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  • SANTIAGO, April 2- Thousands of people who evacuated Chile's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive overnight earthquake seemed mostly limited.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • TSUNAMI ADVISORY ISSUED FOR HAWAII DUE TO EARTHQUAKE OFF COAST OF CHILE, WARNING CENTER SAYS.

  • China has also put its own military build-up on full display, including dedicating high-resolution satellites and advanced warships to the hunt for the jetliner. But Malaysian authorities face heavy criticism, particularly from China, for mismanaging the effort, now in its fourth week, and holding back information.

  • April 1- A tsunami warning could be issued for Hawaii due to a magnitude 8.0 earthquake that struck on Tuesday off the coast of Chile, U.S. officials said. If tsunami waves reach Hawaii they would strike at 3:24 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement.

  • *10 planes, nine ships resume hunt west of Perth. Painstaking analysis of radar data and limited satellite information has focused the search on a vast, inhospitable swathe of the southern Indian Ocean west of the Australian city of Perth, but has so far failed to spot any sign of it.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • Connecticut Senate approves highest minimum wage Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:06 AM ET
    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy introduces President Barack Obama before Obama spoke about the minimum wage during an event in Kaiser Hall on the Central Connecticut State University campus in New Britain, Conn., Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

    The Connecticut Senate approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president wants for the federal minimum wage.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • On Wednesday, some of Adelson's allies in Congress, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, plan to propose legislation that would do just that.

  • Hawaii's high prices scare away some mainlanders Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Hawaii's high prices may be putting a chill on the state's tourism industry. NBC News reports.

  • *Acquisition prospects in Asia white cement. ROME, March 14- Italy's Cementir group is looking at acquisition opportunities to strengthen its position in white cement and could finalise a deal within 12 months, possibly in Asia, chief executive Francesco Caltagirone said.

  • YOUR MONEY-Ohio is the place to buy, not rent, a home Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    LOVELAND, Ohio, March 13- When Kathleen Quinn and her husband recently moved from New York City to the Cleveland area, they never even considered renting. Three cities in the state- Toledo, Dayton and Cleveland- made the list of top 10 "no-brainer" markets, where you are almost certain to save more by buying instead of renting, in Trulia's latest "Rent vs.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters)- The Obama administration said on Tuesday that 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance under Obamacare, and indicated that total enrollment could surpass a 6 million-enrollee forecast by the end of March.

  • DUBLIN, March 10- U.S. fruit distributor Chiquita Brands International Inc is to buy Irish rival Fyffes Plc in an all-stock deal valued at $526 million to create the world's biggest banana supplier.

  • TOKYO, March 9- A Japan Airlines- operated Boeing 787 made an emergency landing at Honolulu Airport after oil pressure in its right engine dropped, the Japanese carrier said. The two-engined jetliner en route to San Francisco from Tokyo diverted to Honolulu, landing at 1343 local time Saturday with 160 passengers on board, a spokesman for JAL said.

  • Winklevoss twins use bitcoins to book space trip Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously accused Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture.

  • Winklevoss twins use bitcoins to book space trip Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously accused Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture.

  • Feb 28- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday tentatively approved plans by United Continental Holdings to operate a flight from San Francisco to Tokyo's Haneda Airport.