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State Dept: Americans among hostages still held in Algeria

January 18, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Friday it was trying to secure the release of Americans still being held by militants on the third day of a standoff at a natural gas complex in the Sahara, and pressed Algeria‘s government to ensure that hostages aren’t sacrificed in a zealous attempt to free them.
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Throw the bums out: 75 percent back Congress term limits

January 18, 2013
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Throw the bums out: 75 percent back Congress term limits

A view of a deserted corridor on the House side of the U.S. Capitol in December. (Mary Calvert/Reuters)Sure, voters sent a majority of incumbent members of Congress back to Washington in November 2012. But a new Gallup poll finds that 75 percent of Americans support imposing term limits on lawmakers in D.C.
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Shares rebound on U.S. budget talk, yen falls

January 18, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – World equity markets and oil prices rebounded on Friday after U.S. House Republican leaders said they would seek to break a government budget impasse next week, while the yen was lower against the U.S. dollar ahead of potential asset purchases by the Bank of Japan.
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Stocks waver in Friday trading; GE up, Intel falls

January 18, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — A mixed batch of earnings reports from some of Corporate America’s biggest names kept the stock market treading water Friday. General Electric and Morgan Stanley rose after turning in better report cards, while a 27 percent drop in earnings sank Intel‘s stock.
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Recipe For Good Restaurant Insurance

January 18, 2013
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Recipe For Good Restaurant Insurance

Much like you can enjoy a food dish without knowing every ingredient in it, restaurant owners can have restaurant liability insurance without known what all they are covered for. Don’t wait until there’s a serious accident or for someone to sue you to look over your insurance policy. Just like someone with a food...
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Shooting victim’s emotional return to Aurora movie theater

January 18, 2013
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Shooting victim’s emotional return to Aurora movie theater

Marcus Weaver and Kaylen Bailey at the reopening Thursday of the movie theater in Aurora, Colo. (Courtesy of Marcus …
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Sixty foreign hostages still missing at Algeria energy plant

January 18, 2013
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ALGIERS (Reuters) – About 60 foreigners were still being held hostage or missing inside a gas plant on Friday after Algerian forces stormed the desert complex to free hundreds of captives taken by Islamist militants, who threatened to attack other energy installations.
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Stock futures dip as Intel offsets China data; earnings in focus

January 18, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday after a disappointing earnings outlook from Intel offset news of better-than-expected economic growth in China.
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GE earnings rise on emerging market growth

January 18, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co.‘s net income rose 8 percent in the fourth quarter as earnings at all of the conglomerate’s industrial segments improved due to growth in developing economies.
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Lance Armstrong admits doping: ‘I’m a flawed character’

January 18, 2013
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CHICAGO (AP) — He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped. He was light on the details and didn’t name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his ”fate was sealed” when longtime friend, training partner and trusted...
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