Archive for December 9th, 2012

As ‘fiscal cliff’ nears, market complacency sets in

December 9, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Like many on Wall Street, investor Todd Petzel cringed when U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said this past Wednesday that he was ready to let the economy go over the “fiscal cliff” if Republicans would not agree to higher tax rates on the rich.
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North Korea considers delaying controversial rocket launch

December 9, 2012
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may postpone the controversial launch of a long-range rocket that had been slated for liftoff as early as this week, state media said Sunday, as international pressure on Pyongyang to cancel the provocative move intensified.
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Juan Manuel Marquez KOs Manny Pacquiao in 6th

December 9, 2012
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Juan Manuel Marquez KOs Manny Pacquiao in 6th

LAS VEGAS – On a night when a star-studded crowd that included Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney, Dodgers owner Magic Johnson and hip hop star 50 Cent were seated at ringside at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden, Juan Manuel Marquez delivered the best performance of his career.
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Texas A&M freshman quarterback Manziel makes Heisman history

December 9, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman.
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Egypt panel recommends referendum be held on time

December 9, 2012
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CAIRO (AP) — A national dialogue committee said a referendum on a disputed draft constitution will be held on schedule, but President Mohammed Morsi has agreed to rescind the near-absolute power he had granted himself.
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