Archive for March 29th, 2013

A smartphone solution to childhood obesity

March 29, 2013
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The best weapon in the battle against obesity may already be in the hands of children and teenagers.
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A flip-flop on gay marriage

March 29, 2013
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Even as Democratic lawmakers rush to announce their support for gay marriage, a look back at the congressional debate over the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 shows they haven’t always championed the rights of same sex couples.
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The truth behind N. Korea’s threats

March 29, 2013
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Across North Korea, soldiers are gearing up for battle and shrouding their jeeps and vans with camouflage netting. Newly painted signboards and posters call for “death to the U.S. imperialists” and urge the people to fight with “arms, not words.”
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New EPA gas rules could add up at pump

March 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Reducing sulfur in gasoline and tightening emissions standards on cars beginning in 2017, as the Obama administration is proposing, would come with costs as well as rewards. The cost at the pump for cleaner air across the country could be less than a penny or as high as 9 cents a...
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N. Korea vows ‘to settle accounts’ with U.S.

March 29, 2013
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By David Chance and Phil Stewart SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea put its missile units on standby on Friday to attack U.S. military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula in a rare show of force.
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Prosecutors not ready to accept Holmes plea

March 29, 2013
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DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting on Thursday rejected an offer from suspect James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for avoiding the death penalty and accused defense lawyers of a serious breach of court rules by making the offer public.
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CA-BUSINESS Summary

March 29, 2013
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Record Wall Street boosts sentiment, U.S. holds key in Q2 TOKYO (Reuters) – Whether the world’s largest economy can sustain momentum will be a primary focus for investors for the next three months after a general recovery trend in the United States helped risk sentiment for broad markets in the first quarter of 2013....
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Record Wall Street boosts sentiment, U.S. holds key in Q2

March 29, 2013
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By Chikako Mogi TOKYO (Reuters) – Whether the world’s largest economy can sustain momentum will be a primary focus for investors for the next three months after a general recovery trend in the United States helped risk sentiment for broad markets in the first quarter of 2013.
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S&P 500 closes at a record high, beating ’07 mark

March 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in less than a month, the stock market marched past another milepost on its long, turbulent journey back from the Great Recession, toppling another record left over from the days before government bailouts and failing investment banks.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Pullback possible after S&P’s milestone

March 29, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – After flirting with an all-time high for three weeks, the S&P 500 posted its best closing level in history. But some strategists say Thursday’s record could be a harbinger that the stock market rally is running out of steam.
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