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FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet access rules that protect competition, free speech

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech. That's according to a senior FCC official familiar with the matter who wasn't authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is to present the proposed rules to the other commissioners on Thursday.

Field comes into focus as upstate casino contenders face $1M deadline

ALBANY, N.Y. - The field of contenders vying to build casinos in upstate New York came into focus Wednesday, the deadline for interested parties to submit a $1 million application fee. The pitches come from some of the world's largest casino operators and local business owners, each hoping to win a license to open one of up to four casinos authorized in the Catskills, the Albany-Saratoga region and the Southern Tier. Their ideas include a Las Vegas-style facility 50 miles from New York City, modern casinos built on the sites of Borscht Belt resorts, and a casino near a cave.

Field comes into focus as upstate casino contenders face $1M deadline

ALBANY, N.Y. - The field of contenders vying to build casinos in upstate New York came into focus Wednesday, the deadline for interested parties to submit a $1 million application fee. The pitches come from some of the world's largest casino operators and local business owners, each hoping to win a license to open one of up to four casinos authorized in the Catskills, the Albany-Saratoga region and the Southern Tier. Their ideas include a Las Vegas-style facility 50 miles from New York City, modern casinos built on the sites of Borscht Belt resorts, and a casino near a cave.

Aspirin halves colon cancer risk -- if you have certain gene

Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a study released Wednesday found. Researchers previously were aware that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin could reduce colorectal cancer risks, but they did not understand why some saw a benefit and others did not, according to the study in Science Translational Medicine.

SK hynix net soars more than four-fold in Q1

By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 24 (Yonhap) -- SK hynix Inc., the world's No. 2 memory chip maker, said Thursday its net profit surged 348.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier on the back of improved sales in dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips. Net profit came to 802.2 billion won (US$771.7 million) in the January-March period, soaring from 178.7 billion won in the previous year, the company said in a regulatory filing.

NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 310 (April 24, 2014)

SEOUL (Yonhap) -- The following is a chronological review of major developments related to North Korea from April 17-23, 2014. April 17 German Hermin Ferras Alvarez, Cuban ambassador to the DPRK (North Korea), hosts a reception at the Cuban Embassy in Pyongyang to mark the birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung. 17 A joint friendship gathering with the participants in the 29th April Spring Friendship Art Festival is held at the Taekwon-Do Hall in Pyongyang.

NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 310 (April 24, 2014)

TOPIC OF THE WEEK (Part 1) N. Korean nuclear test site shows increased activity SEOUL (Yonhap) -- Heightened activity has been detected at North Korea's underground nuclear test site, an indication of possible preparations for another atomic test, a South Korean defense ministry spokesman said on April 22. North Korea has been watched closely for signs of another nuclear test after it threatened in March to conduct a "new form" of test.

S. Korean economy grows 0.9 pct on-quarter in Q1: BOK

By Kim Soo-yeon SEOUL, April 24 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean economy grew 0.9 percent in the first quarter from three months earlier as exports and construction investment gained ground, the central bank said Thursday. The first-quarter growth of Korea's gross domestic product (GDP), the broadest measure of economic performance, matched the 0.9 percent on-quarter gain in the fourth quarter, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK).

S. Korean economy grows 0.9 pct on-quarter in Q1: BOK

By Kim Soo-yeon SEOUL, April 24 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean economy grew 0.9 percent in the first quarter from three months earlier as exports and construction investment gained ground, the central bank said Thursday. The first-quarter growth of Korea's gross domestic product (GDP), the broadest measure of economic performance, matched the 0.9 percent on-quarter gain in the fourth quarter, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK).

Apple to split stock, boost share buyback program, raise dividend in bid to win back investors

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation. The moves announced Wednesday as part of Apple's fiscal second-quarter earnings report are aimed at boosting the company's stock price, which has been hovering about 25 per cent below the peak it reached in September 2012. The bellwether Standard
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