Global Edition. July 22, 2014  Updated: 35 min ago
    Finance

      ECB Exchange Rates (July 22, 2014)
    1 EUR=1.3481USD -0.00370graph »
    1 EUR=0.79050GBP -0.00100graph »
    1 EUR=1.2151CHF +0.00070graph »
    1 EUR=8.3655CNY -0.03010graph »
    1 EUR=81.1826INR -0.33770graph »
    1 EUR=136.93JPY -0.04000graph »

      Key ECB Interest Rates, effective from June 11, 2014
      Deposit facility -0.1000 % p.a.  -0.1000  
      Marginal lending facility 0.4000 % p.a.  -0.3500  
      Main refinancing operations (fixed) 0.1500 % p.a.  -0.1000  

      NY Foreign Exchange Noon Rates of July 18, 2014
    1 EUR=1.3515USD -0.00150graph »
    1 GBP=1.7069USD -0.00350graph »
    1 USD=0.8989CHF +0.00160graph »
    1 USD=6.2075CNY +0.00420graph »
    1 USD=60.3300INR -0.02000graph »
    1 USD=101.3700JPY +0.07000graph »
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    Mice exposed to low doses of arsenic in drinking water, similar to what some people might consume, developed lung cancer, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found.
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    Memories of recent events may be held by a small number of neurons distributed across the brain’s hippocampus, a new study suggests. Understanding how the brain stores memories will yield insights into memory problems that come with normal aging and dementia.
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    Politics
    Jokowi party claims victory in Indonesian presidential election
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - The main party backing Joko "Jokowi" Widodo claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, despite last-minute accusations from his rival that allegations of mass vote fraud had not been properly investigated.
    Libya oil output slips, fresh fighting in Tripoli
    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan oil production has fallen, turning back a hard-won increase since April in the revenue flow for the government facing increased fighting around the airport in the capital and in the eastern city of Benghazi.
    Train with MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine base
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    Business
    Pace of U.S. home resales rises to eight-month high
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    Verizon second-quarter revs top estimates as wireless customers surge
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    Typhoon Neoguri pounded Okinawa and other Western Pacific islands with torrential rain and damaging winds in mid-July 2014, en route to a likely landfall in Japan. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this nighttime image of the storm at 2:07 a.m. Japan Standard Time on July 9, 2014.
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