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US stock futures fall on euro pact concerns

Posted: 12/12/2011 - U.S. stock futures are falling as the initial enthusiasm over last week's agreement on fixing the European debt crisis is replaced by worries that it won't be enough.

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Romney dismisses $10K debate bet, criticizes Obama

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Posted: 12/12/2011 - Mitt Romney is dismissing his offer to make a $10,000 bet with Rick Perry as merely "an outrageous number to answer an outrageous charge" - namely, Perry's claim that Romney made changes to parts of his book.

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Trump calls Bachmann disloyal for skipping debate

Posted: 12/09/2011 - Business mogul Donald Trump is questioning Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann's loyalty after she repeatedly sought his advice but then chose to skip a debate he is hosting.

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US stocks rise on new European budgetary pact

Posted: 12/09/2011 - U.S. stock indexes are opening higher after 26 European nations agreed to consider tying their economies more closely in hopes of preventing another debt crisis.

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Futures signal US stock gains on hopes for Europe

Posted: 12/07/2011 - Wall Street is poised for a higher opening, even as differences between officials in Europe dim the prospects of a deal to save the euro at this week's summit of European leaders.

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Clinton meets with Syrian opposition figures

Posted: 12/06/2011 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is holding a rare meeting with Syrian opposition figures, all from a network of political dissidents seeking to oust Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

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Obama embracing Roosevelt's middle class appeal

Posted: 12/06/2011 - President Barack Obama travels today to a Kansas town where in 1910 President Theodore Roosevelt delivered his "New Nationalism" speech on giving regular Americans a "square deal."

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W.Va. mine disaster yields $210M agreement

Posted: 12/06/2011 - The owner of a West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men will pay nearly $210 million in a historic settlement arising from the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in decades.

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Cuts to first-class mail to slow delivery in 2012

Posted: 12/05/2011 - The U.S. Postal Service wants to close 252 mail processing centers around the country. The processing center in Lexington is among those being considered for closure.

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Markets rise ahead of Merkel, Sarkozy talks

Posted: 12/05/2011 - Financial markets are signaling optimism that the leaders of Germany and France will deliver a cohesive plan that saves the euro through stricter oversight of government budgets.

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UK Court: Assange can continue extradition fight

Posted: 12/05/2011 - A British court has given WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange permission to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations.

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