Archive for December 10th, 2012

Obama blasts Michigan right-to-work bills

December 10, 2012
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Obama blasts Michigan right-to-work bills

President Barack Obama at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich., on Monday. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
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‘They are killers’: Syria will use chemical weapons, general says

December 10, 2012
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A former top general in Syria’s chemical weapons program says he doesn’t doubt for a moment that President Bashar al-Assad will deploy his chemical weapons arsenal as he tries to hold onto power and crush the uprising that started almost two years ago.
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Judge muzzles Goldman, lawyers at Dragon speech recognition trial

December 10, 2012
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BOSTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Monday ordered Goldman Sachs Group Inc to take down statements from its website related to its representation of Dragon Systems in a 2000 sale that blew up when acquirer Lernout & Hauspie went bankrupt after accounting regularities emerged.
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Stocks edge higher; Dow is boosted by McDonald’s

December 10, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks inched higher on Wall Street Monday after a November sales report at McDonald’s helped offset concerns about the surprise resignation of Italy‘s prime minister, Mario Monti.
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One in three chance a future Greek government might exit euro: S&P

December 10, 2012
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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – There is a one in three chance that a future Greek government might decide to exit the euro zone, Standard and Poor’s EMEA ratings chief said on Monday.
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Stock index futures signal lower Wall Street open

December 10, 2012
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LONDON (Reuters) – Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 falling 0.1 to 0.3 percent.
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Obama, Boehner meet face-to-face on ‘fiscal cliff’

December 10, 2012
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For the first time in more than three weeks, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met face-to-face today at the White House to talk about avoiding the fiscal cliff.
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Singer Jenni Rivera presumed dead in plane crash

December 10, 2012
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MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s music world mourned Jenni Rivera, the U.S.-born singer presumed killed in a plane crash whose soulful voice and openness about her personal troubles had made her a Mexican-American superstar.
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Taiwan stocks – Factors to watch – Dec 10

December 10, 2012
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TAIPEI, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market.
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As "fiscal cliff" nears, market complacency sets in

December 10, 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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