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LI breast cancer docs oppose mammogram shift

Newsday - Kathleen Kerr - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Several Long Island breast cancer experts are dismayed that a government task force has recommended less frequent mammograms. Photo credit: June 2000 File / Jim McGuire | A government task force advises that most women do not need mammograms until ...

Stamp out bank secrecy, corruption watchdog says

AFP - ‎50 minutes ago‎
BERLIN - Graft watchdog Transparency International hit out at rich countries over shady banking practices on Tuesday as it published its annual rankings naming and shaming the world's most corrupt nations.

Sarah Palin Says Presidency "Not on My Radar Screen"

New York Times - Will Dunham, Steve Holland - ‎7 minutes ago‎

Hunger 'kills 17000 children per day'

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rome, Italy (CNN) -- Somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger every five seconds -- even though the planet has more than enough food for all.

In Obama Trip, Signs of New Era in China Relations

New York Times - Edward Wong, Helene Cooper - ‎17 minutes ago‎
BEIJING - President Obama and President Hu Jintao of China met in private off Tiananmen Square here on a frigid Tuesday morning to discuss cooperating on issues like trade, climate change and the nuclear programs of ...

Soldiers' mutiny raises concern in Israel

Reuters - Jeffrey Heller, Matthew Jones - ‎18 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced concern on Tuesday over a mutiny by pro-settler soldiers that raised fears of more rebellion in the ranks in any future land-for-peace moves with the ...

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Reid considers raising Medicare tax for high earners

Los Angeles Times - Janet Hook - ‎6 hours ago‎
To pay for healthcare reform, the Senate leader considers raising payroll taxes for upper-income workers. Centrist Democrats prefer to tax costly 'Cadillac' insurance as a way to lower health costs.

4 dead in car-train crash near SC-GA state line

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
HARDEEVILLE, SC - An Amtrak passenger train hit a car trying to cross the tracks near the South Carolina-Georgia state line and four people have been killed.

Obama to Launch Cross - Country Economic Tour

New York Times - Alister Bull, Susan Cornwell - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama will hold a forum on job creation with US business leaders on December 3 and then embark on a cross-country tour to discuss economic recovery, the White House said on Monday.

Producer Prices in US Increase Less Than Forecast

Bloomberg - Courtney Schlisserman - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Wholesale prices in the US increased in October for just the second time in the past four months, indicating inflation will not be a concern for the Federal Reserve.

Target Earnings Rise 18%; Saks Reports Profit

Wall Street Journal - Joan E. Solsman, Mike Barris - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Target Corp.'s fiscal-third-quarter earnings rose 18%, snapping a streak of eight quarterly declines and besting expectations as the discount retailer saw profitability improve in both its retail and credit-card ...

PRECIOUS METALS: Gold Backs Off From Record As Dollar Rises

Wall Street Journal - Matt Whittaker - ‎16 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--A bounce in the US dollar has gold on the defensive Tuesday, and it is likely participants are booking profits from the metal's recent string of record high prices.

Shuttle Atlantis Bringing Oversized Spare Parts to International Space Station

DailyTech - ‎2 hours ago‎
The International Space Station has been undergoing assembly in orbit for nearly eleven years. It was stalled due to delays caused from the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia and its crew, but is due to be completed by the end of 2011.

Adobe Upgrades Air and Flash: Mobile and Multi-Touch Support Added

PC World - Paul Krill - ‎1 hour ago‎
Adobe Systems will offer on Tuesday beta versions of upgrades to its core Flash Player and Adobe AIR technologies, with Adobe touting mobile device accommodations for the Flash Player.

'Unfriend' Chosen as Oxford Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year

PC World - Ian Paul - ‎1 hour ago‎
Proving that social networking is a huge cultural force, the New Oxford American Dictionary has chosen 'unfriend' as its 2009 Word of the Year (WOTY).