Archive for March 16th, 2013

High-ranking Syrian general defects from army

March 16, 2013
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BEIRUT (AP) — A high-ranking general in the Syrian army defected on Saturday with the help of rebels and said morale is low among those still fighting for President Bashar Assad as the civil war enters its third year.
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2 dead in Pa. lacrosse team’s bus crash

March 16, 2013
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CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A tour bus carrying a college’s women’s lacrosse team to a game went off the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday and crashed into a tree, killing the driver and one passenger and sending others to hospitals, including some with serious injuries, authorities said.
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Fed’s Fisher: Too-big-to-fail banks are "crony" capitalists

March 16, 2013
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By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland (Reuters) – The largest U.S. banks are “practitioners of crony capitalism,” need to be broken up to ensure they are no longer considered too big to fail, and continue to threaten financial stability, a top Federal Reserve official said on Saturday.
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Portman fallout: How far is GOP from embracing gay rights?

March 16, 2013
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As the Republican Party looks in the mirror in the wake of losing the presidential election last year, its assessment includes what to do about gay marriage, an issue the party has traditionally been against.
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Obama heads to Middle East with low expectations

March 16, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama steps into the Middle East’s political cauldron this coming week, he won’t be seeking any grand resolution for the region’s vexing problems.
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N. Dakota has funds to fight over abortion as it moves toward tough restrictions

March 16, 2013
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As oil-rich North Dakota moves toward outlawing most abortions, it’s in a better position than most states for what could be a long and costly court battle over its restrictions.
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Their words: Why I don’t want children

March 16, 2013
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A troubled childhood—and the fear she’d inflict one on her own kids—influenced a major decision for Shanna Dayton: She would not have children.
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Dow’s winning streak ends; dollar falls

March 16, 2013
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By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks fell on Friday as a drop in JPMorgan Chase led to the end of Dow Jones industrial average’s 10-day rally, while the dollar retreated from a seven-month high despite more signs the U.S. economy is strengthening.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Big gains, low valuation – why worry?

March 16, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – Major stock indexes have never been higher – and yet that’s hardly scaring people.
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Dow’s winning streak ends; dollar falls

March 16, 2013
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By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks fell on Friday as a drop in JPMorgan Chase led to the end of Dow Jones industrial average’s 10-day rally, while the dollar retreated from a seven-month high despite more signs the U.S. economy is strengthening.
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