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US: No visa for Iran UN envoy over hostage crisis 'role'

The United States said Tuesday it will not issue a visa to Iran's chosen UN envoy Hamid Aboutalebi because he was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran. "Given his role in the events of 1979, which clearly matter profoundly to the American people, it would be unacceptable for the United States to grant this visa," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

Teens who suffer concussion more likely to attempt suicide, be bullied: study

TORONTO - Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion have a significantly higher risk of attempting suicide, being bullied and seeking help for mental health issues from crisis help lines, a study has found. The study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital also found adolescents who had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to become bullies themselves, to be prescribed medication for anxiety and/or depression, to use alcohol or cannabis, and to engage in antisocial behaviours.

Charles Schwab, MasterCard, PetSmart, Halozyme and Coca-Cola are big market movers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE The Coca-Cola Co., up $1.45 to $40.18 The first global sales volume decline for soda in at least a decade was offset by sales of noncarbonated drinks such as juice. MasterCard Inc., up 97 cents to $72.15 Janney Capital upgraded major credit card companies citing a significant pullback in stock prices and solid business plans. Johnson

Bankrupt Detroit reaches first deal with retirees group

By Karen Pierog (Reuters) - Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with at least one of its pension funds, giving a major boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October.

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Washington Post editorial backs Comcast-TWC merger with conditions WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators should approve the proposed $45.2 billion merger of two biggest U.S. cable providers Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, but set "clear conditions," Washington Post's editorial board said on Tuesday. Public interest groups and some lawmakers have opposed a merger, saying it would allow Comcast to raise cable television rates and gain more power over what Americans watch on TV or online.

French Socialists pick veteran to run party after poll rout

By Brian Love PARIS (Reuters) - France's Socialist Party named its new chief on Tuesday, a one-time political opponent of President Francois Hollande who will have to overhaul a ruling party reeling from local election losses in time for European parliament elections in May. Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, 63, was elected by the party's national congress to replace Harlem Desir, weeks after local polls in which the Socialists lost dozens of towns to the right and far-right opposition.

U.S. Federal court stays Massachusetts ban of Zogenix's painkiller

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal court granted Zogenix Inc a preliminary injunction against a ban blocking the sale of its controversial opioid painkiller, Zohydro, in Massachusetts, citing public interest. Last week, the company had sought a restraining order against the ban announced by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who formally declared a public health emergency stemming from the abuse of opioids.

Diebold gains some fans on cost cutting plans, ATM upgrades

By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - The expansion of mobile banking may one day spell the end for large bank branches in the U.S., or even curtail the use of cash altogether. In the meantime, though, fund managers are buying Diebold Corp, the automated teller machine maker whose stock has underperformed bigger rival NCR Corp since 2009, on signs it may post better returns than NCR this year.

Ukraine pushes tanks and troops into separatist east

Ukraine pushed tanks toward a flashpoint eastern city on Tuesday to quash a separatist surge backed by Moscow -- a high-risk operation that was sharply condemned by the Kremlin but won Washington's support. The 20 tanks and armoured personnel carriers were the most forceful response yet by the Western-backed government in Kiev to the pro-Kremlin militants' occupation of state buildings in nearly 10 cities across Ukraine's rust belt.

Ukraine pushes tanks and troops into separatist east

Ukraine pushed tanks toward a flashpoint eastern city on Tuesday to quash a separatist surge backed by Moscow -- a high-risk operation that was sharply condemned by the Kremlin but won Washington's support. The 20 tanks and armoured personnel carriers were the most forceful response yet by the Western-backed government in Kiev to the pro-Kremlin militants' occupation of state buildings in nearly 10 cities across Ukraine's rust belt.
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