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Obama takes campaign for financial reform to New York

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Senate panel approves third controversial piece of overhaul package amid stiff opposition from Wall Street. As President Obama heads to New York City on Thursday to press for a major overhaul of financial rules, he faces stiff opposition by Wall Street ...

Pictures: NASA Solar Observatory's First Shots

National Geographic - ‎3 hours ago‎
A huge loop of material shooting up from the sun's surface in March was one of the first events witnessed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Obama Makes Diversity Top Priority in Choosing Next Supreme Court Nominee

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
With Justice John Paul Steven, the last Protestant on the Supreme Court, just months away from retirement, the White House says President Obama is considering a more diverse pool of candidates , including whites, blacks and Hispanics - men and women ...

Iceland volcano crisis will hit European airlines worse than US, experts say

Washington Post - Sholnn Freeman - ‎1 hour ago‎
More flights resumed Wednesday as more European air space was opened, but officials warned that days of grounded planes because of Iceland's volcano could cost the airline industry more than $1.7 billion.

Tibetan monks ordered to leave China's quake zone

The Associated Press - Alexa Olesen - ‎59 minutes ago‎
BEIJING - Earthquake survivors say the Tibetan monks helped first, bringing food, pitching tents and digging through rubble after disaster hit far western China a week ago, killing and injuring thousands.

Russian Court Ordered to Hear Appeal in Katyn Case

New York Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS A Russian human rights group said Wednesday that it had cleared an initial hurdle in its legal fight to declassify documents about a 1940 massacre of Polish officers by Soviet troops that still causes tensions between Russia and Poland.

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Florida Republican Party's credit card use examined

Washington Post - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Miami Herald Federal law enforcement agencies have begun a criminal investigation of the use of credit cards issued by the Republican Party of Florida to elected officials and staff members, according to sources familiar with the inquiry.

Hoyer, Pelosi aides questioned in ethics case

The Associated Press - Larry Margasak - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Congressional investigators have questioned House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and aides to Speaker Nancy Pelosi as part of a probe into whether top Democrats covered up information that ex-Rep. Eric Massa sexually harassed male employees.

City Improves Return Rate for Census

New York Times - Sam Roberts - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The numbers are in, and they place New York City in the “most improved” category. At least when it comes to the 2010 census. At last count, New Yorkers had surpassed their mail participation rate in the 2000 census compared with the rate ...

Along with SEC, other investigators and suits may target Goldman Sachs

Washington Post - Tomoeh Murakami Tse, Zachary A. Goldfarb - ‎30 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- As investigators in Massachusetts considered charging Wall Street firms for their role in the financial collapse, they focused on Goldman Sachs because it had bundled and sold the shoddiest of ...

Euro hobbled by Greek debt woes, yen firms

Reuters - Anirban Nag, Wayne Cole - ‎1 hour ago‎
Japanese yen notes are piled atop US dollar bills during a photo opportunity at an office of Interbank Inc. money exchange in Tokyo November 27, 2009.

Government goes high-tech to redesign $100 bills

The Associated Press - Jeannine Aversa, Martin Crutsinger - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The folks who print America's money have designed a high-tech makeover of the $100 bill. It's part of an effort to stay ahead of counterfeiters as technology becomes more sophisticated and more dollars flow overseas, Federal Reserve ...

Recovering from the Flawed McAfee Update

PC World - Tony Bradley - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nothing ruins an IT administrator's day faster than a software update from a security vendor wreaking havoc on the computer systems it is intended to protect.

Facebook Platform: Social Networking As A New Marketing Tool?

ChannelWeb - Joseph F. Kovar - ‎1 hour ago‎
New social networking tools from Facebook that make it easy to recommend products to online friends is turning the legions of Facebook users into Web-based marketers' newest sales and advertising arms.

Microsoft Partners Say Office 2010 Ready To Roll

ChannelWeb - Yara Souza - ‎2 hours ago‎
With Office 2010 now code-complete, Microsoft channel partners are getting ready to drum up demand for the latest version of the software giant's productivity suite.

"Glee's" Madonna album eyes No. 1 on US chart

Reuters - Keith Caulfield - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - The kids from Fox TV's "Glee" could earn their first No. 1 on the US pop album chart next week with "The Power of Madonna" soundtrack.
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'Idol's' Bowersox: 'I never intended on quitting'

msnbc.com - Courtney Hazlett - ‎2 hours ago‎
If we've learned one thing from “American Idol” this season, it's that what happens in the parking lot with Ryan Seacrest does not stay in the parking lot with Ryan Seacrest.

Idol Gives Back: The show begins

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
To start Idol Gives Back, Ryan Seacrest introduces a video greeting from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. "American Idol has always been about changing lives -- on the stage and around the world," President Obama says, ...
'Idol Gives Back': 1 of 7 going home? Chicago Sun-Times (blog)

Mock Draft: The NFL Report's final say

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Rams will draft a quarterback, it's just a matter of when. They may trade out of this spot, but if they can't find a partner, Bradford will more than likely be the top pick.

Keeping Score: Goodell acts for good of game, player

USA Today - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Each week, Christine Brennan writes the column for Thursday's Page 3.0 in USA TODAY. Starting today, her column also will appear in her blog: The league's official statement was much longer, detailing a six-game regular-season suspension without pay ...

Fireman Ed Anzalone offers blessing to new Jet DE Jason Taylor

ESPN - Rich Cimini - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Jets' most famous fan, Ed Anzalone -- aka Fireman Ed -- is willing to let bygones be bygones. He's ready to embrace Jason Taylor -- the same Jason Taylor who trashed Jets fans for years as a member of the rival Dolphins.

Should the Food Industry Ban Added Salt and Sugar?

U.S. News & World Report - Deborah Kotz - ‎5 hours ago‎
The pressure is on the food industry to stop poisoning us with all that added salt and sugar that make Oreos, Coke, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts taste oh, so good.

Diabetes drug tied to reduced breast cancer risk

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have used the diabetes drug metformin for more than five years may have a lower risk of breast cancer than diabetic women on other treatments, a new study finds.

Heart disease risks increased by added sugar

abc7.com - ‎39 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Added sugars, especially in processed foods and beverages may increase heart disease risk factors. As a diabetic, 46-year-old John Garavito keeps a close eye on his heart health.

Debunking the Myths of the Telecommute

New York Times - Sylvia Marino - ‎Apr 17, 2010‎
I'M executive director of community operations at Edmunds.com, which provides information to car buyers, sellers and drivers. I lead the team that develops systems and policies for anyone submitting comments, reviews and questions to ...

Sarah Palin's Secret, Oprah Winfrey's Bio, and Jim Carrey's Twitter Obsession ...

Buzz Log (blog) - Claudine Zap - ‎Apr 16, 2010‎
This week, two of the country's most visible women came under an unwelcome glare of publicity when some dirty little secrets got out in the open.

Islamic group: 'South Park' post a call to protest, not violence

CNN - Drew Griffin, Tim Lister - ‎10 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A radical Islamic website says despite a provocative post -- warning the creators of "South Park" that they risk violent retribution for depicting the Prophet Mohammed in a bear suit -- the site is calling simply for protest, not violence.

Looters in Loafers

New York Times - Paul Krugman - ‎Apr 18, 2010‎
Last October, I saw a cartoon by Mike Peters in which a teacher asks a student to create a sentence that uses the verb “sacks,” as in looting and pillaging.

Now we know the truth. The financial meltdown wasn't a mistake – it was a con

The Guardian - ‎Apr 17, 2010‎
Hiding behind the complexities of our financial system, banks and other institutions are being accused of fraud and deception, with Goldman Sachs just the latest in the spotlight.