Archive for December 8th, 2012

Egypt terror leader possibly linked to Benghazi attack arrested

December 8, 2012
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Egypt terror leader possibly linked to Benghazi attack arrested


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Storm that killed 600 threatens Philippines again

December 8, 2012
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NEW BATAAN, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon that had left the Philippines after killing nearly 600 people and leaving hundreds missing in the south has made a U-turn and is now threatening the country’s northwest, officials said Saturday.
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Supreme Court: Both sides in gay marriage debate voice optimism

December 8, 2012
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Both sides of the contentious debate over same-sex marriage in America are expressing optimism over the news Friday that the US Supreme Court has agreed to take up two potential landmark gay rights cases.
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Obama: ‘I won’t compromise’ on taxes

December 8, 2012
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Taxes will rise on all Americans in 23 days without bipartisan Congressional intervention. But President Obama and House Republicans are showing little sign of breaking the frosty standoff over the “fiscal cliff.”
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Wall Street Week Ahead: "Cliff" worries may drive tax selling

December 8, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors typically sell stocks to cut their losses at year end. But worries about the “fiscal cliff” – and the possibility of higher taxes in 2013 – may act as the greatest incentive to sell both winners and losers by December 31.
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Court takes on same-sex marriage: What’s at stake

December 8, 2012
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In a historic step that rivals other Supreme Court moves into the center of America’s cultural character, the justices on Friday agreed to consider the constitutionality of federal and state laws that deny marriage rights or marital benefits to same-sex couples. But the move carried with it the potential for stopping short of settling...
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Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

December 8, 2012
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, announced on Twitter on Friday night that he’s switching to the Democratic Party.
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Apple holds back S&P, Nasdaq; Dow ends higher

December 8, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Apple spoiled the stock market’s party on Friday. Stocks shot higher in the early morning, after the government reported that the U.S. added jobs in November. But Apple, which has been flailing in recent weeks as investors wonder how long its momentum can continue, dragged down the indexes that it’s...
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Saul Steinberg, early "corporate raider", dies at 73

December 8, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Saul Steinberg, who led massive takeovers of companies before the titans of private equity popularized leveraged buyouts, and became one of the first personalities in finance to be dubbed a corporate raider, has died at the age of 73.
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High court to hear key gay-marriage cases

December 8, 2012
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High court to hear key gay-marriage cases

A same sex marriage supporter waves a gay pride flag outside the Supreme Court (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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