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Do you agree with the Senate's decision to reconfirm Fed chair Bernanke?

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ben Bernanke won the backing of the Senate for a second four-year term as chairman of the Federal Reserve by a comfortable margin.

Obama To Reach Out To Republicans

Baltimore Sun - Paul West - ‎1 hour ago‎

Va., Md. get nearly $140 million for rail projects

Washington Post - Ashley Halsey III, Alec MacGillis - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama doled out $8 billion in federal stimulus money Thursday to build and improve rail lines in 31 states, helping fund high-speed service between Richmond and Washington and replacement of a 19th-century tunnel through ...

Afghan president plans meeting on reintegrating, reconciling with insurgents

Washington Post - Karen DeYoung - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Selay Chaffar, right, and others with the Afghan Women's Network, listen to the final news conference at the conference on Afghanistan.

Survivors of Haiti earthquake rebuilding on their own

CNN - Lisa Desjardins - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jean-Fritznel St. Claire and 3 friends clean up rubble of office building, load it into trucks Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- In patches across the Haitian capital, many earthquake survivors are not waiting for an international ...

Former French prime minister acquitted in libel case

Los Angeles Times - Devorah Lauter - ‎1 hour ago‎
Judges say it can't be proved Dominique de Villepin knew that papers alleging Nicolas Sarkozy got kickbacks were forged. The ruling may boost De Villepin as Sarkozy's main conservative challenger.

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Obama to unveil new tax breaks to spur jobs growth, hike wages

Washington Post - Michael A. Fletcher - ‎1 hour ago‎
In an effort to spur job creation, President Obama plans on Friday to unveil a $33 billion package of tax breaks aimed at encouraging businesses to hire new workers and give employees raises.

Obama Picked Odd Time and Place to Jab High Court

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By AP The latest on President Obama, his administration and other news from Washington and around the nation. Join the discussion.
Obama v. the Supremes Wall Street Journal

'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal?

CNN - Barbara Starr - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Washington (CNN) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates will unveil the Pentagon's plan to prepare for repealing the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" law regarding gay soldiers at a committee hearing Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Apple Pares Off 4.1%; Qualcomm Falls, Too

Wall Street Journal - Donna Kardos Yesalavich - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK—Stocks slumped Thursday, led by the technology sector, as a forecast cut from Qualcomm, a bigger-than-expected revenue drop from Motorola and apparent disappointment over Apple's latest product weighed.
Stocks get hammered CNNMoney.com

Toyota: Too Big, Too Fast

Wall Street Journal - Paul Ingrassia - ‎2 hours ago‎
Consumer Reports, the bible of the car-buying public, now rates Ford's quality higher than Toyota's. By PAUL INGRASSIA Three or four years ago senior Honda executives demanded to know from their underlings how arch-rival Toyota could expand its ...

Microsoft net profit hits record 6.66 billion dollars

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft said Thursday that second-quarter net profit hit a record 6.66 billion dollars on unprecedented revenue driven by demand for the new Windows 7 operating system.

What Apple's iPad Means for Your Wallet

Wall Street Journal - Brett Arends - ‎42 minutes ago‎
LONDON—Phew! Thank heavens the iPad is coming. Solving the economic crisis should be a breeze—it has an app for that. Apple's new all-singing, all-dancing hand-held computer is the talk of the moment.

Who will buy the iPad?

CNET - Erica Ogg - ‎3 hours ago‎
The reaction to the iPad has been far less positive than what we've become used to when new Apple products debut. Many took to Twitter, Facebook, and tech blogs, including here at CNET, to voice dissatisfaction with everything from the ...

Drama, No Dilemma, Over iPad Name

Wall Street Journal - Suzanne Vranica, Amir Efrati - ‎2 hours ago‎
From Internet jokes to legal rumblings, the name of Apple Inc.'s latest gadget is taking a bit of a beating. But Apple has been down this road before, and marketing experts don't expect the brouhaha to dent the new ...

Author JD Salinger 'doesn't go out of style'

USA Today - Deirdre Donahue - ‎16 minutes ago‎
JD Salinger turned his back on the world long before his death Wednesday in New Hampshire at age 91. The last thing he published was a 25000-word short story titled "Hapworth 16, 1924" in the June 19, 1965, ...

Jay Leno to Oprah: 'Am I not a good guy?"

USA Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
Oprah kept pressing Jay Leno on her show today about why didn't he retire instead of returning to The Tonight Show, about whether he thought at all of Conan's feelings and about how bad is image is right now.

For Gibson Thriller 'Darkness,' No Dawn

Wall Street Journal - Joe Morgenstern - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Mel Gibson is a cop trying to avenge his beloved daughter's violent death in "Edge of Darkness," an action thriller based on a 1985 miniseries produced by the BBC.

Saints Super Bowl trip means rescheduled Carnival parades in New Orleans

The Canadian Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW ORLEANS - Carnival season - which sees more than 70 parades roll through greater New Orleans before Fat Tuesday - is getting one more.

Piercy in the lead at Torrey Pines, although Allenby has best start

The Canadian Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN DIEGO - Scott Piercy had the best score Thursday at Torrey Pines because he made nine birdies. Robert Allenby might have had the best round because he made no bogeys.

Chris Bosh, seven first-timers headed to NBA all-star game as reserves

The Canadian Press - Antonio Gonzalez, Tom Withers - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh is headed back to the NBA all-star game. Bosh and Utah's Deron Williams, both Dallas natives, will take part in the showcase event in their hometown, which will include seven first-time selections.

McLean Co. Health Department to soon end its H1N1 immunization clinics

Bloomington Pantagraph - ‎2 hours ago‎
BLOOMINGTON - McLean County Health Department will be ending its H1N1 influenza public immunization clinics in two weeks - a sign that the public health war against the novel flu strain is ramping down but isn't done.

Five-day limit for post-sex pill

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A recently licensed type of emergency contraception may offer women protection from pregnancy even when taken five days after sex.
New 'morning after' pill praised The Press Association

Overweight Elderly Have Similar Mortality to Normal-Weight Elderly

Medscape - Laurie Barclay - ‎5 hours ago‎
January 28, 2010 - Current body mass index (BMI) thresholds for overweight and obesity may be overly restrictive for older people, according to the authors of a cohort study published online January 27 and in the February print edition of the Journal ...

The secret lives of married men

Times Online - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
Wives, here is a fact you definitely don't want to know about your husband: he wants to shag your best friend. Not only does he want to shag your best friend, but also your second and third-best friends.

Roeder: No regrets after shooting doctor

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
Scott Roeder says he has no regrets over killing Dr. George Tiller at church in May 2009 (CNN) -- A man on trial for gunning down a Kansas abortion provider in church said he had no regrets because "abortion is murder.

Caffeine Intoxication and Addiction

Medscape - Holly Pohler - ‎Jan 21, 2010‎
Caffeine, one of the world's most popular psychoactive substances, is sought for its central nervous system stimulant effects.

Revealed: The love letter-writing beauty who left her heart on a bus

Daily Mail - Michael Thornton - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
It was a tantalising mystery: who left a bundle of anonymous love letters on the back seat of a coach? Only now can the captivating answer finally be revealed.

Credit Card Companies Find New Money-Making Schemes

TIME (blog) - Brad Tuttle - ‎10 hours ago‎
Smack down one fee or money-making scheme and others are sure to pop up. And even if you're really good at the game, there are always more moles than you can possibly whack.
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