Archive for March 6th, 2014

Despite the name calling, Putin is not crazy

March 6, 2014
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President Obama has called Vladimir Putin “the bored kid in the back of the classroom,” putting on an unsmiling, tough-guy “shtick.” Hillary Clinton just compared the Russian president to Hitler. The State Department says Putin’s reasoning on Ukraine amounts to “two plus two equals five.” Republican House Speaker Boehner branded him a “thug.” German...
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Victim who fought Illinois concealed carry ban declares ‘victory’

March 6, 2014
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southern Illinois retiree whose legal fight helped bring about an end to the state’s last-in-the-nation ban on concealed carry has become among the state’s first to get her permit to have a handgun in public.
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Wall Street cuts gains; late afternoon selling hits Nasdaq

March 6, 2014
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday, but were off session highs as late afternoon selling pushed the Nasdaq into negative territory.
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Stock and housing gains put US net worth at record

March 6, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A surging stock market and rebounding home prices boosted Americans’ wealth to a record in the final three months of last year, though both trends have slowed so far in 2014.
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Crimea parliament votes to join Russia

March 6, 2014
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By Alissa de Carbonnel
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General to admit guilt on 3 counts; denies assault

March 6, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army general accused of sexual assault was set to plead guilty to three lesser charges Thursday in a move that his lawyer says will strengthen his position going into trial.
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Chicago family accused in $7 million shoplifting spree

March 6, 2014
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CHICAGO (AP) — A father, mother and daughter from a posh Chicago suburb stole $7 million in merchandise during a decadelong shoplifting spree — traveling to stores nationwide and targeting dolls, toys, cosmetics and other valuables — according to a federal complaint released Wednesday.
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Canceled health plans get 2-year extension

March 6, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Warding off the specter of election-year health insurance cancellations, the Obama administration Wednesday announced a two-year extension for individual policies that don’t meet requirements of the new health care law.
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Asian shares win reprieve, euro hobbled ahead of ECB

March 6, 2014
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By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares enjoyed a reprieve on Thursday as diplomatic efforts moderated the crisis over Ukraine, while the euro came under pressure as investors speculate whether the European Central Bank will ease policy later in the day.
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Exclusive – GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid

March 6, 2014
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By Paul Lienert and Ben Klayman
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