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Obama to Watch Cities' Stimulus Spending
Washington Post - 28 minutes ago
By Michael D. Shear President Obama warned the nation's mayors yesterday that he will hold officials at all levels of government accountable for how they spend federal stimulus money, pledging to "call them out" if the funding is wasted on projects ...
Stimulus: Now comes the hard part, spending it San Francisco Chronicle
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BBC News
Clinton urges stronger China ties
BBC News - 57 minutes ago
Hillary Clinton has called for a deeper US-China partnership during her first overseas trip as US secretary of state. Co-operation between the US and China on global issues such as the economy and climate change was "imperative", said Mrs Clinton in ...
Clinton in China to push climate, finance The Associated Press
Clinton Turns to Economic Crisis in China Talks Bloomberg
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Schwarzenegger signs California budget
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour ago
A relieved Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a long-awaited budget package Friday, closing a $41 billion hole in California's finances and easing the state's cash crunch.
Days after generous federal stimulus, Schwarzenegger signs an ... San Jose Mercury News
Long awaited California budget signed into law Reuters
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2 Rebel Planes Shot Down Over Capital of Sri Lanka
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By SOMINI SENGUPTA and MARK McDONALD NEW DELHI - Two rebel fighter planes circling over the Sri Lankan capital were shot down Friday night, with one crashing into the government tax office and injuring 42 people, according to the government.
Tamil Tigers attack Colombo with aircraft guardian.co.uk
Rebel aircraft bomb Sri Lankan capital United Press International
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Netanyahu, Once Hawkish, Now Touts Pragmatism
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By ETHAN BRONNER JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu, the Likud Party leader chosen Friday to form Israel’s next government, likes to tell a story about his meeting last summer in Jerusalem with President Obama, who was then still the Democratic candidate.
Netanyahu to Form New Israeli Government Voice of America
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Equal Rights For All Israel's Citizens
Washington Post - 7 hours ago
The Current Discussion: Israel's real "existential question" is whether or not to disenfranchise its Arab minority, says Fareed Zakaria in his column this week.
Cairo-hosted Gaza truce talks caught in middle aftersetbacks in week Xinhua
Palestinian Affairs: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em Jerusalem Post
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Rates Drop as Obama Signs Stimulus Plan
Washington Post - 6 hours ago
AP The average US rate on a 30-year, fixed mortgage fell this week as President Obama enacted an economic stimulus and pledged $275 billion to reduce foreclosures.
Who gets helped in mortgage rescue plan? MSNBC
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Ill. lawmaker wants Burris reprimanded
Chicago Tribune - 5 hours ago
AP SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - One Illinois lawmaker is introducing a resolution urging the US Senate Ethics Committee to expel Sen. Roland Burris.
Pressure builds on Burris to resign seat Washington Times
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BBC News
Spike Lee wants boycott of New York Post over chimpanzee cartoon
New York Daily News - 2 hours ago
BY Caitlin Millat and Tracy Connor Rev. Al Sharpton delivers a speech during a protest in front of the News Corp. building with film director Spike Lee at his side.
Sorta Sorry? Spike Lee Not Buying Post Apology MSNBC
NY Post apologizes for chimp cartoon - sort of Newsday
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Banking Sector Reels on Talk Of Possible US Takeover
Washington Post - 28 minutes ago
By Binyamin Appelbaum And David Cho The specter of bank nationalization is driving a historic fire sale of stocks including Citigroup and Bank of America, making it harder for those firms to survive and imperiling the efforts of the Obama ...
What is nationalization? CNNMoney.com
Citi, B of A shares fall on nationalization fears Reuters
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BBC News
Major indexes fall more than 6 percent for week
The Associated Press - 3 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street ended another terrible week Friday, leaving major indexes down more than 6 percent as investors worried that the recession will persist for at least the rest of the year and that government intervention will do little to ...
US Stocks Hovering Near Multi-Year Lows, Banks Continue Fall MarketWatch
Bank Uncertainty Weighs On Stocks Forbes
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CBS News
Madoff Never Made Supposed Investments
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By DIANA B. HENRIQUES The clients who trusted Bernard L. Madoff still do not know exactly what he did with their money. But they know what he did not do with it: He did not buy any of those blue-chip stocks and Treasury bills listed on their account ...
Madoff Left No Trace He Made Any Trades, Picard Says Bloomberg
Did Madoff Have Help? Forbes
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What Facebook's Stumble Can Teach Your Company
BusinessWeek - 4 hours ago
By John Sviokla When you share information on a social site: Who owns the content? Who controls it? This question at is the core of Facebook's current turmoil around its terms of service.
