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Seven Dead, 16 Wounded in Chechnya Suicide Attacks

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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At least seven people have been killed in bombings in Grozny, the capital of Russia’s Chechnya region. Officials say a suspect blew himself up when police tried to arrest him in central Grozny. There was a second blast minutes later that officials believe was also caused by a suicide bomber. At least four of those […]

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US Stocks Advance in Midday Trading Tuesday

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes advanced in midday trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index are both ahead by more than a tenth of one percent, while the NASDAQ is up six-tenths of a percent. European stock markets closed mixed. London’s Financial Times 100 index gained 2.7 percent to end at […]

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Former Hurricane Irene Continues to Weaken Over Eastern Canada

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has declared an emergency for several states hit by Hurricane Irene, including North Carolina, Virginia and New York, in order to make federal resources available to support response efforts. The storm, which is no longer a hurricane, still has winds of 55 kilometers per hour. It moved into Canada early Monday, […]

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US Envoy to Visit Sri Lanka

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is sending a top envoy for talks next week in Sri Lanka, which faces allegations of human rights violations in its civil war that ended two years ago. A U.S. statement says Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake will meet in Sri Lanka with government and non-governmental officials, university students […]

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Hurricane Irene Pounds the Southern Bahamas and Aims for U.S. Coast

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the Bahamas, crossing the Turks and Caicos Islands as it also takes aim at the eastern coast of the United States. The National Hurricane Center said in its latest bulletin Wednesday that the storm was about 595 kilometers southeast of Nassau, Bahamas, moving to the west-northwest, with 175 kilometer-per-hour […]

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US Stocks Up Sharply in Midday Trading Tuesday

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes moved sharply higher in midday trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 key stocks is up 1.8 percent, with the broader S&P 500 advancing 2 percent. The technology-laden NASDAQ is ahead by 2.5 percent. European stocks closed higher. London’s Financial Times index ended up seven-tenths of one percent to finish […]

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US Stocks Advance in Early Trading Tuesday

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes moved sharply higher in early trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 1.3 percent, with the broader S & P 500 advancing 1.4 percent. The NASDAQ is ahead by 1.8 percent. European stocks also advanced in afternoon trading. London’s Financial Times index is up two-tenths of one percent. The CAC […]

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Global Stock Markets Drop Again on Economy Fears

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Stock markets fell across the globe on Friday, as investors showed new concern about the struggling U.S. economy and the stability of the European banking system. Asian stock indexes dropped sharply, and European markets retreated as well, although not as much as on Thursday. Major U.S. stock indexes teetered between small gains and losses for […]

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Asian, European Stocks Drop Again on Economy Fears

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Stock markets fell in Asia and Europe on Friday, as investors showed new concern about the struggling U.S. economy and the stability of the European banking system. Asian stock indexes dropped sharply, and European markets retreated as well, although not as much as on Thursday. U.S. stock indexes were mixed in midday trading, little changed […]

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US Stocks Mixed in Midday Trading Friday

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes turned mixed in midday trading Friday, following more losses on Asian and European markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down three-tenths of one percent, while the broader S & P 500 index is off a tenth of a percentage point. The NASDAQ is up one-tenth of a percent. Major European stock […]

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