Archive for March 9th, 2013

Two suicide bombers strike on Hagel’s visit in Afghanistan

March 9, 2013
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Militants staged two deadly suicide attacks Saturday to mark the first full day of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel‘s visit to Afghanistan, a fresh reminder that insurgents continue to fight and challenges remain as the US-led NATO force hands over the country’s security to the Afghans.
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Official: Syrian rebels free 21 U.N. peacekeepers

March 9, 2013
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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels freed 21 U.N. peacekeepers on Saturday after holding them hostage for four days, ending a sudden entanglement with the world body that earned fighters trying to oust President Bashar Assad a flood of negative publicity.
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NYSE prepares disaster backup plan – WSJ

March 9, 2013
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(Reuters) – The New York Stock Exchange is readying plans to be able to operate without human traders in case another disaster, such as Superstorm Sandy, forces the shutdown of its historic trading floor in downtown Manhattan, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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Politicians look for credit in a rising economy

March 9, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Increased hiring, lower unemployment, stock market on the rise. Who gets the credit?
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Budget cuts end White House tours, but not finger-pointing

March 9, 2013
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The sixth-grade class at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Waverly, Iowa, sent a message this week that was heard in the White House briefing room.
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Egypt raises alert level in Sinai over jihadist fears

March 9, 2013
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt‘s Interior Ministry told police in the Sinai peninsula to raise a state of emergency after obtaining intelligence that jihadists might attack their forces there, state news agency MENA reported.
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In a rising economy, politicians look for credit

March 9, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Increased hiring, lower unemployment, stock market on the rise. Who gets the credit?
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Maduro seeks snap election as Venezuela mourns

March 9, 2013
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela‘s new acting President Nicolas Maduro is pushing for a quick election, hoping to benefit from an emotional outpouring at the death of his charismatic mentor, Hugo Chavez, and step into his shoes.
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North Korea rejects U.N. sanctions, China calls for calm

March 9, 2013
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SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – North Korea formally rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution on Saturday that demands an end to its nuclear arms program, as China called for calm, saying sanctions were not the “fundamental” way to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Dow record not necessarily a buy signal

March 9, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow‘s run to record highs in the stock market’s rally this year may not mean it’s time for investors to go on a buying spree.
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