Facebook Backs Into a 'Bill of Rights' Washington Post
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Sky News
Google Earth's 'Atlantis' Just A Data Glitch
InformationWeek - 6 hours ago
While Google's mapping program is turning up many formerly hidden objects, a lost city under the sea isn't one of them, says a company spokesperson.
Fabled City of Atlantis Spotted on Google Earth? New York Times
OMG! Did Google Earth find Atlantis? CNET News
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Ars Technica
Violent Video Game Law Ruled Unconstitutional
InformationWeek - 3 hours ago
The 2005 law prohibited the sale of violent video games to anyone under 18 and imposed a fine of as much as $1000. By Thomas Claburn The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Friday struck down a California law that restricted the sale of ...
Court strikes down California video game law The Associated Press
US court again strikes down California game law GameSpot
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When the Film Academy’s Annual Sideshow Becomes the Main Event
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By AO SCOTT You may not care about the Oscars, but the Oscars definitely don’t care about you. The stars, the films, the analysis.
'Slumdog' leads Oscars bets Straits Times
The Oscars as an indicator of global dreams Financial Times
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Rihanna won't discuss Chris Brown, but thanks fans
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) - As police probe whether one of their own leaked a picture of a bruised and beaten woman that appears to be Rihanna, the image is sparking a discussion of the impact it could have on the issue of domestic violence.
Readers turn on Chris Brown and the LAPD for leaked photo of ... Los Angeles Times
Beaten Rihanna Photo Leaked On Tmz From Chris Brown Assault TheInsider.com
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Boston Globe
‘Slumdog’ Fusionist in Oscar Spotlight
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By BEN SISARIO AR Rahman knows how big a deal it would be if he wins an Oscar on Sunday. AR Rahman is one of India’s most prolific film composers.
"Slumdog" kids to walk Oscar red carpet Reuters
'Slumdog' kids get ready for a trip to the Oscars The Associated Press
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Quotes about Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller
USA Today - 2 hours ago
By AP "Every citizen in our state feels a little empty today. Larry was Utah and Utah was Larry. He inspired many and served countless.
Remembering Utah entrepreneur Larry Miller Motorsport.com
Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller dead at 64 The Associated Press
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Los Angeles Times
Vickers bounces back from Daytona with California Cup pole
Sports Network - 39 minutes ago
Fontana, CA (Sports Network) - Days after being involved in "the big one" during the Daytona 500, Brian Vickers rebounded by taking the pole for the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
The Hot Pass: Earnhardt owns up to Daytona wreck FOXSports.com
Vickers rebounds by notching Fontana pole SportingNews.com
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BBC News
SEC Enlisted FBI's Enforcement Tools to Investigate Alleged $9.2 ...
Washington Post - 41 minutes ago
By Zachary A. Goldfarb A range of federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, FBI, IRS and banking regulators, have been investigating allegations of fraud and possibly other illegal activity at R. Allen Stanford's companies for ...
Stanford surrenders passport, Antigua units seized Reuters
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Texas health department takes over peanut recall
CNN - 2 hours ago
(CNN) -- The Texas Department of State Health Services announced Friday that it is taking control of a recall of products from Peanut Corporation of America's plant in Plainview.
Texas says Peanut Corp. unresponsive to recall The Associated Press
5 Oahu Salmonella Cases Linked To Peanut Recall MSNBC
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New York Times
Obama Zeroes In on Health-Care Coverage With Stimulus Signed
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Aliza Marcus Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama will use the budget proposal he submits to Congress next week to outline how to pay for expanding medical coverage to all Americans, said an administration official who spoke on condition of ...
Health Care Industry in Talks to Shape Policy New York Times
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FDA: Psoriasis drug could cause deadly brain infection
CNN - 11 hours ago
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The government is warning that taking the psoriasis drug Raptiva could result in serious brain infection and even death.
Europe urged to halt psoriasis drug Raptiva sales Reuters
Psoriasis Drug Raptiva Tied to Brain Infection WebMD
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Brisbane Times
Official: Even chimps in tutus can be vicious
CNN - 10 hours ago
By Kim Segal and John Zarrella (CNN) -- Images of chimpanzees on television or in the movies depict cute, cuddly and smart animals.
Woman Attacked by Chimp Transferred to Site of First US Face ... FOXNews
Clinic specialists evaluate woman in chimp attack The Associated Press
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BBC News
More US Troops Going to Afghanistan as Obama Considers Next Steps
Voice of America - 4 hours ago
This week marked Barack Obama's first month as president -- and his first major action as commander-in-chief. He approved seventeen thousand more troops for Afghanistan.