American lawmakers press China ahead of talks

In this Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 photo, construction workers push wheelbarrows past an energy-themed advertisement featuring a photo of U.S. President Barrack Obama depicted as Buddha displayed in Shanghai. American lawmakers are pressing China for action on currency and high-tech trade in talks this week, and an impending Washington visit by President Hu Jintao has […]

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First Senate vote expected on Obama-GOP tax deal

In this image provided by CBS, White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod talks about tax cuts on CBS’s Face the Nation in Washington Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/CBS, Chris Usher) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators get their first chance Monday to vote on the tax-cut deal struck by President Barack Obama […]

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10 Years Later: Kahanes to be Remembered in Moving Ceremony

Ten years after their tragic death by Arab terrorists, a memorial will be held on Monday for Rabbi Binyamin Zeev Kahane and his wife Talya. The couple was killed in December of 2000 when Arab terrorists fired at their vehicle south of the Samarian community of Ofra, as they were driving from Jerusalem to their […]

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Asian stocks rise as China rate hike fears fizzle

FILE – In this file photo taken Dec. 7, 2010, specialist Patrick Murphy, foreground left, directs trading in shares of Citigroup at the close of trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file) TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday, with Chinese and Hong Kong markets benefiting from relief […]

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World stocks rise as China rate hike fear fizzles

A man finds minimal place to shelter from a rain shower in front of the digital display of global stock indexes showing a most upward trend in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) SymbolPriceChangeMCO27.320.00{“s” : “mco”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} LONDON (AP) — World markets rose Monday after Chinese authorities refrained […]

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Surgeon General: No Amount of Smoking Is Safe

Surgeon General: No Amount of Smoking Is Safe Dec. 9, 2010 — Even a single cigarette poses health risks. That’s the latest conclusion from the U.S. surgeon general in a new report on the health effects of smoking. The report, released Thursday, suggests for the first time that even small amounts of smoking or exposure […]

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Madoffs Son Kills Himself

The eldest son of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff killed himself in a Manhattan apartment early on Saturday morning. Mark Madoff, 46, killed himself by hanging himself with a dog leash attached to a ceiling pipe in the living room of his Mercer Street apartment. His father, a Wall Street trader and supporter of many […]

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Stylish Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas needs every edge

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is pictured under the final stages of construction in Las Vegas. The Cosmopolitan, with nearly 3000 rooms and a 100,000 square foot casino floor, is the newest addition to the Las Vegas Strip, opening Dec. 15. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) SymbolPriceChangeMAR41.96+0.25MGM13.25-0.14{“s” : “mar,mgm”,”k” […]

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Madoff son’s suicide followed battle with trustee

In this undated photograph provided by Security Traders Association of New York, Mark Madoff is shown. Mark Madoff, one of Bernard Madoff’s sons, was found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest, according to a law enforcement official. Mark Madoff, 46, was found hanged in […]

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Grocer A&P files for Chapter 11 reorganization

SymbolPriceChangeJPM41.43+0.62WMT54.28-0.06{“s” : “jpm,wmt”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Great Atlantic Pacific Tea Co., once the nation’s largest grocer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it struggles with enormous debt and increased competition from low-priced peers. The 151-year-old company, based in Montvale, N.J., operates 395 stores around the […]

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Bone Drug Fails in Breast Cancer Study

Bone Drug Fails in Breast Cancer Study Dec. 9, 2010 (San Antonio) — The bone-building drug Zometa does not appear to prevent breast cancer from coming back in most women, researchers report. Adding Zometa to standard therapy, usually chemotherapy, also did not extend lives, according to results of the study of more than 3,000 women. […]

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Get an even more loaded laptop for $399.99

The Acer Aspire AS5742z sports a dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a big hard drive, and Windows 7 64-bit. Perfect for home and business users alike. (Credit: Buy.com) Just last week I crowed about a $399.99 HP laptop–a one-day-only deal that I know many of you snapped up. If you happened to miss it, here’s […]

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