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Markets Post Best Week Of The Year

Friday, June 08, 2012

The good news for investors followed a painful week of huge drops.

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Court Refuses To Dismiss Charges Against WikiLeaks Suspect

Friday, June 08, 2012

The military judge also indicated she would delay the start of Bradley Manning's trial to November or January.

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Drink Up! Idaho OKs 'Five Wives' Vodka

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Originally banned because its name and label might offend women and Mormons, the vodka can now be sold there. The state reversed course after a lawsuit was threatened.

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In New York, Hispanic Small-Business Owners Must Prove Their Ethnicity

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The program seeks to help minority-owned business acquire government contracts and doesn't ask other groups — Asians and blacks, for example — to prove their race.

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Win For Wisconsin's Walker Seen As Blow For Democrats, Boost For The GOP

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The morning-after analyses are focusing on the lift Republicans have gotten. But bear in mind that a lot can happen between now and November.

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Disney To Put Limits On Food Ads In Bid To Nudge Kids To Eat Healthier

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

With an endorsement from first lady Michelle Obama for its effort, Walt Disney Co. said it is going to apply new standards to food ads aimed at children and their families during programming for kids. The goal: inspire healthier lifestyles.

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As Sandusky Trial Begins, A 'Two-Minute Guide' To The Case

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sara Ganim, who broke the story that rocked Penn State, sums up the news so far. Sandusky has pleaded innocent to charges that he sexually abused young boys.

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Facebook Will Allow Users To Vote On Privacy Changes

Friday, June 01, 2012

The result is only binding if more than 30 percent of registered users cast a ballot.

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'Lousy' News: Just 69,000 Jobs Added In May; Jobless Rate At 8.2 Percent

Friday, June 01, 2012

Both numbers are disappointments. Economists had expected BLS would say the jobless rate was 8.1 percent and that payrolls expanded by at least 150,000 jobs.

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For Many Teens, Summer Jobs May Be Thing Of The Past

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A recession and its lingering effects have made it even harder for teens to find summer employment. But the drop off in teen summer hiring predates the recession.

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Edwards Not Guilty On One Charge, Mistrial Declared On Other Counts

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Prosecutors must now decide whether to retry Edwards on the other five charges.

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President Obama Hosts President Bush For Unveiling Of Official Portraits

Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's a White House tradition that brings presidents and former presidents together in a rare non-partisan event.

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Youngest Speller Is Out Of The Bee; Tripped Up By 'Ingluvies'

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison was foiled by a word most of us had probably never heard before. But she had quite a day at the Bee. The competition resumes this morning, and concludes tonight.

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Facebook Stock Falls Another 9 Percent

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

At market's close, the stock was priced at $28.84, or 24 percent below its initial price.

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Manhattanhenge: The Sun, The City And A Special Rendezvous

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tonight — like it does twice every year — the setting sun will align perfectly with Manhattan's grid.

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How Do You Spell Precocious? 6-Year-Old Spelling Bee Contestant Would Know

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lori Anne Madison is the youngest-ever competitor in the National Spelling Bee, which is being held in Washington, D.C., this week. She might also be the only competitor who often studies while swinging upside down.

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In Annual Human Rights Report, U.S. Says China's Record Is Deteriorating

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The U.S. also praised countries like Tunisia and Libya, which came out of authoritarian rule.

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SpaceX Ship Passes Close By International Space Station

Thursday, May 24, 2012

So far everything looks good for a possible docking with the station on Friday by the company's Dragon capsule.

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'Morally Repugnant' Behavior Tolerated By Secret Service, Senator Says

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

At the first congressional hearing into the scandal, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine will make the case that Secret Service supervisors have turned a blind eye to bad behavior.

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What Facebook May Mean For Your Portfolio, Even If You Didn't Buy It

Friday, May 18, 2012

With an initial market capitalization of more than $100 billion, Facebook could have a distorting effect on some mutual funds, at least in the short term.

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