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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama chose a former South Carolina education superintendent to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission and announced plans to increase the number of its commissioners, the White House said on Tuesday.
Obama Targets Overseas Tax Dodge Washington Post
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By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities urged people on Tuesday in the Swat Valley's main town to leave their homes for safer places as security forces could soon launch an offensive against Taliban militants there.
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By ELLEN BARRY MOSCOW - Georgia's Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday that it had uncovered a Russia-backed military coup a day before the scheduled start of NATO military exercises there.
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-- A medical student jailed in Boston on suspicion of killing a masseuse he met on Craigslist was charged Monday in an arrest warrant with pulling a gun on a stripper in a Rhode Island hotel.
Rhode Island AG blasts Craigslist Boston Globe
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By CARL HULSE WASHINGTON - Senator Jeff Sessions, a conservative from Alabama, has struck an agreement to assume the top Republican position on the Judiciary Committee, making him the chief voice of the opposition in summer confirmation hearings for ...
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The Supreme Court on Monday took away one of the government's legal tools for prosecuting and deporting workers who are in the United States illegally, ruling that the crime of identity theft is limited to those who knew they were using another actual ...
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Forbes - 32 minutes ago
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By DAVID JOLLY PARIS - Alcatel-Lucent, the French-American telecommunications maker born of a 2006 transatlantic merger, reported Tuesday that its first-quarter net loss more than doubled from a year ago, and it blamed “tough market conditions.
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Reuters - 41 minutes ago
The results of the regulatory stress tests for the top 19 US banks will be publicly disclosed on May 7. The results will include a capital recovery plan for those banks demonstrating a capital need under more adverse economic conditions.
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Techtree.com - 1 hour ago
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BlackBerry Storm 2 confirmed by RIM CEO CNET News
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The software giant Microsoft has officially started distributing the Release Candidate version of Windows 7. As expected, today they expanded the distribution to all of us average Joes, who now get a hold of the future de facto operating system.
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By Maria Elena Fernandez On Monday, the fourth-ranked broadcast network announced to reporters and advertisers most of the programs that will be in its lineup next season.
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One of the savviest investors is closing his short positions on credit card firms. And a new consumer protection bill won't change that.
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