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Day: June 27, 2012


Twins fall to White Sox

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaching, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan wasn’t ready to announce any clearance sales Wednesday. The Twins climbed

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Gov. Branstad announces parade details

“A Salute to Our Veterans and Service Members Parade” will take place Sat., June 30 (DES MOINES) – Today, Gov. Terry Branstad announced additional details regarding this Saturday’s “A Salute to Our

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Microsoft to buy Yammer for $1.2 billion

By Jeremy C. Owens, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Microsoft Corp. announced Monday that it will purchase San Francisco enterprise social-networking company Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash, confirming

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Turning a summer internship into a job

By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times – Summer internships offer an opportunity for young people to try out a profession and for employers to evaluate possible future hires. If you’re hoping to

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New video game releases

McClatchy Newspapers – The following games are among those scheduled for release next week, according to June 26: The Amazing Spider-Man (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS and DS, rated T) Spec

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Verizon, T-Mobile agree to swap spectrum

By Jeff Gelles, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — A spectrum exchange between Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA would improve T-Mobile’s service in some areas, enhance both carriers’ national networks, and erase T-Mobile’s

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Media giant News Corp. considering breakup

By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Meg James, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — News Corp. is contemplating what once was unthinkable — splitting its entertainment and publishing operations into separate companies. The

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Obama courts Latinos in Miami appearance

By Patricia Mazzei, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — President Barack Obama made a swing through Miami Beach on Tuesday evening to pursue two re-election campaign goals: Raise money from well-heeled donors, and

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Stocks build on housing data

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose Tuesday, with consumer discretionary and energy companies gaining on signs of stabilization in housing but investors still on shaky ground ahead of

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