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GLOBAL MARKETS-US stocks slide as bear grips harder, oil falls
Reuters - 4 hours ago
By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - US stocks fell deeper into bear territory on Monday, with the Dow sliding to 12-year lows, as doubts grew about Washington's plans to bolster beleaguered banks and investors fled to the safety of government ...
Dow plunges to a nearly 12-year low Christian Science Monitor
US stocks swing low, investors mull plan Sydney Morning Herald
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Times Online
Most Americans support Obama's economic plan: polls
Reuters - 56 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Large majorities of Americans support US President Barack Obama's plans to revive the economy and his efforts to work across party lines, according to a pair of public opinion polls released on Monday.
La. Governor Took Fast Track to National Prominence Washington Post
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Washington Post
Guantanamo Meets Humane Standards, Report Finds
FOXNews - 3 hours ago
The conditions of confinement at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba meet the standards set forth in Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, according to a Pentagon report.
US says Guantanamo complies with Geneva treaties Reuters
Pentagon: Guantanamo Conditions Humane Voice of America
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Israel & Hamas 'guilty of war crimes'
BBC News - 1 hour ago
Israel and Hamas have both rejected criticism from Amnesty International of their conduct during the Gaza conflict. The human rights group says both sides committed war crimes by carrying out direct attacks on civilians using weapons sourced abroad.
US to give '$900m in Gaza aid' Aljazeera.net
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Yves Saint Laurent Art Sale’s 1st Night Brings In $264 Million
New York Times - 1 hour ago
Jacques Brinon/AP A 1911 Henri Matisse painting was sold at auction on Monday in Paris for $40.9 million. More Photos > By STEVEN ERLANGER PARIS - Despite the global economic crisis, a lot of money seems to be left over.
French court allows auction of Chinese artifacts Xinhua
French Judge Refuses to Stop Auction Voice of America
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Washington Post
Sri Lanka, Tamil Rebels Should Discuss Ending War, US, UN Say
Bloomberg - 3 hours ago
By Paul Tighe and Jay Shankar Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka’s government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam should hold talks to end the conflict in the South Asian island nation and stop the suffering of civilians, the US and United Nations ...
Sri Lankans who escaped war zone now fenced in The Associated Press
Colombo’s ‘no’ to LTTE plea Hindu
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Voice of America
Obama moves budget up on the agenda
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour ago
(02-23) 18:36 PST Washington - -- President Obama promised to administer some medicine after the candy of nearly $800 billion in stimulus spending at a "Fiscal Responsibility Summit" at the White House on Monday, a prelude to an address tonight to a ...
Obama Vows to Slash Federal Deficit New York Times
Obama's deficit goals count on rosy assumptions The Associated Press
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Seattle Post Intelligencer
Helicopter Plan Is Excessive, Obama and McCain Agree
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By PETER BAKER WASHINGTON - One thing known before Monday was that John McCain would never have a new Marine One helicopter at his disposal.
Obama eyes climate bill this year or next: White House Reuters
McCain questions Obama about helicopter at summit The Associated Press
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Boston Globe
Justice Ginsburg Returns to Work
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
By Robert Barnes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court bench yesterday with a wide smile and a long list of questions for the lawyers appearing before her, resuming her duties less than three weeks after surgery for pancreatic ...
US Supreme Court Justice Returns to Work After Pancreatic Cancer ... Voice of America
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ABC News
A Third Rescue Would Give Washington a 40% Stake in Citigroup
New York Times - 58 minutes ago
By ERIC DASH Nationalization, at least a partial one, seems inevitable for the troubled financial giant. As Washington prepares to tighten its grip on the struggling company, the implications - for Citigroup and the rest of the financial industry - are ...
Stress test could lead to some bank nationalization MarketWatch
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BBC News
JPMorgan Cuts Dividend 87 Percent to 5 Cents a Share
Bloomberg - 3 hours ago
By Elizabeth Hester Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co., the second- largest US bank, slashed its dividend by 87 percent to 5 cents and said it plans to maintain that level “for the time being.
JPMorgan slashes dividend Reuters
Dimon: Dividend Cut Will Keep JPMorgan 'Ahead Of The Curve' CNNMoney.com
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Microsoft U-turn over redundancy pay gaffe
guardian.co.uk - 1 hour ago
Technology giant Microsoft has been forced to make an embarrassing climb-down after it asked some former employees to return part of their redundancy payments.
Microsoft drops payback demand on ex-workers Reuters
Microsoft boosts giving in 2008 Bizjournals.com
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Amazon Ships Kindle 2 E-Book Reader
InformationWeek - 2 hours ago
Some analysts have suggested that newspapers, magazines, and book publishers, for example, could one day subsidize a low-cost e-reader.
Amazon e-reader Kindle 2 is a nifty, if costly, second act USA Today
What's the average age of Kindle owners? CNET News
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Get Ready to Spot Comet Lulin
FOXNews - 8 hours ago
Comet Lulin, a strange, backward-traveling, greenish-hued ball of ice and gas, will make its closest approach to Earth on the evening of Monday, Feb. 23.
