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US Stocks Fall

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stocks declined Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost two-thirds of a percent to close at 11,505. The S&P 500 fell nearly 1.3 percent to finish at 1,210 while the NASDAQ dropped 2 percent to end at 2,604. In Europe, stocks made gains by the close of trading. London’s Financial Times index advanced seven-tenths […]

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US Sheriff: Wolf, Monkey Still Loose After Wild Animals Freed

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A sheriff in the central U.S. state of Ohio says a wolf and a monkey are still on the loose after about 50 wild animals were set free from a privately owned exotic animal farm. Sheriff Matt Lutz told reporters Wednesday that deputies have killed most of the freed animals, including black bears, lions, grizzly […]

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Oil Price Falls

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are the prices of some key commodities traded in New York on Wednesday: Crude oil prices fell $2.23 to close at $86.11 a barrel. Coffee prices rose nearly 5 cents to end at $2.36 per pound. Copper prices dropped more than 10 cents to finish at $3.25 a pound. Cocoa futures increased $32 to […]

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North Korea’s Kim Expresses Readiness to Resume Nuclear Talks

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Il has expressed readiness to return to stalled negotiations on his country’s nuclear disarmament. Mr. Kim told the Russian official news agency Itar-Tass in an interview published Wednesday that the six-party talks should resume swiftly and without preconditions. His government abandoned those talks in 2009 and had stalled many […]

Oil Price Falls

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are the prices of some key commodities traded in New York on Wednesday: Crude oil prices fell $2.23 to close at $86.11 a barrel. Coffee prices rose nearly 5 cents to end at $2.36 per pound. Copper prices dropped more than 10 cents to finish at $3.25 a pound. Cocoa futures increased $32 to […]

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Greek Police, Anti-Austerity Protesters Clash in Athens

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Demonstrators protesting Greece’s latest austerity measures clashed with riot police Wednesday in Athens, as tens of thousands of workers massed on Greek streets for a two-day general strike. The Athens protesters hurled rocks and fire bombs at police on Syntagma Square outside Parliament, with police countering with bursts of tear gas and stun grenades. A […]

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Texas Courthouse Break-In Appears to be Prank

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A break-in at an historic building in Texas that sparked fears of a possible terrorist attack Wednesday now appears to be what officials describe as a prank. Officials in Bexar county say surveillance video from inside the 120-year-old courthouse shows some suspects dancing around in sombreros and playing with a judge’s gavel before they were […]

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Obamas Announce Initiative to Hire Military Veterans

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has announced that a group of U.S. firms has committed to hiring 25,000 military veterans and their spouses over the next two years. Mrs. Obama spoke at a gathering of U.S. service members in Hampton, Virginia, as she accompanied her husband, President Barack Obama, on the final day of a […]

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Zambia Apologizes to Angola for Past Rebel Support

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s new president says his country has formally apologized to neighboring Angola for backing a rebel movement that battled Angola’s government during a 27-year civil war. President Michael Sata said Wednesday that he sent an envoy to personally apologize to Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. During the the 1990s, Mr. dos Santos’ party accused […]

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Archaeologists Uncover Viking Boat Burial Site in Scotland

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British archaeologists have announced the discovery of a Viking boat burial site in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands. The five-meter long grave was found in the Ardnamurchan peninsula. It contained the remains of the Viking as well as his wooden boat, some weapons and other artifacts. Among the finds were a sword, axe, […]

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