Archive for March 8th, 2013

Wall Street climbs on jobs, S&P up for ninth week out of 10

March 8, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks closed out a historic week with another day of gains on Friday, as the Dow hit yet another record closing high on a payrolls report that surpassed even the most optimistic forecasts.
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Wall St climbs on jobs, S&P up for 9th week out of 10

March 8, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed out a historic week with another day of gains on Friday, as the Dow hit yet another record closing high on a payrolls report that surpassed even the most optimistic forecasts.
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Pentagon chief Hagel makes 1st trip to Afghanistan

March 8, 2013
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Pentagon chief Hagel makes 1st trip to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan Friday for his first visit as Pentagon chief, saying that there are plenty of challenges ahead as NATO hands over the country's security to the Afghans.
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Child marriage a reality for world’s women

March 8, 2013
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Child marriage a reality for world’s women

Half of girls in South Sudan are forced to marry.
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Stocks move higher following strong job growth

March 8, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose after the opening bell on Wall Street after the government reported a burst of hiring in February.
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Stocks march higher following strong job growth

March 8, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the government reported a burst of hiring last month that sent the unemployment rate to a four-year low.
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World leaders gather for Chavez funeral

March 8, 2013
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The stage is set for President Hugo Chavez‘s last appearance on the world stage, with leaders from five continents in Venezuela’s anxious capital for a funeral Friday to remember a man who captivated the attention of millions and polarized his nation during 14 tumultuous years in power.
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Coroner: Lion killed woman after escaping cage

March 8, 2013
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DUNLAP, Calif. (AP) — The investigation into a lion attack that killed a 24-year-old woman who loved big cats is focusing on a cage door that the 550-pound animal managed to escape through to reach the volunteer intern, officials say.
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Brookfield’s Brazilian unit on SEC radar: WSJ

March 8, 2013
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(Reuters) – The securities regulator is looking into a bribery charge leveled against the Brazilian unit of Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management , the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the plans.
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Asian shares rise, dollar at fresh peak vs yen before jobs

March 8, 2013
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TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar touched a fresh 3-1/2-year peak against the yen and Asian shares rose on Friday, as gains in U.S. stocks on solid data and Chinese exports beating forecast underpinned investor risk sentiment while denting demand for safe-haven gold.
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