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  • Cannes Prospects: 'Foxcatcher,' Inarritu's 'Birdman' Likely Headed to the Croisette

    A belated festival premiere for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and a powerhouse showing for British filmmakers including Mike Leigh and Ken Loach -- plus appearances by other usual suspects such as David Cronenberg, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nuri...
  • Toyota climbs to two-week high after share buyback announcement

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Toyota Motor Corp climbed 1 percent to a two-week high of 5,675 yen on Thursday morning, outpacing the wider market, after it said on Wednesday it would buy back up to 1.89 percent of its shares for up to 360 billion yen ($3.52...
  • WTO: China's export restrictions on rare earths violate trade rules

    WTO: China's export restrictions on rare earths violate trade rules
    The World Trade Organization on Wednesday said that China's restrictions on the exports of rare earths -- raw materials commonly used in the manufacturing of electronics -- violate trade rules. China had argued that the restrictions, which included...
  • Sluggish economy prompts QE rethink at Germany's Bundesbank

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's slow economic recovery and deflation fears have prompted Germany's Bundesbank to take a closer look at printing money, one of the most divisive tools the European Central Bank has in its arsenal. Central banks in the United...
  • Plane disaster tests once-close relationship between China, Malaysia

    NANYANG, China Last October, as the U.S. budget meltdown was forcing President Barack Obama to abandon a key trip to Asia, China's top leader, Xi Jinping, seized on Washington's dysfunction and courted Malaysia with a big trade pact. "Our two countries...
  • Swiss name British ex-UBS banker head of financial regulator

    BERN/ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government named British-born former banker Mark Branson on Wednesday as the first non-Swiss national to head its financial regulator, just as the body probes currency markets and prepares for a major review of big banks....
  • In the Pipeline: Young ambassador in her own right

    In the Pipeline: Young ambassador in her own right
    In honor of its Sister City program with Anjo, Japan, Huntington Beach is hosting a Japanese Cultural Festival on Saturday with all kinds of exotic foods and free family fun. Huntington Beach High School junior Natalie Anzivino came up with the idea for...
  • Nicole Kidman, Hiroyuki Sanada on History, Reconciliation at 'The Railway Man' Screening

    Nicole Kidman and Hiroyki Sanada joined producer Chris Brown for an intimate screening of "The Railway Man" Tuesday evening at the Soho House West Hollywood. While a shy Kidman kept her comments brief and simply thanked the audience for coming, she set...
  • '60 Minutes' revisits Japanese nuclear disaster

    '60 Minutes' revisits Japanese nuclear disaster
    In a Bob Simon report Sunday, "60 Minutes" follows a Japanese father looking for his daughter's body three years after the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima power plant accident. Norio Kimura explains why he keeps looking for daughter Yuna, who died...
  • Art with a short shelf life

    Art with a short shelf life
    "If you want me again," Walt Whitman once wrote in a famous poem about the regeneration of life, "look for me under your boot-soles." If you want to find Thomas Selzer's art at Orange Coast College, you can look in the same place. Selzer, the college'...
  • Remy Cointreau shares soar on talk of Brown-Forman interest

    PARIS (Reuters) - Shares in Remy Cointreau surged on Friday on speculation that Brown-Forman , the U.S. maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey, was eyeing the French cognac producer, though prospects of a near-term deal looked slim. Many drinks groups could...
  • Scientist accused of manipulating data in STAP stem cell study

    Research that made international headlines with a purported breakthrough in the creation of highly valuable stem cells has been found to contain falsified and manipulated data, according to a panel of Japanese investigators. At a news conference in...