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LUANDA, April 8- Angola's Banco BIC, backed by the billionaire daughter of the country's president and a Portuguese cork tycoon, plans to ramp up its branch network at home while also expanding overseas to operate in four continents, its chief executive said.
Only a small group of Twitter users will have access to newly designed profile pages.
WASHINGTON— Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are getting a dose of high-profile support for their nationwide effort to help military families. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife at the White House on Friday to help call attention to the millions of people who care for ill or wounded service members and veterans.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and investor Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank," discuss Twitter's new design roll out and the company's potential to link the platform to the live television experience.
KINSHASA, April 8- Democratic Republic of Congo has improved its business environment but plans to raise mining taxes could deter investors in a country where massive infrastructure challenges remain, the CEO of a major foreign miner said.
NEW YORK— The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO— Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that if Silicon Valley executives want to persuade Congress to let them hire more high-skilled professionals from abroad, they would have a better case if they also funded college-based training programs for U.S. workers.
WASHINGTON— The global economy is strengthening but faces threats from super-low inflation and outflows of capital from emerging economies, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday. By contrast, developing nations, particularly Russia, Brazil and South Africa, are now expected to grow much more slowly than the IMF forecast three months ago.
*BancABC just acquired by Bob Diamond's Atlas Mara. JOHANNESBURG, April 8- BancABC, the Botswana lender that Bob Diamond's investment company Atlas Mara is seeking to take over, is lining up lines of credit worth $100- $300 million this year, its chief executive said.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
ATHENS, Greece— Greece is regaining "lost credibility" shredded after the economic crisis, making a return to the bond markets possible for the first time in four years, the minister in charge of a massive public sector overhaul said Tuesday.
BRUSSELS— The European Union's top court on Tuesday dealt a blow to law-enforcement agencies' spying on phone and internet records, saying the lives of citizens should not be "the subject of constant surveillance."
WASHINGTON— Draft messages produced for a Twitter- like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.
LONDON— The sell-off in global markets dragged into Tuesday following another Nasdaq-inspired retreat on Wall Street and as investors fretted over the rise in tensions in eastern Ukraine.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.
NEW YORK, April 7- Several major U.S. studios filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Monday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its ebullient founder, Kim Dotcom.
The world's largest election is set to transfix investors in coming weeks, but in the social media world, one candidate is already winning hands down.
"The Senate just took action on a bipartisan bill" to renew unemployment insurance Obama said in a Twitter message. Shortly after the Senate vote, seven House Republican wrote party leadership, asking that a House vote be held on the bill or on a similar measure.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- App-based car ride company Uber will deliver a new business line on Tuesday when it launches a trial courier service in Manhattan. "Better, faster, cheaper," is how Uber's general manager in New York, Josh Mohrer, described the service in a tweet to Reuters.
U.S. stocks fell on Monday, extending losses into a third session.