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Congress Runs Out Of Time Can’t Pass Trade Bill

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s hopes of securing “fast-track” trade negotiating authority from Congress this year look certain to be dashed given the limited time left on the congressional calendar, the No. 2 House Democrat said […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Domestic News
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Philippines, U.S. Embassy Manila Life Saving Supplies Reaching Disaster Area

U.S. Embassy Manila @usembassymanila Hygiene kits/water containers in distribution area. Life-saving supplies for disaster-affected families #USGReliefpic.twitter.com/k4MmiWqzS3 Nov 17

by · November 19, 2013 · Bulletin Board, World News
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$110 million in Typhoon damaged crop losses in the Pilippines

MILAN (Reuters) – The typhoon that hit the Philippines has resulted in crop losses worth $110 million and an overall damage to the agriculture sector of more than twice that figure, preliminary estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) […]

by · November 19, 2013 · World News
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Storm Flooded streets Sardinia

San Gavino, Monreale Sardinia

by · November 19, 2013 · Photos, World News
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Storms cause major flooding in Sardinian countryside

  Torpe, Sardinia flooding devastates Sardinian countryside.

by · November 19, 2013 · Photos, World News
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No revenue hike No grand budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Tuesday that budget negotiators in Congress would probably fail to strike a far-reaching deal unless Republicans agree to raise revenues and overhaul the tax code.

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Domestic News
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Iran seeks sanctions relief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran will meet this week in Geneva with the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany to discuss a proposed deal under which Tehran would suspend parts of its nuclear program in exchange for limited […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Features, World News
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Germany seeks no spying agreement

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is seeking “credible and verifiable” commitments from the United States to guarantee the privacy of German citizens, according to a draft coalition document that reflects lingering resentment in Berlin over the U.S. response to spying allegations.

by · November 19, 2013 · World News
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Venezuela’s parliament set to grant President Maduro year-long decree powers

By Andrew Cawthorne and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s parliament looked set on Tuesday to grant President Nicolas Maduro year-long decree powers he says are needed to regulate the economy and stamp out corruption but adversaries view as a […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, World News
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Virginia state senator stabbed

(Reuters) – A Virginia state senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed and critically wounded at his home early on Tuesday, and his son was found dead of a gunshot wound, local media reported. Creigh Deeds, a Democrat, was being […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Domestic News
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Iran hopes for progress in Geneva talks

ROME (Reuters) – Iran can make serious progress in talks on resolving a standoff over its nuclear ambitions at a meeting of world powers in Geneva this week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday. Speaking in Rome […]

by · November 19, 2013 · World News
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Norway seeks Productivity

By Camilla Knudsen and Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) – Weak productivity growth is the Norwegian economy’s biggest challenge and reducing reliance on its massive offshore oil sector is the new government’s main priority, finance minister Siv Jensen said on Tuesday. […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, World News
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News from the 45th Precinct

The police activity this evening on City Island involved a suspect who lead the NYPD on a vehicular chase to the end of the Island and then attempted to escape on foot. He has since been apprehended.

by · November 18, 2013 · Local News
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U.N. Urges Clean Up Coal!

By Alister Doyle and Susanna Twidale WARSAW (Reuters) – The U.N. climate chief urged a radical clean-up of the coal industry on Monday to help limit global warming, at an industry meeting in Warsaw condemned by environmentalists as a distraction […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, World News
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College Enrollment Down ? Will Tuition Be Next?

By Liz Weston LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. college enrollment is declining. That may cause students and their parents to hope tuition costs will go down, but they should not count on that. In classical economics, lower demand typically triggers […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Domestic News, Education News