Browsing Month October, 2011

PROTESTERS: Hundreds Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge – WSJ.com

By at October 1, 2011 | 8:05 pm

PROTESTERS: Hundreds Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge – WSJ.com

NEW YORK—More than 500 protesters associated with the "Occupy Wall Street" movement were arrested Saturday afternoon for blocking traffic on New York's Brooklyn Bridge. The arrests began at 4:45 p.m. and continued for hours. Brooklyn-bound traffic resumed at about 8 p.m. after being halted for roughly four hours, snarling traffic throughout lower Manhattan, according ... Go To Article

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Abandon ship? DICK DURBIN, WARREN BUFFETT change tone on jobs plan – The Daily Caller

By at October 1, 2011 | 10:23 am

Abandon ship? DICK DURBIN, WARREN BUFFETT change tone on jobs plan – The Daily Caller

White House spokesman Jay Carney today downplayed statements by two political allies who are backing away from President Barack Obama’s top legislative priority, his $447 billion “American Jobs Act. Obama ally and stock market billionaire Warren Buffett backed away from the “Buffet Rule” tax increase Friday. And one day before, top Senate Democrat Dick Durbin ... Go To Article

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GOLD MINING: As gold prices soar, Bodie is thrust from the past – latimes.com

By at October 1, 2011 | 10:12 am

GOLD MINING: As gold prices soar, Bodie is thrust from the past – latimes.com

Reporting from Bodie, Calif.— On a day when the price of gold soared above $1,700 an ounce, Jack Shipley drove past tourists strolling through this historic Eastern Sierra mining camp and up a rutted road to where a new breed of prospectors have set their sights. via As gold prices soar, Bodie is thrust from the past - ... Go To Article

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Wall Street readies assault on ELIZABETH WARREN – POLITICO.com

By at October 1, 2011 | 9:56 am

Wall Street readies assault on ELIZABETH WARREN – POLITICO.com

Wall Street is quietly watching Elizabeth Warren, getting ready to pounce. The Democratic primary in Massachusetts is still almost a year away, but the expected race between the architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Republican Sen. Scott Brown is already a hot topic in the financial services universe. “The potential Brown-Warren matchup is on ... Go To Article

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PAUL RYAN::Book Review: The Price of Civilization – WSJ.com

By at October 1, 2011 | 9:27 am

PAUL RYAN::Book Review: The Price of Civilization – WSJ.com

By PAUL RYAN Free enterprise has never lacked for moral critics. In the mid-18th century, for instance, the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau rejected the proposition that the free exchange of goods and services, and the competitive pursuit of self-interest by economic actors, result in general prosperity—ideas then emanating from Great Britain. In a ... Go To Article

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TERRORISM::Senior militant leader captured in Afghanistan – CBS News

By at October 1, 2011 | 8:24 am

TERRORISM::Senior militant leader captured in Afghanistan – CBS News

(AP)  KABUL, Afghanistan - NATO captured a senior leader of the al Qaeda- and Taliban-allied Haqqani network active inside Afghanistan, the alliance said Saturday, describing it as a "significant milestone" in disrupting the terror group's operations. NATO said Haji Mali Khan was seized Tuesday during an operation in eastern Paktia province's Jani Khel district, which ... Go To Article

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SHOULD CURSIVE BE SAVED? | The Responsibility Project by Liberty Mutual

By at October 1, 2011 | 8:09 am

SHOULD CURSIVE BE SAVED? | The Responsibility Project by Liberty Mutual

Consider the case of cursive — the looping letters of flowing script also known as handwriting — disappearing from schools, lost from love letters, and now relegated most often simply to ... Go To Article

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TERRORISM::Justice memo authorized killing of Al-Awlaki – CBS News

By at October 1, 2011 | 7:59 am

TERRORISM::Justice memo authorized killing of Al-Awlaki – CBS News

(CBS News)  Anwar al Awlaki's rise from American-born cleric to key terror plotter had put him atop the U.S. terror "hit list." Under the code name Objective Troy, intelligence tracked Awlaki for months near his hideout in ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012::Romney, Perry to reach deeper into early states – AP Wire

By at October 1, 2011 | 7:54 am

ELECTION 2012::Romney, Perry to reach deeper into early states – AP Wire

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is following his long-planned, tested and methodical strategy to secure the Republican presidential nomination, while his chief rival, Rick Perry, is challenging the experienced campaigner on the fly. Meanwhile, several people close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say he's reconsidering his ... Go To Article

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IMMIGRATION::Hispanic students vanish from Alabama schools – AP Wire

By at October 1, 2011 | 7:41 am

IMMIGRATION::Hispanic students vanish from Alabama schools – AP Wire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid that sending the kids to school would ... Go To Article

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