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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12 Reasons Why Adults Need Vaccinations

12 Reasons Why Adults Need Vaccines Think of vaccines and you might envision teary-eyed kids at the doctor’s office or flu clinic getting a cartoon character bandage on their arm after getting a shot. But there are plenty of reasons adults should get vaccines too. The vaccines you need as an adult depend on everything […]

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Israeli Researcher Studies Cells Shipping and Packing Dept.

An Israeli researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot is studying a part of human biological quality control that she calls “the cell’s shipping and packing department.” Actually, it’s a structure known as the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) – a specialized compartment in each human cell that controls the quality of every protein that […]

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China vows stable growth, inflation management

SHANGHAI (AP) — China’s leaders have wrapped up an annual economic planning meeting with a pledge to keep growth on track while better handling inflation and other potential destabilizing troubles. The vow Sunday to keep the economy on an even keel came a day after the government reported that inflation surged to a 28-month high […]

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Israel and Turkey Healing the Wounds?

Government officials in Israel and Turkey are trying to work their way back to the warm relations the two countries formerly enjoyed barely two years ago. Obstacles still remain, among them a demand by Turkey that Jerusalem apologize for the deaths of nine terror activists – eight of whom were Turkish citizens, and one American […]

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Kids’ Diets Rarely Mimic Their Parents’

Kids’ Diets Rarely Mimic Their Parents’ Dec. 10, 2010 — A new study suggests that parents have minimal sway over their children’s diets. The review, which flouts conventional wisdom and previous research, takes a new look at studies of family eating habits published since 1980 and finds little similarity between the diets of children and […]

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2 PA Terrorists Dead, 1 IDF Soldier Wounded in Gaza Shootout

After a week in which Gaza terrorists attacked southern Israel with rocket and mortar attacks nearly every day, two Palestinian Authority terrorist suspects were shot and killed Saturday evening by Israeli soldiers near central Gaza. The incident occurred when the two were spotted by IDF troops sneaking towards the Gaza security fence. They were also […]

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German finance minister defends euro

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s finance minister is quoted as insisting that Europe’s common currency will not fail, warning that those who bet against the euro “will not succeed.” Wolfgang Schaeuble’s comments published Sunday in the Bild am Sonntag weekly come ahead of a European Union summit this week that is to focus on establishing a […]

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