Archive for March 13th, 2013

Popes throughout history

March 13, 2013
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By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The 2004 winner of Alaska’s famed 1,000-mile sled-dog race, the Iditarod, won again at age 53 on Tuesday to become the oldest champion, a year after his son became the youngest winner. Mitch Seavey and his team of dogs sprinted across the finish line just 24 minutes...
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New pope known as a humble man

March 13, 2013
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is the first ever from the Americas, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentina‘s conservative Catholic church.
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What To Look For In A Good Rating System

March 13, 2013
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What To Look For In A Good Rating System

If you are an MGA, program administrator, or insurance carrier, you may be looking for a rating system that is more efficient, effective, and easy to use. The good news is that there are some rating systems for MGAs that are out there that are perfect for you and what you need to do...
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Wall Street slips as investors pause after rally

March 13, 2013
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By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks edged lower on Wednesday, faltering after a rally that has taken the Dow to all-time highs, though surprisingly strong retail sales supported the market.
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Stocks little changed despite strong retail sales

March 13, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed on Wall Street Wednesday despite an unexpectedly strong increase in U.S. consumer spending last month.
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Black smoke signals inconclusive vote

March 13, 2013
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By Barry Moody and Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Black smoke rose from above the Sistine Chapel for a second day on Wednesday after a secret conclave of cardinals held two more inconclusive votes for a new pope to lead the troubled Church.
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Fire burns after tug, barge hit Louisiana gas line

March 13, 2013
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LAFITTE, La. (AP) — A fire that ignited when a gas pipeline was hit by a tug boat pushing an oil barge burned into the morning hours Wednesday in a bayou south of New Orleans amid reports that oil had leaked into the water.
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Stock futures just down

March 13, 2013
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PARIS (Reuters) – Stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.11 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.06 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.17 percent at 0918 GMT.
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Kenyan shilling seen firmer on stocks rally

March 13, 2013
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NAIROBI (Reuters) – The Kenyan shilling was steady early on Wednesday and traders said the local currency could firm to 85.00 per dollar, helped by foreign investors streaming into the stock market after a peaceful presidential election.
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Cardinals head into first full day of voting

March 13, 2013
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By Barry Moody VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Cardinals begin the process of choosing a new pope in earnest on Wednesday, holding their first full day of voting for a leader to face a major crisis in the Roman Catholic Church.
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