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New recruits in the U.S. military are getting slightly older, with more than half of Army enlistees age 20 or above compared with a few decades ago when only a third were in the older age group, according to a RAND Corp. study released Wednesday. The trend is a boon for the military because older recruits have a greater tendency to re-enlist and achieve promotions at higher rates than those who join out of high school, the report says.
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A small industry of consultants don't manage any money but help wealthy investors pick financial advisers-those who not only create solid portfolios but have a steady employment history and obey to stringent fiduciary standards, or are able to add a specialty to a family office. Copyright 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARATION) U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday (April 23) at the start of a four-nation trip that comes at a time of rising tension in the region, and as the United States urges Japan's unpredictable neighbour North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test. Obama, who is making the first full state visit to Japan by a U.S. President since 1996, is expected to assuage worries by Tokyo and other allies that his commitment to their defense in the face of an increasingly assertive China is weak, without hurting vital U.S. ties with Asia's biggest economy. Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are also keen to show progress on a two-way trade pact seen as critical to a broader regional deal that would be one of the world's biggest trade agreements and is central to Obama's "pivot" of military, diplomatic and trade resources towards Asia. Japan, whose relations with rival China have chilled over the past two years, h
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In this week's Digits, watch Major League Baseball cross the next tech frontier, hear Viber’s CEO explain his strategy to dominate social messaging and test whether the LUMOback app really soothes aching backs. Copyright 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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U.S. President Barack Obama jets off to Asia with a cheery wave as he boards Air Force One. His presence isn't as welcome in some of the nations he plans to visit as he might have hoped. Obama's first port of call is Tokyo. Trade talks are top of the agenda. But his impending arrival has triggered protests by some who object to plans for a multilateral Pacific trade pact and others who simply feel the etiquette's not right. The protesters in Manila are unhappy about an imminent military agreement that will boost the presence of U.S. troops in the Philippines. Scuffles broke out as riot police stopped them approaching the U.S. embassy compound. (SOUNDBITE)(English) RENATO REYES, SPOKESPERSON FOR BAGONG ALYANSANG MAKABAYAN (NEW PATRIOTIC ALLIANCE), SAYING: "It's an affront to our sovereignty. It brings back foreign bases, it reinforces, increases, foreign troops. It's like a second military, second U.S. military occupation or a second col
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These are the scenes in the Copacabana neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup. Rubbish burns in the streets of a slum district in the tourist hotspot. There are reports of widespread vandalism. The sound of gunfire echoes in the night air. The unrest has been sparked by the death of a 26-year-old man residents blame on police. Witnesses say he looked as though he'd been beaten to death. Copacabana and nearby Ipanema are both expecting tens of thousands of visitors when the World Cup kicks off in June.
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By Wednesday the number of people confirmed dead in the South Korean ferry disaster had risen to at least 146. Divers working in darkness inside the hull of the sunken vessel are searching for bodies by feel. Of the 476 passengers and crew on board, 339 were pupils and teachers from Danwon High School in Ansan. In the city's Olympic Memorial Hall an altar's been set up for mourners to pay their respects. (SOUNDBITE)(Korean) DANWON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT LEE SEUNG-MIN SAYING: "Students keep crying as they watch the news reports. They've been offering chrysanthemum flowers but they can't do anything." As relatives of those still missing wait for the recovery of their bodies tonnes of donated good have been sent to keep them going. The goods have been given by well-wishers across the country. Others have put messages of hope for the safe return of those still unaccounted for on a wall at the shelter where the relatives are staying. The c
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Owners of motels along a tourist corridor in central Florida are suing the sheriff's office over the state's lodging law. The fight shines the spotlight on the growing number of homeless families living near Disney World. (April 23)Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
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A legally blind Michigan man is 'seeing something new every day' thanks to a high-tech retinal implant procedure. He's one of the first in the country to receive a 'bionic eye' since the federal government approved the surgery. (April 23)Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
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Highlights of this day in history: William Shakespeare born, dies 52 years later on same day; MLK Jr. assassinator James Earl Ray dies at age 70; Cesar Chavez dies at age 66; Hank Aaron begins climb to throne home run king. (April 23)Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
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Across Europe, Roma, or Gypsies, are still being stigmatized, despite efforts by the European Union to change that. In Eforie, Romania, more than 100 Roma are still in limbo after their homes were demolished by the local government in September 2013. Copyright 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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At 15-5, the Milwaukee Brewers currently hold the best record in the MLB. Fans in Milwaukee have taken notice, as tickets on the Brewers schedule have seen the largest price increases in baseball. On April 1, Brewers tickets carried an average price of $78.55 on the secondary market. Now three weeks later, they have shown an increase in price of 19.27% and currently check in at an average of $93.69. This figure puts the Brewers firmly within the top third of ticket prices across the league. The sacking of Manchester United manager David Moyes after less than a year at the job is representative of an institutional crisis at one of the world’s most iconic soccer clubs. Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson, arguably the most successful coach in soccer history, with an aging squad and a lack of experience at a top-tier team. The Red Devils’ problems on the pitch mirror the financial predicament the team currently faces, having beenpushed off the podium of the world’s highest earning clubs for the first time in 17 years last season. There was a price on Moyes’ head from day one, and ultimately the hand-picked successor proved to be incapable to do his job. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been named NBA coach of the year, making him just the third coach in league history to win the award three times in his career. The NBA announced the honor on Tuesday. He has won it twice in the last three seasons and joins Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only coaches to win the award three times. Popovich led the Spurs to a league-best 62-20 record, which gives them home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Chelsea capitalized on its defensive strategy, playing to a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Jose Mourinho's ultra-defensive tactics worked at the Vicente Calderon Stadium despite the early exit of injured goalkeeper Petr Cech in the 18th minute. Mark Schwarzer came on with Cech's long-term replacement, Thibaut Courtois, playing in the opposite goal, on-loan from Chelsea. Raul Garcia and substitute Arda Turan sent headers wide, and Gabi Fernandez and Diego Costa forced Schwarzer into saves.