Hello, goodbye: Rare, little green comet streaking past Earth USA Today
Comet Lulin poses for NASA's Swift Register
Space Daily - WPTV - Christian Science Monitor - Victorville Daily Press
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US cable, programmers set for Web TV by summer
Reuters - 2 hours ago
By Yinka Adegoke - Analysis NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cable and satellite TV providers are working on a free online video service to deliver up-to-date cable shows to computers and mobile phones, but the industry is worried the project could cannibalize ...
Comcast to launch OnDemand Online to select audiences CNET News
CBS may fight to get Hulu videos back Afterdawn.com
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Washington Post
India Celebrates a Hollywood Victory
New York Times - 5 hours ago
The friends and neighbors of "Slumdog Millionaire" child actor Mohammed Azharuddin Ismail cheer while watching the Oscars award ceremony on television outside his shanty, in Mumbai, India.
"Benjamin Button" wins foreign box office Reuters
The Oscars show itself was puttin' on the fritz Los Angeles Times
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"Milk" loses best film, but sparks new activism
Reuters - 2 hours ago
By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Milk" lost the battle for the best film Oscar on Sunday, but a day later activists say it has won a lasting place in US culture wars by energizing mostly young, gay men and women to speak out.
Joy in the Castro as Penn wins Oscar for 'Milk' San Francisco Chronicle
Sean Penn's Gay Publicity Stunt Gather.com
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Arriving Stars Play Sought-After Role
Washington Post - 9 hours ago
Pale colors and shades of red and pink predominated on this year's Red Carpet, as did the designer penchant for the one-shoulder gown.
Oscar Fashion Poll Reveals Surprise Winner, Whoopi Worst AHN
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Sydney Morning Herald
Charles Barkley admits to DUI, may wear pink in clink
New York Daily News - 1 hour ago
BY Leo Standora Sir Charles could wind up wearing a prison jumpsuit in that hue after pleading guilty Monday to DUI stemming from his New Year's Eve arrest in Arizona.
Barkley pleads guilty in DUI case ESPN
Barkley pleads guilty to DUI, will serve 5 days in jail FOXSports.com
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Tortorella hire could save Renney debacle
SportingNews.com - 1 hour ago
Tom Renney didn't pay two second-line centers top-line money. Tom Renney didn't sign underachieving defenseman Wade Redden for six years and $39 million.
Renney had to go, but so does the captain FOXSports.com
Torts' fiery nature should inject life into Rangers; but what ... ESPN
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This Week in Golf - February 25th through March 1st
Sports Network - 7 hours ago
ACCENTURE MATCH PLAY, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona - The first World Golf Championships event welcomes back its defending champion, Tiger Woods, as does the rest of the PGA Tour.
Tiger's opponent sees a big opportunity The Associated Press
Jones knows his role against Tiger ESPN
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ABC News
Antibodies protect against bird flu and more
Reuters - 3 hours ago
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Researchers have discovered human antibodies that neutralize not only H5N1 bird flu but other strains of influenza as well and say they hope to develop them into lifesaving ...
Research Makes Progress in Fight Against Flu ABC News
A Breakthrough Weapon to Fight Flu and Bird Flu? U.S. News & World Report
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E Canada Now
Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer
U.S. News & World Report - 6 hours ago
By Ed Edelson MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- High dietary intake of calcium may reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer, especially for women, but has no apparent effect in reducing other malignancies, a US National Cancer Institute study finds.
Calcium May Cut Cancer Risk WebMD
Intake of Calcium may reduce risk of Colon Cancer eFitnessNow
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Fresh News
Anger really can kill you, US study shows
Reuters - 4 hours ago
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Anger and other strong emotions can trigger potentially deadly heart rhythms in certain vulnerable people, US researchers said on Monday.
Seeing Red? Study Finds That Anger May Kill You Inventorspot
Control Your Anger, Help Your Heart U.S. News & World Report
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Ammiano wants to make marijuana legal in state
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour ago
(02-23) 17:50 PST SACRAMENTO -- California would become the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use under a bill introduced Monday by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco.
Taxing pot could become a political toking point Los Angeles Times
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Voice of America
Japan's Beleaguered Leader to See Obama
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
By Blaine Harden TOKYO, Feb. 23 -- As the first foreign head of state invited to meet with President Obama in the White House, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso is viewed by most of his countrymen as a failed politician traveling.
Japan PM visits Obama White House BBC News
Japanese PM arrives in US for visit Xinhua
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Washington Post
'Those I hoped would rescue me were allied with my abusers'
guardian.co.uk - 3 hours ago
Britain's role in the secret abduction of terror suspects came under intense new scrutiny with the return to the UK of Binyam Mohamed yesterday after more than four years in Guantánamo Bay.
Binyam case reveals dark moral path BBC News
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