Archive for February 26th, 2013

Hagel confirmed as defense secretary

February 26, 2013
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Hagel confirmed as defense secretary

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel testifies at his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Jan. …The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, overcoming a fierce campaign by some GOP lawmakers to block President Barack Obama’s nominee.
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McConnell fires back after ‘race-baiting’ attack on wife

February 26, 2013
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Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign on Tuesday accused a liberal group of “race-baiting,” after the organization, Progress Kentucky, charged that his Taiwan-born wife, Elaine Chao, had helped send American jobs to China during two terms as labor secretary.
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Wall Street up as Bernanke defends policy, warns on cuts

February 26, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks advanced on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the Fed‘s bond-buying stimulus before Congress, but he warned forced spending cuts that could be triggered this week represented a headwind for the economy.
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E.W. Scripps posts higher 4Q earnings, revenue

February 26, 2013
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CINCINNATI (AP) — The E.W. Scripps Co. reported sharply higher earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter on Tuesday, helped by higher political advertising revenue ahead of the elections last November. The results were also aided by contributions from TV stations the company bought in 2011.
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Year after Trayvon Martin’s death, ‘stand your ground’ survives

February 26, 2013
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Year after Trayvon Martin’s death, ‘stand your ground’ survives

College student Jajuan Kelley covers his mouth with a Skittles wrapper as he rallies against
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UNC sexual assault victim faces expulsion for talking

February 26, 2013
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UNC sexual assault victim faces expulsion for talking

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Stock index futures point to small rebound

February 26, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 up 0.3-0.4 percent at 0916 GMT.
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PRESS DIGEST – Wall Street Journal – Jan 26

February 26, 2013
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Feb 26 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and
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Second winter storm in days blasts central U.S.

February 26, 2013
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Another blizzard bore down on the nation’s midsection early Tuesday after lashing the Texas Panhandle with hurricane-force winds, closing highways and cutting power to thousands in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. At least two people were killed in the storm, and Midwesterners still digging out from last week’s deep snowpack...
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Koop transformed surgeon general post

February 26, 2013
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With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era — and one of the most unexpectedly enduring.
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