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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during California test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said.

Business

S&P 500 on track to end at record; BoJ move adds fuel to rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose sharply on Friday, with the Dow hitting an intraday record high as the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program, just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its years-long package of incentives.

Entertainment

Comcast spinout to list on Nasdaq in 2015

(Reuters) - Midwest Cable Inc, the cable company to be spun off from Comcast Corp after it buys Time Warner Cable Inc , said it would list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GLCI" in 2015.

Life

Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday, slightly revising downwards its figures for cases mainly due to "suspected cases in Guinea being discarded".

Sports

Federer's number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer's hopes of finishing the season as world number one took a hit when the Swiss second seed was dumped out of the Paris Masters with a 7-6(5) 7-5 defeat by Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Technology

U.S. FCC chief may propose 'hybrid' net neutrality plan: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission chief is close to settling on a hybrid legal strategy for new Internet traffic rules that would treat part of the web network as a public utility, the Wall Street Journal reported in Friday's newspaper.

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