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US Stocks Surge On Light Volume As Investors Bet On Europe Fix

Wall Street Journal -
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--US stocks surged as France and Germany pledged to resolve the euro zone's banking and sovereign-debt troubles.
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Egypt on edge as Copts mourn slain protesters

Los Angeles Times -
Funerals are held for four of the Christian Copts slain by army police and thugs. Officials and religious leaders seek to ease sectarian tensions amid rising anger toward the ruling military council.

Front-Runner? What Front-Runner? All Bets Off in Iowa Caucuses

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Measured by national polling, media attention and millions in the bank, the Republican field appears to have come down to a bout between two heavyweights: Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, vs.

Verlander won't start Game 4 on short rest -
ARLINGTON -- A day after manager Jim Leyland said he had to discuss what to do about the team's starter for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, he erased any speculation about ...

Dr Pepper Ten -- the manliest soft drink of them all?

Los Angeles Times -
Looking for a drink worthy of a man's man? Don't cue that Dos Equis commercial just yet -- the maker of Dr Pepper is rolling out Dr Pepper Ten, a 10-calorie soda with an ad campaign that asserts that the soft drink is "not for women.

Facebook Rolls Out Official iPad App

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Facebook on Monday launched its long-awaited app for the Apple iPad, pairing it with improvements to its mobile site. Althouugh Facebook said the app was available in the Apple app store, PCMag.

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Mexico prepares for Hurricane Jova

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Residents along Mexico's Pacific coast are bracing for a direct hit today from powerful Hurricane Jova (pronounced HO-vah), which forecasters say could batter the coast with winds of up to 131 mph.

UN says Afghanistan routinely tortures war suspects -
KABUL, Afghanistan - The United Nations on Monday said that suspected Taliban detainees are routinely beaten and tortures in detention centers run by Afghanistan's police and spy agency.

Anti-Gadhafi fighters celebrate gains in Libya

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(AP) TRIPOLI, Libya - An official on Libya's governing council said Monday that he believes Moammar Gadhafi is hiding in the southwestern desert near the borders with Niger and Algeria, but denied allegations that the Tuareg minority ethnic group is ...

Elizabeth Warren raises $3.15M, overshadowing some presidential candidates

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Despite having only officially entered the race last month, Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced Monday her campaign raised an impressive $3.15 million in the third quarter.

Gov. Brown extends filmmakers tax credit through 2015

Reuters -
LOS ANGELES ( - California will continue offering filmmakers a 25 percent tax credit under a program Gov. Jerry Brown extended on Sunday.

Stocks End Longest Losing Streak Since 2008

Bloomberg -
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 10, 2011. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Andrew Goldberg, a market strategist at JPMorgan Funds, talks about the European ...

Dexia Breakup Shows Constraints on Indebted States Saving Banks

Bloomberg -
A pedestrian passes the logo of Dexia SA at a branch in Brussels. Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg France and Belgium's decision to break up Dexia SA (DEXB) three years after bailing the lender out shows how European governments are being hampered ...

Sharpton to broadcast from Occupy Wall Street protests

By the CNN Wire Staff New York (CNN) -- Music mogul Russell Simmons and the Rev. Al Sharpton were the latest to lend their celebrity to the Occupy Wall Street cause, mixing with the masses in New York on Monday, days ahead of a larger, promised protest ...

What we still don't know about iCloud

After months of curiosity, Apple's iCloud service will finally be active on October 12, mere days away. While there's a lot we already know about Apple's device-wide set of cloud services, ...

Netflix Abandons Qwikster Plans

Wall Street Journal -
Netflix Inc. said Monday it was backing away from a plan to split off its DVD-rental service into a separate business, a reversal precipitated by the widespread unpopularity of the idea.

Steve Jobs reportedly died of respiratory arrest, tumor

Los Angeles Times -
Steve Jobs died from respiratory arrest and a pancreatic tumor, according to his death certificate released Monday. The Apple co-founder, chairman and former chief executive died Wednesday, Oct. 5, around 3 pm in his Palo Alto home, the certificate ...

Apple Reports One Million iPhone 4S Pre-Orders

InformationWeek -
Apple reportedly plans to celebrate the life of company co-founder Steve Jobs on Wednesday, October 19, but it already has a more mundane reminder of its departed leader's vision: Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S exceeded ...

'Breaking Bad' Finale Scores 1.9M Viewers, Finishes Up 24% for the Season

Reuters -
AMC's season-four finale of "Breaking Bad" averaged 1.9 million viewers Sunday for its initial run -- and 2.9 million for the night -- ending a campaign that was up 24 percent in the ratings over season three.

Encouraging sign: Deal near on mid-level salary aspect -
NEW YORK -- In one small but encouraging sign in the last-minute negotiations between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association on a new collective bargaining agreement, a source who has been briefed on the discussions between the two ...

Reality of Al Davis' death hits Raiders

San Jose Mercury News -
By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer ALAMEDA, Calif.—The reality hit Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson as he got in his car to drive to work after an emotional weekend.

Fox: Broncos likely to announce Tebow/Orton choice Tuesday

USA Today -
It seems quite likely that Broncos QB Tim Tebow has played his way into a starting job. But if that's the case, it won't become official before Tuesday.

Texans lose Williams for year, but Johnson making progress

USA Today -
OLB Mario Williams, the No. 1 pick of the 2006 draft and the franchise's all-time leader in sacks (53), will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral (chest) muscle that requires surgery.

Lair of Ancient 'Kraken' Sea Monster Possibly Discovered

Fox News -
The Kraken destroys the Edinburgh Trader in the film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." A giant sea monster, the likes of the mythological kraken, may have swum Earth's ancient oceans, snagging what was thought to be the ...

Astronauts as Alien Life Hunters?

Discovery News -
Ever since the last NASA space shuttle mission touched down in Florida on July 21, there has been a spirited debate in articles and blogs across the Internet over the future of humans in space.

Prostate Test Finding Leaves a Swirl of Confusion

New York Times (blog) -
Bruce Powell/University of Chicago Medical Center, via AP After all, that is the test that first led to their diagnosis - and, often, a painful and traumatic course of treatment.

Multivitamins no fountain of youth for women

Reuters -
By Frederik Joelving NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women taking multivitamins don't live longer than those who get their nutrients from food alone, a new US study shows.

The New Front in Breast Cancer: After Treatment Ends

Wall Street Journal -
The mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone treatments are behind them. Now, the growing ranks of breast cancer survivors face long-term issues that are often overlooked.


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