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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

iBook charts for week ending April 21, 2014: Top Paid Books 1. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo 2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 3. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Penguin Group US) 5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown and Company) 6. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 7. The Collector by Nora Roberts (Penguin Group US) 8. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 9. Freakonomics Rev Ed by Steven D. Levitt

Labor Department: Job market improved for 2013 college grads but remained weak

WASHINGTON - With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit. But finding work — especially a dream job — remains tough for those just graduating. Many are settling for jobs outside their fields of study or for less pay than they'd expected or hoped for.

Phelps facing toughest challenge yet

By Julian Linden (Reuters) - Michael Phelps has been swimming against the tide all his life. Time and time again he has proved the doubters wrong, setting the standard for Olympic achievement with his 18 gold medals. But now, almost two years after retiring from swimming and two months shy of his 29th birthday, the American is plunging into uncharted waters by attempting a comeback where the risk-reward ratio is heavily stacked against him.

Houston Astros - PlayerWatch

LF Alex Presley missed three games with flu-like symptoms but came back with a bang Monday night in Seattle. He went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple and scored two runs -- doing all of his damage against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. Presley had never faced Hernandez before Monday's game. Presley was hitting .146 on the season entering the game.

E-trading pulls gold into forex units as commodity desks shrink

By Clara Denina and Jan Harvey LONDON (Reuters) - The increasing use of technology on financial trading floors is driving a trend for banks to roll precious metals operations into their forex businesses as a separate unit from other commodities activities.

Cincinnati Reds - PlayerWatch

LHP Aroldis Chapman is tentatively scheduled to throw batting practice Wednesday, the first time he will face hitters since suffering facial fractures March 19 when he was hit by a line drive during a spring training game. Chapman had a 45-pitch bullpen session Sunday. He could be ready to start a rehab assignment in the minor leagues next week.

Lebanon kingmaker announces his pick for president

Lebanon's sometime kingmaker Walid Jumblatt announced Tuesday he was backing lawmaker Henri Helou for president, a day before parliament meets to vote on the post. Jumblatt's decision to back Helou, who belongs to his parliamentary bloc, comes as the country's lawmakers prepare for a first round election to replace Michel Sleiman, whose ends on May 25. "We are proud to present a candidate of dialogue, a candidate of moderation, a candidate for all, with a well-known political heritage of dialogue, moderation and openness," Jumblatt said.

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

The maverick founder of Russia's top social network, Pavel Durov, said Tuesday he had fled the country after selling his share in the company under pressure from the security services. Durov told US technology news website TechCrunch he was no longer in Russia and had "no plans to go back" after social network VKontakte (In Touch) announced Monday that he had left the company. On Monday the 29-year-old said the social network had effectively been taken over by Kremlin allies, including Igor Sechin, one of President Vladimir Putin's closest confidants.

Prelate exonerates John Paul of turning blind eye to abuse case

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Catholic prelate who led the campaign to make the late Pope John Paul a saint exonerated the pontiff on Tuesday against accusations he turned a blind eye to one of the Church's biggest sexual abuse scandals. Victims of sexual abuse quickly criticized the prelate's defense of John Paul, who died in 2005 and will be made a saint at a ceremony this weekend along with Pope John XXII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963.

World Chefs: Cathal Armstrong returns to Irish roots in first cookbook

By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dublin-born Cathal Armstrong dug deep into his Gaelic roots for inspiration for his first book "My Irish Table," which includes recipes and stories about his journey as a chef. Critics have praised Armstrong, who immigrated to the United States when he was 20, for his creative and healthy dishes that highlight vegetables and meat raised in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
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