Archive for December 23rd, 2013

Town rallies for soldier robbed of Christmas gifts

December 23, 2013
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A California town has shed the Christmas spirit on a soldier whose Christmas presents were stolen from his home just as he was returning from Afghanistan.
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Insurance shoppers get grace period

December 23, 2013
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CHICAGO (AP) — Anticipating heavy traffic on the government’s health care website, the Obama administration extended Monday’s deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving Americans in 36 states more time to select a plan.
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Dow, S&P hit record highs; Apple’s China deal lifts techs

December 23, 2013
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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks climbed on Monday, with the Dow and S&P 500 advancing to all-time highs as a distribution deal by Apple Inc with China Mobile boosted the technology sector.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average did Monday

December 23, 2013
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Stocks rose Monday on Wall Street at the beginning of a slow holiday week. Apple led technology stocks higher with a gain of 4 percent after striking a deal to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, the world’s largest cell phone carrier.
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American jailed over video mocking Dubai teens

December 23, 2013
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Abu Dhabi (AFP) – A UAE court jailed on Monday an American and four other men for one year after they made a YouTube video that mocked Dubai teenagers, The National daily reported.
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It’s the Obamacare signup deadline — for most people

December 23, 2013
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By Susan Cornwell and Roberta Rampton
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Wall Street rises to new highs, boosted by Apple deal

December 23, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose Monday, advancing to all-time highs as Apple Inc surged on a distribution deal with China Mobile.
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Stock Market News for December 23, 2013

December 23, 2013
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The Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs once again on Friday, propelled by encouraging GDP numbers. The unexpected jump in the U.S.’s economic growth helped benchmarks notch up their best week in three months. The industrials and technology sectors were the largest gainers among the S&P 500 industry groups, while materials incurred...
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Russian punk rocker freed from jail

December 23, 2013
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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) – Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, walked free from jail on Monday under an amnesty allowing her early release from a two-year sentence for a protest in a church against President Vladimir Putin.
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Wild start to winter brings ice, snow, and record highs

December 23, 2013
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After winter’s first full day brought everything from balmy temperatures along the mid-Atlantic to snow in the Midwest and ice, snow and flooding in the Great Lakes, some people could be left in the dark for Christmas.
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