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US-Egypt in talks about Mubarak stepping aside now

Posted: 02/04/2011 - The Obama administration is in talks with top Egyptian officials about the possible immediate resignation of President Hosni Mubarak and the formation of an interim government.

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Jobs report expected to be sluggish

Posted: 02/04/2011 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Economists say there were barely enough new jobs in January to keep up with the population growth.

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Senate report on shooting critical of FBI, Army

Posted: 02/03/2011 - A Senate report on the Fort Hood shooting is sharply critical of the FBI and its failure to adequately share information with the military about the alleged shooter's extremist views.

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Productivity up strongly while labor costs drop

Posted: 02/03/2011 - The work force was more efficient last year with productivity rising at the fastest pace in eight years while labor costs fell for a second straight year, something that hasn't happened in nearly five decades.

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Pro- and anti-government supporters clash in Cairo

Posted: 02/02/2011 - Pro- and anti-government supporters have been clashing in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, where thousands of demonstrators calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak have been keeping a vigil for days.

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Stocks near two and a half year high

Posted: 02/01/2011 - Better than expected earnings reports and a lift in the manufacturing sector are sending stocks near two and a half year highs.

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More airport closings, flight cancellations

Posted: 02/01/2011 - With ice on the runways in Dallas and a blizzard expected in Chicago, U.S. airlines are canceling thousands of flights and erasing much of their service in the middle of the country.

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Big crowd gathers in Cairo's main square

Posted: 02/01/2011 - It's by far the largest demonstration in the week of protests aimed at getting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (HAHS'-nee moo-BAH'-rahk) to leave power.

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Climber survives 1,000-foot fall

Posted: 01/31/2011 - A climber who survived a plunge of 1,000 feet from one of Britain's highest mountains still plans to scale Everest this year.

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Al-Jazeera says 6 journalists held in Egypt

Posted: 01/31/2011 - The pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera says six of its journalists are in custody in Egypt after authorities ordered the closure of the network's Cairo office.

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Mubarak names new Cabinet

Posted: 01/31/2011 - State TV has announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has sworn in a new Cabinet, replacing one dissolved as a concession to unprecedented anti-government protests.

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Next week at White House is innovation week

Posted: 01/28/2011 - The White House says President Barack Obama will focus next week on his goal of boosting American innovation, including a Wednesday visit to Penn State University and the launch of an effort to help new businesses get off the ground.

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Military rolls out plan to repeal gay ban

Posted: 01/28/2011 - Pentagon leaders preparing for a new culture of gays serving openly in the military are serving notice that discrimination will not be tolerated.

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Military on the streets

Posted: 01/28/2011 - Egyptian state television says President Hosni Mubarak has expanded the night curfew nationwide, an acknowledgement of how serious and widespread the anti-government protests are.

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Dow rises above 12,000

Updated: 03/08/2011 - The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 12,000 for the first time in two and half years but is trading lower at midday.

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Pentagon officials defend proposed military cuts

Posted: 01/26/2011 - Top Pentagon officials are defending Defense Secretary Robert Gates' proposed multibillion-dollar cuts in military spending amid competing congressional demands for both deeper reductions and sparing weapons programs.

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Obama calls for new era of competitiveness

Posted: 01/26/2011 - President Barack Obama is calling for Americans to show a 'single-minded focus' on making smarter and more innovative products than anyone else - or risk falling behind.

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Smoking, obesity why US lifespans lag a bit

Posted: 01/25/2011 - The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation yet has worse life expectancy than many - and a new report blames smoking and obesity.

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Obama to call for 5-year spending freeze

Posted: 01/25/2011 - A White House official says President Barack Obama will call for a five-year freeze in non-security, discretionary spending during his State of the Union address.

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