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  1. Canada defend ice hockey title
    Canada defend ice hockey title

    Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to become first country to go back-to-back since 1988.

  2. No medals but Kiwis still happy
    No medals but Kiwis still happy

    NZ's pain for gain ratio at the Winter Olympics didn't quite balance out.

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  1. Earnings, big pharma deals give S&P 500 6th straight gain

    Earnings, big pharma deals give S&P 500 6th straight gain

    New York (AFP) - Solid earnings and major pharmaceutical-sector deals lifted stocks Tuesday, producing a sixth straight day of gains for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index.

  2. Comcast adds video subscribers, beats Street

    Comcast adds video subscribers, beats Street

    By Liana B. Baker
    (Reuters) - Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, posted higher first-quarter revenue and net income on Tuesday and showed it could add video subscribers for ...

  3. Russia's M.video raises game in online with price match

    By Maria Kiselyova and Olga Sichkar
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian consumer electronics chain M.video, wary of the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the Russian economy, is aiming to grab mar...

  4. Comcast's profit rises; company adds video subscribers

    Comcast's profit rises; company adds video subscribers

    By Liana B. Baker
    (Reuters) - Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, posted higher first-quarter revenue and net income on Tuesday showing it could add video subscribers for two...

  5. Germany, Czech Republic into Fed Cup final

    Germany, Czech Republic into Fed Cup final

    Paris (AFP) - Germany reached their first Fed Cup final since 1992 on Sunday -- where they will face the Czech Republic, who will be playing in a third title match in four years.

  6. Germany, Czech Republic into Fed Cup final

    Germany, Czech Republic into Fed Cup final

    Paris (AFP) - Germany reached their first Fed Cup final since 1992 on Sunday where they will face the Czech Republic who will be playing in a third title match in four years.

  7. Germany, Czechs head towards Fed Cup final

    Germany, Czechs head towards Fed Cup final

    Paris (AFP) - Germany edged closer to their first Fed Cup final for 22 years on Saturday while the Czech Republic, twice champions in the last three years, looked certain to join them.

  8. Aussies, Germany bid to end decades of Fed Cup pain

    Aussies, Germany bid to end decades of Fed Cup pain

    Paris (AFP) - Australia and Germany aim to end decades of Fed Cup pain when they clash in the semi-finals while Italy and the Czech Republic, the current tournament heavyweights, face off in the other last-four tie.

  9. Finnish man in HK court after midair 'chocolate sword threat'

    Hong Kong (AFP) - A Finnish passenger accused of making a hoax bomb threat on a Cathay Pacific flight wielded a chocolate bar like a sword and demanded that the plane be diverted so he could attend the Winter Olympics, a report said Friday.

  10. Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay passenger armed with chocolate bar, court hears

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A passenger on board a Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight, armed only with a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanded the plane fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a ...

  11. Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

    Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

    Los Angeles (AFP) - Next year's Oscar nominees will be announced on January 15, and the show itself held on February 22 -- back to its regular slot after being held in March this year due to the winter Olympics.

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