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Dow, S&P hit record highs

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Reuters: The Dow and S&P 500 extended their record highs on Monday, ticking above 16,000 and 1,800 respectively.

 

Doping coverup included top officials, Armstrong says

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Monday, November 18, 2013

CNN: Lance Armstrong claims former Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president Hein Verbruggen was directly involved in covering up his positive test for corticosteroid during the 1999 Tour de France.

 

Post office loses $5B in past year

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Friday, November 15, 2013

AP: The U.S. Postal Service lost $5 billion over the past year, its seventh straight annual loss.

 

Retired union workers facing 'unprecedented' pension cuts

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Friday, November 15, 2013

CNNMoney: Hundreds of thousands of retired union workers are facing pension cuts that could reduce their monthly payments by more than half.

 

China to relax one child policy

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Friday, November 15, 2013

BBC: China will loosen restrictions limiting most couples to having only a single child.

 

White House will let insurers continue canceled health plans

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wall Street Journal: President Obama says Americans who received insurance cancellation letters can keep their plans for one year.

 

Snapchat turns down $3B from Facebook

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

USA Today: Snapchat's founders turned down an offer of more than $3 billion in cash from Facebook.

 

Hawaii 15th state to legalize gay marriage

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

KHON: Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

 

Canadian porn bust rescues 386 children

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Associated Press: An operation dubbed Project Spade is one of the biggest child porn busts ever say Toronto police.

 

Congress's approval rating hits 9 percent

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time: Congress's approval rating hit a new low of just 9% of the American public, Gallup found.

 

Austrian robot commits 'suicide'

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Daily Mail: Cleaning gadget apparently 'switches itself on' and moves onto kitchen hotplate in 'suicide bid.'

 

New world trade center tallest in nation

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CNN: New York City has needled out Chicago for the title of America's tallest building.

 

Sweden closing four prisons as number of inmates decreases

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Guardian: Prison numbers in Sweden dropped 6% between 2011 and 2012 and are expected to do the same in the next few years.

 
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