Archive for December 13th, 2012

S&P 500 ends six days of gains on “cliff” worries

December 13, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended its six-day winning streak on Thursday, retreating as worries intensified that Washington‘s “fiscal cliff” negotiations were dragging on with little progress.
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S&P ends 6-day winning streak on ‘cliff’ woes

December 13, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended its six-day winning streak on Thursday, retreating as worries intensified that Washington‘s “fiscal cliff” negotiations were dragging on with little progress.
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Why Hillary Clinton won’t get a break from public life

December 13, 2012
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By Walter Shapiro The envelope, please. The 2012 award for the most candid comment by a prominent public official goes to Hillary Clinton. Her uncharacteristic burst of honesty adds a layer of complexity to the premature speculation about her political future.
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A perplexing path from big dreamer to mall shooter

December 13, 2012
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Something apparently happened to Jacob Tyler Roberts, a big-dreaming, fun-loving 22-year-old, before he pulled a semiautomatic rifle out of a guitar case and opened fire inside a packed Portland, Ore., mall in the middle of the Christmas rush – but what?
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Wall Street opens flat on "fiscal cliff" worry

December 13, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks opened flat on Thursday after data showed first time claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week, but investors were cautious about making aggressive bets in the midst of ongoing “fiscal cliff” negotiations.
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Stocks open mixed on Wall Street; Best Buy soars

December 13, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street as investors’ enthusiasm over new economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve fades.
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Why more didn’t die in Ore. mall shooting

December 13, 2012
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Citizens’ coolheadedness and individual preparation for coping with gunfire in public settings may have curtailed the casualty count from Tuesday’s shooting at a Portland, Ore., shopping mall, law officers suggested on the day after the tragedy.
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For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test

December 13, 2012
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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state.
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No progress in "fiscal cliff" talks as new poll hits Republicans

December 13, 2012
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sharp differences remained on Wednesday between congressional Republicans and the White House in talks to avert the “fiscal cliff” of steep tax hikes and budget cuts, and negotiators warned the showdown could drag on past Christmas.
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No progress in US ‘fiscal cliff’ talks as new poll hits Republicans

December 13, 2012
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sharp differences remained on Wednesday between congressional Republicans and the White House in talks to avert the “fiscal cliff” of steep tax hikes and budget cuts, and negotiators warned the showdown could drag on past Christmas.
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