Archive for February 25th, 2014

Obama tells Pentagon to plan Afghan pullout

February 25, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S, the White House said Tuesday.
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First Lady watching scoreboards for kids’ health

February 25, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.
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Analyst doubles price target, boosts Tesla shares

February 25, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. surged 16 percent Tuesday after a Wall Street analyst told investors that Tesla could shake up the electric utility sector as well as the auto industry.
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Wall Street turns higher as retail stocks rally

February 25, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 moving within points of record levels, as a pair of retail stocks rallied following strong results.
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World stocks scale peaks, yuan drops most in 3 years

February 25, 2014
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By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – World shares were at a 6-year high on Tuesday following a record peak on Wall Street, while moves by China to stamp out easy betting on the yuan triggered the currency’s biggest drop in over three years.
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Stocks scale peaks, yuan drops most in 3 years

February 25, 2014
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By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – World shares were at a 6-year high on Tuesday following a record peak on Wall Street, while moves by China to stamp out easy betting on the yuan triggered the currency’s biggest drop in over three years.
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Ariz. gov. urged to veto religious freedom bill

February 25, 2014
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PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
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‘Microbial Pompeii’ found on 1,000-year-old human teeth

February 25, 2014
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A “microbial Pompeii” has been found on the teeth of 1,000-year-old human skeletons. Just as volcanic ash entombed the citizens of the ancient Roman city, dental plaque preserved bacteria and food particles on the skeletons’ teeth.
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