Archive for October 29th, 2013

GOP groups target Senate incumbents on health care

October 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican outside political group says it will spend more than $2 million in advertising in the coming weeks to tie Senate Democrats Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to the health care overhaul.
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U.S. weighs changes to spy programs

October 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with a flood of revelations about U.S. spying, President Barack Obama and key lawmakers say it’s time to look closely at surveillance programs that may have gone too far. The White House is considering ending eavesdropping on friendly foreign leaders, a senior administration official said.
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1 year on, Sandy survivors to light up shore

October 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy pay their respects to what was lost when the storm roared ashore one year ago.
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Turkey fulfils sultan’s dream with Bosphorus tunnel

October 29, 2013
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Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey unveils Tuesday the world’s first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan’s dream 150 years ago in a three-billion-euro mega project driven by the Islamic-rooted government.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE mkts falls after mixed earnings; Saudi extends fall

October 29, 2013
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By Nadia Saleem DUBAI, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Mixed earnings in UAE triggered marginal profit-taking on Tuesday while Saudi Arabia’s bourse declined for a third consecutive session after its largest-listed firm reported earnings that disappointed investors.
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U.S. home prices rise in August, yearly gain best since 2006 – S&P

October 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. single-family home prices rose in August and also posted their strongest annual gain in more than seven years, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.
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STOCKS NEWS MIDEAST-Mixed earnings cues for UAE investors

October 29, 2013
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0538 GMT – Earnings in the United Arab Emirates will shape trading on Tuesday after profits at some Abu Dhabi banks matched or bettered forecasts, while telecom operator Etisalat disappointed analaysts.
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Morgan Stanley to seek Fed approval for more share buyback – WSJ

October 29, 2013
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REUTERS – Morgan Stanley plans to seek the U.S. Federal Reserve approval to widen the $500 million share buyback program cleared earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Report: Millions won’t be able to keep insurance

October 29, 2013
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Before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, President Obama promised Americans they could keep their healthcare plan if they liked it. But already hundreds of thousands of citizens are receiving notification that their plans are being cancelled because they don’t comply with the new law, and, according to NBC News, the Obama...
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Has U.S. stopped all spying on allies? Top official says no

October 29, 2013
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A senior U.S. official late Monday disputed Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein’s assertion that the United States has stopped all spying on allies.
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