Archive for March 6th, 2013

TSA change enrages 9/11 victims’ families

March 6, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Some family members of victims killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks said Wednesday that they are outraged by the Transportation Security Administration‘s decision to let passengers carry pocketknives on planes.
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Syrian rebels seize U.N. peacekeepers

March 6, 2013
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebels have seized a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers near the Golan Heights and say they will hold them captive until President Bashar al-Assad‘s forces pull back from a rebel-held village which has seen heavy recent fighting.
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S&P seeks to move 16 lawsuits over ratings to federal court

March 6, 2013
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(Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s on Wednesday began trying to move lawsuits by 15 states and Washington, D.C. over its credit ratings to federal court from state court, hoping to limit its liability in one of the biggest fraud cases tied to the financial crisis.
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Dow hits another record on ADP jobs data, S&P flat

March 6, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow hit another intraday record high on Wednesday on signs of improvement in the U.S. labor market, but the broader market was little changed as investors became cautious that the rally may soon run its course.
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U.S. Cardinals accept Vatican secrecy

March 6, 2013
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican‘s penchant for secrecy has won out over American-style transparency.
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Attorney General urges Senators to confront gun violence

March 6, 2013
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Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to confront gun violence by requiring universal background checks, imposing tougher penalties on traffickers and banning high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons.
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Staples 4Q hit by charges, adj. results top Street

March 6, 2013
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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Staples‘ fiscal fourth-quarter net income dropped 72 percent, dragged down by charges related to store closings and other matters. Its adjusted results topped Wall Street‘s view, but its forecast for this year was below analysts’ estimates.
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SE Asia Stocks-Up on Dow rally; Indonesia, Philippines hit record high

March 6, 2013
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BANGKOK, March 6 (Reuters) – Southeast Asian stocks rose on Wednesday as a record close on Wall Street lifted appetite for
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Anguished Venezuelans mourn Chavez

March 6, 2013
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Hundreds of anguished Venezuelans poured into the streets of downtown Caracas crying, hugging each other and shouting slogans in support of President Hugo Chavez after learning of his death Tuesday.
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Scenes from the latest Midwest snowstorm

March 6, 2013
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RIO DE JANEIRO, March 5 (Reuters) – Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari stood up for specialist dribbler Neymar on Tuesday, saying the flamboyant forward’s reputation for falling down easily was undeserved and exaggerated. “He gets fouled 10 times a match, and possibly one or two of those free kicks shouldn’t be awarded, but then...
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