Archive for March 25th, 2013

Bachmann’s presidential campaign probed

March 25, 2013
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Federal investigators are now interviewing former Bachmann campaign staffers nationwide about alleged intentional campaign-finance violations. The investigators are working on behalf of the Office of Congressional Ethics, which probes reported improprieties by House members and their staffs and then can refer cases to the House Ethics Committee.
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Anxiety, hope as high court ponders gay marriage

March 25, 2013
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On Tuesday and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases concerning marriage rights for same-sex couples. In one, United States v. Windsor, the court could determine whether the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the constitutional rights of same-sex couples. The other, Hollingsworth v. Perry, tackles Proposition 8, California’s ban on...
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U.S. approves Nasdaq payback plan for Facebook IPO, UBS unhappy

March 25, 2013
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By John McCrank and Jennifer Saba (Reuters) – Regulators approved Nasdaq OMX Group‘s $62 million compensation plan for firms that lost money in Facebook Inc’s glitch-ridden market debut, a victory for the exchange operator that also set the stage for potential lawsuits from firms seeking more.
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Wall Street slips, but off lows after Cyprus clarification

March 25, 2013
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday but pulled off their session lows by late afternoon after the president of the Eurogroup tried to clarify his comments on the Cyprus bailout.
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Coney Island’s coaster back, neighborhood isn’t

March 25, 2013
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Coney Island’s coaster back, neighborhood isn’t

The Cyclone in Coney Island (Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Erik Knapp was just 7-years-old when he took his first turn on the Cyclone, Coney Island’s famed wooden roller coaster. His mother had insisted that he was too young to ride the old rickety coaster, but his grandfather took him anyway, and to hear Knapp tell...
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Big moment nears for gay marriage

March 25, 2013
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Big moment nears for gay marriage

Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, New Jersey, holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing …
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Wall Street stocks rise on Cyprus deal, S&P nears record

March 25, 2013
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow industrials hit yet another record high and the S&P 500 edged closer to its highest ever on Monday after negotiators reached a deal to keep Cyprus afloat with a financial bailout and avert the country’s possible exit from the euro zone.
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SEC approves Nasdaq’s Facebook IPO payment plan

March 25, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission says it has approved a plan by the Nasdaq stock exchange to pay $62 million in reimbursements to investment firms that lost money because of technical problems during Facebook‘s initial public offering last year.
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What spring? Winter storm blasts Midwest

March 25, 2013
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Few signs of spring are being found in parts of the Midwest as a snowstorm tracks eastward mostly along Interstate 70, bringing heavy snow and high winds.
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Both sides of gun debate make public appeals

March 25, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the loudest voices in the gun debate say it’s up to voters now to make their position known to Congress.
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