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Bill Clinton hospitalized

CNN - John King, Ed Henry - ‎1 hour ago‎
New York (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton was in good spirits Thursday after undergoing a procedure to insert two stents into one of his coronary arteries, his office said.

$85-billion jobs bill slashed

Los Angeles Times - Christi Parsons, Janet Hook - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Majority Leader Harry Reid says his stripped-down proposal will be the first in a series of employment measures. By Christi Parsons and Janet Hook Reporting from Washington - The Senate's top leader on Thursday abruptly scaled back the size of a ...

US Dismisses Iran's Nuclear Claims

Voice of America - Kent Klein - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Obama administration on Thursday said it does not believe that Iran can enrich uranium at the level it claims it can. White House officials say work is underway for stronger international sanctions against Iran.

On Mandela's Release Anniversary, Zuma Seeks High Ground

New York Times - Celia W. Dugger - ‎3 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG - It was the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, a high point in South Africa's history, but for the current president, Jacob Zuma, who delivered his state of the nation address on Thursday, ...

Canada 'disappointed' by China dissident jail decision

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - Canada said Thursday it was "extremely disappointed" that a Chinese court had decided to uphold an 11-year jail sentence against leading dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Suicide Bombers Attack Police Compound in Pakistan

New York Times - Zubair Shah - ‎5 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Two suicide bombers attacked police officers in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 15 people and wounding 20 others in the second attack on Pakistani police officers in as many days, the authorities said ...

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Democrats Try to Rebuild Campaign-Spending Barriers

New York Times - David D. Kirkpatrick - ‎50 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats outlined legislation Thursday aimed at undoing a recent Supreme Court decision that allows corporations and interest groups to spend freely on political advertising.

Economic Report Sings Blues on Jobs

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Weisman, Greg Hitt - ‎20 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's first official economic report to Congress predicts lackluster employment growth this year and next, even after including the impact of a jobs bill whose prospects appeared uncertain ...

Texas gov. candidate questions any US role in 9/11

Washington Post - April Castro - ‎3 hours ago‎
Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses an oil and gas conference Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) (Pat Sullivan - AP) By APRIL CASTRO The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas -- A Republican gubernatorial candidate said Thursday she has ...

European Leaders Deploy 'Bazooka' to Stamp Out Attack on Greece

BusinessWeek - Simon Kennedy, James G. Neuger - ‎1 hour ago‎
Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- European leaders closed ranks to defend Greece from the punishment of investors in a pledge of support that may soon be tested.

Motorola To Split Into Two Companies Next Year

Wall Street Journal - Roger Cheng - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Motorola Inc. (MOT) said late Thursday that it would split into two publicly traded companies by the first quarter of next year as it looks to reinvigorate its disparate businesses.

Ex-Goldman programmer indicted over HFT code theft

Reuters - Tim Dobbyn - ‎39 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Goldman Sachs Group programer was indicted on charges he stole computer code for the investment bank's high-frequency trading platform, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

Video game sales tumble 13 percent in January

CNET - Daniel Terdiman - ‎1 hour ago‎
After the best month in its history, the video game industry in January returned to the pattern it followed throughout 2009: sharp year-over-year monthly declines.

What's your reaction to Google's new social-networking tool Buzz?

Wall Street Journal - ‎8 hours ago‎
Google Inc. launched a new service to bring social updates such as photos and Web links into Gmail and some Google mobile products, in a challenge to Facebook Inc. and other social media sites where people go to check up on their friends.

iTunes soon to reach milestone of 10 billion songs sold

Apple Insider - Brian Garner - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple's iTunes music store will soon reach 10 billion songs sold since its inception in April of 2003, and is marking this accomplishment with a contest rewarding the purchaser of the 10 billionth song a $10000 iTunes card.

Six ways Alexander McQueen changed fashion

BBC News - Rajini Vaidyanathan - ‎1 hour ago‎
From super low-slung trousers to skull scarves, extreme shoes to sharp tailoring, British designer Alexander McQueen, who was found dead on Thursday, was the darling of the fashion pack.

Response to Beating Stirs Anger

New York Times - William Yardley - ‎15 minutes ago‎
SEATTLE - The surveillance video is vivid and brutal. Over and over, one girl kicks another in the head as she lies on her back on a transit station platform.

'Percy Jackson' lacks the spark of Harry Potter

msnbc.com - David Germain - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Uma Thurman with snakes for hair and a killer stare is almost enough on her own to make "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" worth seeing.

Emotional Michael Waltrip sneaks into Daytona 500; Papis gets in

USA Today - Nate Ryan - ‎18 minutes ago‎
By J. Pat Carter, AP By Nate Ryan, USA TODAY That was the rundown from Thursday's Gatorade Duel at Daytona International Speedway, as the twin 150-mile qualifying races produced thrilling victories by Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne and a feel-good ...

Rain, rumors, impatience as Olympic opening nears

ESPN - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The XXI Olympic Winter Games begin Friday, and that's about the only thing certain about them.

Panthers trade Dominic Moore to Canadiens for draft pick

TSN - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Florida Panthers have traded forward Dominic Moore to the Montreal Canadiens for a second-round pick in the 2011 draft. Moore, 29, has eight goals and nine assists in 48 games for Florida.
Habs, Panthers make a deal San Luis Obispo Tribune

WellPoint insurance hike becomes target for Obama

Washington Post - Tom Murphy, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP INDIANAPOLIS -- Health insurer WellPoint blames the Great Recession and rising medical costs for its planned 39 percent rate increase for some California customers.

Study: dangers of childhood obesity

WIVB - Eli George - ‎1 hour ago‎
We've heard a lot about the dangers of childhood obesity. And now, a new study is shedding light on the long-term effects. A child who is at risk down the road may not even look overweight now.

WHO to decide whether worst over in H1N1 pandemic

Reuters - Sukree Sukplang - ‎12 hours ago‎
A woman receives a H1N1 influenza vaccine shot from a medical staff at a hospital in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok January 25, 2010.

Michael Jackson Autopsy Report

The Smoking Gun - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎
FEBRUARY 8--As prosecutors today announced manslaughter charges against Michael Jackson's former doctor, the Los Angeles medical examiner simultaneously released its final report on the singer's June 2009 death.

Fire Your Relatives. Scare Your Employees. And Stop Whining.

New York Times - Kermit Pattison - ‎Feb 10, 2010‎
George Cloutier, founder of American Management Services, specializes in offering tough advice to small and midsize businesses. By KERMIT PATTISON IT'S not the economy, stupid, it's you.

Money pit: When a cheap foreclosure costs much more

CNNMoney.com - Les Christie - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Dusan Tatomirovic found a steal when he bought a foreclosed condo just north of Monterey, Calif., last April for $130000.

LaVar Arrington responds to Clinton Portis

Washington Post (blog) - Dan Steinberg - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎
I've transcribed more Redskins radio interviews than almost anybody alive, but LaVar Arrington's response to Clinton Portis Monday afternoon is well beyond my powers to communicate.

Millionaire gives away fortune which made him miserable

Telegraph.co.uk - Henry Samuel - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎
Austrian millionaire Karl Rabeder is giving away every penny of his £3 million fortune after realising his riches were making him unhappy.