Archive for November, 2012

UN vote recognizes state of Palestine; US objects

November 30, 2012
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a victory decades in the making for the Palestinians after years of occupation and war. It was a sharp rebuke for Israel and the United States.
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Groupon says Mason remains CEO, shares slide

November 30, 2012
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Andrew Mason will remain CEO of Groupon Inc , a company spokesman said on Thursday after the board of directors decided to retain the company co-founder as head of the struggling online marketer of daily deals.
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Kroger lifts forecast after stronger third quarter

November 30, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger Co. is raising its earnings outlook for the year after the nation’s largest traditional supermarket chain reported a third-quarter profit that topped Wall Street expectations.
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Palestinians certain to win recognition as a state

November 29, 2012
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state Thursday in a General Assembly vote that Israel and the United States warn could delay hopes of achieving an independent Palestinian homeland through peace talks with Israel.
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Stocks open higher as budget talks move ahead

November 29, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising in early trading on Wall Street as optimism builds that a budget deal will be reached in Washington.
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Wall Street climbs at open on "cliff" deal hope

November 29, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose in early trading on Thursday on optimism that Congress was progressing toward a fiscal agreement in Washington that would avert a possible recession.
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Comprehending Human Behaviour through Driving Programs

November 29, 2012
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Two winners in record Powerball jackpot

November 29, 2012
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Winning tickets for the record Powerball jackpot worth nearly $580 million were purchased in Arizona and Missouri.
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No more government contracts for BP

November 29, 2012
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government banned BP Plc on Wednesday from new federal contracts over its “lack of business integrity” in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, possibly imperiling the company’s role as a top U.S. offshore oil and gas producer and the No. 1 military fuel supplier.
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Asian shares up on hopes of U.S. budget deal

November 29, 2012
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares touched their highest levels in more than three weeks and commodities rose on Thursday as sentiment improved after a senior U.S. lawmaker said he was “optimistic” on reaching a budget deal before the end of the year to avoid a fiscal crisis.
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