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Documents Show Details On Romney Family Trusts

Documents Show Details On Romney Family Trusts

August 31, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The documents also reveal that Bain held stakes in highly complex Wall Street financial instruments, including equity swaps, credit default swaps and collateralized loan obligations.

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At Summit Meeting, Iran Has A Message For The World

At Summit Meeting, Iran Has A Message For The World

August 28, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is expected to address the conference this week. And in an effort to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful, Iran is offering special tours of some of its nuclear sites.

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Libertarian Legion Stands Ready To Accept Torch From Ron Paul

Libertarian Legion Stands Ready To Accept Torch From Ron Paul

August 28, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

“It wouldn’t be my speech,” Mr. Paul said. “That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president.”

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A Quick End To TARP Means a Smaller Payoff For Taxpayers

A Quick End To TARP Means a Smaller Payoff For Taxpayers

August 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Sure, the bank portion of TARP has been profitable so far. The Treasury Department estimates that it will make almost $22 billion from its bank support programs. That includes an estimated $3 billion loss from the smaller banks’ paper.

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Chinese City Plans $240 Billion In Investments

Chinese City Plans $240 Billion In Investments

August 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Plans in Chongqing call for creating seven industrial clusters with investment of at least 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) and 30 more with at least 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion)

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GOP Prepares Tough Anti-abortion Platform

GOP Prepares Tough Anti-abortion Platform

August 21, 2012 | By

Even as the Republican establishment continued to call for Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his Senate race because of his comments on rape and abortion, Republicans approved platform language Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

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Catholic Nuns Gun For Paul Ryan

Catholic Nuns Gun For Paul Ryan

August 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Sister Simone Campbell, leader of the ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour, is stepping up her campaign against Mitt Romney’s running mate, targeting his proposed budget plan. Abigail Pesta reports.

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Forty Richest Africans

Forty Richest Africans

August 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Dangote and Oppenheimer are two of 16 billionaires among Africa’s 40 richest. Egypt boasts the largest number of billionaires in Africa, with 7 (primarily from two families—the Sawiris and Mansours).

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Stratfor Emails Reveal Secret, Widespread TrapWire Surveillance System

Stratfor Emails Reveal Secret, Widespread TrapWire Surveillance System

August 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology — and have installed it across the US under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.

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Honeywell Introduces New 3-D Weather Radar For Airlines

Honeywell Introduces New 3-D Weather Radar For Airlines

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Honeywell claims its new radar system for aircraft can actually predict where dangerous weather will be from hundreds of miles away.

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Double Vision: Hybrid Medical Imaging Technology May Shed New Light On Cancer

Double Vision: Hybrid Medical Imaging Technology May Shed New Light On Cancer

August 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Scientists from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new type of medical imaging that gives doctors a new look at live internal organs.

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Crops’ Flavor Intensifies in Drought, Heat

Crops’ Flavor Intensifies in Drought, Heat

August 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

“Peppers really like hot weather,” said Irwin Goldman, a horticulture professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Scientists Find New Human Species In Northern Kenya

Scientists Find New Human Species In Northern Kenya

August 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Anthropologists have discovered three human fossils that are between 1.78 and 1.95 million years old. The specimens are of a face and two jawbones with teeth.

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The Future of Marketing: Your Face?

The Future of Marketing: Your Face?

August 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

These concerns are just the beginning, the possibility of widespread automated facial recognition is on the horizon. With this, a person could be tracked and identified in a matter of seconds.

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Blackwater Agrees to $7.5M Fine

Blackwater Agrees to $7.5M Fine

August 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The plea agreement details numerous times where Blackwater played fast and loose with the rules governing the export of military goods and ideas. Blackwater admitted exporting ammunition and body armor to Iraq and Afghanistan without required permits.

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Cuba Prepares for Communist Party Congress and Commemoration of Bay of Pigs

Cuba Prepares for Communist Party Congress and Commemoration of Bay of Pigs

August 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

“A Communist summit set to start this weekend on the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion offers Cuba’s aging leaders a last hurrah to celebrate the victories of their past, and perhaps a final chance to salvage their revolution’s future.”

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The Affordable Care Act Rebate Checks Are in the Mail: Now What?

The Affordable Care Act Rebate Checks Are in the Mail: Now What?

August 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Small businesses in 38 states, the District of Columbia and three United States territories are receiving checks on behalf of their employees, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Kindergarten In The Computer

Kindergarten In The Computer

August 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

“Online education” for elementary schoolers doesn’t mean kids will sit alone in front of a screen all day.

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Agri-cube Compact Hydroponic Unit Produces 10,000 Vegetables Per Year In A Parking Space

Agri-cube Compact Hydroponic Unit Produces 10,000 Vegetables Per Year In A Parking Space

August 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Leaf lettuce can be grown in 42 days from sowing seeds to harvesting. The yield is about 30 head a day, or 10,000 a year.

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Deal Reached on U.S. Budget Extension, Says Top Senator

Deal Reached on U.S. Budget Extension, Says Top Senator

July 31, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Harry Reid calls deal a ‘spirit of compromise.’

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