Archive for June 19th, 2013

Senators float new student loan proposal

June 19, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Students applying for financial aid for the coming school year could find some comfort in a bipartisan student loan compromise taking shape in the Senate that would prevent interest rates from doubling and set a single rate each year for undergraduate students, rich or poor.
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Obama’s job approval rating slips

June 19, 2013
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Obama’s job approval rating slips

President Barack Obama at a dinner hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Charlottenburg Castle in Berlin …President Barack Obama’s job approval rating slipped slightly to 49 percent in June despite controversies over National Security Agency surveillance and the IRS targeting of conservative groups, according to a new poll from the nonpartisan Pew Research...
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Stock market falls as traders fear end of stimulus

June 19, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Financial markets shuddered Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it could start scaling back its huge bond-buying program later this year and end it by the middle of 2014.
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Microsoft talked with Nokia about buying devices unit – report

June 19, 2013
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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp recently talked with Nokia about buying the Finnish phone maker’s devices unit, but the discussions faltered and are not likely to be revived, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday in its online edition.
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Obama in Berlin: ‘Our work is not yet done’

June 19, 2013
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BERLIN (AP) — President Barack Obama is challenging Americans and Europeans not to become complacent even though the Cold War is over.
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The FBI has shot 150 Americans — all justified — since 1993

June 19, 2013
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A by-the-numbers look at the bureau’s apparently blameless firing at suspected criminals and other intentional targets
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Stocks edge lower as investors wait on Fed

June 19, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors waited for word from the Federal Reserve.
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S&P says Czech rating unaffected by government collapse

June 19, 2013
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PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech government‘s resignation this week will have no immediate impact on the central European country’s credit ratings, Standard & Poor’s agency said on Wednesday.
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Tornado touches down at Denver airport

June 19, 2013
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DENVER (AP) — Radar indicated a tornado briefly touched down Tuesday over the east runways of Denver International Airport, where thousands of people took shelter in bathrooms, stairwells and other safe spots until the dangerous weather passed, officials said.
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Afghan Taliban say they killed 4 U.S. troops

June 19, 2013
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four American troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the U.S. on finding a political solution to ending the nearly 12-year war in the country.
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