Archive for March 15th, 2013

U.S. to beef up West Coast missile defense system

March 15, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon announced Friday it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to a West Coast-based missile defense system, responding to what it called faster-than-anticipated North Korean progress on nuclear weapons and missiles.
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Romney: ‘In the end, we’ll win’

March 15, 2013
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—In his first public address since conceding the presidential race to President Barack Obama in November, Mitt Romney urged a conference of conservative activists on Friday to remain optimistic despite the loss. And he called on them to look to the nation’s Republican governors as sources of leadership and strength.
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Wall St falters as JPMorgan falls, S&P pauses below record

March 15, 2013
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By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slipped on Friday, weighed by a decline in JPMorgan Chase shares after the bank was hit by a one-two punch of bad news and as investors paused just below the S&P 500‘s record high.
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Wall Street falters as JPMorgan falls, S&P pauses below record

March 15, 2013
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By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slipped on Friday, weighed by a decline in JPMorgan Chase shares after the bank was hit by a one-two punch of bad news and as investors paused just below the S&P 500‘s record high.
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Obama: Iran is a year away from nuke

March 15, 2013
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In an interview with Israeli TV ahead of his visit to the region next week, President Obama says he believes Iran is “over a year or so” away from being able to develop a nuclear weapon and that the U.S. will use “all options” to stop it.
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Vatican denies Francis was silent during dictatorship

March 15, 2013
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ROME (Reuters) – The Vatican on Friday strongly denied accusations by some critics in Argentina that Pope Francis stayed silent during systematic human rights abuses by the former military dictatorship.
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TSX may open higher on global recovery hopes

March 15, 2013
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(Reuters) – Toronto’s main stock index looked set to open slightly higher before a spate of U.S. data that could bolster hopes of continuing growth in the world’s largest economy.
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Futures mixed with S&P 500 nearing new high

March 15, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are mixed ahead of the release of the latest data on industrial production and consumer prices. Two major U.S. indexes are in position to test record highs.
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Report: Grand jury investigating Sen. Menendez

March 15, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez is being investigated by a Miami federal grand jury for his role in advocating for the business interests of a wealthy donor and friend, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
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GOP senator’s dramatic reversal on gay marriage

March 15, 2013
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GOP senator’s dramatic reversal on gay marriage

Rob Portman (Charles Dharapak/AP) A prominent conservative senator said Thursday that he now supports gay marriage.
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