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Why are investors punishing Apple?

/ | Apr 26, 2013

Why are investors punishing Apple?

By almost any measure, Apple Inc. had an awfully good start to the year. It sold $43.6 billion worth of products, a record for this time of year, and earned $9.5 billion. It sold 7 percent more iPhones than a year ago and 65 ...

Turkey's Muslim Armenians come out of hiding

Apr 26, 2013

Turkey's Muslim Armenians come out of hiding

They dropped their language and religion to survive after the 1915 genocide, but close to 100 years later, Turkey’s “hidden Armenians” want to take pride in their identity. Some genocide survivors adopted Islam and blended in with the Kurds in eastern Turkey’s Dersim Mountains ...

Endangered gorilla gives birth again at Ueno Zoo

Apr 26, 2013

Endangered gorilla gives birth again at Ueno Zoo

Western lowland gorilla Momoko gave birth Wednesday at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo, officials at the facility said Thursday. The 29-year-old mother and the baby, whose sex is not yet known, are both in stable condition, the officials said. It is Momoko’s third baby, but the ...

Parties lining up celebrities for Upper House race

/ Apr 26, 2013

Parties lining up celebrities for Upper House race

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Former prosecutor Masaru Wakasa, 56, a frequent commentator on news programs and talk shows who once worked in the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office, said Thursday he will run in this summer’s Upper House election as a Liberal Democratic Party candidate. “The Diet is ...

<em>Katsuo</em>, Japan's ubiquitous tuna

| Apr 26, 2013

Katsuo, Japan's ubiquitous tuna

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In the world of sushi and sashimi, maguro (tuna, especially bluefin tuna) currently reigns supreme. It's so popular that large specimens of the fish fetch ridiculous, headline-grabbing prices at the Tsukiji wholesale market in Tokyo, and the species is in danger of extinction due ...

'Killing Them Softly'

/ Apr 26, 2013

'Killing Them Softly'

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There’s a scene in “Killing Them Softly” where Brad Pitt, playing Mafia enforcer Jackie Cogan, drives up alongside a car driven by a suspect gambling den operator (Ray Liotta) and pumps a few bullets into him. Here, and only here, director Andrew Dominik slows ...

Apr 26, 2013

Hakuho stays focused on matching Asashoryu's win total

Yokozuna Hakuho has set his sights on joining retired yokozuna Asashoryu in third place on the all- time championship list with 25 career titles by winning the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who won the spring title in March with a perfect 15-0 record, ...