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Susan Tompor: A fee to use your debit card is just the beginning

Detroit Free Press -
Banks with more than $10 billion in assets must limit the fees they charge to retailers when a debit card is swiped. This change cuts the revenue that the banks get.
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Could model airplanes become a terrorist weapon?

CBS News -
This undated photo released Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 by the US Department of Justice shows a large remote controlled aircraft similar to what the department said suspect Rezwan Ferdaus plotted to fill with C-4 plastic explosives to use in an attack of ...

Pakistan leaders reject US claims

eTaiwan News -
AP Pakistani politicians have rejected US allegations the military was supporting the Haqqani militant network and have thrown their support behind the country's most powerful institution in its destabilizing standoff with Washington.

Amazon's Kindle Fire will track users across the web -
The new web browser designed by Amazon for its Kindle Fire tablet has sparked concerns that the firm will be able to track users' every move online by acting as a middleman between them and the web.

Baseball's final day full of drama

Washington Post -
JOE GIZA/REUTERS - Shortly after the Orioles celebrated their walk-off win against Boston, the Red Sox learned it would be their last game in 2011.

Romney Said to Raise Up to $14 Million for Campaign in Quarter

BusinessWeek -
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney anticipates taking in between $13 million and $14 million in the third quarter for his presidential campaign, according to a person close to the ...

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Syrian regime supporters pelt US envoy with eggs

eTaiwan News -
AP Angry supporters of President Bashar Assad's regime hurled tomatoes and eggs at the US ambassador to Syria as he entered the office of a leading opposition figure and then tried to break into the building, trapping him inside for ...

Indonesia Rescuers Fight Bad Weather in Search for Crashed Plane

Bloomberg -
Indonesian rescuers are fighting bad weather and fog in North Sumatra's jungles as they try to reach a mountainside where an airplane with 18 people onboard crashed yesterday.

Bahraini doctors sent to jail after protests

ABC Online -
PETER CAVE: Overnight in Bahrain, 13 doctors were sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. Another seven doctors received lesser sentences.

Prosecution to speak as Amanda Knox appeal nears end

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff Perugia, Italy (CNN) -- Prosecutors in the Amanda Knox murder appeal will issue rebuttals Friday and defend the police investigation as the two defendants seek to overturn their convictions in Italy.

Onion's spoof irks Capitol police

Kansas City Star -
WASHINGTON | Capitol Police were not amused by tweets and an article from the satirical newspaper The Onion falsely reporting Thursday that members of Congress had taken schoolchildren hostage.

Boeing workers busted in drug sweep at plant

Reuters -
The Osprey assembly line at Boeing's Ridley Park, Pennsylvania plant is seen in this May 6, 2002 file photograph. Federal agents arrested dozens of current and former Boeing workers on September 29, 2011, on charges of illegally dealing in painkillers ...

California Shifts Thousands of Criminals to Jails to Cut Costs

BusinessWeek -
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- California will shift responsibility for thousands of criminals from state control to county lockups and local probation under a plan by Governor Jerry Brown to ease prison crowding and cut spending.

European Factors-Shares to post worst quarter since late 2008

Reuters -
LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - European shares are expected to open lower on Friday and set to post the biggest quarterly decline in nearly three years, with weaker metals prices on concerns about global demand for industrial materials seen putting ...

Hong Kong Stocks Head for Steepest Quarterly Drop Since 2001

BusinessWeek -
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong stocks fell, dragging the Hang Seng Index toward its biggest quarterly loss in a decade, as US economic reports failed to allay concern the global economic recovery is stalling.

Yen, Dollar Gain as Metals Fall on Growth Fears

Bloomberg -
Employees assemble VQ engines at Nissan Motor Co.'s Iwaki plant in Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Japan's factory output increased 0.8 percent in August from July, ...

Exclusive: Justice Department probing Chinese accounting

Reuters -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department is investigating accounting irregularities at Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges, said an official with the Securities and Exchange Commission, ...

PlayBook gets 40 percent price cut in wake of Amazon's Fire tablet unveiling -
Research In Motion appears to already be feeling the heat from Amazon's Fire - on the same day that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the company's new tablet, RIM reduced the price of its PlayBook tablets by $200.

AT&T already stocking iPhone 5 silicone sleeves in stores

Apple Insider -
On the heels of a leak showing iPhone 5 cases entered into the carrier's inventory system, more evidence has emerged that AT&T has begun stocking third-party iPhone 5 cases days before Apple is expected to unveil its next handset.

Windows Phone "Mango" Tools Released

Redmond Developer News -
The Release to the Web of the free tools coincides with the rollout of Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" and the first Web version of the Windows Phone Marketplace.

“50/50” plays cancer for laughs

Boston Herald -
“50/50” is probably the funniest film about cancer you'll see this year. It also features remarkably good performances from its male-buddy-leads, Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Box Office Preview: 'Lion' not sleeping just yet

The Associated Press -
LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a chance Disney's "The Lion King" in 3-D will stay on top the box office food chain for an unprecedented third straight weekend.

Crucial meetings set to take place

After two years of mostly fruitless labor talks, league officials and union leaders will reconvene Friday in New York on the 92nd day of the NBA lockout for what is being widely regarded as a now-or-never weekend of negotiations.

John Lowe: Tigers, Yankees have pitching aces up their sleeves

Detroit Free Press -
The last time Yankees closer Mariano Rivera blew a save against the Tigers, Larry Parrish was their manager. Since that misstep in July 1999, here are Rivera's regular-season stats against the Tigers: Show off your badges and let everyone ...

Tampa Bay Takes Its Buzz to Texas

New York Times -
ARLINGTON, Tex. - Dan Johnson tapped the screen of his smartphone amid the unpacking of bats and gloves as the Tampa Bay Rays moved into the visitors' clubhouse here, a place few thought they would see less than 24 hours earlier.

Kings sign Drew Doughty to eight-year, $56-million deal

Los Angeles Times -
The 21-year-old defenseman gives the Kings a long-term commitment to become the team's highest paid player by annual salary. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty could rejoin the team in time to play in their final exhibition game in Germany on Tuesday.

Graham, Pittsburgh dismantle No. 14 South Florida

USA Today -
By Justin K. Aller, Getty Images Ray Graham's had a pair of scores as Pittsburgh ended a five-game skid to ranked opponents by beating South Florida on Thursday.

Ig Nobel Winners: Full Bladders, Wasabi Alarm and Structured Procrastination

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | September 30, 2011 1:45 AM EDT Mirjam Tuk from the Netherlands and her colleagues who found that people have a tendency to make fewer impulsive decisions when they have the urge to urinate have won the the 2011 Ig Nobel ...

NASA: Asteroid threat less than feared

GlobalPost -
The most accurate asteroid survey ever performed has revealed that there are fewer “planet-busting” asteroids near Earth than previously thought, scientists say.

'America the Beautiful' accompanies China launch

San Jose Mercury News -
AP BEIJING—China's state broadcaster isn't saying why the station ran the music to "America the Beautiful" during the gala live broadcast of the country's latest space launch.

Twitter tweets our emotional states

Washington Post -
@dbtwp: Sci mag shows morning happy, afternoon less, Monday a drag, Saturday nite depends, but at least the sun's out. Who knew!

US Doctor Cautious About HIV Vaccine

Fox News -
A New York City-based infectious disease specialist said a new vaccine developed by Spanish scientists, which could turn HIV into minor infection status, is reason to be cautiously optimistic.


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