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Amazon shares rise on strong earnings
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So far, so good for Microsoft's Nadella
Satya Nadella's tenure as Microsoft CEO is off to a solid start.

George Stephanopoulos renews ABC contract
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Postal workers protest Staples
Hundreds of postal workers stepped off the job Thursday to protest mini post offices set up in Staples office supply stores.

Ex-Wal-Mart CEO Duke retired with $140 million
Mike Duke, who retired as CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Jan. 31, saw the value of his retirement account jump more than 23% to $140.1 million in his last year at the company.

Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border
April 24 - Clashes between armed separatists and government forces at a security checkpoint leave up to five pro-Russian rebels dead, raising fears that Russian troops might enter the fray. Mana Rabiee reports.

Obama attends Japanese emperor's banquet
April 24 - At the Emperor's Banquet, U.S. President Barack Obama recalled the "kindness" shown to him by the Japanese when he visited the country with his mother decades ago. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

American child molester believed to have had victims worldwide
April 24 - The FBI is seeking information on victims of an admitted American paedophile who taught in overseas schools throughout his career. The suspect killed himself last month. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Breakingviews: iPhone beats iCahn
April 24 - Breakingviews columnists discuss Apple’s quarterly results and why they’d prefer to see CEO Tim Cook unveil new products rather than financial tweaks like those demanded by Carl Icahn.

Georgia governor signs expansion of gun laws
April 24 - Georgia has a new gun law that expands the rights of licensed gun owners in the state and will allow them to take their weapons into various public places. Vanessa Johnston reports.

What your favorite NFL team needs to do in this year's draft
Who will Russell Wilson throw to with Golden Tate gone? Chris Burke and Doug Farrar analyze each team's draft needs.

With the Pacers in a crisis, the struggles of one player stand out in particular. But how do they fix it?
What's wrong with Roy Hibbert, and what do the in-crisis Pacers do to fix it? Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney debate.

Inside look: Here's how the 2014 NFL schedule was made
Luck vs. Manning in Week 1? Who decides this stuff? Peter King goes behind the scenes with the NFL schedule-makers.

Michael Pineda's second pine tar incident a huge embarrassment that puts his ability in doubt
Michael Pineda's second pine-tarring raises huge questions about the MLB, and the pitcher himself.

Tiger expecting to be back on Tour by summer

This Day in History

Woolworth Building Opens in New York City (1913)
The 60-story Woolworth Building is one of the oldest and most famous skyscrapers in New York City. It was constructed in the neo-Gothic style by architect Cass Gilbert, who was commissioned by Frank Woolworth to design a new corporate headquarters for his company in Lower Manhattan, opposite City Hall. The project cost $13.5 million, which Woolworth paid in cash. Topping out at 792 ft (241 m), the Woolworth Building was the tallest in the world until 1930, when it was overtaken by what building? Discuss

"New Coke" Introduced (1985)
"New" Coke was the sweeter drink introduced in 1985 by The Coca-Cola Company to replace its flagship soda, Coca-Cola. The move was intended to cater to an apparent public preference for a sweeter soft drink and to combat Pepsi's growing popularity. Public reaction was devastating, with thousands voicing disapproval, and the new cola quickly entered the pantheon of major marketing flops. What happened when Coke's original formula, renamed "Coca-Cola Classic," was reintroduced?

John Kerry Testifies before Congress on Vietnam (1971)
Though he was a decorated Vietnam veteran—a recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts—John Kerry was also an outspoken opponent of the war. In 1971, he appeared before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to urge the US to pursue an immediate and unilateral withdrawal. In his testimony, he also presented the findings of the Winter Soldier Investigation, which collected firsthand accounts of war crimes from Vietnam veterans. Why was Kerry arrested a month later?