Archive for February 28th, 2013

What to expect in sequestration

February 28, 2013
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What to expect in sequestration

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Pope Emeritus’ last day

February 28, 2013
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MADRID, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi has rarely been accused of failing to deliver in big games, having scored in two European Cup finals, but after subdued performances against AC Milan and Real Madrid, questions are being asked. The four-times World Player of the Year and leading scorer in one of the greatest...
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Wall Street edges higher, Dow and S&P records a hurdle

February 28, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose modestly on low volume on Thursday after strong economic data, but the proximity of record highs for the Dow and the S&P 500 gave investors a reason to keep gains in check.
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After 2 days of big gains, stocks turn mixed

February 28, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market on Thursday plodded rather than soared, flicking between small ups and downs after two days of triple-digit gains.
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Benedict promises obedience to successor

February 28, 2013
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict, with only hours left in his papacy, on Thursday pledged unconditional obedience to whoever succeeds him to guide the Roman Catholic Church at one of the most crisis-ridden periods in its 2,000-year history.
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U.S. private in WikiLeaks case pleads not guilty

February 28, 2013
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FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – The U.S. Army private accused of providing diplomatic cables and other classified material to the WikiLeaks website pleaded not guilty to aiding the enemy at a military hearing on Thursday in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history.
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FTSE gains on the back of central bank comments

February 28, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – Top shares rose on Thursday as assurances from U.S. and European central banks that they would pursue supportive monetary policy helped extend a rebound after a deadlocked Italian election earlier this week.
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S&P: budget will not impact India’s sovereign ratings

February 28, 2013
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s said on Thursday India’s budget for the 2013/14 fiscal year would have no impact on the country’s sovereign credit ratings, warning there was potential for the government to exceed its budgeted spending.
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Benedict begins quiet final day as pope

February 28, 2013
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict slips quietly from the world stage on Thursday after a private last goodbye to his cardinals and a short flight to a country palace to enter the final phase of his life “hidden from the world”.
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As budget cuts loom, is government shutdown next?

February 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — With big, automatic budget cuts about to kick in, House Republicans are turning to mapping strategy for the next showdown just a month away, when a government shutdown instead of just a slowdown will be at stake.
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