Archive for November 23rd, 2012

The politics of shopping: Does that store lean left or right?

November 23, 2012
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Black Friday: It’s a day in which most American citizens put aside politics in pursuit of shopping bargains. But in Washington we can sort almost anything in the US in terms of partisan proclivity, and temples of commerce are no exception. Want to know whether the big box store where you’re waiting in line...
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Egypt protesters attack Mursi’s party offices

November 23, 2012
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Protesters stormed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood‘s party in Alexandria on Friday, throwing chairs and books into the street and setting them alight, after the Egyptian president granted himself sweeping new powers.
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How the major stock averages fared Friday

November 23, 2012
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The stock market enjoyed some Black Friday cheer, rising sharply as shoppers braved the annual post-Thanksgiving rush. Major stock indexes closed one of their best weeks of the year.
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News Summary: Wall Street soars on Black Friday

November 23, 2012
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BIG FINISH: The stock market enjoyed some Black Friday cheer, rising sharply to give major stock indexes one of their best weeks of the year. Traders were encouraged by positive economic news from Germany and China, two engines of global growth.
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Analysis: With cease-fire, U.S. pins hopes on Egypt

November 23, 2012
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In Egypt we trust. In frantic diplomacy, the Obama administration helped seal a cease-fire that puts heavy responsibility on Egypt’s young Islamist government to ensure the end of Hamas rockets from the Gaza Strip. If Egypt delivers, the United States will have rediscovered the stalwart regional partner it has lacked since...
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Early start to Black Friday shopping frenzy

November 23, 2012
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NEW YORK/BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota (Reuters) – The U.S. shopping frenzy known as “Black Friday” kicked off at a more civilized hour, with some shoppers welcoming decisions by retailers such as Target Corp and Toys R Us Inc moving their openings earlier into Thursday night.
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S&P confirms France’s AA+ rating, warns on deficit

November 23, 2012
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PARIS (Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s rating agency confirmed France‘s long-term rating of AA+ on Friday and negative outlook but warned the government was likely to miss its public deficit target next year.
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TEXT-S&P summary: Sound Global Ltd.

November 23, 2012
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(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Nov 23 -
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Massive pileup shuts down Texas highway; 2 dead

November 23, 2012
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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two people died and more than 80 people were hurt Thursday when at least 100 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the wreckage.
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Thanksgiving Day parade offers respite for storm victims

November 23, 2012
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Some of the very same Republicans who have spent the last two weeks bashing Mitt Romney were, indeed, sucking up to him at a massive rally the Friday before the election — even angling for jobs in the Romney administration — a Romney adviser complains. At a rally with 100 Romney surrogates in West...
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