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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Morning Digest: Republicans expect gains, but many races close on election day

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Republicans expect gains, but many races close on election day
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans are poised to make major gains and possibly recapture control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday in midterm elections that could serve as a public referendum on President Barack Obama's job performance..
Iraq security forces on alert as Shi'ites gather for Ashoura
KERBALA Iraq (Reuters) - More than one million Shi'ite Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques across Iraq on Tuesday for the Ashoura religious ritual with Iraqi security forces on alert for any repeat of the attacks that have inflicted mass casualties during past pilgrimages..
Global shares gain ground as oil prices extend fall
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares gained ground and core bond yields dipped on Tuesday following a raft of company trading updates, bucking a more muted trend in Asia and the United States as oil prices extended their fall and economic growth fears lingered..
With big album on sale, Taylor Swift pulls music from Spotify
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Taylor Swift, whose new album is likely to have the biggest opening week of sales in a dozen years, on Monday pulled her entire catalog from online music streaming service Spotify..
Luck leads Colts to big win over falling Giants
(Reuters) - Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes to guide the Colts to a 40-24 road win over the New York Giants on Monday and solidify their lead in the AFC South..
Disney cloud movie service adds Google Play purchases
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said its cloud-based movie service will expand to include purchases made through the Google Play online store, the latest in a string of moves by Hollywood studios to encourage digital ownership..
Pilot actions examined in U.S. crash of Virgin Galactic spacecraft
MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A human-factors expert will join the investigation of the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's passenger spacecraft to study why the co-pilot prematurely unlocked a pivoting tail section of the ship during a test flight, a top safety official said on Monday..
Dallas Zoo sells rights to name baby giraffe for $50,000
DALLAS (Reuters) - The Dallas Zoo has sold the naming rights for a recently born giraffe for $50,000 to a bidder who asked to remain nameless, a zoo official said on Monday..
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