Archive for August 28th, 2013

Fidel Castro: ‘Grave things will happen’ in Syria attack

August 28, 2013
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HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro can’t stay away. Despite a vow to retire from his second career as a columnist last year, the 87-year-old revolutionary whose interests range from the nutrition benefits of a leafy plant called moringa to the threat of nuclear Armageddon apparently still has a lot to say about world events.
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Watch: Nation honors MLK’s ‘Dream’ speech

August 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking stock of progress both made and still to come, Americans of all backgrounds and colors massed on the National Mall on Wednesday to hear President Barack Obama and civil rights pioneers commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King‘s “I Have a Dream” speech on the same spot where he gave unforgettable voice...
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Wall Street rises as Syria concerns lift energy shares

August 28, 2013
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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street rose on Wednesday as the United States and its allies appeared to edge closer to attacking Syria, which lifted energy stocks and world oil prices on concerns about supply.
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Stocks edge higher as Syria, oil worries linger

August 28, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market edged higher Wednesday as investors continued to focus on the likelihood of a U.S.-led attack on Syria.
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West prepares for probable Syria strike

August 28, 2013
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By Oliver Holmes and Erika Solomon BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council was set for a showdown over Syria on Wednesday after Britain sought authorization for Western military action that Russia called premature.
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Past comments dog Obama, Biden as Syria response looms

August 28, 2013
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In 2007, two Democratic presidential candidates came out forcefully against unleashing America’s military might without explicit authorization from Congress. Today, Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama see things in a different light.
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Top Analyst Downgrades and Stocks to Sell: Abercrombie, TASER, Tiffany and More

August 28, 2013
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It is a pre-holiday week, interest rates have risen and many headwinds are in the air. Wall Street analysts are still issuing upgrades and downgrades. Each and every morning we peruse dozens of research notes to find the gems for investors looking for stocks to buy and stocks to sell. Investors frequently get to...
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Wall Street Fundamentals Releases New In-Depth Stock Reports on BBG, GPOR, NBR and SDRL

August 28, 2013
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Oil futures reached an eighteen-month high Tuesday as concerns of a potential military strike in Syria has raised supply concerns. October crude futures closed at $109.01 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent futures gained 3.2 percent to close at $114.28. Although Syria is not considered a major oil producer, it...
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The inspirations behind King’s ‘Dream’ speech

August 28, 2013
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On Aug. 28, 1963, a quarter of a million people peaceably gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Attendant celebrities lent their Hollywood credentials. The media coverage was international. More than 22,000 police officers, guards, soldiers, and paratroopers were placed on alert.
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Momentum grows for Syria military action

August 28, 2013
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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Momentum appeared to build Tuesday for Western military action against Syria, with the U.S. and France saying they are in position for a strike, while the government in Damascus vowed to use all possible measures to repel it.
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