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Dow hits record high; BOJ ramps up stimulus

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

Ewan McGregor leads all-star cast in Broadway revival of 'The Real Thing'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirty years after its initial Broadway run, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is heading an all-star cast in the latest revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony winning play, "The Real Thing," about love, truth, marriage and infidelity.

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Tropical storm Vance gathers strength, could head for Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical storm Vance gathered strength south of Mexico early on Friday and could become a hurricane and head toward the Pacific coast this weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Sports

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in U.S. practice

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Championship leader Lewis Hamilton laid down a marker on Friday after leading title rival team mate Nico Rosberg in a familiar Mercedes one-two in first practice for the U.S. Formula One Grand Prix.

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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