Archive for December 19th, 2012

Obama: ‘Words need to lead to action’ on gun control

December 19, 2012
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce gun violence that has plagued the country.
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Authorities cracking down on copycat threats against schools

December 19, 2012
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Authorities cracking down on copycat threats against schools

People gather at a makeshift memorial in Newtown following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Mario …
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Stocks move in a tight range on Wall Street

December 19, 2012
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Stocks meandered near break-even Wednesday as talks aimed at averting a “fiscal cliff” hit another snag in Washington. General Motors stock surged after the government announced plans to shed its ownership stake in the company.
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LSE cuts offer price for LCH.Clearnet by a third

December 19, 2012
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LONDON (Reuters) – The London Stock Exchange has cut its offer for LCH.Clearnet by almost a third to 312 million euros (254.2 million pounds), to reflect rising capital requirements, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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Biden to head gun policy push after Newtown shootings

December 19, 2012
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden will lead an effort to craft policies to reduce gun violence in a plan President Barack Obama was to lay out Wednesday amid calls for action after the massacre of 26 people including 20 children in a Connecticut elementary school.
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Sandy Hook principal, teacher, students will be remembered at funerals

December 19, 2012
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NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) – Six more victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday, including the school principal who was killed with 20 of her students and five other staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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Stock index futures trade flat to higher

December 19, 2012
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LONDON (Reuters) – Stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-higher open on Wall Street on Wednesday, consolidating gains after the S&P 500′s best two-day run in a month.
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TEXT-S&P summary: Hongkong Land Co. Ltd.

December 19, 2012
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(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Dec 19 -
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Shares, euro rise on hopes of U.S. "cliff" deal, BOJ easing

December 19, 2012
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares rose and the euro hit multi-month highs on Wednesday as signs of progress in resolving the U.S. “fiscal cliff” budget crisis and expectations of more aggressive monetary stimulus from the Bank of Japan lifted riskier assets.
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Asian shares, euro rise on hopes of U.S. "cliff" deal, BOJ easing

December 19, 2012
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares rose and the euro hit multi-month highs on Wednesday as signs of progress in resolving the U.S. “fiscal cliff” budget crisis and expectations of more aggressive monetary stimulus from the Bank of Japan lifted riskier assets.
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