Archive for September 4th, 2013

Weiner’s shouting match with Jewish voter caught on video

September 4, 2013
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NEW YORK — Anthony Weiner got into a shouting match with a Jewish voter while campaigning for mayor on Wednesday after the man called him “disgusting” and said he should “stay out of the public eye” for the sexting scandal that has derailed his bid for City Hall.
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Senate panel approves strikes on Syria

September 4, 2013
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There is a “100 percent” probability that the Syrian government will use chemical weapons again if the United States does not launch a military strike, Secretary of State John Kerry told members of the House Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.
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Wall Street up as automakers, techs gain

September 4, 2013
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose for a second day on Wednesday as a possible military action in Syria was seen as limited and strong auto sales lifted investor confidence in the U.S. economy.
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Stocks move higher, led by automakers and tech

September 4, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — A jump in U.S. auto sales and other good news on the economy helped drive the stock market higher Wednesday.
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Obama reserves right to buck Congress

September 4, 2013
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President Barack Obama bluntly told lawmakers on Wednesday that he does not need their permission to strike Syria, but he challenged Congress to do more than “sit on the sidelines (and) snipe.”
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Trailing in the polls, NYC mayoral candidate seeks momentum

September 4, 2013
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NEW YORK — Christine Quinn sat atop the polls for so long that she once seemed almost invincible and a clear successor to outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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Wall Street rises, tech shares boost Nasdaq

September 4, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, as a rally in technology shares lifted the Nasdaq, though investors remained focused on whether there would be a Western-led military attack against Syria following a suspected chemical weapons attack on its civilians.
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Dollar General beats in quarter but holds onto forecast

September 4, 2013
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By Jessica Wohl (Reuters) – Dollar General Corp posted better-than-expected second-quarter results on Wednesday as efforts such as selling cigarettes and more brand-name products attracted customers.
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Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro found dead

September 4, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade before one escaped and alerted authorities has been found dead and is believed to have committed suicide, a prison official said.
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Obama gains key congressional support on Syria

September 4, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to back a no-combat-troops-on-the-ground action in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.
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