Archive for February 16th, 2013

Obama bypasses Congress, goes public with economic pitches

February 16, 2013
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Weeks before President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, White House aides were locking down a plan for the sales pitch that would follow during three days of travel focused on his main themes.
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Bomb rips through Pakistan market, killing at least 63

February 16, 2013
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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb hidden in a water tank ripped through a crowded vegetable market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in a southwestern Pakistani city Saturday, killing at least 63 people and wounding some 180, officials said.
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Exclusive: News Corp, popular tech blog contemplate split – sources

February 16, 2013
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(Reuters) – AllThingsD, the widely read technology blog run by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, has begun discussions with owner News Corp about extending or ending their partnership, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.
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In trying to sink Hagel, GOP takes aim at Obama

February 16, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have found a boatload of reasons to try to sink Chuck Hagel‘s hopes of becoming the next defense secretary. But the issue they used this week to stall his nomination — the White House‘s handling of last September’s deadly Benghazi attack — may seem entirely unrelated to Hagel’s qualifications because,...
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Budget cut warnings may prove harsher than reality

February 16, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for two weeks of intensifying warnings about how crucial, popular government services are about to wither — including many threats that could eventually come true.
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Can we protect against dangerous space rocks?

February 16, 2013
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A meteor explosion over Russia injured hundreds of people today (Feb. 15), just hours before an asteroid about half the size of a football field gave Earth an extremely close shave, catapulting the need to protect our home planet from hazardous space rocks into the spotlight. 
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World Press Photo’s jaw-dropping images

February 16, 2013
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ROTTERDAM (Reuters) – Defending champion Roger Federer suffered a shock 6-3 7-5 defeat by Frenchman Julien Benneteau, who has yet to lift a tour title during his 13-year career, in the World Indoor Tournament quarter-finals on Friday. The top seed struggled throughout with his first serve and was broken three times in the opening...
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Wall Street ends slightly down, S&P positive for seventh week

February 16, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 dipped in a late decline on Friday as Wal-Mart dropped following a report of a weak start to February sales, though the index just barely extended its streak of weekly gains to seven.
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Exclusive: News Corp, popular tech blog contemplate split-sources

February 16, 2013
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(Reuters) – AllThingsD, the widely read technology blog run by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, has begun discussions with owner News Corp about extending or ending their partnership, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.
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