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Commodities rout slows Caterpillar

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday reported lower quarterly net profit that missed expectations as lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore hurt mining equipment orders, and warned the recent fall in oil prices would make for a difficult year in 2015.



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Fidel Castro appears to lend support to Cuba talks with U.S

HAVANA (Reuters) – Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to Cuba’s talks with the United States with a statement that addressed his longtime adversary for the first time since Cuba and the United States announced on Dec. 17 they would restore diplomatic ties.

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Justice Department spies on millions of cars: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.



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Argentine President seeks to dissolve spy agency

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez on Monday announced plans to dissolve the country’s intelligence agency amid suspicions rogue agents were behind the murky death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.



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