Archive for November 21st, 2012

Hamas and Israel agree to ceasefire: Sources

November 21, 2012
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GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on the eighth day of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and militant rocket attacks out of the enclave, Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian sources said.
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Greenhouse gases hit record high

November 21, 2012
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The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a record high in 2011, the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported Tuesday (Nov. 20).
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Wall Street flat after Greek delay in thin holiday trade

November 21, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks were little changed on Wednesday as a lack of progress on some of the potential pitfalls facing the market kept investors cautious.
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Markets remain hopeful of Greek deal

November 21, 2012
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LONDON (AP) — The continuing saga of when Greece will get its next batch of bailout cash kept markets in check Wednesday, a day when much of Wall Street is packing up early for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Suicide blasts hit near U.S. base in Afghan capital

November 21, 2012
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two men wearing suicide vests blew themselves up near a U.S. base in Kabul early Wednesday, killing two Afghan guards in the heart of a neighborhood filled with foreign forces and embassies — despite increased security ahead of a Muslim holy day that last year saw one the capital’s deadliest...
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Clinton steps up push for Mideast truce

November 21, 2012
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JERUSALEM (AP) — JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state pressed on Wednesday with efforts to wring an elusive truce deal from Israel and Gaza‘s militant Hamas rulers, after earlier attempts to end more than a week of fighting broke down amid a furious spasm of violence.
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In HP-Autonomy debacle, many advisers but little good advice

November 21, 2012
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(Reuters) – When Hewlett Packard acquired Autonomy last year for $11.1 billion, some 15 different financial, legal and accounting firms were involved in the transaction — and none raised a flag about what HP said Tuesday was a major accounting fraud.
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European indecision on Greece weighs on markets

November 21, 2012
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LONDON (AP) — The continued inability of Europe to agree on Greece’s next batch of bailout cash weighed on markets Wednesday, a day when much of Wall Street will be packing up early for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Illinois may grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants

November 21, 2012
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois may soon become the most populous U.S. state to grant a form of driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, after the nation’s growing Hispanic population boosted the power of Democrats in national and state elections on November 6.
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Securing Gaza cease-fire proves elusive

November 21, 2012
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the Hamas militant group edged closer to a cease-fire Tuesday to end a weeklong Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, but after a day of furious diplomatic efforts involving the U.S. secretary of state, U.N. chief and Egypt‘s president, a deal remained elusive and fighting raged on both sides...
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