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Ex-surgeon general C. Everett Koop dies

February 26, 2013
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C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America’s attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, died Monday in New Hampshire. He was 96.
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Blizzard blasts Plains — again

February 26, 2013
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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The nation’s midsection again dealt with blizzard conditions Monday, closing highways, knocking out power to thousands in Texas and Oklahoma and even bringing hurricane-force winds to the Texas Panhandle. Two people have died.
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Why Liability Coverage Is Important For Medical Professionals

February 25, 2013
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Why Liability Coverage Is Important For Medical Professionals

In many ways, an insurance policy’s value is measured in the coverage it provides. Some policies provide a broad coverage that addresses a number of common needs while other policies are more particular. Particular policies, such as errors and omissions insurance medical professional liability insurance, may not be as broad as others but the coverage...
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S&P 500 posts worst day since November

February 25, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 suffered its worst decline since November 7 on Monday in a sharp reversal from initial gains as elections in Italy stoked concerns that a divided parliament could disrupt the country’s fiscal reforms and the euro zone’s stability.
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Exclusive: Goldman to begin fresh round of job cuts – sources

February 25, 2013
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REUTERS – Goldman Sachs Group Inc plans to begin a fresh round of job cuts as early as this week, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, with its equities-trading business bracing for bigger cuts than fixed-income trading.
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‘Just make the cuts’

February 25, 2013
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Washington is in panic mode over the so-called sequester—automatic, across-the-board spending cuts set to be triggered March 1 if Congress and the White House can’t reach a deficit reduction deal. Just days before the federal budget will be forced to shave less than 3 percent from its annual budget, politicos from President Barack Obama...
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Census Bureau drops use of segregation-era term

February 25, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe black Americans in surveys.
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FTSE climbs on U.S., Japan stimulus hopes, unfazed by downgrade

February 25, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – The top share index rose on Monday as investors welcomed signs that the United States and Japan would continue with ultra easy monetary policy for some time, and took a UK credit rating downgrade in its stride.
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Egypt to reopen IMF loan talks next month as crisis bites

February 25, 2013
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will reopen talks with the IMF next month on a $4.8 billion loan, a minister said on Monday, and the government laid out plans to reverse a slide in currency reserves and tackle the dire state of public finances.
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3 years on, BP’s day in court

February 25, 2013
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly three years after a deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by the disaster.
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