Archive for December 21st, 2013

Ice pellets and snow frustrate holiday travel rush

December 21, 2013
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CHICAGO (AP) — A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and possibly some tornadoes in the South.
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US military aircraft hit in S. Sudan, 4 wounded

December 21, 2013
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunfire hit a U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country’s military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region that gunfire downed...
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U.S. military aircraft hit in S. Sudan

December 21, 2013
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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Rebel fire hit two U.S. military aircraft responding to the outbreak in violence in South Sudan on Saturday, wounding three U.S. service members and heavily damaging at least one of the aircraft, officials said. South Sudan blamed the attack on renegade troops in control of the breakaway region.
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With Fed out of the way, what’s next on Wall Street?

December 21, 2013
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – With the U.S. Federal Reserve finally announcing it will start tapering its stimulus, removing a big uncertainty in the market, can Wall Street expect a stronger finish to the year? Not really.
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Report: NSA arranged secret $10M deal

December 21, 2013
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By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – As a key part of a campaign to embed encryption software that it could crack into widely used computer products, the U.S. National Security Agency arranged a secret $10 million contract with RSA, one of the most influential firms in the computer security industry, Reuters has learned.
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9/11 families win right to sue Saudi Arabia

December 21, 2013
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Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks today celebrated a federal court’s ruling that allows relatives of people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
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Morgan Stanley sells oil trading business to Russia’s Rosneft

December 21, 2013
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By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Katya Golubkova
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9/11 families can finally sue Saudi Arabia

December 21, 2013
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Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks today celebrated a federal court’s ruling that allows relatives of people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
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Ready to sleep at the airport? Bad holiday weather blues

December 21, 2013
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Holiday travelers in the Midwest and parts East and South were keeping a leery eye Friday on a band of foul weather stretching across the nation’s midsection that was threatening to mar the opening weekend of one of the year’s busiest travel periods.
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Morgan Stanley sells oil trading business to Russia’s Rosneft

December 21, 2013
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By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Katya Golubkova
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