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Facebook Sets Historic IPO

Wall Street Journal -
By SHAYNDI RAICE Facebook Inc. filed for an initial public offering Wednesday that could value the social network between $75 billion and $100 billion, putting the eight-year-old company on track to be one of the biggest US stock-market debuts of all ...
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Pakistan Foreign Minister Supports Kabul's Place in Taliban Negotiations

Wall Street Journal -
By MARIA ABI-HABIB KABUL—Pakistan's foreign minister visited Kabul Wednesday to declare support for Afghan-led peace talks with the Taliban, signaling a thaw in relations between the two uneasy neighbors.

Romney Rides Big Wave of Fund Raising Over Rivals

Wall Street Journal -
By BRODY MULLINS And ALICIA MUNDY Mitt Romney is emerging from his Florida victory with not only political momentum but also a big financial advantage over Republican rival Newt Gingrich—and potentially evening the fund-raising field against an ...

Gronkowski only player sidelined as Patriots, Giants practice

By Nate Davis, USA TODAY INDIANAPOLIS -- The Patriots and Giants both practiced Wednesday with New England TE Rob Gronkowski (high ankle sprain) the only player from either squad who did not participate.

More Than 70 Killed in Mayhem at Soccer Match in Egypt

New York Times -
CAIRO - At least 73 people were killed in a brawl between rival groups of soccer fans after a match in the city of Port Said on Wednesday in the bloodiest episode of lawlessness since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak one year ago.

RIP Don Cornelius: Five Mega-Stars Who Rode the Soul Train

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Katherine: C'est Chic! Plus, Rachel McAdams and Keira Knightley. Rate the highs and lows! When Don Cornelius promised the "hottest jams and stars in the world," he wasn't messing around.

Diplomats: Progress on Syria Resolution at UN

Voice of America -
February 01, 2012 Diplomats: Progress on Syria Resolution at UN Margaret Besheer | The United Nations UN Security Council diplomats on Wednesday sounded cautiously optimistic for the first time that they might reach agreement on a resolution supporting ...

Why Britain and Argentina are tussling, again, over the Falklands

Christian Science Monitor -
Britain's decision to send a new, more powerful warship to the Falkland Islands has ignited a long-simmering territorial dispute that came to war decades ago.

Indiana Governor Signs a Law Creating a 'Right to Work' State

New York Times -
Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, who had once said that he did not wish to add a “right to work” provision to the state's labor laws, signed a bill on Wednesday doing just that.

Why repeal key health care component?

Politico -
A partisan House voted on Tuesday to repeal one of the most important components of our effort to provide long-term health care to the nation's senior population and people with disabilities.

Stocks Continue Surprising Rally

Wall Street Journal -
By JONATHAN CHENG But the Dow Jones Industrial Average has marched steadily upward anyway, defying doubters and brushing up against a nearly four-year high.

AMR Seeks to Cut 15% of Jobs

Wall Street Journal -
By SUSAN CAREY And JACK NICAS American Airlines parent AMR Corp. Wednesday said it will seek to cut 13000 jobs and terminate pensions in pursuit of $2 billion in annual costs savings, tipping its hand for the first time in what could be a long and ...

Gingrich fires at Romney for comments about the poor

CBS News -
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hit back against opponent Mitt Romney for making comments Wednesday morning about ignoring the poor, using the opportunity to frame his candidacy as one of unity.

Ron Paul's Vegas pitch: No taxes on tips

Los Angeles Times -
By Maria L. La Ganga At a news conference where supporters out-numbered reporters 10-1, Rep. Ron Paul reiterated his plan to stop federal taxation of tips, a proposal that brought loud cheers in this tourism-dependent state, where nearly 20 of all ...

Gillespie: Power of super PACs is no surprise

CBS News -
Florida's primary results showed once again that the story of 2012 is the power of super PACs. The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, Restore Our Future, spent $16 million in January 2011 alone -- outspending other candidate PACs by millions.

Romney supports automatic hikes in minimum wage

Fox News -
EAGAN, Minn. - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney renewed his support Wednesday for automatic increases in the federal minimum wage to keep pace with inflation, a position sharply at odds with traditional GOP business allies, ...

Facebook IPO Filing Shows It's Still Not Fully Operating in the Mobile Era

Forbes -
Slightly more than half of Facebook Inc.'s monthly users, or 425 million, access the social networking site today from tablet or smartphone.

Apple Loses Bid to Ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Nexus Phone

BusinessWeek -
By Karin Matussek Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. failed to get a preliminary ban on sales of Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy 10.1N and Galaxy Nexus mobile phone from a German court.

Microsoft slams Google user data policy in new ads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft slammed search rival Google with full-page ads Wednesday, saying that recent changes at Google that allow it to internally merge the data it collects on user activity across services such as YouTube and Gmail are meant to ...

Aaron Carter Speaks Out on Sister Leslie's Death

E! Online -
Katherine: C'est Chic! Plus, Rachel McAdams and Keira Knightley. Rate the highs and lows! It's been a tough day for the Carter family.

Super Bowl commercials 2012: VW releases sequel to 'The Force'

The Star-Ledger - -
By Anthony Venutolo/The Star-Ledger VWOn Wednesday, Volkswagen released an extended 75-second version of "The Dog Strikes Back," their Super Bowl commercial that will be airing during the second quarter of the game.

Did David Letterman destroy Late Night?

Entertainment Weekly -
by Darren Franich After tonight, David Letterman will be the longest-serving host in late-night TV history. He is responsible for expanding our understanding of what late night television could be.

Consensus top recruit Green-Beckham signs with to Missouri

By Jim Halley and Matt Schoch, USA TODAY SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Dorial Green-Beckham, the consensus No. 1 football recruit and USA TODAY's offensive Player of the Year, stayed close to home Wednesday, signing with Missouri.

Irsay planning to wait another month before making decision about Manning's bonus

Washington Post -
INDIANAPOLIS - Jim Irsay is putting the Peyton Manning decision on hold. The Colts owner said Wednesday he will monitor Manning's recovery from Sept.

Floyd Mayweather to fight Miguel Cotto

By Dan Rafael Bernardo Osuna looks ahead to Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel CottoTags: Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

NHL fines Jared Boll, Eric Boulton

By Mike Brehm, USA TODAY Jared Boll's illegal check got Joe Thornton riled up. It also cost Boll money. By Jason O. Watson, US Presswire Columbus' Jared Boll, left, fighting Jim Vandermeer on Tuesday, was fined $2500 for an illegal check to the head ...

Land plants set off a series of ice ages on Earth

The State Column -
Non-vascular land plants may have set off a series of ice ages on Earth, according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Pfizer Cites Packaging FlawsIn Birth-Control Pill Recall

Wall Street Journal -
By JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF And JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN Drug maker Pfizer Inc. recalled about a million packs of birth-control pills that weren't packaged correctly, which raised the risk of unplanned pregnancies among women who relied on the pills.

Charity pulls plug on Planned Parenthood, inciting critics

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the breast cancer awareness foundation best known for its pink-ribbon advocacy program, has plenty of critics seeing red.

Sugar should be regulated like alcohol, tobacco, commentary says

CBS News -
A new commentary published online in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature says sugar is just as "toxic" for people as the other two, so the government should step in to curb its consumption.

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