013 on Monday as concern mounted about the impact of a new "digital wallet" fee on the company's PayPal business..
U.S. restarts plutonium production for space probes
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The Department of Energy has produced its first batch of non-weapons grade plutonium, used to power space probes, since a nuclear reactor shutdown 25 years ago, NASA officials said on Monday..
FBI turns up heat in investigation of 1990 Boston art heist
BOSTON (Reuters) - The FBI believes it has identified the thieves who stole 13 artworks from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 in the costliest art theft in U.S. history and asked for anyone who had seen the paintings to contact the bureau..
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