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Soccer faces battle against match-fixing

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yahoo.com: Soccer is falling under a cloud of suspicion, sullied by a multibillion-dollar web of match-fixing that is corrupting the world's most popular sport.

 

Health care costs experience slower growth

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New York Times: A sharp and surprisingly persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs is helping to narrow the federal deficit.

 

VW gets $70 billion to build a "global car"

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Reuters: Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name but if Volkswagen's $70 billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan.

 

Maker's Mark cuts alcohol content due to bourbon scarcity

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Monday, February 11, 2013

New York Daily News: Growing popularity has led to a scarcity of bourbon, so Kentucky-based Maker's Mark plans to cut alcohol content by 3%.

 

Pope Benedict to step down

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Reuters: Pope Benedict became the first pontiff to step down since the Middle Ages, saying he no longer had the strength to cope with his ministry.

 

Wife's gun falls, shoots husband at a Bend McDonald's

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Friday, February 08, 2013

KTVZ: While dining in a Bend-area McDonald's on Thursday, a woman's gun fell out of her pocket and shot her husband in the abdomen.

 

Scientists nail down more precise dinosaur extinction date

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Friday, February 08, 2013

BBC: Scientists have determined the most precise date yet for dinosaur extinction, using dating techniques on rock and ash samples. Dinosaurs died 66,038,000 years ago, give or take 11,000 years.

 

Blizzard takes aim at northeast

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Reuters: The northeastern United States braced for a possibly historic blizzard that could drop up to three feet of snow over the weekend.

 

HP cracks down on student labor in factories

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Financial Times: Hewlett-Packard has issued new guidelines to its Chinese suppliers aimed at reducing the long hours worked by temporary student workers.

 

Slower-growing Apple sparks investor ire

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Friday, February 08, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: Solid returns no longer satisfy investors in Apple Inc. A hedge fund manager is suing the company to try to boost shareholder returns with some of the $137 billion in cash it's sitting on.

 

 

Higher payroll taxes could be affecting broader economy

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

New York Times: The sharp increase in payroll taxes that went into effect in January could be causing the broader economy to suffer.

 

Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

YahooNews: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran's fledgling space program, Iranian media reported.

 

Billions of 'alien earths' may populate Milky Way

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

UPI.com: New study suggests there could be 4.5 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy.

 
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